At the 2010 summit, the AEL launched its Technology Roadmap for Logistics and presented Vice-President and European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas with a Summit Declaration containing recommendations for a comprehensive strategy for green transport and logistics technologies.
Wolfgang Höfs is Head of Sector "ICT for low carbon mobility" in the Directorate General "Information Society and Media" of the European Commission in Brussels.
His unit "ICT for Transport" supports research in traffic telematics, in particular on Cooperative Systems. Before joining the Commission's services, Mr. Höfs worked in the logistics industry, as well as for public transport associations on the implementation and integration of IT systems in different European countries.
Wolfgang Höfs holds a Master's Degree in Computer Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Dortmund.
Ramon Tremosa i Balcells
Ramon Tremosa i Balcells is a Member of the European Parliament (ALDE), where he is a member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary affairs and substitute for the Committee on Transport and Tourism.
Mr. Tremosa i Balcells has a Graduate degree in economics (specializing in business economics) from the University of Barcelona, a Master's degree in Applied Economic Analysis and a doctorate from the Department of Economic Theory at the University of Barcelona.
He has published several academic papers in national and international journals, as well as having authored several books on economic policy.
Professor Alan McKinnon is Director of the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
A graduate of the universities of Aberdeen, British Columbia and London, he has been researching and teaching in freight transport / logistics for thirty years and has published extensively in journals and books.He also holds visiting professors at the University of Linkoping and Malaysian Institute of Transport.
Alan has conducted studies for numerous public and private sector organisations and been an adviser to several UK government departments and parliamentary committees and various international agencies, including the International Transport Forum and International Energy Agency.
Alan is a member of World Economic Forum's new Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Agency Council and recipient of the Sir Robert Lawrence Award, the highest distinction of the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for making a ‘major contribution to transport and logistics over a sustained period'. Much of his research in recent years has focused on opportunities for decarbonising logistics operations.
Manuel Torres is Corporate Vice President & General Manager, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions, EMEA. He has overall responsibility for channels and growth operations as well as the private direct radio business for large governmental projects including government, enterprise and mobility solutions across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Manuel is instrumental in driving Motorola's market growth in this region.This role involves management of key accounts as well as the distribution channel business for a large technology solutions portfolio in both the private and public sector across the region. With a career at Motorola spanning over 20 years, Manuel joined in 1990 as a system engineer for the radio business.
After having served as sales manager for Portugal and Spain, in 2000, he was promoted to the position of sales director for Portugal and Spain for private radio systems and spent three years growing Motorola's private radio division for the region. His responsibilities expanded the following years, in 2002, he was promoted to director for sales and distribution for for the radio business in Western Europe.
In 2007, he became vice president for the Government and Public Safety business covering all of the Europe Middle East and African region. In addition to the positions above, since June 2005, Manuel also holds the position of Motorola's Country Manager having the responsibility to represent all Motorola businesses in the Country and for Governance and Legal compliancy of all Motorola businesses in both Spain and Portugal.
Henrik Rasmussen, Senior Vice President for Industry Solutions EMEA, has a significant career within SAP, having joined the company in 1991. He has served as Nordic CEO, and before that, headed SAP Denmark for seven years (1997 - 2004), doubling the number of employees as well as the revenue.
During his leadership, SAP Denmark consolidated its position as market leader within the field of enterprise business solutions by entering into increasingly core strategic alliances and partnerships with its customers.
Further, Henrik acted as main driver and initiator of a major transformation process, taking the company from "product-oriented" to "customer-centric solution provider". Nordic experience has been gained through time as Sales Manager for Denmark and Norway, followed by a position as Nordic Sales Director with responsibility for all four Nordic countries. Before joining SAP, Henrik was employed at IBM - one of SAP´s global partners.
Karl Gernandt is, since October 1, 2008, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Kuehne + Nagel International AG, and a board member of the Kuehne Foundation. He is also Managing Director of the Klaus-Michael Kuehne Foundation in Hamburg.
After completing his studies in business administration at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, Karl Gernandt worked for Deutsche Bank AG from 1988 to 1995. There he held positions including that of assistant to the Spokesman of the Board of Management and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, as well as functions in international banking in Germany, Asia and the USA. From 1996 to 1999 he set his mark on the Financial Institution Group of A.T. Kearney GmbH. In 1999 Gernandt moved to Holcim (Deutschland) AG as Chairman of the Board of Management, and was at the same time a member of the European Management Team of Holcim Ltd., Switzerland. In March 2007 he became CEO of Holcim Western Europe, based in Brussels.
Siim Kallas is Vice President and European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport. Mr Kallas has been an active participant in the restoration of Estonian statehood and has served in Estonia as Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of Foreign Affairs and President of the Central Bank. He has been elected to the Estonian Parliament three times. He also held the position of the Chairman of the Estonian Reform Party since the party's creation in 1994 until November 2004, after which he became the Honorary Chairman of the party. Under the previous Barroso Commission, Mr Kallas served as Vice-President in charge of Administration, Audit and Anti-fraud.
Since 2007, Jean-Eric Paquet has been the Head of Unit for International Transport Relations & Trans-European Transport Network Policy. He is also currently the acting Director of DG TREN's Directorate B for Transport Logistics, TEN-T and Co-modality.
