|14h00||LOGISTICS 2050: A VIEW ON FUTURE SCENARIOS
SESSION ONE: BUSINESS, LOGISTICS AND COMMERCE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMIC CONTEXT
The message is not new, but is ever important: today’s business crosses borders and operates in a globalised context. As the engine that makes it all run, logistics is not just about transport, but is at the heart of the EU single market, and directly linked to consumer, environment, energy, research and international trade policy. Logistics is an integrated part of modern business, and as such, constitutes a significant part of a company’s expenses. Any efficiency gains can have a significant knock-on effect on business performance.
Where does Europe stand with the Single market and EU 2020 in a global context? What can businesses and EU policymakers do to ensure the continued competitiveness of European goods and services? From a business perspective, what are the most urgent and market relevant issues to tackle? Are there policy measures that could prove to be game-changers for the way Europe does business? And how do we reconcile growing international trade with environmental concerns and increase the focus on greening supply chains?
SESSION TWO: HOW URBANISATION AND DEMOGRAPHICS ARE CHANGING THE LOGISTICS GAME
The growing urbanisation of Europe’s population, in combination with other demographic trends, is changing the way goods are delivered. These trends are affecting logistics in areas such as eCommerce, urban freight logistics solutions and retail. Executives from leading European businesses and key policymakers from the European Commission and European Parliament will discuss key questions as to how to keep Europe’s cities operating competitively: How does e-Commerce change the way we produce and transport goods? How can urban freight logistics become more efficient and sustainable?
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE “LOGISTICS PLATFORM” TO BE LAUNCHED IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
|17h55||PRESENTATION OF AEL RECOMMENDATIONS BY FRANK APPEL TO VICE PRESIDENT KALLAS|