c2p startup day:

Day 3, October 26

connect2posts Community Circuit
Industry trends – networking – matchmaking

On October 26, Day 3 of Parcel+Post Expo, connect2posts (c2p) members – including postal and logistics companies, industry partners and other stakeholders – will gather in the Startup Zone to network, exchange knowledge and collaborate throughout the day.

This will mark the first connect2posts Community Circuit and will be a milestone in the development of the newly launched c2p platform, through which the postal and logistics ecosystem can identify relevant solutions and technologies; engage and exchange knowledge with startups and other industry stakeholders; and evaluate opportunities for potential partnerships.

During the c2p day, innovation leaders from postal and logistics companies will share insights into current trends, business needs, challenges and strategies. They will explain the needs and challenges they currently face, how they want to engage with startups and what the cornerstones of successful cooperation are.

In the pitching sessions, the startups will present their solutions and technologies to leaders within postal and logistics companies and will receive direct feedback from the industry in a moderated question-and-answer format. Participants will also get the opportunity to network in facilitated networking and matchmaking sessions and identify opportunities for collaboration.

This newly launched connect2posts platform seeks to enable and facilitate a new engagement and collaboration model between startups, postal and parcel companies and other industry stakeholders. It will drive innovation and the adoption of new technologies in the postal and parcel ecosystem, of which startups have become a crucial part.

  • This event is free to attend for everyone
  • Only startups that are c2p members will be able to join the matchmaking sessions

The agenda

Stage Two Opening remarks
09:30 - 09:40


Dr Bernhard Bukovc
Postal Innovation Platform

Stage Two The role of startups in the postal and parcel sector
09:40 - 10:30

Panel Discussion

Dr Marco Lommatzsch
Senior Corporate Growth & Innovation Strategy
Austria Post AG
Jesper Bang-Olsen
Head of Venture Development
Sophie Desier Biehler
Responsable EUROPE, La Poste & Vice-Présidente Innovation
Panel Moderator:
Amanda Martinez
Business development lead, postal and logistics

Startup Pitches & Discussion with Proworx | Pelican | Shiptimize | Stamp Free

Stage Two Engagement models between postal/parcel companies and startups
10:30 - 11:20

Panel Discussion

Anett Berger Sørli
Investment Director / Senior Vice President
Bring Ventures / Next Studio
Alexander Collins
Chief Operating Officer
Infinite pl, Saudi Post Group
Saudi Arabia
Panel Moderator:
Thierry Golliard
Director Open Innovation and Venturing
Swiss Post

Startup Pitches & Discussion with Tighd | Regify | Clearquote | Deed Delivery

Stage Two Key technologies which will shape the industry - the next 5 to 10 years
12:30 - 13:20

Panel Discussion

Candice Yuan Tingting
General Manager of Logistics Technology Business
Cainiao Group
Christian Oestergaard
Lead visionary/senior group strategist production IT - AI/ML/IOT
Gustavo Damy
Innovation & partnership development manager
Universal Postal Union
Benoit Faucher de Corn
Director Innovation
Le Groupe La Poste
Panel Moderator:
André Pharand
Senior executive

Startup Pitches & Discussion with Vaultgroup | Mily Technologies | Glow | Monoceros

Stage Two Closing of the Panel Discussions and Pitching | Wrap Up
13:20 - 13:30

Stage Two Networking and 1-1 meetings
13:30 - 15:00

Meet with the other participants - postal and parcel companies, startups, industry partners, postal venture funds, supply chain accelerators etc.

More panelists to be announced!