The must-attend summit uniting logistics and postal operators across EMEA

15 – 16 March 2021

Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre, Copenhagen

Novel Coronavirus Update.

New date announced for Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel Summit.

Earlier this year we made the decision to postpone Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel Summit, to 5 – 6 October 2020. We reached this decision in response to the concerns over the increasing spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

With the threat of COVID-19 still high, we have decided that hosting an in-person event in October would still put our attendees at risk. Because of these concerns, we have come to the decision to postpone the Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel Summit to March 2021.

The event will now take place on 15 – 16 March 2021, at the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre, Copenhagen.

Our primary focus continues to be creating opportunities for the logistics sector to come together to learn, spark ideas, and critically, do business. We are looking forward to being able to do just that with the rescheduled Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel Summit, which, with the extra time we will have to prepare, we hope will be stronger and more engaging than ever.

DOUBLE THE SPEAKERS

DOUBLE THE CONTENT

DOUBLE THE SIZE

We are excited to announce that Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel Summit (formerly Leaders in Logistics: Post and Parcel Europe) is heading to Copenhagen in March 2020! We have super-sized for 2020, with 400+ senior executives from national posts and logistics operators, exciting start-ups, retailers and the supply chain uniting at the must-attend summit shaking up the logistics sector.

Make sure you’re there to hear 90+ speakers share their pioneering insights across four brand new specialist stages:

Digital Transformation

Innovating Fulfilment

Last Mile  Delivery

Post & Parcel Strategy

Expanding our focus to everything from the integration of new technologies to returns, sustainable deliveries to regulation, last mile to service customers and urban warehousing to letters, this is the event that will help you transform your complete business strategy and revolutionise your delivery offerings.

Speakers

Frank Sportolari, UPS, Leaders in Logistics Conference

Frank Sportolari

President, UPS Germany

Peter Kjaer Jensen, PostNord, Leaders in Logistics Speaker

Peter Kjaer Jensen

Chief Executive Officer: Denmark, PostNord

Faleh Mohammad Al Naemi, Qatar Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference

Faleh Mohammad Al Naemi

Managing Director and Chairman, Qatar Post

Peter Somers, Emirates Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference

Peter Somers

Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Post

Brody Buhler Accenture

Brody Buhler

Global Managing Director, Post and Parcel Industry, Accenture

Pascal Clivaz, UPU, Leaders in Logistics Conference

Pascal Clivaz

Deputy Director General, Universal Postal Union

Björn Ekstedt, PostNord, Leaders in Logistics Speaker

Björn Ekstedt

Chief Information Officer, PostNord

Ansi Arumeel, OMniva, Leaders in Logistics speaker

Ansi Arumeel

Chief Executive Officer, Omniva

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Every major national post and logistics operator attends this event.

Agenda

We have supersized for 2020, introducing four stages to the conference! Take a look at our brand new stages below, personalise your agenda so you can make the most of your time out of the office, and tailor your programme to tackle your most urgent objectives.

Digital Transformation

Technology has the potential to transform the logistics sector. Apps and chatbots can enhance the customer experience, and 5G and IoT are opening up new possibilities in the last mile. Hear how postal operators are utilising the potential of big data and how blockchain is reinvigorating the supply chain.

Innovating Fulfilment

Rising levels of e-commerce are creating the need for imaginative fulfilment options. Hear how ‘hands-free’ technologies are increasing productivity in the warehouse and how an urban shift is moving fulfilment centres closer to the final destination.

Last Mile Delivery

Be inspired by innovative last mile solutions. From hardware to software, hear how technology can revolutionise your last mile and exceed customer expectations. Discover how apps, lockers and reverse delivery are optimising returns management and how flexible delivery options can exceed customer expectations.

Post & Parcel Strategy

Refine your strategy and get up to speed on the latest developments in regulation to take advantage of new opportunities in crossborder trade. Find out how postal operators are adapting networks built for letter delivery to meet the demands of increasing parcel volumes and explore new options to reinvigorate direct mail and business mail.

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Day One
Monday, 5 October 2020 5 Oct

Day Two
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 6 Oct

Chair's opening remarks - Thomas Baldry, Senior Vice President International Mail & International Relations, Deutsche Post DHL Group

Session 1

Envisioning the delivery world of 2030

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Keynote address

2030 vision: securing delivery innovation for the next decade


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Frank Sportolari, UPS, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Frank Sportolari

President
UPS Germany

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Keynote address

Innovation and customer service: taking steps to become an e-commerce leader


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

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

Chief Executive Officer: Denmark
PostNord

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Transformation of the Last-Mile – The Race to the Top


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Brody Buhler Accenture
Brody Buhler

Global Managing Director, Post and Parcel Industry
Accenture

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Leaders’ forum 

Planning for 2030: building delivery strategies for the next decade

  • How has COVID-19 shifted long-term priorities in the logistics sector?
  • Agile and customer-focused? Forging a successful transformation strategy
  • How will networks continue to adapt to cope with ever rising levels of e-commerce parcel delivery?
  • E-commerce: the only industry future or one of many avenues for growth?
  • An industry of low margins: creating a sustainable plan to ensure profits
  • How will relationships between the couriers and postal operators change in the near future?
  • New self-declared rates in 2021: to what extent will we see a shift in global delivery?

