CEOs from major international organizations and city architects will join stakeholders from the transport and retail sectors, urban developers, universities and government authorities, to share experience and new ideas on much needed smart and sustainable solutions for last mile delivery in cities.
To paint a picture; as individuals we order products online, as do many of our neighbours. With a 24-hour delivery promise, this regularly results in a street full of courier vans, congestion and multiple, negative impacts on the
liveability of our cities.
Whose problem is this and how can we take steps to solve some of the complex issues involved in current developments regarding freight and logistics? While bringing you up to date on our plans, we really want to hear your story too! We need your input - as an expert, a customer and a citizen.
Surflogh is an international collaboration prioritizing the development of green transport solutions in urban areas. By combining systems and supply chains we aim to develop cargo hubs that are really ‘smart’, efficient and sustainable. Greening ‘last mile’ delivery will have a positive influence on congestion and city pollution.
13.30 – 14.00
Registration & coffee
14.00 – 14.10
Welcome by Councillor Paul de Rook
14.10 - 15.00
Introduction to the programme by talk show host Ron Vervuurt
Talk show guests:
Patrick Leysen, Vice President Future Lab, BPost
Rogier Havelaar, General Manager City Logistics, Post NL
Jeroen de Willigen, City Architect of Groningen
Peter Vanden Abeele, City Architect of Ghent (TBC)
14.50 – 15.00
Workshops – the 4 Cs. Four perspectives on urban logistics challenges City * Corporate * Citizen * Consumer
15.00 – 16.00
Workshop 1 – Logistics and the Sustainable City
Moderator: Rebecca Karbaumer
Workshop 2 – Liveability & Logisitcs
Moderator: Jantine Doornbos
Workshop 3 – Corporate Challenges
Moderator: Patrick Leysen
Workshop 4 - Hands on Solutions
Moderators: Peter Jackson & Jos Sluijsmans
16.00 – 16.15
Coffee & Tea
16.15 – 16.45
Feedback, Q&A and discussion
16.45 – 17.00
Conclusions and next steps