Day 2 - Wednesday 19 June 2019
Seminar places can be booked when registering to attend Multimodal 2019. Register free here.
Seats are available on a first come first served basis so please be prompt!
Awdry Room - 10.30 – 11.30
Blockchain in the supply chain - disruptor or the new norm?
The distributed ledger technology is here to stay, but what does that mean for an industry which often still relies on inefficient systems from faxes to spreadsheets and EDI?
Cost savings, workflow efficiencies and supply chain and food safety verification are just some of the promised benefits, but this new technology is not without its challenges.
And with so few off the shelf systems available to small and mid-sized companies, how do we leverage the power of the blockchain?
Chair: Daniel MacGregor, Co-Founder, Nexiot AG
Speakers: Alexander Varvarenko, Chief Executive Officer, Varamar Group
Paul Knoop, Manager Sales TransFollow (The Digital CMR), Beurtvaartadres
Nicolas Buhman, Senior Commercial Manager, Maersk
Dunlop Room - 10.30 – 11.30
Changing the transport landscape
Tees Valley Combined Authority is an example of successful devolution in the UK. But what does devolution really mean, what opportunities are available, and can it make a difference to our transport landscape?
The Tees Valley Combined Authority is one of seven mayoral Combined Authorities in England. It is charged with making local decisions to support the growth of the region’s economy.
The first elected Mayor of the Tees Valley, Ben Houchen, will share his experiences from his first two years in office on why he believes devolution works, buying a regional airport and how Free Ports could help Tees Valley take off.
Chair: Ben Houchen, Mayor, Tees Valley Combined Authority
Other speakers tbc
Awdry Room - 12.00 – 13.00
Here to Help
Companies capable of adapting their working practices to the needs of the modern commercial landscape will benefit from a wealth of opportunities but the current and future logistics landscape is one that will be negotiated successfully only by companies able to recognise that opportunity, embrace innovation and adapt to operate in an unpredictable world. Major associations from across the supply chain will share a platform to discuss challenges and opportunities with a focus on how we can work better together.
Chair: Robert Keen, Director General, The British International Freight Association (BIFA)
Speakers: Shane Brennan, Chief Executive, Food and Storage Distribution Federation
Stavros Evangelakakis, Global Product Manger, Cargolux & Cool Chain Association Chairman
Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo IQ
Sue Terpilowski, Managing Director, Image Line Communications; President of WISTA UK & Chair Maritime UK - Women in Maritime Taskforce
Awdry Room - 14.00 – 15.00
Brexit lessons and opportunities
Attracting and retaining talent, technological solutions, frictionless boarders.
Chair: Pauline Bastidon, Head of Global Policy and Brexit, Freight Transport Association (FTA)
Speakers: Peter Ward, Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)
Peter MacSwiney, Chairman, ASM
Shahar Ayesh, Managing Director UK & Europe, Tigers
Tim Reardon, Head of EU Exit, The Port of Dover
John Keefe, Public Affairs Director, Eurotunnel
Other speakers tbc
British International Freight Association (BIFA) Surgery - 14.00 - 15.00
Director General Robert Keen will be available to discuss your challenges and opportunities.
Topic: International Freight Forwarding
Hosted by: Robert Keen, Director General, BIFA
Business on the Move
Business on the Move is an educational board game designed to excite and inspire players of all ages about business and global supply chains.
More than fifty learning activities offer young people of all ages from nine years upwards an opportunity to gain a real insight into the exciting world of logistics and supply chains and enhance their key skills at the same time.
Hosted by: Andy Page, Director, Business on the Move
Awdry Room - 15.30 – 16.30
Harnessing disruptive power – embracing innovation to meet the evolving needs of the customer
The disruptors are forcing change in a logistics industry under pressure to deliver a better service at a lower cost. New technology and new, more collaborative business models, are evolving to meet new customer expectations and new entrants are exploiting digital technology to add value to the supply chain. This seismic change brings risk and opportunity – the race is on to reshape the logistics industry.
Chair: Andrew Jillings, Chief Executive Officer, Tigers
Speakers: Salvatore Scialdone, Global Head of Supply, Ontruck
Pierre Ligouri, Managing Partner, Tokema
Keith Plummer, Business Development Executive, WiseTech Global
Neil Hamilton, VP Business Development, Thingstream AG
Captain Paul O'Regan, Chief Operating Officer, Port of Cork
Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder & CEO, Dronamics
Dunlop Room - 15.30 – 16.30
Roadmap to a world without food loss – how can cool chain partners collaborate to curb the waste?
Approximately one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, 1.3 billion tonnes, gets lost or wasted, that’s roughly USD 680 billion in industrialized countries and USD 310 billion in developing countries. It’s time for transparency and data sharing in the cool chain as well as training for perishables growers and better facilities.
Chair: Stavros Evangelakakis, Global Product Manager, Cargolux & Cool Chain Association Chairman
Speaker: Jeremy Knops, Director of Operations, COLEACP
Shane Brennan, Chief Executive, Food Storage and Distribution Federation
Alex von Stempel, Managing Director, Cool Logistics Conference
Other speakers tbc
Freight Transport Association Surgery 15.30 - 16.30
First hand advice from your Association
Hosted by: James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association
The Asian Century - looking beyond Brexit to opportunities in Far East Surgery 15.30 - 16.30
Hosted by: Mark Millar, Chairman, Logistics Committee, British Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong
Welcome to The Asian Century. Full of promise - abundant with opportunities, but also fraught with challenges. Asia is highly diverse and formidably complex.
Join award-winning industry veteran Mark Millar for this interactive forum which will leverage his 25 years’ experience in Asia to explore and explain key trends and developments of interest for supply chain and logistics practitioners.
Tap into Mark’s first-hand expertise - and learn more about some major Asia initiatives that will massively impact trade and freight flows, including BRI, ASEAN, CPTPP, RCEP, GBA and more...
Whilst the organisers do everything to maintain the content and timing of the programme, it may be subject to change without notice.