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Frank Sportolari, UPS, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Frank Sportolari

President
UPS Germany

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

Chief Executive Officer: Denmark
PostNord

Faleh Mohammad Al Naemi, Qatar Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Faleh Mohammad Al Naemi

Managing Director and Chairman
Qatar Post

Brody Buhler Accenture
Brody Buhler

Global Managing Director, Post and Parcel Industry
Accenture

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Session 2   |  4 × Streams

Click below for our streams: Digital Transformation | Innovating Fulfilment | Last Mile Delivery | Post & Parcel Strategy

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Digital Transformation - Online shift: digital operations for the new customer

Keeping up with the computers: digitising customer service

  • Why digitise? Understanding the opportunities of digital services for customers
  • The app-revolution: developing new services for mobile devices
  • Competing with digital giants: what lessons can be learnt from GAFA?

  • Digital Transformation

Ansi Arumeel, OMniva, Leaders in Logistics speaker
Ansi Arumeel

Chief Executive Officer
Omniva

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Case study | OmaPosti app

Posti are empowering customers in e-commerce

Built with customers’ wishes in mind, the OmaPosti app enhances the customer experience. Manage invoices, track and reroute items and secure the cheapest prices for sending parcels, all on your mobile device. Posti are continuing to develop the app, tailoring it to the needs of the customer.


  • Digital Transformation

Timo Korander, Posti, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Timo Korander

Head of Customer Services, Digital Commerce
Posti

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Delighting with digital: reaching new customers online

Younger, digitally savvy customers represent a significant portion of the ecommerce delivery market. To win these customers, posts must excel in their digital operations and customer service. Escher will share how posts can leverage AI tools to provide real-time customer insights, discuss the importance of strategic partnerships to expand delivery options and how emerging technologies can boost digital transformation efforts.


  • Digital Transformation

Kevin Seller, Escher Group | Leaders in Logistics
Kevin Sellers

Vice President of Sales, EMEA,
Escher Group

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In conversation 

Physical or digital: how do customers want to engage with their post & parcel services?

  • Moving online: creating a digital-only service for senders and receivers
  • To what extent do customers want human interaction?
  • Utilising self-service in-store and online: new tools to digitise services
  • How can physical and digital services be successfully combined?
  • Overcoming hurdles to digital transformation
  • How are fully digital services transforming the delivery landscape?

  • Digital Transformation

Anibal Damiao, NemLevering, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Anibal Damião

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
NemLevering

Mladen Puzak, Hrvatska Posta, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Mladen Puzak

Executive Director of Logistics
Hrvatska Pošta

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Innovating Fulfilment - Man vs machine: reimagining the sorting centre labour force

Chaired by Bart Sasse, Managing Director for LogHopps and International, Hopps Group


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An autonomous revolution: redesigning fulfilment operations

  • Analysing changing labour pools and growing technological opportunities
  • Reducing labour dependency: adapting sorting centres for the autonomous revolution
  • How can technologies optimise sorting centre outputs?
  • Supporting on-the-ground staff: utilising technology to improve labourer efficiency

  • Innovating Fulfilment

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Case study | CTT Portugal

Reinventing the sorting process: machine learning to handle hard-to-read items

CTT Portugal has been investing in its parcel-sorting handling centre. Advanced robotics and machine learning have increased sorting capabilities by allowing the robotic preparation and consolidation of the smallest parcels from Asia and significate recognition improvements, providing a safer working environment for staff. Pedro will demonstrate how the introduction of new technologies can impact deliveries and processing power, with CTT now processing over 10,000 parcels per hour.


  • Innovating Fulfilment

Pedro Nabais, CTT- Correios de Portugal
Pedro Nabais

Innovation and Engineering Manager
CTT – Correios de Portugal

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Last Mile Delivery - Understanding the technology that will drive your last mile

Chaired by Alan Barrie, Senior Advisor – eCommerce & Logistics, Transport for London


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Panel discussion

The growth of technology: hardware and software for the last mile

  • Where to invest? A technological solution for your capabilities
  • Preserving your user experience: developing a friendly interface
  • Electric or autonomous: where are the most exciting opportunities for vehicles in the last mile?
  • How can incumbent companies stay agile in a competitive and rapidly advancing technological world?

