On November 15-16, 2018, F&L, the European Freight and Logistics Leaders Forum, welcomed an international audience of speakers and participants to its November Meeting in Madrid. F&L is a non-lobby, non-profit organization uniting leaders from leading industrial and retail companies (shippers) and from different categories of logistic service providers from all countries of Europe in networking and exchange on future issues of European logistics.

Spain was the strategic location of choice for F&L’s event: fourth largest economy in the Euro zone, a thriving industrial sector, and critical function as ‘garden of Europe’. Pressure from stakeholders along the supply chain continues to drive innovation and ‘disruption’ across all sectors, capacity/service issues remain challenging, environment/society/politics present new problems and management needs tools and more information to plan for success in an uncertain global trading environment. Understanding, dialogue and positioning are critical as companies along the end-to-end supply chain find extra challenge in planning the next 3/5 years and beyond…

Interesting topics were discussed and examined in several sessions during the two days in Madrid:

Session 1: Industry insight: Retail and FMCG
Session 2: Visibility and tools for management control
Session 3: Responding to transport market pressures in European land and global ocean transport

For Session 3, F & L invited our Managing Director, Björn Klippel, to co-moderate the ocean ransport panel together with Berit Hägerstrad-Avall, Director STORA ENSO. The panel comprised Nicole Dubrow, Strategic Operations Manager, Pan Europe MARS; Mar Chao López, Head of Commercial, PORT OF VALENCIA and Andrew Huxley, Regional Development Director, TT CLUB. Together with 30 attendants the experts discussed the current situation on the ocean transport market and challenges from end-to-end supply chain perspective.

After two days of intensive expert exchanges and discussions the international participants could take home valuable new findings and insights.

If you are interested in efficient answers to the current European transport market challenges, feel free to contact us. We will be pleased to give you advice. Likewise please contact us if you are interested in joining F&L, the unique cross-sector network of over 100 logistics managers in Europe.

Your contact:
Björn KlippeL
Managing Director

Tel.: +49 621 150 448 70