Over four hundred supply chain leaders to attend the 2018 Supply Chain Summit: Europe

Adidas, HP, JD.com, Sony, UPS and more will convene to drive the discussion forward on the future of supply chain logistics.

Eyefortransport (eft), the global leader in business intelligence and networking for the transport, logistics and supply chain industry, is pleased to announce the return of its Supply Chain Summit: Europe (29-31st October 2018). A diverse set of leaders and executives fromAdidas, Henkel, HP, JD.com, Nike, Sony and UPS willtake part in one of the industry’s biggest gatherings, delivering exclusive keynotes and speeches on three key discussion tracks: E-Commerce, logistics and the supply chain.

“I really look forward to the event in Dusseldorf. We as Coyote Logistics try to challenge the status quo by being forward thinking and by sitting on top of what is happening in the market. This event is a great place where like-minded people come together to share thoughts and ideas.  Additionally, we are a new player in the European market with great ambitious plans in Europe for the years to come. We are very excited to share our story and plans with the industry.” Said Mathijs Slangen of Coyote Logistics.

The surge in data-driven practices has injected new life into the supply chain, with retailers, manufacturers and logistics companies allfinding themselves transformed by the disruptive potential of contemporary digital technologies. Experts across these verticals will gather in Düsseldorf to address topics including: The digitalization of the supply chain, omni-channel distribution, e-commerce and how to best tackle the capacity crisis.

Our speaker line-up includes unmissable keynotes from industry leaders, including:

  • Frank Sportolari, President, Germany, UPS
  • Alexandra Morton, VP Supply Chain Western Europe, Adidas
  • James Hookham, Deputy Chief Executive, Freight Transport Association
  • Volker Schmitz, Vice President, Head of EMEA Supply Chain, HP
  • Mathijs Slangen, SVP Commercial Europe, Coyote Logistics
  • Lori Chao, Director, International Corporate Affairs, JD.com

This summit comes at a crucial time for the European market; with growing uncertainty around the form, or even possibility, of a Brexit trade deal, companies looking to navigate future contingencies will have the opportunity to gain some valuable insight from the Freight Transport Association, who have developed guidance on the assessment of supply chain risk arising from Brexit and strategies to implement to avoid or reduce disruption.

Held in Düsseldorf on 29-31st October 2018, the Supply Chain Summit 2018 is the meeting place for the forces of innovation, transformation and connectivity that will fundamentally reshape the supply chain industry over the next ten years.

“As a technology company, a retailer and a logistics provider JD.com believes the discussions we have today will shape the future of retail.” Lori Chao, Director, International Corporate Affairs, JD.com

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