2019 Agenda Day 2

Day 2 – Wednesday 25 September 2019

08.00  Registration, Refreshments & Networking


09:00 SESSION: Achieving Excellence in End-to-End Supply Chains & Networks – Visibility, Collaboration, Synchronisation & Data

09:00 Moderator’s opening remarks

  • John Harhen, Owner, Orbsen Consulting

09:05 How to Create Actionable Strategies in E2E Supply Chains
Whether your goal is to create a shared strategy for the entire end-to-end supply chain or for a key supply chain function, it is critical to align multiple internal and external interests for success. Enabling effective collaboration across multiple functions, business units, service providers and other key players is critical to bring your supply chain where it needs to be. This presentation focuses on how to connect cross-functionally in an easy way to agree on a winning strategy and concrete actions which can be jointly turned into reality.

• How to connect to create a shared vision and strategy all players stand behind
• How to specify vital few measurable strategic objectives, which matter to all
• How to define and prioritise concrete strategic initiatives
• How to jointly steer strategic actions into the reality

  • ​Iveta Grüttner, Founder, Business Excellence Academy

09:25 Going Back to the Basics: What Data do you Really Need and Do You Know What to Do with IT?
The digital revolution is sparking major IT investments in all facets of industry and the supply chain is a prime area. But the technology is only as good as the business vision and process mapping. Going back to basics to work out what needs to be accomplished and undertake a thorough organisational process review and mapping is a crucial precursor to investment that is still all to often neglected.

  • Kim Lloyd, EMEA SupplyVue Director, Concentra Analytics, Fmr UK Supply Chain Director, Philips Lighting

09:45   Analytics, Theories, Tools & Behaviours: Finding Better Outcomes in the Supply Chain
Managing global supply chains is difficult.  Making a difference in business outcomes is even more difficult. This session examines the power of analytics in discovering value in the supply chain.  It discusses the challenges of behaviours as an obstacle to making a difference in outcomes.  Why is it that behaviours may limit the impact that good theories and tools may have?  Examples will be drawn from many sectors including pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, drink, distribution and acquisition due diligence.

  • John Harhen, Owner, Orbsen Consulting

10:05 Panel & Audience Discussion



SESSION: Optimising EMEA Logistics: Advanced Data, Automation & Digitalisation & Collaborative Approaches

09:00 Moderator’s opening remarks

09:05  From the Digital to the Physical Internet: A Seamless Future for Freight Logistics?

The Physical Internet (PI) aims to transform the way that goods are handled, transported, stored, packaged and used across the supply chain by applying concepts from internet data to real world shipping processes. The goal is to achive seamless, frictionless freight. PI has become a key element to achieve the vision of the Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration (ALICE), a European technology platform made up of shippers and logistics service providers, established to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation across Europe.

This session will explain the concept of PI and challenges to turn vision into reality, focusing on the shippers’ perspective across key factors including business and governance models and regulations, barriers and triggers for implementation and future steps to gain endorsement and realisation.

  • Carolina Ciprés, Director of Research, Zaragoza Logistics Center

09:25  PANEL: Digitalising Trade Logistics, Finance, Facilitation & Security – What Shippers Need to Know

Digitalisation of trade and maritime processes is in full swing but brings with it risks and increased regulatory scrutiny. Not least, cyber security issues for international trade, transport and infrastructure are becoming a high priority for government, with significant implications for shippers, logistics and transport providers. The panel will address these issues across the EMEA region and provide latest advisory information and advice on advances in digitisation of trade processes and what industry should keep an eye out for from governments and regulators that will impact supply chain planning, operations and execution.

  • Led by Pascal Ollivier, President, Maritime Street Digital Trade Advisory

09:45 Tackling the Challenges of Road Freight

  • James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association
  • Sam Houwen, CCO, QuiCargo
10:30 Refreshments, Networking & Expo Visits



11:10 Moderator’s opening remarks

  • John Harhen, Owner, Orbsen Consulting

11:15 CASE STUDY: Blocks for Transport – Digitalising Intra-Africa Supply Chain Flows

  • Alastair Pryor, Supply Chain Portfolio Manager – Frontier Technology, @WFP Innovation Accelerator, World Food Programme

11:45 Developing Common Tools & Governance Frameworks for Successful Blockchain Implementation in Supply Chain 

The World Economic Forum is currently conducting an extensive programme in collaboration with multiple industry collaborators from the worlds of technology, supply chain, logistics and shipping to develop governance frameworks, guidelines and tools to support the practical implementation of blockchain initiatives for multiple applications. In this special session, various participants will share findings and more broadly discuss progress, potential and challenges for greater adoption of blockchain, IoT and other advanced technologies.

