Conferences

  • A MULTI-SPECIALITY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

    SITL Europe is THE key event for updating your knowledge about the sector, with a conference programme offering more than 100 presentations! This is the very heart of our event. 300 speakers share their knowledge with you, combining expertise and passion. While the complete programme is being finalised, the topics for SITL EUROPE 2018 have already been defined. In 2016, more than 7300 participants attended the conferences.

     

    The full conference programme will be published soon

    In the meantime, visit the 2017 conference program 

  • PLENARY SESSIONS

    PLENARY SESSIONS

    The plenary conferences focus on industry trends, new issues, key newcomers, major changes and revolutionary services in the transport & logistics market. The subjects are of broad interest within the sector and are generally relevant to the whole value chain. These panel discussion sessions give you a chance to hear from leading professionals, to understand exactly what is going on and prepare for the big changes that will shape tomorrow’s transport services.

    ROAD TRANSPORT

    ROAD TRANSPORT

    Road transport is still the preferred mode of transport for shippers Manufacturers and distributers are looking for ever more flexibility and faster responses. This market is driven by the economic climate, and is particularly sensitive to fuel price rises and operating costs. This type of transport requires constant renewal so as to adapt to major changes. Today’s challenge is to develop the right strategies to meet the needs of the growing e-commerce market.

    URBAN DELIVERIES

    URBAN DELIVERIES

    There are new challenges in the market for city deliveries, with a rapid increase in urban delivery flows linked to the development of e-commerce and increasingly demanding clients. Consumers are looking for fast, high-quality service. Management of the last mile has become a key differentiating factor. In parallel, urban logistics is facing tightening requirements, with new environmental regulations in city centres.

  • COLD CHAIN

    COLD CHAIN

    This topic focuses on the temperature-controlled transport market. Presentations at SITL address issues of storage and warehousing, security, traceability and regulations. What combination of equipment and organisational methods will help providers meet cold chain traceability requirements in a context of e-commerce growth?

    INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS

    INDUSTRIAL LOGISTICS

    Logistics plays a fundamental role in the productivity of manufacturing industry. Every aspect matters, from material flows to human resource planning and the division of labour. Experts will share advice and experience on these issues and others such as managing demand and stocking.

    DANGEROUS GOODS

    DANGEROUS GOODS

    Dangerous goods transport requires every player in the market to assume a high level of responsibility. Requirements are high and whatever goods are transported, safety must be guaranteed. These presentations will give advice on product packaging and storage. Take the opportunity to hear from specialists on the latest regulations in your field. In a difficult international context, it is vital to ensure the safety of all by making sure the proper behaviours are complied with.

  • POOLING

    POOLING

    Pooling and sharing strategies are increasingly common in the field, to optimise costs, turnaround time and quality of service. New terms are used to talk about these new ways of working, such as “sharing economy”, “circular economy”, “collaborative economy”. What advances are anticipated through such pooling activities?

    RETAIL NETWORK LOGISTICS

    RETAIL NETWORK LOGISTICS

    In the retail sector, logistics is becoming a differentiating factor. A network logistics approach has a direct and significant impact on the way businesses operate. What kind of forecasts are required in order to ensure stores are properly stocked? What are the future challenges and what strategies will be required? How can the supply chain be transformed, while ensuring faultless management of information and organisational aspects?

    DIGITALISATION

    DIGITALISATION

    Digitalisation is modernising the supply chain, with digital offers, paperless order management, increased interconnectivity and the use of big data, opportunities for real-time tracking and new collaborative tools. Many solutions are out there to reduce costs and delivery times, and to improve efficiency. But what revolutions are still to come? How can these tools be adapted to your corporate realities, to encompass the whole value chain?

  • AIR TRANSPORT

    AIR TRANSPORT

    This will be the second year that “air transport” has been a featured topic, due to strong interest in air freight from shippers that attend the event. The sector is driven by the international expansion of e-commerce and increased digitalisation. The talks will bring together major players in this market, with a range of different perspectives. Changes to customs procedures is one subject on which the conferences will give some insight.

    E-RETAIL

    E-RETAIL

    Consumers have new expectations of their retailers. They are looking for a joined-up offer, which is fast and efficient with faultless service. These new demands are shaking up a mature market with its “traditional” supply chain processes. Mainstream retailers and manufacturers are all rethinking their distribution strategies to focus on connected retail. Logistics is the key to growth for e-commerce. How can you develop loyalty in your e-customers when logistics is squeezed so hard, when prices have to be low and competitors are ever present across the globe? Successful logistics is the key to success in e-retail.

    INTRALOGISTICS

    INTRALOGISTICS

    As well as the Intralogistics trade fair itself, part of the conference programme will focus on this theme, which addresses warehouse equipment and handling operations. Major revolutions are underway here, with automation, mechanisation and what is known as logistics 4.0. The environment is becoming a key concern with packaging being optimised for reuse. These talks will discuss significant innovations that will improve corporate productivity. Efficiency gains require the whole organisational structure and even the warehouse layout to be questioned and rethought.

  • TRANSPORT NEXT GENERATION

    TRANSPORT NEXT GENERATION

    Where are LNG and other forms of natural gas for vehicles at in France? “Transport Next Generation” focuses on eco-friendly forms of transport. Which equipment and vehicles should be used to comply with new regulations in cities? Are there intermediate steps to help transition towards natural gas? This topic focuses broadly on all innovative transport equipment and vehicles, to help you imagine and implement the transport plans of tomorrow in industry and distribution.

    SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

    SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

    In a sector dominated by giants, there are many SMEs offering innovative solutions. These small businesses have a key role to play in areas such as sustainable development, carbon pricing, taxation, HR and job creation. How can they make a success of these issues? Come and hear what some of them have to say.

    INDUSTRIAL SPARES

    INDUSTRIAL SPARES

    This programme will focus on optimising the spare parts supply chain for industry. The issue requires careful thought to ensure that questions such as stock level adjustment, obsolescence, product lifecycle, geographical location and proximity and quality of service vs. quantity of life are properly taken into account with a view to optimisation.

  • PHARMACEUTICALS AND HOSPITAL LOGISTICS

    PHARMACEUTICALS AND HOSPITAL LOGISTICS

    How can the supply chain best be managed, with its flows of information, medicines and equipment, in a medical sector requiring on-time delivery and faultless service in terms of quality, quantity and safety? The conferences will discuss issues such as automation, product sterilisation, drug authentication. The overall goal is to see a boost in performance through optimal organisation.

    EXHIBITOR PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

    EXHIBITOR PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

    There is also an opportunity for exhibitors to organise conferences and workshops at SITL to present best practices, give feedback on projects or advice on real-life situations. These talks may address your day-to-day challenges or present forthcoming projects.

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