Logistics Infrastructure and Services in The Middle East




  AGENDA - Day Two | Tuesday 22nd November, 2011 |
09:00 Welcome Back Message
09:10 Demonstrating your social responsibility and creating value through green logistics

·         Pre-planning for environmental regulation compliance
·         Building energy efficiency into your business relationships and partnerships
·         Working with suppliers to reduce your carbon footprint
·         Measuring your carbon footprint and establishing set goals to minimize it
·         Achieving greater sustainability in your transport and warehousing operations
·         Reducing potential liabilities and managing environmental risk
·         Improving public relations and brand reputation to build investor interest

Prof. Frank Straube,
Managing Director, TU Berlin Chair of Logistics,
German Logisics Association (BVL),UAE

09:50 Examining the impact of projects on the growth of logistics

·         Analyzing the impact of projects on the demand for logistics services in the GCC
·         Understanding how recent projects trends are influencing the development of the
        logistics industry in the region

Looking at the coming years for projects in the region

John Wylie,
CEO, Agility (Abu Dhabi), UAE

10:30 Morning Break
11:00 Analyzing the opportunities of e-commerce for logistics in the region

·         Examining the growth of e-commerce and its impact on logistics operations
·         Creating efficiency, and saving time and cost by enabling e-processes
·         Optimising the movement of freight by exchanging electronic documentation
·         Reviewing the Aramex experience and success with e-commerce

Hussein Hachem,
CEO, Middle East and North Africa, Aramex, UAE

11:40 Sustaining a strategy for growth through organizational capacity – a UAE freezones perspective

·         Exploring the key elements for success and growth of freezones
·         Developing human capital and employees and establishing a culture of excellence
·         Working together with customers to continuously improve and adapt to changes in the business            environment
·         Working with customs and transport to create the ideal processes
·         Lessons learned for sustaining a strategy for continuous improvement and growth to develop               freezones in the UAE.

Khaled Ahmed PhD, SVP Strategy and Development,
Economic Zones World, UAE

12:20 Networking Lunch
13:20 Case study : Examining the impact of the Qatar 2022 World Cup on logistics in the region

·         Opportunities in logistics from the Qatar World Cup over the next decade
·         Outlining the planned infrastructure developments to support the increase in logistic
·         Understanding the likely impact on the regional logistics hubs beyond Doha

14:00 Case study : Maximizing people power : How human capital will drive the global logistics industry

·         Empowering your people with the skills and knowledge to minimize costs, enhance service
           quality and create value
·         Creating a people development strategy that motivates and inspires your employees to perform
           at their best
·         Instilling a learning and development culture that fosters innovation and improvement in your

14:40 Optimising logistics in the GCC through increased cooperation

·         Reviewing the roles the different GCC states play in global and regional logistics
·         Examining the Oman – UAE logistics links and developments in bilateral cooperation
·         How can the different logistics hubs supplement each other in the GCC?

Warith Kharusi,
Chairman, Oman Logistics and Supply Chain Association, Oman

15:20 Afternoon Break
15:50 Corporate Supply Chain Panel Discussion: Optimizing logistics in the region

·         Analyzing the region’s logistics industry – strengths and weaknesses
·         The value of outsourcing vs. running logistics operations in-house
·         Creating value in logistics through innovation and collaboration
·         Ensuring agility, saving costs and increasing value through better relationships with 3PL
            logistics providers

Mike Lee,
Senior VP Logistics, Al Tayer Group,
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) UK,
Regional Advisor,
CILT Middle East, UAE

Jerome Varman ,
Group Director - Supply Chain, IFFCO Group of Companies, UAE

Mark Hughes,
Circuit Operations Director, Yas Marina Circuit, UAE

Richard Flamand,
Middle East Territory Director, Global Supply Chain Services,
Schneider Electric, UAE

16:50 Closing remarks from the Chair
17:10 End of forum
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