The Alliance for European Logistics (AEL), hosted its 4th European Logistics Summit in Brussels on 12 October 2011.
The 2011 Summit centered around the theme of shifts in global trade patterns and how these are redefining the future of logistics. The question at the heart of this debate was: Does the EU White Paper on Transport contain the tools and means for the European logistics industry to maintain its competitive edge in global trade?
At the event, the AEL presented its '13 Cases - 13 Policy Priorities' paper that contains case studies from each of the AEL Members and illustrates the importance of a solid European framework to support the competitiveness of the logistics sector in the EU. It also launched an animated video that follows a very special package through the global supply chain to unveil the future of European logistics.
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 a 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 the 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.
Inés Ayala Sender
Inés Ayala Sender is a Spanish Member of the European Parliament, where she is part of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats. She is a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, as well as the Committee on Budgetary Control and substitute member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
Before joining the European Parliament, Ms. Ayala held various positions including as PES Policy Adviser on various EP committees and delegations, national expert in the Directorate-General for the Environment in the European Commission, expert before the European Economic and Social Committee on combating exclusion, and Deputy Director-General responsible for European programmes, Fundescoop (Foundation for the Development of Cooperativism and Social Economy). She has also been a Lecturer in the Department of Spanish Literature in Saragossa.
She holds degrees in Spanish, English and Law from the University of Saragossa and has completed postgraduate studies in Sustainable Development at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
Dr. Melinda Crane presents the news programme "Journal" and hosts the talk shows "Quadriga" and "Capital Cities" on Deutsche Welle-TV. She is also a Senior Producer of "Global Players", an international discussion show on CNBC. She previously was International Affairs Consultant to the discussion show "Sabine Christiansen", including interviews with Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and 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.
Keir Fitch is the deputy head of cabinet of Siim Kallas, Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of transport. Within the cabinet, he is the person responsible for rail transport, land transport, transport security, competition and state aid issues in transport, co-ordination of the Roadmap for a Single European Transport Area (White Paper) and Europe 2020.
He has been a member of the cabinet of Siim Kallas since 2004. His professional career started at law firm Herbert Smith in 1989 where he served as a lawyer. He stayed at Herbert Smith until he joined the UK civil service as a European fast stream lawyer in 1993. Mr. Fitch joined the European Commission's Legal Service as a member of the agriculture team in 1999. Before joining the cabinet of Kallas, he was a member of the cabinet for Vice-President Neil Kinnock, a former Commissioner for Administrative Reform. He graduated in mathematics and law from Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge in 1989.
During the course of the Polish Presidency, Marcin Jaczewski is the chairman of the Working Party on Transport Intermodal Questions and Networks and of the Working Party on Land Transport of the Council of the European Union. Within these parties, he is responsible for horizontal dossiers including financing, transport relations with third countries, as well as for a recast of the first railway package.
Besides duties related to the Presidency, he is a senior specialist in the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure responsible for actions supporting energy-efficiency in transport. Before that, he was responsible for international cooperation at the Polish Railway Lines Company, including the coordination of ERTMS implementation along the Polish-German transport corridor.
Mr. Jaczewski graduated in International Relations from the University of Warsaw. At present he continues his Ph.D. studies in Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Søren Hyldstrup Larsen
After a career in the Department of the Danish Ministry of Transport, including the position as personal advisor to the minister, Søren Hyldstrup Larsen took up the post as Transport Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU in 1997. In 2001 Mr Hyldstrup Larsen moved on to private consultancy in Bruxelles focusing on transport, environment, financial and social issues primarily for British and French clients.
In 2004 he accepted the opportunity to establish and run the new office in Bruxelles of the Danish Transport and Logistics Association, which is today a joint office for road freight transport associations in the Scandinavian countries. Mr. Larsen is chairman of the Eurocommerce Logistics Working Group and lecturer in European Affairs and Lobby Work at the Université Catholique Louvain. He is also President of the Danish Lawyers and Economists Association in Belgium.
Michel Savy is a professor at Paris East-Créteil University and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ENPC) with degrees in civil engineering (École Centrale Paris) and a PhD in economics. His main research areas include freight transport and logistics, production and territory and he also leads a PhD program in transportation.
He is a senior researcher in Lab'Urba Laboratory (Paris East University), the director of the Observatory of Transport Policies and Strategies in Europe (OPSTE), editor of Transport/Europe and co-director of the Sino-French Centre for Urban and Regional Planning Studies (Nanjing and Paris East Universities).
He is also a member of the High Level Group on the state of the road haulage market of the European Commission, of the French National Commission for Transport Accounts, of various academics and professional associations, president of the Scientific Council of SETRA (Transport, Roads and Planning Studies Service), outgoing president of the French Association of Transport Institutes (AFITL) and member of editorial boards of Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine (Paris), Cahiers scientifiques du transport (Paris), Transport Reviews (London), and the International Journal of Transport Economics (Pisa).
Marc Vanheukelen is Head of Cabinet of Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, where he is responsible for general coordination, the preparation of Commission meetings, relations with the Secretariat General (SG) and Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA), personnel questions, and the advisory group on trade.
He holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of International Studies in Geneva as well as an M.Sc. in economics from the University of Leuven. He has also authored several publications, e.g. Coming to Grips with the Internal Market (with Jacques Pelkmans), Research on the cost of Non-Europe (with Jacques Pelkmans), The evaluation of European expenditure: The current state of play.
Registration and Coffee
WELCOMING ADDRESS AND SETTING THE SCENE
Brief introduction by Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer Deutsche Post DHL
WHITE PAPER UP FOR DEBATE
Central statement: Does the EU White Paper contain the tools and means for the European logistic industrys industry to maintain its competitive edge in global trade?
Introductory address: Keir Fitch, Deputy Head of Cabinet for Transport CommissionerSiim Kallas, European Commission Speakers will state their case to the audience, answering amongst others, the following questions:
Speakers will state their case to the audience, answering amongst others, the following questions:
- Trade Triangles: Who are we competing with on the global market and what can be done to keep Europe's competitive edge when it comes to facilitating the transport of goods across borders?
Speaker: Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Post DHL
- Post-crisis globalisation: How can Europe remain at the forefront of shifting global trade patterns?
Speaker: Marc Vanheukelen, Head of Cabinet for Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht
- Investment: How can we maximise effectiveness of Europe's investment in the transport industry in a time of widespread budget cuts and financial austerity?
Speaker: Marcin Jaczewski, Transport Attaché, Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU
- Environment: To what extent is a limitation of global trade acceptable in terms of economic costs versus environmental gains? Speaker: Ines Ayala Sender, MEP, Member of the Transport and Tourism Committee and substitute Member of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
- Customers: Does the White Paper provide the tools for those industries that require efficient transport systems to compete in a global marketplace?
Speaker: Søren Hyldstrup Larsen, Chairman of EuroCommerce Logistics Working Group
PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A
Each speaker will then join a panel discussion to be moderated by TV presenter and journalist Melinda Crane with Q&A from the audience.
A leading academic will evaluate the various positions and arguments presented, qualify them with key facts and figures and consolidate them into a path forward.
Speaker: Professor Michel Savy, Director of the Observatory for European transport policy and strategy, University of Paris-Est
Closing and presentation of AEL '13 Cases - 13 Policy Priorities' report by Frank Appel, Chief Executive Officer, Deutsche Post DHL