Konferenzprogramm




Day 3: Thursday, October 20

Room B Post Europe Innovation Forum in partnership with PIP
09:00 - 11:00

Posteurop and the Postal Innovation Platform (PIP) have joined forces to organize the Posteurop Innovation Forum this year as part of the Parcel+Post Expo conference in Frankfurt. The session will be open to all Parcel+Post Expo conference attendees and will cover game changing technologies and solutions for the postal and logistics sector. In part one, an expert panel will discuss the opportunities presented by blockchain. Blockchain technology is transforming the industry, from optimizing processes, tracking, creating efficiency and transparency in the supply chain, verification, payment simplification, to crypto and NFT solutions in the most traditional postal domain – philately. Then, in part two, several startups will be invited to share their innovative solutions for the postal and supply chain sector and an industry panel consisting of several innovation leaders of the postal industry will discuss with the startups their solutions and the benefits for the postal sector. The panel will also discuss success factors for a viable innovation strategy and best practice to implement innovation and new technologies to face the challenges of a continuously evolving market environment, driven by eCommerce, customer centricity, and competition.

Moderator

Bernhard Bukovc
Chairman
Postal Innovation Platform
France
Carlos Fernandes Bhatt
Innovation manager at CTT
Correios de Portugal
Portugal

Introduction of PostEurop Innovation Forum By PostEurop Management Team

Presentation of the Innovation Award Winner 2022

Presentation of the project that won the 2022 edition of the PostEurop Innovation Award

APP SIMBA project - simplify mechanism via blockchain applications

Christophe Pereira
Customs and supply chain manager
Groupe La Poste
France
Setra Rakotomavo
Head of IT strategy
Groupe La Poste
France
For more than 1 year, La Poste has been developing an I.T tool based on the Blockchain technology to simplify the customs procedures, to strengthen the whole supply chain and to provide a full end-to-end track and trace system. This tool, called SIMBA (Simplify Importation Mechanisms via Blockchain Application), aims at providing to postal operators and to customs authorities a dedicated tool to manage and to handle complex customs situations for imported and exported goods.

Game Changing Technologies / Blockchain

Blockchain technology is transforming the industry, from optimizing processes, tracking, creating efficiency and transparency in the supply chain, verification, payment simplification, to crypto and NFT solutions in the most traditional postal domain – philately

NFTs and crypto stamps

Andrii Shapovalov
CEO
StampsDaq LLC
Poland
As literally everything gets the touch of digital transformation nowadays, Philately, one of the oldest collecting hobbies on Earth, is not an exception. Merging traditional collecting, trading and social philatelic experiences with digitally enabled contesting, gaming and real life experiences will take an old hobby to its new heights.

Crypto stamp as a success story of blockchain implementation

Irina Grinkina
Blockchain product manager
Variussystems digital solutions GmbH
Austria
Blockchain technology drives an important change for the Parcel and Post Industry. Many postal organizations made their first steps and utilized the complexity of the Blockchain successfully: from Crypto stamp to track &trace. There is an unlimited potential of the improvement of traceability, increase of the efficiency and minimization of errors and frauds. Variussystems is the company that helps bridging traditional postal services with the Blockchain and has a great success story of introducing the Blockchain for Post Industry by doing both printing and IT implementation of the Crypto stamp for Austrian Post, Emirates Post and PostNL.

Panel Discussion

Christophe Pereira
Customs and supply chain manager
Groupe La Poste
France
Setra Rakotomavo
Head of IT strategy
Groupe La Poste
France
Irina Grinkina
Blockchain product manager
Variussystems digital solutions GmbH
Austria
Andrii Shapovalov
CEO
StampsDaq LLC
Poland

Start-up Pitches followed by the discussion with an expert panel

Start-ups

Doris Diebold
Co-founder
hey circle GmbH
Germany
Jasper Deprez
CEO & co-founder
Tradler
Spain
Amanda Martinez
Business development lead, postal and logistics
Tradler
Spain
Nader Ashraf
Head of sales and business development
PixoAnalytics
Germany

Expert Panel

Carlos Fernandes Bhatt
Innovation manager at CTT
Correios de Portugal
Portugal
Bernhard Bukovc
Chairman
Postal Innovation Platform
France
Thierry Golliard
Director open innovation and venturing
Swiss Post
Switzerland
Marc Sarmiento
Head of research and innovation
Österreichische Post AG
Austria

Break

Room B The long view
11:40 - 13:10

This session aims to take the long view of the sector, reflecting first on the journey taken over the last 10 years. Then addressing the reality being faced today and the prognosis and prospects for the future. Finally looking at what the future might look like in 10 years’ time both in physical networks and logistics and to visualizing the supply chain of the future.

Moderator

Derek Osborn
Business coach and international postal expert
Whatnext4u Ltd
UK

Back to the future of the post: Diverging visions after the financial crisis

Jose Anson
CEO and Founder
UPIDO
Switzerland
Dr Kristian Sund
Professor of strategic management
Roskilde University
Denmark
The decade of the 2000s represented a turbulent time in postal history, during which European national postal operators faced a combination of market liberalization, digital substitution, and resulting declining mail volumes. The decade ended with the global financial crisis, which only accelerated substitution away from physical mail towards digital communication solutions. This became a dynamic period of strategic renewal, but competing visions emerged concerning the future of the post. This presentation will illustrate the three main divergent visions of the future that emerged and discuss how these influenced the strategic options chosen by operators over the last ten years.

The new postal market

Brody Buhler
CEO
Escher
USA
This presentation will draw from Escher’s 2022 Future of Post research to highlight how the postal market has changed and the key trends creating opportunities and challenges for postal operators.

Transportation and logistics in 2022: Volatility, adaptability, and sustainability?

Eric Topp
Head, worldwide solutions/BD, transportation & logistics
Amazon Web Services
USA
2020-2022 were years of unprecedented change that forced almost every company in Transportation & Logistics to either adapt or suffer dramatic consequences. Parcel and Postal providers actually saw greater changes given the dramatic growth in e-Commerce and package volumes combined with labor shortages. Parcel and Postal providers are looking for solutions that balance both stakeholder and customer requirements (effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, etc.) while solving tactical problems. In this session, we will provide snapshot of how Cloud based solutions can meet these lofty expectations and how to work towards solutions that balance short-term goals against long-term initiatives.

Panel Discussion

Brody Buhler
CEO
Escher
USA
Eric Topp
Head, worldwide solutions/BD, transportation & logistics
Amazon Web Services
USA
Dirk van Lammeren
CCO
Prime Vision
Netherlands
Panel Moderator:
Derek Osborn
Business coach and international postal expert
Whatnext4u Ltd
UK

Lunch