AGENDA

Timings are in British Summer Time.

08.30
Virtual Networking and Coffee
09.10

Keynote Address
What does transformation look like for the transportation and logistics sector today?

This keynote address will give an overview of the trends we are seeing today in commodity trading transportation and logistics, with an emphasis on Decarbonisation and Digitalisation
09.30
Presentation
The regulatory landscape: IMO’s update
  • IMO 2020 in 2021: What’s the feedback?
  • The ‘Just In Time’ initiative
  • The new Global Industry Alliance (GIA) to support transitioning shipping and its related industries towards a low carbon future

09.45

PRESENTATION
The regulatory landscape: IATA’s update
  • Facts and figures for 2020
  • IATA’s three targets and four pillars to reduce emissions
  • The impact of taxation


MICHAEL SCHNEIDER, Assistant Director Aviation Environment, IATA

10.00

Panel discussion
Supply chain management of the future: Views of the logistics and operations professionals
  • The pandemic: What is the long-term impact for transportation industry? How do you adapt as a company?
  • Decarbonisation: How the transportation sector is transforming, one vessel or one cargo at the time, and how trading houses accompany (and even initiate) these changes
  • Digitalisation: What does a digitised supply chain look like? A look at the most advanced projects

10.40

MORNING BREAK

11.10

Panel discussion
The freight market is evolving: What impact for trading houses?

11.50

Peer-to-peer discussions

In this part the audience will split into groups to discuss various aspects of digitalisation in commodities, including:

  • The immediate measures you can take as a logistics manager to reduce environmental impact
  • Long-term projects around alternative fuels
  • Supporting development of green products and labels
  • Regulatory framework changes
  • The logistics managers of the future: What will they look like?
  • How to integrate climate change in your supply chain management
  • Pandemic impact: Lessons learnt from the induced disruptions
  • AI use in supply chain management
  • A look at the blockchain projects
  • Automation of routine tasks: First step towards a digital and optimised environment?
  • The critical planning step: Challenges for trading houses and ways of overcoming them

12.20

LUNCH BREAK

13.15

Presentation
Improving information exchange between counterparties: A look at the new projects industry-wide
Some companies are partnering up to work on more transparent, secure and efficient ways of communicating and exchanging with counterparties, through blockchain; This is their story.

13.40

case study
Digitising the supply chain – What it looks like in practice

14.00

presentation
New way of working in the supply chain: Planning at the heart of the system
Planning is a crucial operational step in the whole trading life cycle. There have been some technology developments over the years. So how planning can be improved, with a better benchmarking of available logistics options, and tracking of current needs in terms of demand

14.20

Panel discussion
AUTOMATION AND DIGITALISATION TO OPTIMISE YOUR OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS WORKFLOW

  • What are the repetitive tasks that can be easily automated (reporting, KYC checks, etc.)?
  • What’s the preparation work that needs to take place for automation to be effective? What are the necessary changes to your data infrastructure?
  • Achieving logistics and trading systems’ integration
  • What are the next steps? The huge potential of intelligent automation


ABHISHEK JAIN, CRO, ETG

15.00

AFTERNOON BREAK

15.30

presentation
Energy transition goals: The short-term and longer-term solutions for the transportation industry
  • At carrier level: Special paint, lights; what equipment can reduce the carbon footprint?
  • Route optimisation to reduce emissions
  • The promising solar wing development
  • Extraordinary development of the hydrogen technology: When can we expect hydrogen-powered vessels as a norm?

15.55

Presentation
Certification and traceability – Key steps for ethical and green products
  • Supporting the development of ethical and green products: What certifications do you go for? For what purpose?
  • How do you ensure you have eyes on every steps of the transportation and storage phases?
  • What are the risk mitigation tools at hand to avoid quality issues and cargo rejection, sometimes litigation

16.20

case study
Decarbonising the supply chain – From theory to reality

16.40

Networking Reception
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Commodities People
Level 39
One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
London E14 5AB
+44 20 7111 1615