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Logistics 2030 – Boosting decarbonisation through innovation


The Alliance for European Logistics held the 8th European Logistics Summit in Brussels on 19 October 2016. You can find the press release here and AEL’s recommendations for innovative solutions towards a sustainable logistics industry in Europe here.


Participants discussed the contribution of logistics to the decarbonisation of Europe. The EU logistics sector promotes a holistic approach to decarbonisation focusing on efficiency, thereby contributing significantly to meeting emissions reduction targets. The Summit focused on discussing innovative solutions that can boost decarbonisation and promote the EU’s competitiveness.


Mathieu Grosch – President of the AEL – opened the Summit, with a rich panel made up of top industry representatives and high-level EU policymakers.



  • 15.00 – 15.20    Registration and coffee

  • 15:20 – 15:30    Welcoming introduction by Mathieu Grosch, AEL President

  • 15:30 – 15:45    Keynote speech by Violeta Bulc, Commissioner for Transport

  • 15:45 – 16:00    Keynote speech by Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL

  • 16:00 – 17:00    Panel discussion moderated by Melinda Crane

    • Henrik HololeiDirector General of DG MOVE

    • Wim van de CampMEP, Member of TRAN Committee

    • Lóri TavasszyFreight Transport and Logistics Professor at TU Delft

    • Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL

    • Markus RosemannHead of Logistics and Order Fulfilment of SAP

    • Philippe MiretCEO of Michelin Global Solutions

  • 17:15 – 17:45    Discussion and Q&A with participants

  • 17:45 – 18:00    Concluding remarks by Mathieu Grosch, AEL President

  • 18.00 – 19.00    Cocktail Reception 

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