Logistics Finance Forum Programme


Chair's welcome and Logistics UK introduction

Welcome and introduction to this new annual event, highlighting the importance of issues of productivity, efficiency and cost management for streamlined logistics operations.

Phil Roe, President, Logistics UK


Panel session - Achieving productivity and efficiency in logistics

Our panel gives an overview of the findings of Logistics UK's new report with Oxford Economics, Logistics: Delivering the solution to the UK's productivity puzzle which highlights key drivers of productivity. Hear about best practice case studies from report contributors, and discuss the start of development of national agendas for transport and logistics productivity.

Chair: Kate Jennings, Policy Director, Logistics UK

Alan Richardson, Chief Financial Officer, Evri

Simon Villaneueva, Public Affairs Director, Volvo Trucks

Becky Taylor, CFO, DHL Supply Chain UK & Ireland

Charles Blake, Senior Director, Segro


Interactive session - Achieving productivity and efficiency in logistics

A follow up interactive session exploring current issues and key challenges that leaders are experiencing on the way to achieving improved productivity.


Panel session - Funding and financing decarbonisation: obstacles and opportunities to reaching Net Zero.

A panel session discussing decarbonisation strategies and planning for logistics businesses, including the cost of decarbonisation and procurement, financial instruments and investment programmes, and measuring scope 3 emissions.

Chair: Kate Jennings, Policy Director, Logistics UK

Tom Southall, Executive Director, Cold Chain Federation

Harvey Perkins, Co-founder, HRUX

Ines Sordo, Ethics and Sustainability Specialist, John Lewis Partnership

Swaroop N L N, Global Product Head - Sustainability, Innovation, Fls & Asset distribution, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC


Interactive session - Financing decarbonisation

A follow up interactive session for leaders to discuss their experiences of financing decarbonisation, including challenges on the way to having carbon accounting. There will also be an exploration of ideas and items for Logistics Zero Carbon Road Map initiative.


Panel session - Liquidity management and working capital finance solutions

Our panel examines the liquidity challenges facing corporates and discusses the opportunities and challenges of using working capital finance as a solution.

Chair: Maurice Benisty, Chief Commercial Officer, Demica

John Garden, VP Freight & Logistics, Mastercard Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard

William Fox, Director of Treasury, Tax and Insurance, Wincanton

Francisca Michielsen, Head, Invoice Finance & Asset Based Lending, Santander

Naresh Aggarwal, Associate Director - Policy & Technical Association of Corporate Treasures


Fireside chat - Logistics sector outlook

Robert Ross, Partner at KPMG provides a microeconomic view on the sector.

Robert Ross, Partner, KPMG

Peter Foster, Public Policy Editor, The Financial Times


Panel session - Future outlook: is it worth investing in innovation and the workforce?

Our panel looks at investment in innovation and skills, and its importance for financial growth in the long run, as well as exploring the cost and ROI of innovation and workforce development.

Chair: Phil Roe, President, Logistics UK

Matt Wreford, Chief Executive, Demica

Lewis Cooper, Director, Independent Commission on the College of the Future

Kate Jennings, Policy Director, Logistics UK


Chair's close and drinks reception

Closing keynote from our Chair with an overview of the day, followed by a drinks reception.

Phil Roe, President, Logistics UK




Places for this event are strictly limited. Please register your interest in attending using the link below.

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