He began his career in the European Commission in 1993 at the Directorate General for Transport in the international relations department. He then spent five years in the cabinets of the then Commissioner for Enlargement Günter Verheugen and the Commissioner for Research Philippe Busquin. He has also represented the European Commission in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.
Dr. Melinda Crane presents the news programme "Journal" and hosts the talk shows "Quadriga" and "Capital Cities" on Deutsche Welle-TV.
She is also Senior Producer of "Global Players", an international discussion show on CNBC. She was also International Affairs Consultant to the discussion show "Sabine Christiansen", including interviews with Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, andd George Bush) from 2002 - 2005.
As a writer and reporter both in Germany and in the United States she has worked for Deutsche Welle, ARD, The New York Times Magazine, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, The Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor and others. Melinda Crane has been a member of the Berlin RIAS Commission since 2004. She has moderated a wide variety of podium discussions and conferences for public organisations and private sector clients, and is a frequent guest and commentator on German television and radio. Among her areas of expertise are: transatlantic politics, climate and environment, business and economics (including globalisation and world trade), new media and the internet. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in political economy from the Fletcher School of Law Diplomacy in Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
Dr. Frank Appel is Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL.
He joined the company as Managing Director of Corporate Development in 2000. In November 2002 Frank Appel became Member of the Corporate Board of Deutsche Post with management responsibilities for Logistics, Mail International, Global Customer Solutions, Global Business Services, Corporate Regulatory Management and the First Choice programme before he was appointed as new CEO of the company in February 2008.
In 1999, he was elected Partner and Member of the German Business Management of McKinsey & Co. He had previously worked for the company as a consultant and project manager.
Frank Appel holds a Master of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Munich and a doctorate in neurobiology from ETH, Zurich.
Alfredo Altavilla is CEO of Iveco.
Born in Taranto in 1963, he began his career at the Cattolica University of Milan, working as an assistant.
In 1990 he joined Fiat Auto, in charge of international ventures developments in the field of strategic planning and product development. In 1995 he was appointed Head of the Fiat Auto office in Beijing, and in 1999 Head of the Asia Operations.
He has been in charge of Business Development since 2001, and in 2002 he took over responsibility for coordinating activities related to the alliance with General Motors. In 2004 he was entrusted with the responsibility for the management of alliances.
In September 2004 he was appointed Chairman of FGP (Fiat/GM Powertrain JV) and Senior Vice President of Business Development of Fiat Auto.
In July 2005 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of TOFAS, a 50-50 joint venture between Fiat Auto and Koç Holding that is listed on the Istanbul stock exchange, while retaining responsibility for Business Development. In November 2006 he was named Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Powertrain Technologies and became a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) of the Fiat Group.
In July 2009 he joined the Board of Directors of Chrysler Group LLC and in October 2009 was named Executive Vice President of Business Development of the Fiat Group.
Dr. Georg Wellinghoff is the Senior Vice President for Global Logistics Solutions Procurement at BASF.
He joined the company in 1985 and held various positions for BASF including R&D, HR, Supply Chain Management & Logistics, Operations, and Procurement, thereof 4 years in Asia.
In his current position, he is globally responsible for the procurement of all transportation and logistics related services plus packaging.
He is an active member of the transportation and logistics focused working groups of VCI, BDI and CEFIC.
Georg Wellinghoff graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hannover and holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dortmund.
Registration and Coffee
Welcoming Address by Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL on behalf of Alliance for European Logistics
Scene setting by Prof. Alan Mckinnon, Director of Logistics Research Centre, Heriot Watt University
Session One: The Future of European Transport
On the eve of the publication of the White Paper on the Future of European Transport Policy, influential business and political figures will provide views on the future of the European logistics industry.
Panel moderated by Melinda Crane with:
- Frank Appel, Chief Executive, Deutsche Post DHL
- Karl Gernandt, Delegate of the Board of Directors, Kühne + Nagel
- Jean-Eric Paquet, Acting Director for Trans-European Transport Networks & Smart Transport, DG MOVE, European Commission
- Ramon Tremosa I Balcells, Member of European Parliament
- Georg Wellinghoff, Senior Vice President, Global Procurement and Logistics BASF
Break & Refreshments
Session Two: The Role Of Technology In Greening Logistics
The role of new technologies - ranging from green vehicles to e-freight to IT solutions - and their role in reducing carbon emissions in transport logistics are a key part of the Europe 2020 objectives of smart and sustainable growth. Hear what leading business and political figures have to say about the role of technology in "greening" logistics.
Panel moderated by Melinda Crane with:
- Alfredo Altavilla, Chief Executive, IVECO
- Wolfgang Höfs, Head of Sector "ICT for low carbon mobility", DG INFSO, European Commission
- Prof. Alan Mckinnon, Director of Logistics Research Centre, Heriot Watt University
- Henrik Rasmussen, Senior Vice President Industry Solutions EMEA, SAP
- Manuel Torres, Corporate VP & General Manager Enterprise Mobility Solutions EMEA, Motorola
Presentation of declaration by AEL to Vice President Kallas with industry partners Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Post DHL on behalf of Alliance for European LogisticsKeynote Speech by Siim Kallas, Vice-President and European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport "Unleashing the potential of logistics in Europe's sustainable future"
Close & Cocktail