Exploring the future of the parcel and postal industry

Episode 1
28 September

Delivering a customer-centric last mile

Episode 2
29 September

Capitalising on last mile innovation

Episode 3
30 September

Sorting, distribution and warehousing

Episode 4
5 October

A new frontier in sustainable logistics

Episode 5
6 October

 

Streaming directly to you | 28 September – 6 October

Leaders in Logistics: The Online Festival sets the stage for the world’s leading parcel and postal operators to reconnect, be represented and remain up-to-date on the industry’s latest developments and innovations.

The world of logistics is undergoing an unprecedented rate of change which is why we have invited top industry experts to join us on 5 live streamed episodes to share their views on today’s challenges and opportunities.

Whether you’re interested in international parcel and postal strategy, customer and last mile innovation, intralogistics or sustainability – we have the right episode for you.

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2021

Exploring the future of the parcel and postal industry

Although renormalisation is slowly underway, increased e-commerce volumes, decreased capacity and overstretched supply chains remain some of today’s greatest logistical challenges. Hear from top executives at the UPU, DHL, Canada Post, Croatian Post and Emirates Post as they share strategies to not only survive but thrive during these complex times.

Claire Calmejane, Societe Generale, MoneyLIVE Banking Event

Wouter van Benten, Chief Executive Officer, Benelux

DHL Parcel
Noam Zeigerson, Tandem Money | MoneyLIVE

Hamid Sadiq, Chief Information and Digital Officer

Qatar Post

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2021

Delivering a customer-centric last mile

Customer experience is everything. With consumers demanding faster and more personalised deliveries, logistics operators must adapt to these now critical retail demands. Tune in to this episode to explore how technology can help make last mile more personalised while keeping costs low and service quality high.

THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

Capitalising on last mile innovation

With autonomous vehicle and drone robotics becoming increasingly relevant, there is a world of opportunity to transform last mile operations and distribution. Hear from leading innovators at Swiss Post, PostNord, DHL and Austrian Post to find out which technologies they are looking into.

Bal Kallar, HSBC, MoneyLIVE Banking Event

Egil Møller Nielsen, Chief of Group Technology

PostNord
Tom Wolfenden, HSBC, MoneyLIVE Banking Event

Gerrie de Jonge, Chief Information Officer, Parcels & Logistics

PostNL

TUESDAY 5 OCTOBER 2021

Sorting, distribution and warehousing

Considered the beating heart of most supply chain networks; sorting, distribution and warehousing facilities deserve all the attention they can get. Whether it’s the advent of digital twins or unlocking the potential of robotics, tune in to this episode to discover strategies to future-proof network infrastructure.

WEDNESDAY 6 OCTOBER 2021

A new frontier in sustainable logistics

As climate change and global warming become an ever-growing threat to humanity and the planet, it is now a moral imperative for logistics operators to seek a transition towards a sustainable business model. Discover how to plan this transition and hear from those who are leading the way.

Sabine VanderLinden, Alchemy Crew, MoneyLIVE Banking Event

Elena Fernandez-Rodríguez, Deputy Director International Affairs & Sustainability

Correos

Speakers

Wouter Van Benten, DHL Parcel, Leaders in Logistics Event

Wouter van Benten

Chief Executive Officer, Benelux, DHL Parcel

Peter Kjaer Jensen, PostNord, Leaders in Logistics Speaker

Peter Kjaer Jensen

Chief Executive Officer: Denmark, PostNord

Peter Somers, Emirates Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference

Peter Somers

Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Post

Ivan Culo, Hrvatska pošta - Post & Parcel Conference

Ivan Čulo

Chief Executive Officer, Croatian Post

Elaine Kerr, DPD UK | Leaders in Logistics

Elaine Kerr

Chief Executive Officer, DPDgroup

Hamid Sadiq, Qatar Post, Leaders in Logistics Event

Hamid Sadiq

Chief Information and Digital Officer, Qatar Post

Boris Winkelmann DPDgroup

Boris Winkelmann

Chairman and CEO, DPDgroup

Mitch Jackson, FedEx | Leaders in Logistics

Mitch Jackson

Chief Sustainability Officer, FedEx

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Episode 1
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 28 Sep

Episode 2
Wednesday, 29 September 2021 29 Sep

Episode 3
Thursday, 30 September 2021 30 Sep

Episode 4
Tuesday, 5 October 2021 5 Oct

Episode 5
Wednesday, 6 October 2021 6 Oct

Exploring the future of the parcel and postal industry | 14.00 - 16.10 BST

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From the studio

Join us in the studio, as our moderator sets the scene for the forthcoming discussions, in conversation with logistics experts.


