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F&L 12-13 Nov 2020

12-13 Nov 2020
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F&L network meets online 12-13 November 2020

“Build forward better”

 

Coming out of 2020, with changing stakeholder requirements becoming clearer and opportunities ahead, the logistics sector is creating and being defined by value.  F&L 12-13 November (11:15 – 14:45 CET, both days) brings you short statements from experts and practitioners and a chance to hear what peers across other industries and transport modes are saying on topics which are essential to “building forward better”.

Together we are significant players across the Eurasian continent and for de-risking longer term developments we will each need the support of others.  Networking is different online but you will be able to follow-up with others whom you meet at the event.  Logistics is in the spotlight: having raised the profile we must not lose this opportunity!  Please take time to join this important discussion.

 

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Innovation
Thurs 12 & Fri 13 November 2020

LogTech pitches & networking

09:30 – 10:30 CET, Thursday 12 November

09:30 – 10:30 CET, Friday 13 November

 

Pre-conference workshops
2-5 November 2020

Technology as a tool to enable step change

As a tool – if the conditions are right and if industry is ready to accept the change – we can use technology to create value and catapult into growth within our own ecosystems and networks. F&L members, experts and academics discuss results of their pre conference breaking-through-the-silo discussions.

a) What conditions or prerequisites need to be in place to enable the freight logistics sector to create more sustainable economic growth and benefits for all stakeholders? This discussion includes leadership, regulatory, fiscal, educational requirements and settings / choices. Chaired by Martin Neumann and Wolfgang Lehmacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b)  What structural changes and business models are required in the freight logistics sector to enable us to exploit key technologies leading to sustainable economic growth and benefits for all stakeholders? Choice of key technologies (based on the F&L & KLU work) is included. Chaired by Jakob Muus (Chief Executive TRACKS) and Frank Vorrath (Vice President GARTNER)

Thursday 12 November 2020

Ensuring 2020 is a turning point for logistics

09:30 Discussion with startups (see ‘pre-conference’ tab)

Welcome from Berit Hägerstrand-Åvall VP Divisional Logistics STORA ENSO & President F&L

11:15 – 12:30 CET

Logistics is changing

And the key message is ‘value creation’.  Supply chain and logistics has demonstrated clear value against the challenging backdrop of 2020 and is poised to shape a different future which emphasises value over cost.  Long term trends continue and new strategies are kicking in.

  • Wolfgang Lehmacher (supply chain and technology strategist), Frank Vorrath (Vice President GARTNER) and Philip Evans (Secretary General F&L) ask leading questions and bring context to where the sector is moving, with practical ‘snapshot’ illustrations from:
    • Flattening the Alps, Michail Stahlhut Chief Executive HUPAC INTERMODAL
    • Ripening trade bananas, Claudio Richardson Managing Director KUEHNE + NAGEL Estonia
    • Managing rapid growth, Efe Çapar Supply Chain and Logistics Director KOÇTAŞ
    • Human capital, Antoine Martignon Principal PAGE EXECUTIVE
    • Global shipping markets, Peter Sand Chief Shipping Analyst BIMCO
    • Can we share data? Re-fuelling trucks – speakers tbc

Quick break (11:50 – 12:00)

Q&A with audience on Brexit: how does January look and what are remaining key issues?

  • Mark Dijk External Affairs PORT OF ROTTERDAM, Brian Frame Managing Director RAUTOMEAD, Brendan McIlvanna Managing Director BMI TRAILERS, Peder Gellert Pedersen Executive Vice President DFDS, John Keefe Director Public Affairs EUROTUNNEL (Getlink), Vleming Geerligs Head Commercial CLdN CARGO, further tbc – moderated by Alan McKinnon Professor of Logistics KLU, Philip Evans Secretary General F&L

13:15 – 14:45 CET

Rich feedback from 100 business leaders across industries, transport modes & countries

Measuring industry’s temperature – fascinating insights on balancing profit, people and planet for ‘sustainable value’ from F&L and the Kuehne Logistics University’s work with 100 business leaders this September.  

  • Narrative and analysis: Alan McKinnon Professor of Logistics KUEHNE LOGISTICS UNIVERSITY
    • Live reactions from European Union, World Economic Forum, European Shippers’ Council, Alice, Smart Freight Centre (Global Logistics Emissions Council)
    • Provocation: “Climate doesn’t stand still”, Petteri Taalas Prof & Secretary General WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANISATION

Quick break (13:55 – 14:05)

How can different stakeholders translate this feedback into action?  Concrete short term actions, strategic multi-stakeholder collaboration to de-risk longer term sector priorities, changing business models and leadership.