  • Last Mile Delivery

Bassel El Koussa, Quiqup, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Bassel El Koussa

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Quiqup

David Saenz, Stuart | Leaders in Logistics
David Saenz

Chief Operating Officer
Stuart

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Case study

Creating  innovation through market trends

By introducing in-car delivery for every car, 2DEAL are exploring innovative options in last mile delivery. By partnering with a start-up, this solution rivals Amazon’s own in-car delivery service which is only compatible with certain cars. Richard Klomp will share his latest insights from the in-car delivery project, and other aspects of innovation within the Dutch last mile.


  • Last Mile Delivery

Richard Klomp, PostNL, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Richard Klomp

Business Development Manager
2DEAL

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Tackling last mile logistics with drone delivery solutions

With the rising costs of last mile delivery, Canada’s challenging geographical shipping conditions and rapid growth in e-commerce, drone delivery presents a new option for deliveries. As an air-based solution, drone deliveries are able to reach communities and overcome challenges surrounding ground infrastructure and driver regulation. Ameet will share how this new technology has the potential to pave a new route to success in the last mile.


  • Last Mile Delivery

Ameet Sareen, Air Canada Cargo, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Ameet Sareen

General Manager, Cargo Sales
Air Canada Cargo

Michael Zahra, Drone Delivery Canada, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Michael Zahra

President & Chief Executive Officer
Drone Delivery Canada

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Panel discussion

Understanding the opportunities of technologies: investing in last mile transformation

  • Underground or in the skies: how can we utilise new spaces for the last mile?
  • Getting smart: working with city planners for smart solutions to urban deliveries
  • Is the future autonomous?
  • Gimmick or game changers? Which technologies will drive real growth opportunities
  • Keeping the customer satisfied: do they engage with technological delivery solutions

  • Last Mile Delivery

Richard Klomp, PostNL, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Richard Klomp

Business Development Manager
2DEAL

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Post & Parcel Strategy - Looking ahead: understanding strategy to stay on top

Chaired by Gavin Macrae, Chief Executive Officer, Postal & Logistics Consulting Worldwide


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International spotlight

Understanding the tools for success

  • End-to-end transformation: why innovation is needed across the supply chain
  • Supporting e-commerce: what role do operators play in supporting the growth and innovation of e-commerce players?
  • Overcoming geographical hurdles to fulfilling the USO
  • Coping with unpredictability in the UPU: what’s next?

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Misko Kancko, Canada Post - Post & Parcel Conference
Misko Kancko

Director of Global Strategy & Partnerships
Canada Post

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Consolidation: the future of deliveries or a pipe-dream?

Through strategic innovation, Qatar Post are meeting the demands of e-commerce. A virtual address system allows shoppers to place an order on a foreign e-commerce site and have it delivered to a warehouse in the host country. These parcels are then consolidated and posted to Qatar for delivery. Faleh Mohammad Al Naem will outline this model, and discuss if there are opportunities to replicate the virtual address system into their last mile strategy.


  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Faleh Mohammad Al Naemi, Qatar Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Faleh Mohammad Al Naemi

Managing Director and Chairman
Qatar Post

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Cultural transformation: understanding the needs and expectations of a 21st century operator

  • Cultural change: the vital stepping-stone in company-wide transformation
  • Cross-functional teams: the key to integrating new technologies across services?
  • How can large operators stay agile for cultural transformation?
  • What are the opportunities to partner with and learn from innovative start-ups?

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Vytautas Bitinas, Lietuvos Pastas, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Vytautas Bitinas

Head of Strategy Department
Lietuvos Pastas

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Panel discussion

Global opportunities for a borderless market

  • Going global: expanding operations beyond national markets
  • E-commerce without borders: what are the trends in global deliveries?
  • The need for a global strategy: how can operations be adapted for in-bound and out-bound deliveries?
  • How can European operators best exploit opportunities for trade in Asia?
  • Building a global supply chain: to what extent do mergers and partnerships support end-to-end deliveries?

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Jan Van Roey, bpost, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Jan Van Roey

Vice President, Operations and Client Services
bpost

John Callan, PostalVision 2020, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
John Callan

Chief Executive Officer
Ursa Major Associates

Denis Ilin, Russian Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Denis Ilin

Deputy Director General for International Business
Russian Post

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Lunch hosted by Accenture

Session 3   |  4 × Streams

Click below for our streams: Digital Transformation | Innovating Fulfilment | Last Mile Delivery | Post & Parcel Strategy

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Digital Transformation - Beyond the buzzword: opportunities in data and AI

Case study 

Understanding data to improve your offerings

Big data is fuelling insights that can refine and reinvent the customer experience. Data-sets can be utilised for more informed decision-making, providing customers with complementary products and impacting ROI.


