4 October - Day 1
TOWARDS EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINALBLE LOGISTICS
5 October - Day 2
CONNECTING DATA & FLOWS
10.30 Registration and coffee
Olivier Auvray, Vice-chairman Port of Brussels
11.30 Connecting ports & hinterland
Moderator of the conference, prof. dr. Alex Van Breedam, Supply Chain Futurist, CEO of TRI-VIZOR and multiple award winner for his supply chain orchestration concept, will set the scene for this 13th edition.
11.45 Opening speech: European transport ambitions and multimodality
Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport European Commission
12.05 European Hinterland Logistics, the way forward
Interactive session with a.o.:
- Nik Delmeire, Secretary General ESC
- Lamia Kerdjoudj Belkaid, Secretary General FEPORT
- Theresia Hacksteiner, Secretary General EBU European Barge Union
- Ralf-Charley Schultze, Director General UIRR
- Turi Fiorito, new Director EFIP
12.35 Making your logistics sustainable
Patrick Renard, CEO Knauf Belgium, states that we should invest more in inland navigation. This leading building materials manufacturer is transporting pallets by water into the cities via new urban transhipment centres. Patrick will share his views why this project is a success for all involved parties within the supply chain
14.00 Efficient empty container management: feasible or not?
Speech by Jan Fransoo, PhD Professor for Operations Management and Logistics & Dean of Research Kuehne Logistics University. Jan addresses the challenge of demurrage and detention fees for efficient emptycontainer management.
14.25 How to optimize your logistics by being smart
Three prominent companies in the field of shipping and logistics share their views how optimization of flows by bundling, digitalization, cooperation and automation leads to new business and high customer experience. How smart are they? Let’s ask!
Speeches and interview:
- Zbigniew Nowik, CEO OT logistics (group of companies offering a full range of transport including terminals, trains and with a fleet of 800 inland vessels leader of inland navigation in Poland and Germany)
- Hans Augusteijn, Global Head of Intermodal Maersk Group (world's largest ocean fleet)
- Geert Pauwels, CEO Lineas (one of the largest private rail freight operators in Europe)
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Smart port of the future
Carles Rua Costa, Head of Strategic and Innovation projects Port of Barcelona
16.20 Ports of the future
The future of (inland)ports looks bright, but challenges lie ahead. Can ports generate more value for customers? How to play a significant role in innovating the supply chain? Collaboration and digitalisation are the key for efficient logistics ports be in the lead?
Round table with amongst others:
• Alain Lefebvre, CEO Ports de Lille
• Alfons Moens, CEO Port of Brussels
17.00 Cocktail Reception
18.30 Dinner (only 2 seats left)
We will walk to the restaurant:
Un jour à Peyrassol
76, rue de l'Aqueduc
Dinner starts at 19.00
by moderator Prof. dr. Alex Van Breedam, CEO TRI-VIZOR
9.45 Logistics and industry 4.0
What is the impact of the 4th industrial revolution on supply chains? Professor Dr. Michael Henke, Director Enterprise Logistics Fraunhofer-Institut states that the next step toward Industry 4.0 calls for its management
10.10 Logistics innovation through collaboration
ALICE is set-up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe. Vicente del Río is Chair of the working group on Corridors, Hubs and Synchromodality Executive Group ALICE and also General Manager of the Valenciaport Foundation.
10.35 Challenges in modal shift
In spite of public and private initiatives to promote and even subsidize modal shift road transport remains the transport mode of choice for many shippers. What is the right environment for modal shift? Sven Verstrepen, Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics and Heike Ulburghs, senior solutions manager Ahlers , will demonstrate from existing shift that collaboration is the key to success in modal shift.
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Intermodal choices for short distances
Delhaize has chosen to investigate rail as a transport mode for short distances. Luc D’Hondt, Manager European Transport Optimization Delhaize, shares his views on last mile rail transport and how this effectively
11.55 The way to smart logistics
Tom van Lier is a research professor in Sustainable Logistics in the research group MOBI at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. His work concentrates on sustainability impact assessments of transport solutions by means of external cost calculations.
Tom will present outcomes of recent studies why we need to invest in multimodality and sustainable logistics.
12.20 Interactive session modal shift
With Sven Verstrepen, Luc D'Hondt and Tom van Lier
12.45 Boat tour Port of Brussels
offered by the Port Authority, including lunch