  • Debate and audience commentary, led by Frank Andreesen (VP Logistics Advocacy COVESTRO), Allan Lerberg Jørgensen (Head Sustainable Trade MOLLER-MAERSK), Bram Van Genabet (Corporate Digital Manager BARRY CALLEBAUT) and Johanna Pirinen (SVP Sustainable Sourcing & Logistics STORA ENSO)


Friday 13 November 2020

2021: Changing business models in the global value chain

09:30 Discussion with startups (see ‘pre-conference’ tab)

11:15 – 12:30 CET

Technology as an enabler for step change 

As a tool – if the conditions are right and if industry is ready to accept the change – we can use technology to create value and catapult into growth within our own ecosystems and networks.  F&L members, experts and academics discuss results of their pre conference breaking-through-the-silo discussions.

  • a) What conditions or prerequisites need to be in place to enable the freight logistics sector to create more sustainable economic growth and benefits for all stakeholders?  This discussion includes leadership, regulatory, fiscal, educational requirements and settings / choices.  Chaired by Martin Neumann and Wolfgang Lehmacher

     

  • b) What structural changes and business models are required in the freight logistics sector to enable us to exploit key technologies leading to sustainable economic growth and benefits for all stakeholders?  Choice of key technologies (based on the F&L & KLU work) is included.  Chaired by Jakob Muus (Chief Executive TRACKS) and Frank Vorrath (Vice President GARTNER)

13:15 – 14:45 CET

Shifting global value chains offer risk and reward for logistics and the supply chain 

In the global ecosystem, defining trends, shifting priorities and changing geopolitics present strategic opportunities as well as new risks for leaders in logistics and the supply chain.  What does it mean and what might next steps be?

Practitioners Europe-Asia: opportunities and strategies to create value through better engagement  

Moderated by Raymon Krishnan (President LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT SOCIETY, Asia) and Philip Evans (Secretary General F&L)

  • Market insight
    • Automotive, tbc
    • High tech & electronics, tbc
    • Johan Nanninga GUANGZHOU PORT EUROPE
    • Isabelle Van Looy Business Development ELITE DIGITAL
    • Guanzhe Cao Executive Assistant to Chief Executive DUISPORT
  • Gaining business from outside Europe, Jan Arnet Group Chief Executive BERTSCHI

Quick break

Paradigm shift?  Inside reflections on how trade is changing and the impact on logistics and the supply chain as governments advance their strategic interests, values and politics

  • Asia-Europe, Michele Geraci Professor of Finance and Chinese Economy, Former Undersecretary of State and Ministry of Economic Development Italian Government
  • Russia-Europe, Raivo Vare Estonian statesman, businessman, economics and international transport logistics expert
  • World, Jan Hoffmann Chief Trade Logistics UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade & Development
  • Techno-nationalism and international alliances, Alex Capri Senior Fellow and Lecturer NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Conclusions, accessing conference materials & next steps together for 2021

  • “One thing to think about changing”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Leaders at the World Economic Forum, World Meteorological Organisation and World Trade Organisation will all be present.

 

Note: networking is different online but remains a vitally important part of the F&L Forum – you will be able to make contact with all those whom you meet at this virtual meeting.

Participants already include the following (updated daily):

Aeler Technologies
ALICE
Arcese Trasporti
ADM (Archer-Daniels-Midland)
Aurora Snowbox
Baltic Rail
Barry Callebaut Group
Beckers Group
Beiersdorf
Bertschi Group
BillerudKorsnäs
BIMCO (maritime)
Bluejay Solutions
Blume Global
BMI Trailers
Borealis
Cargill Transportation and Logistics
CFL Multimodal
CHEP Europe
CLdN Cargo
CoFace credit insurers
Cofano Software Solutions
CVA (Corporate Ventures Advisory)
Covestro
DFDS
DHL Global Forwarding
Duisport
e-Track
ECS European Containers
Edinburgh University Law School
Elite Digital
European Commission DG Move
European Rail Freight Association (ERFA)
European Shippers’ Council (ESC)
Fercam
Flenzies
Gartner
GenLots
GetLink (Eurotunnel)
Guangzhou Port (Europe)
HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft
Henkel
Hupac Intermodal
INEOS Styrolution Europe
Invista Resins & Fibers
Koçtaş
Kühne Logistics University (KLU)
Kühne + Nagel
KWS
Leiter Fraunhofer-Innovationszentrum für Logistik und IT (FILIT)
Lineas
LKW-Walter Internationale Transportorganisation
Log4Chem
Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society, Asia
Logventus
Moller-Maersk
National University Singapore Business School
NewOpera
Novosensus
O-I Germany
Olam International
Page Executive
Plymouth University
Port of Antwerp
Port of Rotterdam
Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Alpine
Rautomead
SAP
SBB Cargo International
Smart Freight Centre (& GLEC)
Smart Maritime Network
Stora Enso
Tracks for Trucks
Trans EU Group
Transporeon
UIRR (International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport)
UNCTAD (United Nations Trade Development)
Unilever
VOS Logistics
World Economic Forum (WEF)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Please let us know you would like to attend 

 It is important to know who will attend the conference so that we can ensure a robust technical platform for our virtual meeting.