  • Digital Transformation

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Transforming infrastructure development with GNAF data

Through integrated databases and location-based services, geospatial data (G-NAF) has the potential to provide a unique, standardized address for customers. By using G-NAF data, operators are able to enhance economic, social and environmental efficiency of service management, particularly in urban environments. Kaveh will outline the basics of G-NAF and how location-based services can transform services for delivery operators, governments and businesses.


  • Digital Transformation

Kaveh Dolati, Iran Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Kaveh Dolati

Director General of Geographical and Spatial Information
Iran Post

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Screwed: the real value of data

The history of the screw and the screwdriver go hand-in-hand (pun intended) as a tidy analogy of the state of parcel center technology and, perhaps, an omen of things to come. Starting with a brief history of the screw and the screwdriver and their slow rise to dominate the world we build an analogy to understand the progress of data, AI, and automation and their inevitable impact on the world around us. Taking an educational and entertaining approach, Matthew will explore why AI is your best bet to weather the approaching automation storm in the logistics industry.


  • Digital Transformation

Matthew Wittemeier, INFORM, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Matthew Wittemeier

Marketing Manager
INFORM

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Case study | Artificial intelligence

How can postal operators utilise AI to its full potential?

Whether it’s through building digital twins of delivery networks or the growth of automation in the delivery processes, AI has exciting potential for the logistics sector. Hear how AI can optimise delivery networks and processing systems, and make planning and forecasting processes more effective.


  • Digital Transformation

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Panel discussion

Understanding the potential of AI in logistics

  • AI: where is the logistics industry at?
  • Unpacking algorithms, machine learning and AI
  • Does the hype around AI outweigh realistic possibilities?
  • What is the real potential for AI in logistics?
  • Cost-benefit analysis: is AI a worthwhile investment?

  • Digital Transformation

Thomas Bayer, Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistic, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Dr Thomas Bayer

Chief Digital Officer
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistic

Simon Strindberg, Budbee, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Simon Strindberg

Chief Communications Officer
Budbee

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Innovating Fulfilment - Coping with e-commerce: opportunities in urban fulfilment?

Chaired by Bart Sasse, Managing Director for LogHopps and International, Hopps Group


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An urban shift: bringing the warehouse closer to the destination

  • Understanding the city: the benefits of bringing warehouses closer to customers
  • Optimise warehouse management: ensuring your urban centres are fully stocked
  • Investigating the technologies that support urban warehouses
  • A sustainable solution? Is urban warehousing a viable long-term option?

  • Innovating Fulfilment

Sebastian Steinhauser Parcelly photo
Sebastian Steinhauser

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Parcelly

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‘Beds and Sheds’: urban retail estate for the logistics industry

  • Non-traditional logistics: identifying opportunities for urban warehousing and micro-depots
  • How is industrial and residential space being combined in urban areas?
  • Lease vs ownership: investing in asset upgrades in urban settings
  • How can underutilised and under-occupied spaces be accessed for city deliveries?

  • Innovating Fulfilment

Kevin Mofid, Savills UK, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Kevin Mofid

Director of Commercial Research
Savills UK

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The times are changing: transforming e-commerce returns

Through a global network of warehouses and innovative return logistics software, ZigZag are on a mission to solve customer pain points with e-commerce returns. ZigZag connects retailers to over 200 warehouses, and uses predictive analytics to provide the most cost-effective and energy-efficient route to advise whether a retailer should hold and resell returns locally or bring them back via consolidation.  Al will share how ZigZag will continue to delight both retailers and shoppers following major investment from shipping giant Maersk.


  • Innovating Fulfilment

Al Gerrie, ZigZag Global, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Al Gerrie

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
ZigZag Global

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Case study | Hopps Group

Trust and adaption: the key to supporting customer needs

Hopps Group has developed its service around the needs of the customer. By reducing the size of territories through optimised networks, Hopps Group uses innovative solutions to give consumers greater freedom over their delivery options. Focusing on the needs of the individual, consumer, collaborator and client, Hopps Group are expanding their offer with the launch of a new network of private post offices – hoppStores.


