Logistics meets Innovation

(date for the next edition in 2020 to be announced)

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50+ decision makers

from the leading companies

in transport & logistics

Conference 2017 event summary

Just as any other industry today, the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry is facing change – new market entrants, business models, customer expectations, and technologies are emerging. Managing the operations becomes more and more complex – now that the customers are demanding to get goods faster, in a more flexible manner and at low, or no delivery cost.

To face and to ride the wave of change, the T&L players must embrace collaboration. There is an apparent shift from the economies of scale to the network and sharing economies. As a result, the T&L players need to adapt their strategies accordingly.

The 3rd edition of our Logistics meets Innovation conference focused on collaboration as one of the ways to improve operational efficiency, as well as on digitization as the enabler of collaboration. The participants discussed what needs to be done to realize the idea of the Physical Internet for logistics, the importance of data and analytics for collaboration, and what potential value can the blockchain bring to the T&L industry.


Speakers, 2017

Robert Boute (moderator)
Professor Operations Management
Vlerick Business School

Rod Franklin
Adjunct Professor of Logistics
Kühne Logistics University
Frank Salliau
Founder/Data Scientist
Sven Verstrepen
Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics
João Monteiro
Founder/Managing Director

Paulo Rodrigues
CEO Lisbon Office



Agenda, 2017

Opening by the conference moderator, Prof. Robert Boute
Presentation by Rod Franklin, Kühne Logistics University
Presentation by Frank Salliau, Mentat-IT and Sven Verstrepen, Ahlers
Presentation by João Monteiro, LogIndex (K+N)
Presentation by Paulo Rodrigues, IntellectEU (blockchain)
Panel discussion (with audience participation)
Networking and dinner reception
20:40 - 22:30
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(date for the next edition in 2020 to be announced)

Past Participants

Past Speakers

Guy Jaspers
Senior Director of Global Network Support
Marc Verelst
Supply Chain Innovation
Philippe Fierens
Alex Van Breedam
Jim Fredholm
Alban François
Vice President Global Cargo
Evelien Klein
Director Global Demand Management
Alexander Petkov
Member of the Board of Directors


Room 1, Avenue du Boulevard 21, Brussels, Belgium

(Vlerick Business School is on the 2nd floor)

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Lisa Laguzinskaya
Lisa Laguzinskaya
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