Fees and booking 

  • Member companies – a suggested €100 contribution (1 person) or €250 (up to 5 people from your company) is highly appreciated to help cover the technical costs of this conference: please approach this in a way that you feel is right.  Please share the value of F&L within your organisation by encouraging colleagues to join the conference.  
  • Non-members – suggested €200 per person.
  • Cargo owners new to F&L – free by arrangement.
  • Sponsors have separate arrangements.
  • Please DO ask if you are unsure.

Why are we charging?  

There is a high cost to ensuring a robust technical platform to deliver the meeting. 

What is the money used for?

All of our live webinars throughout the year currently run free.  F&L is a not-for-profit organisation and membership fees remain low at EUR 1,950 per company per year to encourage participation.

We are a lean team and work year round to bring logistics and supply chain practitioners together with peers and key stakeholders in other areas to exchange ideas and collaborate on key issues.  Many of the open discussions that take place at F&L cannot be held elsewhere.  One of the ways in which we achieve these goals is through our events.  Note that F&L events are not profit-making and any surplus is invested back into F&L to benefit the work of the organisation and its members.

Members receive a discounted rate and we hope you consider joining us!

 

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At F&L’s conference, Bertschi sponsors discussion on international trading blocks (13 Nov) to promote industry discussion on how we can all deliver more value.  Speakers include Professor Michele Geraci, Prof of Finance and Chinese Economy, Former Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Economic Development, Italian Government.

About: Bertschi Group is Europe’s market leader in intermodal chemical transport on rail and water.  Handling liquid and solid bulk products, the company is a pioneer in transalpine intermodal transport and eliminates thousands of road transport km each year.  Building on its European network of terminals and subsidiaries, the company has expanded geographically to become a leading global provider and remains true to the philosophy of its founders: safety and protection of the environment are top priorities – without any compromise!

New developments: at the end of September the Group announced a new chemical logistics hub in Zhangjiagang to broaden their service portfolio in the China and North Asian Chemical logistics markets.  The Bertschi Group Board of Directors recently expanded to include China expert Kurt Haerri.

 

 

 

 

At F&L’s conference, Blume Global sponsors discussion on digitalising logistics processes (13 Nov) to promote industry discussion on how we can all take next steps.  

About: “Blume Global powers the global supply chain ecosystem with its AI-enabled, data-driven digital platform and solutions for asset management, logistics, visibility, optimization and financial settlement”. Since 1994, Blume has built a trusted platform in the intermodal space with 5,000+ users, 4,200+ motor carriers and 300+ intermodal marketing companies (IMCs) across more than 1,400 offices. Blume Digital Platform processes over $1 billion in annual transactions for customers with 99.99% billing accuracy.

Blume Global is in the business of providing an end-to-end logistics and execution software platform that includes visibility, shipment planning, logistics execution & optimization, asset management, and freight audit and pay with a focus on adding value to all supply chain participants.

New developments: Blume was recognised as one of the most innovative and disruptive companies in freight  in the 2020 FreightTech 100 Awards.

 

 

 

 

About: Transporeon boosts logistics performance and profitability with every freight load. Founded in Germany in 2000, Transporeon connects a worldwide network of more than 1,200 industrial shippers and retailers with over 100,000 logistics service providers in 100+ countries in real time. Its security-certified platforms offer digital solutions for freight benchmarking and sourcing, freight assignment and shipment execution, time slot management, shipment tracking, and end-to-end supply chain visibility. By leveraging the latest capabilities, including artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, Transporeon solutions cut CO2 emissions, empty runs and truck waiting times while digitizing manual processes. Transporeon is located across Europe, Russia, Asia and the US.

News: Real Time Visibility as standard across Transporeon’s platform to create the most powerful Real Time Visibility Network in the world delivering Predictive Transportation.  The journey towards a truly digitised, smart and optimised supply chain starts with real-time visibility. Eliminating guesswork about shipment location and arrival time, this smart product uses existing telematics data to keep shippers, carriers and goods recipients fully informed. And replacing time-consuming processes and poor asset utilisation, it enables proactive transport management and helps you build up actionable insights on KPIs and partner performance.