Bart Sasse, Hopps Group, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Bart Sasse

Managing Director for LogHopps and International
Hopps Group

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Last Mile Delivery - Adapting delivery and returns models to serve the customer

Chaired by Alan Barrie, Senior Advisor – eCommerce & Logistics, Transport for London


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Case study | Clicksit

Utilising technologies to support returns management

Clicksit are providing SMEs with a fully automated return solution. Through a retailer branded app, customers can locate drop-off points, track returns in real time and log the reason for the return. Streamlining their returns process allows retailors to increase sales and improve customer service.


  • Last Mile Delivery

Thomas Hill, Clicksit, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Thomas Hill

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Clicksit

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A ‘smart’ future for letterboxes

To keep up with the demands of rising parcel volumes and increase their ‘hit rate’ in the last mile, Singapore Post are trialling a new smart stamp and letterbox system. Embedded with data matrix codes, smart stamps enable customers to track the parcel throughout the delivery process and for the parcel to be sorted in the smart letter box. Keith will share how this new system will increase productivity and reduce the carbon footprint in the last mile.


Keith Lim, Singapore Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Keith Lim

Head of Processing, Continuous Improvement & Innovation
Singapore Post

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Case study | Jersey Post

Connecting with the community in times of crisis: the impact of COVID-19


  • Last Mile Delivery

David McGrath, Jersey Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
David McGrath

Head of Marketing
Jersey Post

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Panel discussion

Exceeding customer expectations through flexible delivery options

  • Exploring customer convenience: what do consumers want from their deliveries?
  • How to build a proactive relationship with customers
  • Flexibility vs efficiency: creating adaptable delivery models without impacting profits
  • Promoting delivery options: how can customers be made aware of the most relevant options to them?
  • Is home delivery a sustainable model?
  • How can pricing models be adapted to suit differing customer needs?

  • Last Mile Delivery

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

Vice President: Home Delivery
DHL Supply Chain

Alvin Teo, Ninja Van, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Alvin Teo

Regional Head of Sales and Partnerships
Ninja Van

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Post & Parcel Strategy - Understanding regulation and adapting to change

Chaired by Gavin Macrae, Chief Executive Officer, Postal & Logistics Consulting Worldwide


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Panel discussion

Preparing for new regulations: the impact of customs changes

  • Understanding regulation: why are changes happening?
  • De minimis: the death of in-bound e-commerce into Europe?
  • Adapting for new regulations: creating systems that can be adjusted
  • An integrated digital solution to overcome the latest challenges
  • Who owns the solution? Does it lie with platforms, couriers or customs?

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Peter Koller, Österreichische Post - Post & Parcel Conference
Peter Koller

Head of International Mail & Affairs
Österreichische Post

Christelle Defaye-Geneste, La Poste, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Christelle Defaye - Geneste

Chair of Customs Group, UPU, & Director of EU Affairs and Customs Affairs
La Poste

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Adapting to changing markets: taking advantage of new opportunities

  • Adapting to changing market conditions: what strategic actions for delivery operators?
  • How is regulation affecting delivery operators’ ability to adapt?
  • What are the risks of (not) changing the existing regulatory framework?

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Anna Möller Boivie, Copenhagen Economics, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Anna Möller Boivie

Managing Director
Copenhagen Economics

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Out of industry

Understanding a new Customs landscape in a Globalized world

  • How the professional service provider industry and customs brokers envisages the impacts of regulation change
  • What changes are custom operatives expecting?
  • Staying a step ahead: what changes are needed to prevent backlog?
  • New opportunities: can partnerships support proactive changes to stay ahead in cross-border delivery?
  • Understanding the brokers role: how can customs brokers support a smooth transition?

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Lars Karlsson, KGH Customs, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Lars Karlsson

Business Area Global Consulting
KGH Customs

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Case study on customs

An update from Romania Post

  • Friend or foe? Assessing the relationship between Posts and Customs
  • Becoming a customs broker: what advantages might this bring to Posts?
  • How can Posts overcome the ‘de minimis’ challenge in this space?
  • Exploring the benefits of Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Simona Tarabasanu, Posta Romana, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Simona Tarabasanu

Head of International Mail Department
Poşta Română

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Fitness checking the postal service directive

  • To what extent have changing technologies made the postal directive irrelevant?
  • How are new customer needs and demands impacting the postal directive?
  • Redefining the USO: as networks are increasingly used for parcel deliveries rather than letters, can the postal directive be adapted for the new realities of deliveries?
  • Opportunities for the new Commission: what changes can be expected in EU regulations?