  • Shawn Muma, Technology Research Leader, Center for Global Enterprise Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI) & Member, World Economic Forum Blockchain in Supply Chain Initiative

12:15   Questions & Discussion


11:00   The Evolving Landscape for Logistics Facilities & Intra-Logistics Technology

  • Jonas De Lannoy, Senior Account Manager, CBRE
  • Marc Bruneel, Senior Sales Manager, Dematic NV

11:40   Digitalisation of the Maritime Supply Chain: Ports as a Catalyst
Ports are important nodes in the global supply chain, where all the relevant stakeholders from the private and public sector work together to transfer goods. What opportunities does that create for digitalisation to make the supply chain more transparent and boost operational efficiency and innovation within the port ecosystem and beyond?

  • Erwin Verstraelen, Chief Digital Information & Innovations Officer, Port of Antwerp

12:20  DISCUSSION: Challenges & Opportunities for EMEA Logistics & Transport Optimisation

Selected speakers joined by :

  • Adam Rashid, Transport & Logistics Procurement & Vendor Management, Sony Europe


How to Solve Business Challenges with New Tools & Data – Real World Experiences & Lessons Learnt
Supply chain, logistics and transport leaders are all faced with navigating a rpadily changing technology landscape, both to fend off disruptive newcomers and to harness digitalisation and automation for better resilience, agility, service and new value streams. But how do businesses identify and prioritise their most important challenges and evaluate which tools and data will deliver the best ROI?

Join your peers to discuss the challenges, share real world experiences and lessons learnt and map out the road ahead in this open round table debate.

Led by Koen Cobbaert, Director, PwC

12:45-14:00 Lunch, Networking & Expo Visits



14:00 SESSION: Supply Chain Security & Risk Mitigation

As international supply chain ecosystems continue to grow in complexity and interdepence, risks continue to proliferate – from geo-political and trade issues, to weather-induced disruption, multi-faceted criminal activities, ethical, humanitarian and governance challenges, cyber attacks and more. Understanding the increasingly complex risk matrix and putting robust preventative and response mechaninisms in place across your supply chain networks and ecosystems is crucial to mitigate delays and costs, avoid reputational dangers and ensure the safety of people, products and supply lines.

Attend this session to get the latest expert insights on threats and response strategies.

14:00   Moderators Opening Remarks

  • John Harhen, Owner, Orbsen Consulting

14:05   The Evolving Shape of Global Supply Chain Risk & How to Build your Prevention & Response Strategies

  • Paul Raw, Consultant - Supply Chain Security, BSI Group

14:30   How the Global Cyber Risk Landscape is Changing & What this Means for Supply Chain Security

  • Michelle C. Watson, President & CEO, Cyber Intelligent Partners

14:55   Questions & Discussion

15:10   Refreshments, Networking & Expo Visits



14:00 SESSION: E-Commerce, Fulfilment, Warehousing, Urban Deliveries & The Last Mile – Innovation, Automation & Clean Solutions

Panel led by:

  • Miklos Horvath, Director, MoB Postal Global & Member of the Board, European Freight & Logistics Leaders Forum

With Panel Members including: 

  • René  Droese, Chief Property and Cargo Officer, Budapest Airport Zrt
  • Aku Happo, CEO and Co-founder, Smartmile
  • Bert Selis, Cargo & Logistics Development Manager, Liege Airport
  • Kris Van Ransbeek, Founder, Cadena Consulting bvba, Supply Chain Director a.i METRO AG & President of the Supervisory Board, AgroFair
  • Martijn de Vries, Founder, China Connected
  • Naud Frese, Head of E-Commerce Logistics Europe, Maersk Group
  • Luc Cloet, CEO Parcels & Logistics Europe & Asia, Member of Global Executive, bpost

16:00 Refreshments, Networking & Expo Visits

14:00-17:00 ROUND TABLE:



This hands-on game using Kinaxis RapidResponse guides participants through advanced supply chain planning. Hear from supply chain practitioners and advisors as they describe leading supply chain planning practices. Then, led by RapdiResponse pros, using real-life business situations, compete against each other to create the best S&OP process and plan. Experience first hand how the concurrent planning technique helps synchronise plans, people and data across time, process and organisational boundaries. See for yourself how knowing sooner and acting faster can become a reality in your organisation.

