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EUROPEAN LOGISTICS SUMMIT 2017

Logistics – a crucial enabler of trade

 

Logistics are the back-bone of supply chains and a key enabler of global trade. Without logistics and related services, global procurement, manufacturing, distribution, and sales as we know them would not be possible.

 

Logistics connect producers, traders, and consumers across the world, providing all businesses with reliable and effective access to goods and materials in domestic and international markets. Related services influence the cost of goods and the competitiveness of economies. They ensure the smooth functioning of efficient and integrated supply chains, along which trade flows develop and economies grow.

 

At times when backlashes against globalisation pose a challenge to free trade flows, the importance of smooth and efficient logistics and connectivity is paramount.

 

This year’s Summit provided a platform for discussion about the value of global supply chains and how an effective EU and global pro-trade policy framework can boost competitiveness, growth, and jobs in Europe.

 

Read the presentation given by Lucian Cernat, Chief Trade Economist at the European Commission.

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

THE PROGRAMME

  • 15.00 – 15.20     Registration and welcome coffee

  • 15:20 – 15:30    Welcome and introduction by Mathieu Grosch, President Alliance for European Logistics

  • 15:30 – 15:45    Keynote speech by Maria ÅseniusHead of Cabinet, Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

  • 15:45 – 16:00    Keynote speech by Frank AppelChief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group

  • 16:00 – 17:50    Panel discussion moderated by Jacki Davis​

    • Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of International Trade Center

    • Clemence Cheng, Managing Director & Division Head of Hutchison Port Holdings Limited

    • Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL Group

    • Inés Ayala Sender, Member of the European Parliament

    • Lucian Cernat, Chief Trade Economist at the European Commission.

  • 17:50 – 18:00    Concluding remarks by Mathieu Grosch, President Alliance for European Logistics

  • 18.00 – 19.00    Cocktail Reception