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Denis Joram La Poste
Denis Joram

Director, Regulatory Affairs & Studies
La Poste

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Session 4

Staying a step ahead - revitalising innovations

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Chaired by Derek Osborn, International Postal Coaching, Whatnext4u


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Learning from industry leaders: innovative approaches to delivery and returns

The growth of e-commerce is putting increasing pressure on traditional, in-home delivery and returns models. To keep up with customer demand, industry leaders – led by Amazon – are making huge investments in ‘out of home’ options. Mike will evaluate what can be learned from recent innovations in the delivery landscape, and how new technology is maximising the potential of PUDO networks.


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Mike Richmond, Doddle, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Mike Richmond

Chief Commercial Officer
Doddle

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A collaborative future for international shipping 

By collaborating with other national posts, Russian Post are forming a network to enhance international parcel shipping. By expanding into new markets in China and Europe, Russian Post are able to handle rising parcel volumes and improve delivery times. Denis will share the benefits of this model and its potential to help delivery operators cope with the demands of e-commerce.


Denis Ilin, Russian Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Denis Ilin

Deputy Director General for International Business
Russian Post

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Success with the Norway Post Lego project: moving forward with an innovative IoT system

By introducing an efficient logistics solution by Polymer Logistics, Norway Post were able to significantly reduce logistics costs and ensure fast and safe delivery of postal goods in challenging and demanding operations. An innovative IoT system by Polymer Logistics is bringing a new level of efficiency to this project by optimising post and parcel shipping. From sorting and distribution to the drop-off points, full real-time control over the assets ensures no loss of equipment and maintains fast rotations and related KPIs.


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Ohad Perry, Polymer Logistics, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Ohad Perry

Chief Technology Officer
Polymer Logistics

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Keynote address

Innovation and transformation: unpacking the key drivers of growth

  • How is the logistics industry being primed for a technological revolution?
  • How can business culture promote innovation?
  • Being proactive rather than reactive: how vital is it to stay ahead to provide newer and exciting solutions for deliveries?
  • Smart investments: understanding the opportunities to turn investments into profits

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Björn Ekstedt, PostNord, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Björn Ekstedt

Chief Information Officer
PostNord

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Chair's closing remarks followed by drinks reception

Keynote address | Understanding the impact of the UPU / USPS: where do we go next? - Pascal Thierry Clivaz, Deputy Director General, Universal Postal Union

Session 5

Placing the customer at the heart of delivery services

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Chaired by Derek Osborn, International Postal Coaching, Whatnext4u


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International spotlight | Emirates Post

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

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

Chief Executive Officer
Emirates Post

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Reaching the US e-commerce consumer

The explosion of eCommerce has been great news for logistics providers but poses its own challenges, particularly when shipping to consumers in the US. During his presentation, Georges Berzgal, Senior Vice President International, Pitney Bowes Commerce Services, will offer insights on how cross-border shippers can navigate these challenges, including upcoming UPU changes, which will impact process, technology, and unit economics. He will also speak about US consumers’ expectations around delivery and returns, leveraging data from Pitney Bowes annual Online Shopping Study.


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Georges Berzgal, Pitney Bowes, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Georges Berzgal

Senior Vice President International - Pitney Bowes Commerce Services
Pitney Bowes

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Crossborder e-commerce: understanding the tools for success

  • End-to-end transformation: why innovation is needed across the supply chain
  • Supporting e-commerce: what role do operators play in supporting the growth and innovation of e-commerce players?
  • Overcoming geographical hurdles to fulfilling the USO
  • Coping with unpredictability in the UPU: what’s next?

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Ruth Medina Perez, Correos, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Ruth Medina Pérez

International Business Manager
Correos

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Strategic discussion 

A holistic approach to the delivery process: supporting senders and receivers

  • Senders and receivers: how can you balance demands and expectations from both ends of the delivery spectrum?
  • Thinking long term: how has the coronavirus crisis impacted the relationship between delivery operators, senders and receivers?
  • Putting customer needs first: what are customers seeking from their deliveries?
  • How can an integrated system support a seamless delivery experience?
  • To what extent is technology creating new opportunities to support the customer journey?

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

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

Director of E-Commerce
CTT – Correios de Portugal

Misko Kancko, Canada Post - Post & Parcel Conference
Misko Kancko

Director of Global Strategy & Partnerships
Canada Post

Bart Sasse, Hopps Group, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Bart Sasse

Managing Director for LogHopps and International
Hopps Group

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Session 6   |  3 × Streams

Click below for our streams: Digital Transformation | Last Mile Delivery | Post & Parcel Strategy

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Digital Transformation - Transformation journeys to a high-tech future

Chaired by Thomas Baldry, Senior Vice President International Mail & International Relations, Deutsche Post DHL Group


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The NarrowBand IoT network: revolutionizing the supply chain?