And, win some cool prizes and bragging rights while you are at it!

Workshop hosted and led by the Kinaxis team with Dominic Thomas, Executive Vice President of Business Consulting, Kinaxis


Benefits and Road Blockers of data sharing in creating E2E Supply Chain visibility


Led by Erwin Hoefkens, CCO, NxtPort

15:40 Getting Seriously Holistic about Sustainability, Climate Change, Eco-Efficiency, Waste Reduction & the Ethical Enterprise
From single use plastics, to packaging and food waste, pollution on land and in our oceans, climate change and the treatment and care of workers and natural resources across the world, companies are coming under increasing scrutiny by regulators, public, consumers, employees, investors and shareholders alike. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics continue to gain increased weight in finance, while decarbonisation of ocean and land transport is gaining some regulatory teeth. 

How do supply chain, logistics and transport leaders tackle the multiple sustainability challenges in practice, both within their enterprises and across large and complex supplier networks? The panel will share experiences and offer practical tools and advice.

• Waste management
• Energy efficiency
• Emissions measurement, monitoring and reduction
• Recycling, reverse logistics and end of life
• Ethical sourcing and supplier management
• Getting your whole ecosystem on-board

15:40   Moderators opening remarks

15:45   Sustainable, Zero Emissions Freight and Logistics – What will it Take to Get There?

  • Folkert Bloembergen, Deputy Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre

16:15   Challenges and Outlook for Reverse Logistics as a Crucial Element of Supply Chain Sustainability

  • Dr. Jonathan Gorst, Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University​

16:45   Questions and Discussion

16:30 Towards a New Public-Private Logistics Data Sharing Architecture for Europe

September 2019 will see the launch of FENIX, the European Federated Network of Information eXchange in LogistiXStudy, involving 43 supply chain and logistics enterprises and over 20 implementation bodies. Born from the European Commission’s Digital Transport and Logistic Forum (DTLF), FENIX will run for 36 months covering all the TEN-T corridors with a €60.6m budget.

The goal of FENIX is to develop the first European federated architecture for data sharing serving the logistics community of shippers, logistics service providers, mobility infrastructure providers, cities, and authorities to provide interoperability between existing and future digital platforms. The concept revolves around cloudbased technology that will motivate increased horizontal collaboration, optimised routing and dynamic re-routing of freight through plug-and-play solutions for supply chain planning and operations. The end goal is a set of integrated services that exploit real-time big data streams for real time awareness and visibility, delivered from the cloud as a service. These services will be based on accurate, reliable and timely information flows and events notifications based on standards and public-private governance. FENIX will also exploit Internet of Things (IoT), satellite navigation and retrospective historical data, by leveraging automated processes and intelligent algorithms to identify opportunities for more enhanced streamlining of routes, customisation of cargo routing combinations, and optimisation of delivery schedules.

  • Eusebiu Catana, Connectivity & Automation, Logistics, ERTICO

17:00-17.30 Closing Keynote Panel: Where Now? Key Takeaways

  • Key learnings & takeways
  • Next steps
  • Top 3 action points when back in the office

17:30   Port of Antwerp Waterside Port Tour & Reception Evening

Network with Your Industry Colleagues while Viewing the World’s 2nd Largest Locks

Tour & Reception kindly Hosted by Port of Antwerp


This special 3 hour waterside port tour and reception will show you the sights of Antwerp’s historic and modern maritime infastructure.

You’ll be taken through the port by boat out to the Zandvliet lock and back, with plenty of chance to spot some amazing ships in the canal dock and see the diverse distribution, handling and logistics facilities that have made Antwerp a global maritime hub for containerised trade and commodities of all sorts.

The Zandvliet lock was opened in 1967 and at the time was the world’s largest. The 500m long Berendrecht lock, completed in 1989, is currently the world’s 2nd largest. Located 25 km from the city Antwerp, the two locks connect the Western Scheldt river to the Port of Antwerp. 

During the port tour, you’ll get to see how the channel works and view the most impressive entrance into Antwerp harbour. 

Port of Antwerp and the Supply Chain & Logistics Summit look forward to welcoming you for an evening of fascinating sights and top class networking over drinks and nibbles.

The organisers reserve the right to alter the agenda and speakers

The agenda and speaker list is a work in progress and will be continually updated