F&L welcomed a multi-stakeholder community of international and UK-based market leaders to central London on Wed 16 Nov. Hosted by a global risk advisor and at a time of intense pressure and structural shift in the sector, freight logistics leaders took one day to meet at the same table to discuss today’s unprecedented pressures, priorities & structural change.
F&L discussions are practical and always in confidence. This was an in-person meeting. We do not record, and press/media are not permitted. F&L is independent, and the benefit for participants of discussions at F&L is built around the network present.
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At a time of intense pressure in the global freight logistics sector, F&L brings together 200 senior business leaders from its multi-stakeholder community. Topic: today’s extraordinary pressures, priorities & structural change, discussed as a multi-stakeholder community of international & UK-based market leaders. We also look ahead to actionable improvements.
This was an in-person meeting (Lime Street & also at Tower Hill).
Leadership teams focus on freight logistics sector priorities in today’s volatile and complex markets. Looking through the prism of our roles, what can we do to move forward? Concrete insights:
Leadership teams host round-table workshops (parallel discussions)
A. Robust sourcing in a volatile environment, risk, JIT to JIC?
Leadership team – Ineos, WTW, AB InBev
B. Overcoming distribution challenges across complex logistics value chains
Leadership team – Bacardi, Electrolux, Nike, Mars, Ikea, Julius & Clark, Windesheim
C. Right skilling our businesses (re-skill or recruit?)
Leadership team – Invista, CSL Behring, Seerefine, Holmes Noble, Trans EU, Unilever, GATF
D. Steps to sustainability (freight user’s perspective)
Leadership team – Holcim, Tata Steel, Mars, Scania, KTN, Log4Chem
Leadership summaries of each workshop
Where do our operational priorities leave our strategic necessities? Linking today’s pressures to necessary structural changes, we utilise the unique position of F&L and its network to consider how to manage structural change and support the decision-making process.
Freight logistics tenders in 2025: what a difference three years makes?
Interactive debate with LSPs & shippers in the audience, with challenging questions posed by Dow, Danone, Samskip, Prow Capital, Supply Chain Finance Community, Myton Law, Shipsta, Ikigai, Deloitte, WTW & other leaders
Fuel & asset decarbonisation: the investment decision pathway
Interactive discussion between panel members & audience led by Shell, Coca Cola, Tevva, University Cambridge, Volvo, Forth Ports, Ikigai, Macquarie & other leaders
Networking dinner at the Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
generously sponsored by Verizon, Nokia & Intel
A choice of visits (morning only)
Online: follow up discussions in the F&L network will be announced
Four venues in London, online pre-meeting briefings for all participants as well as their colleagues who were not attending in person, a “menu” of practical visits the day after the round-table were all part of the London meeting.
Costs per person (card payment preferred)
Business wear throughout, and casual dress evening of Tues 15 Nov.
Who is the London meeting for? This event is for business leaders and decision-makers in manufacturing, retail, supply, all modes of logistics, ports, technology companies including startups, insurance, finance, academics, NGOs, policymakers, politicians and experts – all those who are actively working in, or with, the international supply chain and logistics.
You will move your own strategy ahead through collaborative inclusive discussion across the end-to-end supply chain between practitioners, sector experts and industry leaders.
Why is this international group coming to the London?
Why should I attend? Discussing trade and supply chain strategy in an open, professional and social atmosphere so that we can listen and learn from each other is a strong fundament for further growth.
At this meeting you will find your input is encouraged. Speakers, dialogue, debate and a chance to engage with peers and experts on topics which are helpful to “building your better 2022-25” as well as opportunity to talk to innovators and disruptors. Together we can progress faster than we can alone and you will meet each other as well as many from the F&L network which represents significant players across Europe.
What is F&L? F&L is an active international non-profit Forum. We do not lobby as that would imply there was one right answer, and we welcome leaders who are active in the sector across Council of Europe 47 countries and the globe.
What can I expect? You will not hear speakers trying to sell, or sharing long complex plans for their company’s development. You will:
Is there anyone who may not attend? Journalists and press are not permitted because discussions are open throughout the meeting.
F&L is independent, not-for-profit and international. We engage business leaders and decision-makers in global manufacturing, logistics (road, rail, sea, waterways, air), academia, policymakers and science. All discussions are focused around freight logistics.
Participants of F&L London:
A2B Online Container
Bertschi Global Logistics Solutions
British American Tobacco
Combined Cargo Terminals
Corporate Ventures Advisory
Cranfield School of Management
DCSA Digital Container Shipping Association
Delegation European Union to UK
DP World London Gateway
ECS European Containers
Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University
Forth Ports – London Container Terminal
Forwarding Advisory EU
GATF (Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation)
Guangzhou Port (Europe)
Herchenbach Industrial Buildings
HHLA TK Estonia AS
INEOS Styrolution Europe
Innovation Gateway UK
Irish Ferries – Scanco
JLR Jaguar Land Rover
Julius & Clark
Klaipeda Free Economic Zone
Knowledge Transfer Network
M.I.S. Magli Intermodal Service
Macquarie Equipment Finance Services
MIT Global Scale Network
MK Cargo Consult EU
Offshore Wind Growth Partnership
PLA Port London Authority
Port of Antwerp-Bruges
Port of Calais
Port of Hamburg
Port of Rotterdam
SBB Cargo International
Smart Freight Centre
Smart Join Logistic
Tata Steel Europe
TfL Transport for London
Thames Estuary Growth Board
UK Rail Freight Group
University of Cambridge
University of Greenwich
Vlantana Logistics Company
Vos Bulk Logistics
WTW (Willis Towers Watson)
Zaragoza Logistics Center
Participation list May 2022 Luxembourg
Participation list November 2021 Geneva
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