  • Using NB-IoT in the supply chain – how, where and why?
  • Integrating IoT: what are the possibilities for identifying and preventing weak points across the supply chain?
  • Real-time insights: how will improved connectivity impact how we engage with customers
  • Transforming interactions with the delivery driver: utilising IoT to offer unparalleled support to on-the-ground staff

  • Digital Transformation

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Optimising transportation through digitalisation

In tandem with rising parcel volumes, logistics operators are under pressure to reduce transport costs and minimise CO2 emissions. By using state-of-the-art IoT sensors for real-time monitoring, delivery operators are able to increase load space utilization and thereby reduce trips and truck fleet size. Hear how adjustments made via data from the IoT sensors can increase transportation cost savings and reduce CO2 emissions.


  • Digital Transformation

Bo Helmer Lansen, Lyngsoe Systems, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Bo Helmer Larsen

Director of Sales, Logistics Solutions
Lyngsoe Systems

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Last Mile Delivery - Digital and physical: entering new social spaces in the last mile

Chaired by Alan Barrie, Senior Advisor – eCommerce & Logistics, Transport for London


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Social media | Aramex

Creating connected social media interactions within the last mile

Aramex is focusing on improving customer communication within the last mile. Its integrated system allows customers to choose how they wish to be contacted, allowing seamless track and trace across a number of social media channels including WhatsApp, SMS, Facebook messenger and more. Aramex will demonstrate how this system saves time and money by reducing the need for the separate management of different social media channels.


  • Last Mile Delivery

Mohammed Sleeq, Aramex International, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Mohammed Sleeq

Chief Digital Officer
Aramex

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Social Delivery Services

To avoid missed deliveries, individuals sign up as a ViaTim Point for their neighbourhood, and act as a consolidated delivery point. Customers then retrieve their packages from the ViaTim Point at a suitable time or ViaTim will home deliver. Michiel Nieuwkerk will share how major integrators such as DHL, DPD, and UPS use ViaTim to source service points for failed deliveries and e-commerce providers use ViaTim to improve efficiency in returns management.


  • Last Mile Delivery

Michiel Nieuwkerk, ViaTim, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Michiel Nieuwkerk

Founder
ViaTim

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Going beyond the last mile: utilising the C2C segment

Ukraine Post have branched into the largely underestimated C2C trade lane to address the needs of growing expat communities of Ukrainians worldwide. Integrated systems of both postal and non-postal players and new technology are uniting Ukrainian diasporas overseas with their domestic market to assist in parcel delivery. This cost-saving logistics solution allows Ukraine Post to improve customer service in the last mile and offer value-added service beyond last mile delivery to enhance C2C parcel exchanges cross borders.


  • Last Mile Delivery

Kateryna Bezyyuk, Ukraine Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Kateryna Bezyuk

Head of Business Development (eLogistics)
Ukraine Post

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Post & Parcel Strategy - Reinvigorating letter networks

Chaired by Gavin Macrae, Chief Executive Officer, Postal & Logistics Consulting Worldwide


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Reinvigorating letters: the renaissance of direct mail and business mail?

  • Normalising mail in a digital landscape: linking the tools expected in digital, to mail
  • Understanding mail: how does physical mail impact customer spending?
  • A valuable advertising tool: developing strategies that complement digital
  • Personalised mail: what are the opportunities to create targeted mail campaigns?
  • Making print attractive: working with advertisers to show the benefit of direct mail
  • Print media as a sustainable form of communication

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Philip Ricketts, Royal Mail MarketReach, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Philip Ricketts

Director of Business Development
Royal Mail MarketReach

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In conversation

The drive to transform: adapting letter networks for the growth of parcels

  • Is the future of letters a transformation to hybrid?
  • Expanding the letter network for parcels
  • Revitalising the letter delivery model: can small parcels be integrated into delivery services?
  • Adapting postal services for bulkier items: how can traditional systems be utilised for parcels?
  • A single system for two deliveries: how can systems be combined for a more efficient service?
  • An integrated service: how to ensure letter deliveries aren’t lost in transformation

  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Hermann Schafer, Osterreichische Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Hermann Schaffer

Head of Process Management
Österreichische Post

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Lunch

Session 7   |  2 × Streams

Making deliveries green | Start-up city!

