Top speakers will tackle hot topics at POST-EXPO conference
Strategic challenges, digital transformation, regulation, last-mile deliveries, drones and start-ups will be just some of the hot topics under discussion by the biggest-ever line-up of top speakers at POST-EXPO in Hamburg next week.
More than 150 speakers will discuss these and other current issues during four days of conference sessions at the world’s biggest postal industry event, which runs from Monday (October 8) to Thursday (October 11).
Among the top-name speakers from the postal and parcel industry figures are Holger Winklbauer (CEO, International Post Corporation), Seong Ju Kang (President, Korea Post), Junshan Zeng (research director, State Post Bureau, China), Brody Buhler (Accenture), Garrett Bridgeman (Managing director - mails and parcels, An Post), Thomas Baldry (Senior vice president - international mail and international relations, Deutsche Post DHL), Clemens Beckmann (Executive vice president – innovation, Deutsche Post DHL), Olaf Klargaard (Group innovation director, DPD), Edouard Barreiro (Director for public affairs Western Europe, UPS), David C Williams (Governor, US Postal Service), Lemuel Silva (Head of e-commerce, parcels and international business, Correios - Brazilian Post) and Oleksandr Pertsovskyi (Chief operating officer, Ukraine Post).
This year’s POST-EXPO conference kicks off on Monday with sessions on innovation, digital technology and financial services. On a packed Tuesday, when the POST-EXPO show will open for three days, there will be a number of sessions covering ‘strategic directions’, regulation and policy, startups, drones, last-mile delivery, digital innovation and blockchain.
On Wednesday, the UPU’s one-day World Postal Business Forum will take a deeper look at the potential of big data, along with workshops on postal branding, e-commerce, cloud solutions and UPU projects. After an opening session with guest speaker Kenan Bozgeyik, CEO of Turkish Post, the first panel discusses the digital economy, as well as embracing the “Internet of things” in order to develop electronic, financial and physical postal services clustered around data processing. The movement of dangerous goods and the security of postal workers and the public is the subject of the second session.
On Thursday, the POST-EXPO conference will focus on e-commerce opportunities, cross-border business, last-mile delivery, sustainability and urban congestion, along with logistics and supply chain opportunities.
Meanwhile, a wide variety of companies and organisations will present their products and services for the international postal and parcel industry during the three-day trade fair. On show will be hardware and software technologies, handling systems, innovative delivery solutions including drones and zero-emission vehicles, robotics, and much more.
Celebrating its 22nd show this year, event organiser UKi Media & Events hopes to about 3,000 visitors from over 100 countries over the four days. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.postexpo.com/
* CEP-Research is a media partner at POST-EXPO and will report live from the event. In addition, we will present our products and services at Stand 4.255.