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The Delivery Conference speaker line up announced

By Chris Dawson January 21, 2018 - 11:31 am

MetaPack is gathering leading lights from the retail and carrier industries to present at The Delivery Conference (#TDC 2018) next week on Tuesday, 30th January and have now announced the speaker line up.

The Delivery Conference keynotes

The Delivery Conference will open with a keynote address from Patrick Wall, Founder and Director at MetaPack, in which he will take the audience through the 2017 peak performance and highlight major year-on-year trends in eCommerce delivery. He will include key conclusions from MetaPack’s recent consumer research and give MetaPack’s view of noteworthy eCommerce trends over the next three years.

Following Patrick will be keynote addresses from Sir Ian Cheshire, Chairman, Debenhams, Nick Wheeler, Founder and Chairman at Charles Tyrwhitt and Dr Ludwig Hausmann, Partner at McKinsey &Co.

The topics of Brexit and customs, and the implications of GDPR for eCommerce will be discussed at two separate roundtables taking place during the lunchtime session. Delegates can also listen to a panel discussion on European Logistics in the afternoon, which will feature Pierce AB, Hilti and Arvato and a retailer perspective session immediately after featuring Shop Direct, Asda, ASOS and River Island.

Ecommerce and customer experience

The ecommerce and customer experience stream will include: Marianne Roessler, Senior Director Business Solutions Omni-Channel at adidas Group; Quinten Francken-Bosman, Group Shipping & Procurement Director, Photobox; Alistair Stirling, Industry Head, Retail, Google; Justin Irvine, Commercial Director, SEKO Omni-Channel Logistics; Thibaud Lecuyer, COO & Co-Founder, Dafiti and Olivier Theulle, COO, Fnac Darty. Dino Rocos, Operations Director at John Lewis will also address the conference later in the afternoon.

Logistics and carriers

The logistics and carrier stream will be represented by Dr Achim Dünnwald, CEO, DHL Parcel; Sandrine Lagrost, Retail Marketing Manager UPS; Martin de Lange, CEO, Hermes; Garrett Bridgeman, Managing Director, Mail & Parcels, An Post; Patrick Gallagher, Group CEO, On the Dot; Neil Ashworth, Chief Commercial Officer, Yodel and CEO Collect +; Santosh Sahu, CEO, LastMileLink Technologies; Frank Proud, Director, Apex Insight; and Roger Morris, Head of Royal Mail Parcels at Royal Mail.

Solutions Theatre

With the focus very much on practical advice and insight, the Solutions Theatre will deliver a range of speakers and topics. Presentations will be provided by: Rajeeb Chowdhury, Chief of Customer Services & Planning, Nagel Express; John Acton, Strategic Consultant, 4PX; Ellis Pitt, Head of Brand & Communications, BJS Distribution; James Campbell, Aramex Global Solutions partner; Olivier Binet, Head of International Markets, InPost & Integer Group; Gavin Williams, Managing Director, UK & Ireland, XPO Logistics; Andrew Curran, CEO, Retain.me; Malte Poppensieker, Head of UK Delivery Business, Gett Delivery; Stephen Booth, Senior Director, Omni-Channel Distribution, Bleckmann; and Bassel El Koussa, CEO & Co-Founder, Quipup.

“The Delivery Conference promises to be, once again, a crucial date in the eCommerce and delivery calendar, providing delegates with a packed agenda of insight and inspiration and a wealth of new solutions and products to see from over 30 exhibitors. Leading brands, premium carriers and exciting new entrants to the market will be networking alongside visitors. It is a day that no one in our sector should miss and will underpin strategic planning for the year ahead.”
– Bruce Fair, Chief Revenue Officer at MetaPack

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