Charles Brewer, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Charles Brewer

Chief Operating Officer
Canada Post

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Keynote presentation

Capitalising on a period of growth and opportunity


Elaine Kerr, DPD UK | Leaders in Logistics
Elaine Kerr

Chief Executive Officer
DPDgroup

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From the studio – pundit commentary

Expert pundits will discuss and comment on the presentation, pick up on key insights and share their thoughts.


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In conversation

Defining a technology strategy for today and tomorrow

Join two industry experts as they explore how the right technology strategy can help solve today’s postal and parcel challenges.


Lati Matata, Universal Postal Union, Leaders in Logistics Event
Lati Matata

Director, Postal Technology Centre
Universal Postal Union

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Question time

The panelists will take questions from the audience before we continue the discussion with our pundits live in the studio.


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Networking & coffee break

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Leaders’ forum

The e-commerce driven world: preparing for a new paradigm in logistics

  • What’s the impact of rapid growth in demand and how will it continue?
  • Are today’s post and parcel volumes expected to become the new normal?
  • High quality, agile and efficient: how have networks evolved and what comes next?
  • Growth comes at a cost: how can technology help improve margins?
  • Navigating the cross-border opportunity: how are changes in customs and regulation evolving?
  • Plans for a sustainable future: are we on track for a greener industry?
  • A spotlight on collaboration: how can this take the sector further as a whole?

Wouter Van Benten, DHL Parcel, Leaders in Logistics Event
Wouter van Benten

Chief Executive Officer, Benelux
DHL Parcel

Ivan Culo, Hrvatska pošta - Post & Parcel Conference
Ivan Čulo

Chief Executive Officer
Croatian Post

Peter Somers, Emirates Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Peter Somers

Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Post

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Delivering a customer-centric last mile | 14.00 - 16.10 BST

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From the studio

Join us in the studio, as our moderator sets the scene for the forthcoming discussions in conversation with a logistics expert.


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Keynote presentation

The new future of last mile delivery in a post-covid world


Markus Reckling, DHL Express Germany, Leaders in Logistics Event
Markus Reckling

Managing Director, Germany
DHL Express

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From the studio – pundit commentary

Expert pundits will discuss and comment on the presentation, pick up on key insights and share their thoughts.


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In conversation

Capitalising on technology to meet new customer demands

Join two industry experts as they discuss how to create a last mile experience best suited to the needs of the customer of tomorrow.


Colin Kennedy, DPD Ireland, Leaders in Logistics Event
Colin Kennedy

Chief Information Officer
DPD Ireland

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Networking & coffee break

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Panel discussion

Personalising the last mile experience

  • Parcel tracking and real-time visibility: how can this be taken further?
  • From chatbots to delivery apps: how can new technologies improve and automate customer service?
  • Navigating the returns challenge: keeping it simple for the customer and cost efficient for the carrier
  • How can customer data be better used to offer more personalised delivery offerings?
  • In what ways can networks adapt to the customer lifestyle while keeping operations costs affordable?
  • Rethinking convenience: how can carriers offer delivery methods that fit new consumer behaviours?

Natalie Frow, DHL Supply Chain, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Natalie Frow

Vice President Operations – Home Delivery
DHL Supply Chain

Alberto Pimenta, CTT Correios de Portugal, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Dr Alberto Pimenta

Director of E-Commerce
CTT – Correios de Portugal

Leaders in Logistics speaker
Matthew Lawlor

Head of Delivery Design
Royal Mail Group

Hamid Sadiq, Qatar Post, Leaders in Logistics Event
Hamid Sadiq

Chief Information and Digital Officer
Qatar Post

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Capitalising on last mile innovation | 14.00 - 16.10 BST

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From the studio

Moderator, will set the scene for the forthcoming discussions in conversation with logistics expert


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Keynote presentation

Disrupting the last mile in a technology-driven world


Egil Møller Nielsen, PostNord | Leaders in Logistics
Egil Møller Nielsen

Chief of Group Technology
PostNord

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From the studio – pundit commentary

Expert pundits will discuss and comment on the presentation, pick up on key insights and share their thoughts.


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In conversation

Open innovation, collaboration and investment: adopting the right strategy

Join two industry experts as they discuss the startups and innovations taking place across last mile and the broader logistics chain.


