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F&L Trieste

F&L: business leaders meet in Trieste 21-22 November 2023
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Why attend?

F&L’s multi-stakeholder community meets in Trieste (Italy) to discuss intermodal connections and changing trade flows south-north, east & west.  What is happening, and how can we benefit?

Tue 21 Nov 2023

  • Afternoon visits/discussions and evening networking dinner 19:30

Key day: Wed 22 Nov

  • Round-table discussions & workshops [evening networking dinner]

Please use the register tab or get in touch.

F&L discussions are practical and always in confidence. This is 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.



South-North on land follows East-West by sea.  Intermodal connections, and (how) are the bananas changing?  F&L brings together senior business leaders from its multi-stakeholder community to understand impacts & seize opportunity.

  • Tues 21 November (afternoon & evening, late arrivals welcome)

  • Wed 22 November (full day & evening)
    • Dialogue & workshop agenda TBC
      • What’s happening and how can we benefit? 
      • Intermodal connections
      • Changing South-North, East-West trade


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    (The legal stuff):

    Data subjects’ explicit GDPR consent: The data subject hereby explicitly consents to submit his/her personal data to F&L and to F&L’s processing thereof in accordance with the F&L general privacy policy that is available on the F&L website ( The data subject explicitly consents to occasional silent photographs / filming during F&L events/meetings and to the consequent processing of his/her personal data by F&L in accordance with the provisions of the said general privacy policy. The data subject hereby also confirms that he/she has read, fully understood and entirely approves F&L’s general privacy policy without making any reservations.

    F&L events are in principle governed by a tailored “Chatham House Rule”. That Chatham house rule helps to create a trusted environment to understand and resolve complex matters. When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the tailored Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) in relation to his/her particular content may be revealed externally. Speaker presentations /materials can however be shared with F&L members and participants to the F&L event but should not be shared externally without the consent of the speaker or without his/her anonymization.


    Sleeping hotel rooms reserved for F&L participants in the heart of Trieste, ask for details



    Trieste is served by Trieste (TRS) & Venice Marco Polo (VCE) & Slovenia Ljubljana (LJU) airports.  

    • Trieste airport – approx 30 mins to charming town of Trieste (train or car).  You will find connecting flights through Frankfurt, Rome, Milan Linate & others.  
    • Venice Marco Polo & Ljubljana airports – approx 90 mins to Trieste (train or car)


    Conference venues & catering

    As always we will be using several venues, and they are in close reach of each other.  F&L provides travel between venues, dinners 21/22 Nov as well as lunch 22 Nov & many coffees!

    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.  

    Participant list for Trieste will be advised

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    Who is this meeting 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.

    F&L is a community which helps member companies move their own strategies forward through collaborative  discussion with practitioners, sector experts and industry leaders across the supply chain.

    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.  

    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 2024-25-30” 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 EuropeInnovation never comes from one mind; it is a process.

    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 could I expect?  We do not hear speakers trying to sell, or sharing long complex plans for their company’s development.  You will be warmly welcomed.

    • Open discussions throughout the meeting (companies & individuals cannot  be quoted)
    • Contribute your ideas and questions throughout – this was a meeting where the audience contributed as much as the speakers
    • Informal networking with senior business leaders and practitioners.

    Is there anyone who may not attend?  Journalists and press are not permitted because discussions were open throughout the meeting.