Conference Programme

26 September 2017

13:00 Light Lunch and networking

14:00 Welcome and Introductions

Dirk Schusdziara, Senior Vice President Cargo, Fraport AG

Oliver Detje, Publishing Director, DVZ (Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung)

14:05 Programme overview

Andy Salter, Managing Director, AirCargo News

Tim-Oliver Frische, Chief editor, DVV Media Group 

14:15 Innovation and the economy?

Rafael Schvartzman, Regional Vice-President Europe, International Air Transport Association

15:00 Leapfrog yourself or being leapfrogged - Cornerstones for successful innovation management by established companies

Professor Dr. Carsten Dreher, Professor for Innovation Management, Freie Universität Berlin

15:30 Pitch with innovators: Let’s talk future

Ari Kestin, CEO, Nimber Ltd

Murat Karakaya, Chief Marketing Officer, Cargosteps GmbH & Co.KG

Johanna Bellenberg, Director Marketing & Communications, Picavi GmbH

16:10 Coffee break and individual innovator presentations at tables

17:00 Companies take a look at the innovation map: A panel discussion with: The winner of the pitch and

Michael Völlnagel, FIEGE Logistik Stiftung & Co. KG 

Thomas Blank, CEO, Kerry Logistics

Dr. Anselm Eggert, Vice President Strategy, Portfolio & Innovation, Lufthansa Cargo AG,

Michael Lütjann, CIO, Imperial Logistics International (Requested)  

18:30 Plug-In Network evening event

Day Two

27 September 2016

09:00 Coffee and networking

09:30 Welcome

09:45 Which country is leading the charge in logistics innovations?

Wolfgang Lehmacher, Director Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum 

10:30 Platforms create dynamism and added value! Or are they just destroying traditional business models?

Philip von Mecklenburg-Blumenthal, Senior Director Marketplace, Freightos, Inc.
Marcel Frings, CCO, Saloodo
Daniel MacGregor, Director Marketing & Sales, Nexiot AG
Jan-Phillip Weers, IoT Project Director Truck Parking, Bosch Service Solutions

11:30 Coffee and networking

11:45 Are digital platforms the real innovation hotspots? A panel discussion with: 

The speakers of the morning and Dirk Schusdziara, Senior Vice President Cargo, Fraport AG

12:30 Innovation showcase/tech stage

Short presentation of tech innovations from

Impuls: Roger Hillen-Pasedag, Director Strategy, Innovation & CR, Hermes Germany GmbH
Karel Kural Msc, M.Eng Research Engineer, HAN Automotive Research
Kim Kian Wee, Assistant Director APCS Training and Innovation, International Air Transport Association
Dr. Ralf-Maximilian Jungkunz, Head of department aviation logistics, Fraunhofer-Institut für Materialfluss und Logistik IML

13:30 Conference summary 

13:45 Tech touchpoint visit / lunch and networking

15:00 Airport tour (optional)

17:00 Close