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Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab
26.09.2017 - 27.09.2017
Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab

The focus of the Innovation Lab is on interaction between the participants. We’ve gathered some of the thought-leaders from around the globe to come and share their insights on the topics and we want you to come along and get involved in lively debates, discussion and ideation in the realm of innovation.
Air cargo continues to experience immense change and development and has the ingredients to be at the fore of innovation as it seeks to retain its position as a leading mode for the transportation of goods and products.

This is an event for those seeking to play a key role in that development and gain an edge in the fast-moving world of logistics and supply chain.
Come prepared to work, discuss and learn:
• Where are the innovation hotspots around the globe
• How should government policy drive innovation
• Understanding the technology disruptors
• Experience some of the latest innovations and product start-ups
This is a not-to-be-missed, two-day experience which will generate new ideas,
drive future thinking and ensure your business is in tune with the latest developments in the market.

We combine thought-provoking presentations, with a combination of workshop sessions, roundtable debates and pop-up presentations all aimed at creating a busy, interactive and fun working conference.

“The agenda was excellent, very good speakers, the set-up was new and very relevant for this type of event generating a lot of interaction and fantastic networking opportunities.”
2016 delegate

Places are strictly limited and offered on a first come first served basis, so book
now to avoid disappointment.

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The new gateway to all innovation topics in the aviation, transport and logistics fields.

(plus VAT)
13:00 Uhr

 26. September
Light lunch and networking

14:00 Uhr
Welcome and introductions

Dirk Schusdziara, Senior Vice President Cargo, Fraport AG
Oliver Detje, Publishing Director, DVZ (Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung)
14:05 Uhr

Programme Overview

Andy Salter, Managing Director, AirCargo News
Tim-Oliver Frische, Chief Editor, DVV Media Group

14:15 Uhr

Innovation and the economy

Rafael Schvartzman, IATA Regional Vice President Europe

15:00 Uhr

Leapfrog yourself or being leapfrogged- Cornerstones for successful innovation management by established companiems

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

15:30 Uhr

Pitch with innovators: Let’s talk future

Murat Karakaya, Cargosteps GmbH & Co.KG
Ari Kestin, CEO, Nimber Ltd.
Johanna Bellenberg, Director Marketing & Communications, Picavi GmbH

16:10 Uhr
Coffee break and individual innovator presentations at tables
17:00 Uhr

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

Michael Völlnagel, CEO, FIEGE Logistik Stiftung & Co. KG
Thomas Blank, CEO, Kerry Logistics
Dr. Anselm Eggert, Vice President Strategy, Portfolio & Innovation, Lufthansa Cargo AG
Florian Seffert, Team Lead Innovation, IMPERIAL Logistics International B.V. & Co. KG

18:30 Uhr
Plug-In Network evening event
9:00 Uhr
27. September
Coffee and networking
9:30 Uhr
9:45 Uhr
Which country is leading the charge in logistics innovations?

Wolfgang Lehmacher, Director Supply Chain and Transport, World Economic Forum
10:30 Uhr

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

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

11:30 Uhr
Coffee and networking
11:45 Uhr

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 Uhr

Innovation showcase/techstage
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 Uhr
Conference summary
13:45 Uhr
Tech touchpoint visit / lunch and networking
15:00 Uhr
Airport tour (optional)
17:00 Uhr
++ Die Konferenzsprache ist Englisch ++
(plus VAT)