Programme:

13:00 - 13:30 Welcome coffee & registration

13:30 - 13:45 Video & e-business presentation (on screen)

13:45 - 14:00 Opening remarks - Antti Ilmari PELTOMÄKI, Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

14:00 - 14:20 The future of logistics - expected development and key trends - Robert Keen, British International Freight Association (BIFA)

14:20 - 15:25 Panel debate 1: A common logistics IT framework for interoperability - What are business requirements?

Chair: Johannes Fritzen, Freight & Logistics Leaders Forum

Summary of business requirements & how the Common Framework can address these


15:55 - 17:00 Panel debate 2: Making co-modality work for SMEs - How can the Common Framework be deployed? What are benefits for industry?


Chair: Astrid Schlewing,European Commission / DG MOVE

Summary of results & benefits and what are opportunities & threats for take-up

Plenary/conclusion

17:00 - 17:20 Concluding Keynote: Xavier HUA, Managing Director ECR Europe

17:20 - 17:40  Stating the commitment to the undersigning of the Discwise Memorandum of Understanding

17:40 - 18:00 Conclusions, Dana Eleftheriadou, European Commission / DG Enterprise

18:00 - 18:30 Cocktail and networking