The Intercontinental Hotel, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY

Registration opens at 9am and refreshments will be provided prior to the event starting:

Day 1 Opening Remarks: 10:00 – 10:30

1. The Power of Disruptive Technology: 10:30 – 11:30
What will the future of the logistics and supply chain industry look like? Big data and the Internet of Things are just a couple of technologies transforming the industry. But what impact will drones and autonomous vehicles have? What benefits will these technologies bring in real terms?
Moderator: Mark Millar, Author, Global Supply Chain Ecosystems
Panellist: John Manners-Bell, CEO, Ti
Panellist: Eleanor Winton, Director, KPMG
Panellist: Nicolas Leroux, Co-owner and Managing Partner, Lunatech
Break: 11:30 – 12:00
2. Urbanisation and City Logistics: 12:00 – 13:00
With an increasing proportion of Europe’s population living in cities, how these growing urban areas are served in terms of logistics is critical to their successful functioning. Competition for the use of limited transport infrastructure especially roads and railways is increasing. What role will regulators play in the development of City Logistics strategies? How can new technologies and Big Data make road use more efficient? What are the environmental imperatives to sustainable logistics strategies?
Moderator: Mark Millar, Author, Global Supply Chain Ecosystems
Panellist: Peter Ward, Chief Executive, UK Warehousing Association
Panellist: Jo Godsmark, Director, Labyrinth Solutions
Panellist: Wolfgang Lehmacher, Director, Head of Supply Chain and Transport Industries, World Economic Forum
Panellist: Jon Sleeman, Director – Research, JLL
Panellist: Martin Brown, Supply Chain Director, Claire’s Accessories
Lunch: 13:00 – 14:00
3. E-retail, Smart Transport and Last Mile Delivery: 14:00 – 15:00
This session looks at the e-retailing phenomenon and what this means for the last mile delivery market and will Smart Transport have an impact?
Moderator: Joel Ray, Head of Consulting, Ti
Panellist: Sandy Stewart, Managing Director Transport & Logistics, Stifel
Panellist: Jerome Charlez, Founder, Khearos
Panellist: Neil Ashworth, CEO, Collect+
Panellist: Patrick Gallagher, Chief Executive, CitySprint
Break: 15:00 – 15:30
4. Ethics & Sustainability: 15:30 – 16:30


Ethical behaviour and commitment to environmentally sustainable practices need not be at the expense of profitability. Best practices in logistics and supply chain bring together ethics, sustainability and bottom line performance in a holistic approach which provides companies with a ‘triple advantage’. What is a ‘Social Licence to Operate’ and how does it work? How can ‘green and gold’ practices release economic value? What are the risks to companies of ignoring or not investigating the behaviour of their suppliers? This session brings together speakers who will identify best practice and how it can make a difference to the supply chain and logistics industry.

Moderator: Kim Winter, Global Chief Executive Officer, Logistics Executive

Panellist: John Manners-Bell, CEO, Ti

Panellist: Jenny Lopez, Sustainability Advisor, Food and Energy, Forum for the Future 

Panellist: Rob Palfrey, Managing Director, Minerva SRM


16:30 – 17:30 Delegate drinks reception 

End of Day 1
Day 2
5. Logistics Innovation Showcase: 09:30 – 11:00
Featuring Bringg, Xeneta and Freightos, Ti is excited to announce and confirm these three companies will be taking part in our Innovation Showcase session. The Showcase session will feature three start up companies who will each present their logistics innovation and business model to our audience and specially selected panel. The expert panel will critique the presentations, ask probing questions and even offer practical advice based on their own experience. This session was one of the highlights of our Singapore conference last year.
Moderator: Ken Lyon, Founder, Virtual Partners
Panellist: Justin Zatouroff, Partner, KPMG
Panellist: Ruth Waring, MD, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd
Participant: Ruthie Amaru, VP Product, Freightos
Participant: Thomas Sørbø, CBDO and Co-Founder, Xeneta
Participant: Raanan Cohen, CEO, Bringg
Break: 11.00 – 11:30
6. Terrorism, criminality and supply chain risk: 11:30 – 12:30
The security situation in Syria and parts of Africa has had major implications for supply chains in Europe and highlighted their vulnerability not only to criminal activity, but also to the intervention by regulatory authorities. Firstly the refugee crisis and latterly the terrorist atrocities in France have led to the closure of borders in the Schengen area. What impact will this have on European distribution models based on the free flow of goods? How likely is it that border controls will be reinstated? What can supply chain and logistics companies do to reduce risk in their supply chains?
Moderator: John Manners-Bell, CEO, Ti
Panellist: Professor Brian Squire, Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Bath University
Panellist: Major General (Retired) David Shouesmith, Chairman, Royal Logistic Corps Foundation
Panellist: Dr Richard Gibson, Strategic Development Director, Yusen Logistics
Panellist: Craig Neame, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan
Lunch: 12:30 – 13:30 
7. Kogan Page Masterclass: 13:30 – 16:30
Moderator, Zen Yaworsky, Co-owner, Supply Solutions

What are the Maxims for Creating Super-Performing Businesses?

• Identifying the attributes of super-performers
• Defining The Business Operations Model framework
• Investigating the scenarios for competitive disruption
• The Amazon case using the framework
• The Maxims for super-performance

Professor Alan Braithwaite, Visiting Professor at Cranfield University and Chief Executive Officer, LCP Consulting

Supply Chains in the Wake of Catastrophe

• Evaluating the risk to brand v. control of costs in decision-making
• Your suppliers’ employees – where does the responsibility lie?
• Understanding the role of technology in ethical supply chains
• Highlighting the short and long term steps to improve supply chain resilience
• A 5 year plan for supply chains in the wake of catastrophe

John Manners-Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Intelligence

Managing Risks and Uncertainties within Food Supply Chains: A Proactive Approach

• What are the true challenges facing food supply chains
• Proactively managing risk – what are the enablers and tools you need to be aware of?
• Key considerations surrounding the future development of food supply chains

Samir Dani, Head of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management at the University of Huddersfield and recent prize winner of the Prix de Associations at the ACA-Bruel Award Ceremony for his book, Food Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

Working break 14:30 – 15.00
Interactive Roundtable Discussions An opportunity for the delegation to really get to grips with the subject area. Attendees will be requested to discuss the previous case studies amongst their roundtables and to come up with questions and discussion points for the subsequent Panel Discussion.

Panel Discussion
Professor Alan Braithwaite, Visiting Professor at Cranfield University and Chairman, LCP Consulting, John Manners-Bell, Chief Executive Officer, Transport Intelligence, Samir Dani, Head of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality Management at the University of Huddersfield and Zen Yaworsky, Co-owner, Supply Solutions.

Closing remarks: 16:00 – 16:30

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