International VDI Conference - Smart Last Mile Delivery Urban Logistics Concepts of the Future

  • Engage in discussions with renowned representatives from industry, science and politics.
  • Exchange ideas and experiences with international experts.
  • Take part in the think box session with start-ups, EU projects and new business ideas
  • Learn about current best practice examples.
Smart Last Mile Delivery Example

The international Smart Last Mile Delivery conference will familiarize you with current solutions for the impending gridlock threatening urban areas. Find out more about the nature of the problems in an interactive way with inspiring discussions at this conference.

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Preventing gridlock

The problem is becoming more acute even in Germany: inner-city areas are being clogged up by a glut of online package deliveries. And rising population density and increasing restrictions on space are exacerbating the issue further. The Smart Last Mile Delivery conference faces these challenges head on and considers innovative, smart and international solutions (Urban Logistic Solutions).

These are the themes of the conference:

  • New business Models - Gaining value Tomorrow
  • Thinkbox: Setting the Scenes of Future LogisticsSolution Concepts – How to tackle Gridlocks
  • Policy, Planning, Interests and Roles - International Cases and Best Practices
  • Solution Concepts from different industries
  • Panel Discussion
  • Solution Concepts of different Industries

Use the evening get-together to maintain and expand your professional network.

The conference is accompanied by the workshop " International VDI Workshop - Blockchain in Logistik – Business Value Design ". Book those two events together and secure yourself a discounted package pricing.

1st day / Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Registration & welcome coffee


Chair’s welcome and opening address
Conference chair: Horst Manner-Romberg, Managing Director, MRU GmbH, Germany

I. New Business Models – Gain Value Tomorrow          


Setting the Scene of Future Logistics

Optimisation of the last Mile with a click & collect Locker

Gunnar Anger, Managing Director, Parcellock GmbH, Germany

New Mobility Services: Multi-tasking Trips to reduce Congestion and maximize Efficiency
Timothy Durant, Senior International Project Officer, Vectos, UK

How the AI can improve my Field Operations
Xavier Ruiz Royo, Route Success Officer, Smartmonkey, Spain

Transforming Parkings into multimodal intelligent Mobility Hubs
Marek Stawinski, CEO, Co-author: Iwona Skowronek, CXO, both: NaviParking Sp. z o.o., Poland

RULS - Realtime urban logistic System
Mathias Thomas, CEO, Dr. Thomas + Partner GmbH, Germany


Networking & coffee break


Tackling the urban Logistics Challenges – An evolutionary Approach
Markus Ziegler, Division Manager, pakadoo, LGI Logistics Group, Germany


Digitalisation and the Supply Chain of the Future
Sebastian Steinhauser, Managing Director & Founder, Parcelly, UK



II. Solution concepts – How to tackle Gridlocks


How Location based Services enable new Delivery Experiences
Christoph Herzig, Director Product Management, HERE Technologies, Germany


Creating sustainable Mobility through electric free float Car Sharing
Anders Wall, CIO,Green Mobility, Denmark


Using delivery Robots on the last Mile
Hendrik Albers, Regional Business Manager, Starship Technologies GmbH, Germany


Networking & Coffee Break


How to achieve true Customer Convenience based on sustainable Deliveries

  • Who is really doing the last mile today?
  • Sustainability is more than electric fleets
  • Taking the collaborative approach: what we learned.
  • Will ecommerce kill brick-and-mortar retailers?

Doreen Brodersen, COO, Angel Last Mile GmbH, Germany


Why Retailers are interested in solving the Last Mile Challenge

  • Parcel delivery as a Service
  • Results of a current survey
  • What is customer focuses parcel delivery for you?

Stephan Seeck, University for Technology & Economics Berlin, Germany


Networking & Beer



At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite for dinner to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers

2nd day / Thursday, December 6, 2018


Chair’s welcome and opening address
Conference chair: Dr. Gerhard Nowak, Managing Director, PwC Strategy & Partner, Germany

III. Policy, Planning, Interests and Roles - International Cases and Best Practices


The Efficiency Pitfall – Can we afford green Logistics?
Martin Posset, Innovation & Policy, thinkport Vienna, Austria


Planning for Urban Logistics – Practical Solutions and long-term Policy
Ian Wainwright, Director and Independent Consultant, Future City Logistics, UK


Smart last Mile Deliveries in Gothenburg
Michelle Coldrey, Project Manager, The Urban Transport Administration, The City


Networking & coffee break


Urban Logistics Plan in Brussels Capital Region
Marianne Thys, Head of Freight Cell, Bruxelles Mobilité, Brussels


Sustainable urban Logistics Plan in functional urban Areas: Lessons from the SUPLiTER Project
Giuseppe Luppino, Senior Project Manager, Elenora Tu, Institute for Transport and Logistics, Italy


Smart Santander: Innovating in the urban Ecosystem
Luis Muñoz, Professor, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain




Who will be the mayor Players?                                                           

What Interests do these Players have? Who will set the Rules?
What are the next Steps?

Moderator: Nomo Braun, Principal Public Management, agiplan, Germany

Edwin Mermans, Senior advisor international affairs, Province of Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands

Markus Schmermund, Vice President Intralogistics Solutions LMH EMEA, Linde Material Handling GmbH, Germany

Martin Posset, Innovation & Policy, thinkport VIENNA, smart urban logistics lab, Austria

Gerd Seber, Group Manager Sustainability & Innovation, DPD Deutschland GmbH, Germany

Frank Weber, National Director, Jones Lang LaSalle SE, Germany

Solution concepts from different industries


Smart intralogistics Solutions for last Mile Challenges
Thomas Kaiser, Sales Management Market Sector Food Retail, SSI Schäfer, Germany


Smart last Mile Solutions from a CEP Provider’s Point of View
Gerd Seber, Group Manager Sustainability & Innovation, DPD Deutschland GmbH, Germany


Autonomous Machines in Logistics
Pedro Faria, Business Manager of AKKA Research Benelux, AKKA Technologies, Belgium


Conference chair’s closing remarks


End of conference

Who should take part

The conference is aimed at:

  • Producers of last mile delivery vehicles
  • OEMs and suppliers of commercial vehicles
  • Users of last mile delivery vehicles
  • Couriers, Express & Pacrcel delivery service providers
  • Intralogistics solution providers
  • End users (e-commerce, retail, fast moving consumer goods…)
  • Public sector

Book your space now

You’d like to update your knowledge and find out more about Last Mile Delivery? You want to exchange ideas and information with international experts to prevent the impending gridlock in inner-city areas? Then book your space at the Smart Last Mile Delivery conference now.

Our partners

Media partners

Logo EffizienzCluster

Advisory Board

Nomo Braun agiplan GmbH / Mülheim

Edwin Mermans Provincie Noord-Brabant / 's-Hertogenbosch

Dr. Gerhard Nowak PwC Strategy & Partner / München

Markus Schmermund Linde Material Handling GmbH / Aschaffenburg

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