Thursday 1 June 2023, 14:00 – 20:00

Harokopio University Central Amphitheater

Challenges and prospects in times of uncertainty

The conference is co-organized with the Department of Economics & Sustainable Development and the Career Office of Harokopio University.

The Conference

Uncertainty has been dominant news lately, as the geopolitical environment combined with the turmoil caused by the pandemic, is causing volatility in markets and supply chains. Traditionally, higher uncertainty has stifled growth and investment. For the supply chain, uncertainty can come either from financial instability of suppliers or increased volatility of its customers. The combination of the two trends affects the “timing” of the chains. What is the international environment? What is the Greek reality? What is the role of the human factor and technology? Investment in supply chain development and optimization is key to success. Can investments be attractive in conditions of uncertainty? ILME responds to the need to inform the Greek market and in cooperation with the European Logistics Association (ELA) organizes the 6th International Logistics Forum.

The ILF conferences traditionally have a strong impact in the logistics community, with participations exceeding 300 executives – indicatively in the online conferences of 2021 and 2022 registrations exceeded 400 – both from the Supply Chain market and from the Academic world, recognizing the substantial contribution of the event to the dissemination of know-how and trends from Greek and international experiences in the field of Logistics.

The Speakers

Distinguished international speakers from different business sectors will refer to the current challenges of the industry and will share with the participants modern solutions and best practices, highlighting the crucial role of technology and the value of the human factor in achieving business goals, always having the customer at the center of decisions.

The Thematic Units

  • The International Environment
  • The Greek reality
  • People and Certification

The Participants

The International Logistics Forum is addressed to professional logisticians from industry, retail and transport business sectors from Greece and abroad.

Conference Programme

14.00 – 14.30: Welcome
Conference Opening
14.30 – 16.00: Session 1 | The International Environment

Constantinos Haniotis – President ILME – CEO Telenavis – Challenges & Opportunities ahead

Markus Mau – President – European Logistics Association – European Logistics: Trends and Strategies

Dr. Angelos Amditis – Research and Development Director & BoD, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS), Chairman, ERTICO-ITS Europe
Deputy Chairman, Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA) – European trends and innovation in logistics

Tasos Vamvakidis – Commercial Manager, PCT – The role of the port in international logistics

Lina Palli – Senior Account Supervisor, Cargo Development, ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – The digital journey of aircargo

Discussion – Questions

16.00 – 16.30: Light Lunch – Coffee break
16.30 – 18.00: Session 2 | The Greek reality

Dr. Georgia Ayfantopoulou – Deputy Director HIT/CERTH, President ITS HELLAS – Innovation in European and Greek Logistics; trends, achievements and capacity building

Dr. Alexandros A. Skandalakis – Operations Strategy and Transformation Director, DELTA S.A. – Hints and Tips on Using Digital Transformation as a Game Changer

Lykourgos Manoliadis – Deputy General Manager, DIAKINISIS S.A. – Challenges and opportunities for the 3PL providers

Lydia Tsiouka – Sales Director, WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS – Safe, sustainable and cost-efficient mobility with WINGSChariot platform for smart warehouses and 5G corridors

Discussion – Questions

18.00 – 19.30: Session 3 | People and Certification

Vasiliki Laizinou – ECBL Member – ELA Certification – ECBL – THE EUROPEAN CERTIFICATION

George Malindretos – Vice Rector, Professor of Supply Chain, Harokopio University – Open Discussion: THE NEW GENERATION IN LOGISTICS – Importance of certification for the new generation and companies

Konstantinos Voulgaris – fr. Vice President Greece, Flexcar

Theodoros Thanasas – Operations Manager WD Division, ΠΑΕΓΑΕ Α.Ε.

Katerina Theofanidou – Managing Director, projectyou

Kyriakos Kaloumenos – Head of Supply Chain, Neurosoft

Vasiliki Laizinou – ECBL Member – ELA Certification

Stathis Makantasis – Logistics Director, DELTA S.A.

Lina Palli – Senior Account Supervisor, Cargo Development, ATHENS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Awards – Certifications

Stathis Makantasis – Logistics Director, DELTA S.A. – Time for the awards

Discussion – Questions
19.30 – 20.00: Closure Drink


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