Logistics leaders head for Copenhagen summit
Some 250 postal and parcel industry executives will be discussing top strategic, commercial and operational issues, including the impacts of the pandemic and undoubtedly also the Russia/Ukraine conflict, at the long-awaited Leaders in Logistics Summit in Copenhagen later this month.
The event, which had to be postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will give industry leaders a vital opportunity to review how they have coped with all kinds of challenges over the past two years and to look ahead to a ‘new normal’ future.
Most urgently in view of the Russian attack on Ukraine, they will also be able to discuss in person the immediate and possible longer-term consequences of the conflict, especially for their businesses.
Once again, CEP-Research is a media partner for the March 22-23 conference and will be reporting in detail on the discussions. The full list of speakers and the programme can be found here.
Organisers Marketforce have lined up an impressive range of top international speakers, with more than 60 senior executives and managers scheduled to speak over the three days.
Several CEOs will present their strategies and plans, including Annemarie Gardshol (PostNord), Charles Brewer (Pos Malaysia), Peter Somers (Emirates Post), Vincent Phang (SingPost), David McRedmond (An Post), Robert Zukowski-Konopa (Polish Post), Ivan Culo (Croatian Post), Floriano Peixoto (Correios)
Among many other top executives due to address participants are Daniel Carrera (UPS Europe President) and David Bu, head of Cainiao Networks in Europe.
In terms of the agenda, the Summit kicks off on Monday March 21 with a ‘pre-event’ session featuring pitches from various start-ups and a panel discussion on their potential to disrupt the industry.
A packed Day One (Tuesday March 22) features top-level presentations and discussions on a wide range of topics, including the future of the parcel and postal industry, international growth opportunities, cross-border challenges, fulfilment and delivery strategies, and regulatory issues.
Key issues on Day Two (Wednesday March 23) include sustainability, out-of-home delivery, digital transformation, last-mile innovations and mail logistics. Presentations and discussions will be split over three stages covering strategy, last-mile innovation and digital transformation to enable participants to select their most relevant topics.
Importantly, there will be ample opportunities for meetings, networking and making new contacts over the course of the event.