4th Annual Stakeholders Conference

 

Program

 

8:30 am: Registration opens

 

9:30 am

Welcoming speeches
Ms Schretter, Director General of the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria
Mr Gunther Bonz, FEPORT President

 

10:00 am

Opening speech
“Getting multimodality right to facilitate transport and trade”
Mr Matthew Baldwin, Deputy Director General, DG MOVE

 

10:45 am

Session 1: Presentations followed by a panel discussion
Topics to be covered: Trade war and protectionism, transport networks and trade flows, EU trade policy versus other regions, impact of digitalization on trade, how can private actors overcome disruptive trade measures?

Moderator: Ms. Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, FEPORT Secretary General

Keynote speakers:

  • Mr Martin Stopford, CEO, Clarkson Research
  • Prof Mary R. Brooks, Professor Emerita, Rowe School of Business Laureate, Onassis Prize in Shipping 2018
  • Prof Lauri Ojala, Contributor to the World Bank 2018 LPI report “Connecting to compete”
  • Mr Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain, World Economic Forum

Panel discussion

  • Mr Martin Stopford, CEO, Clarkson Research
  • Prof Mary R. Brooks, Professor Emerita, Rowe School of Business Laureate, Onassis Prize in Shipping 2018
  • Prof Lauri Ojala, Contributor to the World Bank 2018 LPI report “Connecting to compete”
  • Mr Wolfgang Lehmacher, Head of Supply Chain, World Economic Forum

Q&As from the audience (20 mns)

 

12:30 pm: Lunch Break

 

14:00 pm

Session 2: Presentations followed by a panel discussion

Topics to be covered: What should be the priorities for policy makers in the coming years regarding physical and digital connectivity? Can the EU afford not to adopt a framework in favor of combined transport? Data platforms, digitalization, threats and opportunities for the supply chains, Does the existing framework impede or facilitate integration by data integrators? 

Moderator: Mr Kieran Ring, CEO, Global Logistics Institute

Key note speakers:

  • Mr Ulrich Wrage, CEO, DAKOSY
  • Mr Renzo Capanni, Director Maritime Logistics, Hupac Intermodal

Panel discussion

  • Mr Daniel Levens, CEO NextPort
  • Mr Rafael Company Perris, Sauron, Cyber security, Port of Valencia Foundation
  • Mr Saadaoui Zahouani, Head of Sector, EU Single Window environment for Customs initiative, DG TAXUD
  • Mr Craig Halford, Global Sales Director, XVELA

Q&As: 20 mns

 

Coffee Break

 

16:00 pm

Session 3: Presentations followed by a panel discussion

Topics to be covered:What should be the priorities for policy makers regarding physical and digital connectivity? Is the extension of the TEN-T network beyond EU borders a priority? Is there an urgency for EU regulators to define rules of governance in terms of data sharing?How to compete when rules are not respected outside the EU? How to invest and develop trading partnerships when markets outside the EU remain closed?

Moderator: Mr Christophe Tytgat, Secretary General of Sea Europe

Key note speakers:

  • Mr Bas Janssens, General Director, Deltalinqs
  • Mr Alain Baron, Head of the International Transport Sector, DG MOVE and Co-Chairman of South East Europe Transport Observatory (SEETO)

Panel discussion

  • Mr Olaf Merk, Administrator ITF OECD
  • Mr Gene Seroka, Executive Director, Port of Los Angeles
  • Mr Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, Policy Officer, DG CONNECT
  • Ms Simone Ritzek-Seidl, International Relations Officer, DG COMP
  • Ms Nicolette Van der Jagt, General Director CLECAT

 

General comments from:

Ms Magda Kopczynska, Director Waterborne, DG MOVE

 

Wrap up:

Ms Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, FEPORT Secretary General

 

Closing Speeches:

“Land connectivity, decarbonization and digitalization”
Ms Elisabeth Werner, Deputy Director for Land Transport, DG MOVE
Representative of the Austrian Presidency of the EU (tbc)

 

We are looking forward to welcoming our honorable speakers and guests on November 29th, 2018.

As has been the case for the three previous editions (First Annual Stakeholders’ Conference, Second Annual Stakeholders’ Conference and Third Annual Stakeholders’ Conference), the idea is to exchange about current challenges and opportunities for different actors of the logistics chain and, in the framework of this edition, to debate on how multimodal transport networks and digital platforms can help EU economic actors to overcome uncertainties weighing on regional and global trade.

After the opening speeches, the first session will introduce the theme of the conference from different angles.

Our key note speakers will comment on the major changes affecting supply and logistics chains as a result of market developments and share for instance their views on whether blockchain is the miraculous solution to restore trust in Trade.

Threats on Trade are coming from other areas of the world but will probably also result from the post Brexit situation. "How can supply chains overcome disruptive trade situations and adapt?" will be among the themes tackled by our key note speakers.

The lack of harmonization of competition rules between different areas of the world is also becoming a source on non-playing field. Should regulators be more active on this issue and increase international cooperation?

Session 1 will last the whole morning and will therefore offer opportunities to attendees to ask questions to the speakers.

The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to exchanges between industry players and innovators as well as debates with policy makers (Commission, MEPs and Member States) who are dealing with issues with respect to data sharing, digital connectivity and open platforms, interoperability competition and level playing field within supply and logistics chains.

Session 2 will concern the current situation as far as connectivity (both physical and digital) is concerned and where improvements are still needed.

The second session will offer the possibility to explore topics such as Digitization versus Digitalization and the increasing use of all types of platforms leading to the emergence of new business models. Threats to trade and to supply chains such as cyber-attacks and their disruptive effects will also be evoked.

What should be the priorities for policy makers in the coming years regarding physical and digital connectivity?

Can the EU afford not to adopt a framework in favor of combined transport?

How is the EU Single Window environment for customs initiative connected with the transport single window? And how does it contribute to the debate about digital initiatives aiming at facilitating trade and simplifying administrative procedures.

Multimodal connectivity and digitalization are considered by many experts as the catalysts of growth and enablers of trade, our guest speakers will also explain why digital connections can contribute to enhance the use of the physical transport networks and restore a real playing field for fair competition between modes of transport and different actors of the supply chains.

Speakers will give examples about corporate initiatives and ongoing projects on cyber security and explain why collaboration between public and private actors is essential to boost competitiveness and turn trade into a growth engine.

Session 3 will be dedicated to a discussion between industry and policy makers about priorities in relation with connectivity and open platforms as well as trade and competition policies.

Speakers of the third session will provide their views regarding the current situation of the network, collaboration between different actors of the supply chain and the main upcoming challenges in terms of digitalization in the transport sector.

What should be the priorities for policy makers regarding physical and digital connectivity?
Is the extension of the TEN-T network beyond EU borders a priority?
Is there an urgency for EU regulators to define rules of governance in terms of data sharing?
How to compete when competition rules are different or are not respected out-side the EU?
How to invest and develop trading partnerships when markets outside the EU remain closed?

The above questions will be among the topics for discussion and exchange between panelists and attendees.

 

 
 

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