2018 Conference Agenda

We are currently working on our conference agenda for 2019. To give you an example of what’s in store, here is the agenda for our last conference in 2018.

Day 1 // Monday 11 June

Welcome Drinks Reception // 19.00

Join us on Monday evening for drinks and an opportunity to meet your fellow delegates and speakers before the conference starts. The evening kicks off at 7.00pm at the Royal Lancaster London.

Day 2 // Tuesday 12 June

09.00 // WELCOME TO LONDON

Neil Jackson | Chief Executive | Triangle Management Services

09.15 // Postal Perspectives

In this opening plenary, industry leaders will provide an insight into their organisation’s current strategies. They will discuss the recent developments that they have made and touch upon wider industry trends.

09.20 // keYNOTE ADDRESS

Sue Whalley, Royal Mail UK
Chief Executive Officer of Post and Parcels

10.00 // TRANSFORMATION FOR FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY AND GROWTH

Francisco De Lacerda, CTT Portugal Post
CEO

10.40 // E-COMMERCE WITHOUT BOUNDARIES

Achim Dunnwald, Deutsche Post AG
CEO – DHL Parcel Europe

09.40 // BUILDING BRIDGES

Zoltán Illés, Magyar Post
CEO

10.20 // FROM ONE WORLD TO ANOTHER

Garrett Bridgeman, An Post
Managing Director, Mails and Parcels Division

11.55 // BREXIT REPORT

As March 29th, 2019, the date set for the UK to officially depart from the EU, draws closer, it becomes increasingly important for the post and parcel industry to understand its implications. This session will look at possible consequences of Brexit – this will include debating the impact it will have on land transport in and out of the UK.
Chair: Gavin Macrae | Founder & Managing Director | Pine Monkey & Associates

12.00 // BREXIT REPORT: THE IMPLICATIONS OF BREXIT FOR THE UK AND EUROPE

Lord Callanan
Minister of State for Exiting the European Union

12.40 // BREXIT: WHAT IT MEANS FOR RETAIL

William Bain, British Retail Consortium
Policy Advisor – Europe and International

12.25 // KEEPING SUPPLY CHAINS FLOWING THROUGH BREXIT

James Hookham, FTA
Deputy Chief Executive

14.10 // Breaking Down barriers to Cross Border

Cross-border e-commerce is continuing to grow at a swift rate – this is bringing new challenges to the industry. This session will discuss what these encounters are and explain what is being done to combat them.
Chair: Peter Somers | CEO | SprintPack NV

14.15 // CROSS BORDER – OPPORTUNITY OR CHALLENGE?

Nick Wells, Whistl
CEO

14.45 // siemens & swiss post

Markus Guler, Post CH
Project Quality Responsible

15.00 // DIGITALISATION & TRADE: GROW FAST OR DIE SLOWLY

Peer Bentzen, Deutsche Post AG
EVP Business Development

14.30 // facilitating cross-border postal e-commerce

Holger Winklbauer, IPC
CEO

14.45 // siemens & swiss post

Hokan Thorén, Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics GmbH | Head of Sales Mail Logistics

Driving Greater Efficiencies // 16.15 – 17.40

The final session of the day will look at recent innovations and technologies that can considerably improve companies’ efficiency. It will highlight other associated benefits and argue that companies should be investing in these types of technologies if they want to keep ahead in the industry.

16.05 //

Sverker Lindbo, Ocado
Head of Concept Development

16.35 // pricing efficiency: today & tomorrow

Daniel Rueda, Open Pricer
Founder and CEO

16.20 // CONNECTED EFFICIENCY

Peter Howes, Honeywell
President – Productivity Products

16.50 // ENABLING DIGITAL LOGISTICS

Gautam Kumar, FarEye
COO & Co-Founder

Day 3 // Wednesday 13 June

09.00 // GDPR: REIMAGINING MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

The opening session of day two will focus on the implications of the European General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on 25th May 2018. It will teach you how to react to these changes and also show you how to reimagine marketing communication.
Chair: Leslie Foxhoven | Managing Director, Global eCommerce | Aprisa Express

09.05 // THE GDPR OPPORTUNITY

Mark Davies, Whistl
Managing Director, Door Drop Media

09.45 // gdpr: when compliance meets creativity

Rachel Aldighieri, Direct Marketing Association
Managing Director

09.25 // GDPR: STATE OF PLAY FOR THE EUROPEAN POSTS

Botond Szebeny, PostEurop
Secretary General

10.05 // ensuring your marketing communications comply with gdpr, pecr and epr

Toni Vitale, Winckworth Sherwood
Partner

11.00 // TECHNOLOGY: BRIDGING THE GAP

This session will be looking at the latest industry technologies to see how they are bridging the technology gap. Intelligence will heavily feature in this session and so the benefits of big data, blockchain and AI will be explored. Technologies that are solution providers to the industry will also be discussed.
Chair: Matthew Wittemeier | Marketing & Sales | INFORM GmbH

11.05 // FUTURE OF AI & AUTOMATION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF AI

Markus Sekula, INFORM GmbH
Key Account Management and Sales Hub

12.25 // FROM A LOCAL PROBLEM TO A GLOBAL SOLUTION

David Muntañola, Citibox
Chief Revenue Officer

11.45 // MAKING BIG DATA OPERATIONAL

Niels Delater, Spectos GmbH
CEO

12.05 // TECHNOLOGY AS A DRIVER FOR ECOMMERCE GROWTH

Marcin Bosacki, Stamps.com/Endicia
Global Strategy Director

13.45 // Postal Evolution

We close the conference by looking at how the industry has evolved over the recent years and why this is important – companies need to continue to meet the growing demands of the market. It will consider how the industry has embraced change as well as make advancements to improve the service it offers.
Chair:

13.50 // finally, an addressing system for modern day logistics

Anne-Claire Blet, what3words
Partnerships Director

14.30 // staying connected – the relationship between industry and consumer

Nina Ballantyne, Citizens Advice Scotland
Postal Policy Team Manager

14.10 // Postal Evolution

Andreas Gregoriou, Cyprus Post
Director of the Department of Postal Services

14.50 // how to add scalibility/flexibility in the b2c parcel activities

Maurizio Puppo, Solystic
Director of Strategy and Business Development

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