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Making deliveries green

Chaired by Elmar Toime, Chairman, Postea and QubeVu Group


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Strategic discussion

The green issue: the last mile as a sustainable frontier in deliveries

  • Understanding the attention on the last mile: the most visible part of the process
  • Creating new delivery options: identifying tools to promote sustainability
  • Electric, hybrid or hydrogen? What are the solutions to vehicle pollution
  • What’s next? Tackling congestion to alleviate city pollution

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Tim Robinson, Doddle, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Tim Robinson

Chief Executive Officer
Doddle

Fredrik Lindqvist, Norway Post, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Fredrik Lindqvist

Senior Vice President, Sales & Operational Planning
Posten Norge

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Case study | By-Expressen

Copenhagen has more bikes than people and is the perfect place for bicycle deliveries. By-Expressen offers fast, efficient, sustainable and secure deliveries across the city. Combining excellent customer service with zero CO2 emissions, By-Expressen demonstrates how pedal power can transform the last mile experience.


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Johannes Killisperger, By-Expressen, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Johannes Killisperger

Co-Owner
By-Expressen

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Consumer expectations for sustainable e-commerce: how are postal operators responding?

Based on research undertaken by IPC towards the end of 2019, Mark will explore consumer attitudes to sustainability as identified through research with consumers in 41 different countries – what their preferences are towards sustainable options for packing and last mile delivery, and what they are prepared to pay. These findings will be supplemented with the latest results from the Postal Sector Sustainability Programme and an explanation of the actions being taken by the postal sector to meet the sustainability requirements of consumers.


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Mark Harrison, International Post Corporation, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Mark Harrison

Head of Markets
International Post Corporation

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Collaboration and innovation: sustainable last mile solutions in the city

Large traffic volumes, regulation changes, the need for more sustainable solutions and rising customer demand are putting pressure on logistics providers in urban environments. They expect new ways of transportation that promise less traffic congestion and less pollution. Different approaches can be evaluated according to these parameters. In some cases the best result will be achieved if industry players begin to share assets and forge stronger collaborations. Should in-home delivery no longer be the priority in urban environments? How can new technologies improve other last mile solutions, such as PUDOs and alternative consolidation points? How can operators use space inside and outside the city most effectively?


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Clemens Beckmann, Deutsche Post, Leaders in Logistics Speaker
Dr Clemens Beckmann

Head of Smart Cities and Last Mile Solutions
DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

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Discussion

End-to-end sustainability

  • Growing customer awareness: how important is sustainability for logistics and retailers?
  • The role of the retailer: how can they improve packaging to support sustainable deliveries
  • Comprehensive solutions: integrating sustainable solutions throughout the supply chain
  • Beyond delivery vehicles: finding sustainable energy sources for trucking and warehousing

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Angela Hultberg, IKEA, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Angela Hultberg

Head of Sustainable Mobility
IKEA Group

Noomi Jägerhorn, Posti, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Noomi Jägerhorn

Head of Sustainability
Posti

Raji Hattar, Aramex, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Raji Hattar

Chief Sustainability Officer
Aramex

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Start-up city!

Chaired by Bernhard Bukovc, Chairman, Postal Innovation Platform


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At Start-up city you will meet the industry’s most promising start-ups. Hear them pitch their wares to you and vote for your favourite.


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Q&A Panel


Christian Oestergaard, PostNord, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Christian Oestergaard

Senior Group Strategist of IT-production / IoT / AI
PostNord

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Pitch 1 | Manna.aero

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Bobby Healy, Manna, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Bobby Healy

Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Manna.aero

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Pitch 2 | Ecotree

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Thomas Norman Canguilhem, Ecotree | Leaders in Logistics
Thomas Norman Canguilhem

Co-Founder and International Director,
Ecotree

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Pitch 3 | BoxC

 


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Chad Schofield, BoxC, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Chad Schofield

Chief Data Officer
BoxC

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Pitch 4 | Dronamics

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Ivet Arabadjieva, Dronamics | Leaders in Logistics
Ivet Arabadjieva

Director of Business Development
Dronamics

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Pitch 5 | Huboo

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Martin Bysh, Huboo, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Martin Bysh

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Huboo

Paul Dodd, Huboo, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Paul Dodd

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder
Huboo

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Pitch 6 | Urb-it

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

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Hannes Skugghall

Chief Product Officer
Urb-it

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Pitch 7 | Mister-Postman

  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovating Fulfilment
  • Last Mile Delivery
  • Post & Parcel Strategy

Patrick Giesen, Mister-Postman, Leaders in Logistics Conference
Patrick Giesen

Founder
Mister-Postman

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Chair's closing remarks

Join us at Nørrebro Bryghus for our official drinks reception on  23 March – the brew house at the absolute centre of beer culture.

With canapés on tap, a selection of craft beer, red and white wine, PLUS a beer sommelier onsite, you’ll learn about the brewing process and all things beer-related (while networking with your fellow attendees)! We have access to the whole brewery for two hours, with coaches to transport you directly to the venue. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre

Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre

Arni Magnussons Gade 2, 1577 København, Denmark

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