Thierry Golliard, Swiss Post, Leaders in Logistics Event
Thierry Golliard

Director of Open Innovation and Venturing
Swiss Post

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Question time

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Networking & coffee break

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Panel discussion

Exploring new last mile distribution strategies

  • From PUDOs to locker networks: how are these set to benefit customers and carriers alike?
  •  The urban opportunity: how are microhubs set to transform last mile distribution in cities?
  • Leveraging smart routing technology to reduce costs and optimise delivery
  • Drones and autonomous vehicles: how close are robotics to becoming reality in the last mile?
  • A new electric fleet emerges: unlocking the potential of e-cargo bikes and electric vans
  • Exploring the collaboration among carriers and local authorities to improve service for all

Andreas Thöni, Swiss Post, Leaders in Logistics Event
Andreas Thöni

EVP Group Strategy, Digital and Innovation
Österreichische Post

Damien Bon, Stuart | Leaders in Logistics
Damien Bon

Chief Executive Officer
Stuart

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Sorting, distribution and warehousing | 14.00 - 16.10 BST

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From the studio

Join us in the studio, where our moderator will set the scene for the forthcoming discussions in conversation with a logistics expert.


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Keynote presentation

Taking network infrastructure into the digital era


Gerrie de Jonge, PostNL, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Gerrie de Jonge

Chief Information Officer, Parcels & Logistics
PostNL

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From the studio – pundit commentary

Expert pundits will discuss and comment on the presentation, pick up on key insights and share their thoughts.


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In conversation

From digital twins to robotics: future-proofing parcel and mail sorting

Join two industry experts as they discuss why post and parcel sorting and distribution centres are at a prime time to receive a technology uplift.


Lucas Heusser, Swiss Post, Leaders in Logistics Event
Lucas Heusser

Head of Process Development
Swiss Post

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Networking & coffee break

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Panel discussion

The key to cost-efficient sorting, distribution and warehousing

  •  Are today’s systems efficient enough to deal with current parcel and post volumes?
  • To what extent can robotics and automation reduce costs and boost productivity?
  • Intelligent packaging: reducing waste and costs while boosting customer approval
  • Loading and unloading: how can automation reduce manual labour costs at these stages?
  • How can data analytics and AI optimise insights and provide network management recommendations?
  • Exploring the power of digital twins across networks and within distribution

Mohamed Tejani photo, Saudi Post, Leaders in Logistics speaker
Mohamed Tejani

Chief Operating Officer
SPL

Juan Manuel Santiago, Mercedes-Benz | Leaders in Logistics
Juan Manuel Santiago

Chief Executive Officer
Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics UK

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Question time

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A new frontier in sustainable logistics | 14.00 - 16.10 BST

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From the studio

Join us in the studio, as our moderator sets the scene for the forthcoming discussions in conversation with a logistics expert.


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Keynote presentation

The sustainability imperative: shifting logistics towards a greener future


Mitch Jackson, FedEx | Leaders in Logistics
Mitch Jackson

Chief Sustainability Officer
FedEx

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From the studio – pundit commentary

Expert pundits will discuss and comment on the presentation, pick up on key insights and share their thoughts.


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In conversation

Unlocking the future of a sustainable last mile

Join two industry experts as they discuss fleet electrification and route optimization among the many steps towards creating a more sustainable logistics business model.


Boris Winkelmann DPDgroup
Boris Winkelmann

Chairman and CEO
DPDgroup

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Question time

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Networking & coffee break

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Panel discussion

Placing sustainability at the core of business today, not tomorrow

  • Understanding the sense of urgency, aligning with carbon neutrality goals
  • Setting a plan: what should a smooth transition towards sustainable operations look like?
  • How can the first, middle and last mile embrace sustainable practices?
  • Reducing, reusing and recycling: taking the first steps towards sustainability
  • From fleet electrification to intelligent packaging: which are the technologies enabling the transition?
  • Embracing a collaborative approach to sustainability: what actions can be taken as an industry?

Peter Kjaer Jensen, PostNord, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Peter Kjaer Jensen

Chief Executive Officer: Denmark
PostNord

Elena Fernandez-Rodríguez, Correos, Leaders in Logistics Events
Elena Fernandez-Rodríguez

Deputy Director International Affairs & Sustainability
Correos

Jean-Claude Sonet, DPD, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Jean-Claude Sonet

Marketing, Communications and CSR Director
DPDgroup

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