Conference Programme


9.15 - 9.25: Chair's welcome and Logistics UK introduction 

Welcome, overview and structure for the conference, with a summary of the issues to be covered during the conference. 

Delivered by:

Phil Roe, Non-Executive Director of Logistics UK.


9.25 - 9.55: Keynote Speech - Scene setting

This keynote session will set the scene for the day's conference, determining what resilience in supply chains means and the benchmarks to be worked towards.


Professor Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg and Professor Emeritus, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.


9.55 - 10.55: Panel Session - Resilience post covid  

This panel session will reflect on the lessons learnt from operating during a global pandemic and multiple national lockdowns, how this impacted socially, how businesses have had to adapt and how attitudes to risk have changed.

The panel:

James Wroath, Chief Executive Officer, Wincanton

Freda Rashdi, Head of Customer Journeys, National Highways


Coffee & Networking


11.15 - 11.45: Keynote Speech - Economic and financial resilience

We will move on to look at economic and financial resilience, reviewing the potential financial risks and mitigation measures.


Merisa Lee Gimpel, Managing Director, Head of Working Capital Solution Development, Lloyds Banking Group


11.45 - 12.40: Panel Session - Resilience of international supply chains

This panel session will look at the risks to resilience in globalised supply chains, what's next for just in time, and sector resilience and preparedness for new borders and controls.

The panel:

Nick Boland, VP Sales EMEA and ASPAC, Everstream

Tim Morris, Chief Executive Officer, UK Major Ports Group

Doug Bannister, CEO, Port of Dover


12.40 - 13.25: Panel Session - Workforce resilience

In this session we will examine workforce resilience, with a look at how employers can tackle the current workforce crisis, grow their talent pool and remain competitive.

The panel:

Corina Forman, HR Director, APC Group

Lindsay Bridges, SVP Human Resources UK & Ireland, DHL Supply Chain


Lunch & Networking


14.10 - 14.55: Panel Session - Resilience whilst reaching Net Zero

Our first afternoon session will be a panel session discussing resilience whilst reaching Net Zero and how to introduce new green technologies whilst keeping your business strong and flexible.

The panel:

Nick Wildgoose, Director, Supplien Consulting Limited

Justin Laney, Partner & General Manager, John Lewis Partnership


14.55 - 15.50: Panel Session - New technology as the key to resilience

This final session of the day will discuss a range of topics from sustainable, efficient and price-conscious logistics operations and innovative projects that are being developed within companies supply chains right now, to breakthroughs in new technology that can be used in warehousing, delivery, fleet management and end-to-end operations.

The panel:

Richard Tucker, Business Development Director, Quincus

Rob Wright, Executive Director, SCALA Consulting

Karl Sawyer CIRM, Industry Specialist, Technology, Media and Telecommunications/Sharing & Gig Economy, WTW


15:50 - 16:00: Closing thoughts

Closing keynote from our Chair, with an overview of the day and full round up to the success of this first of its kind event.


Our Speakers and Panellists


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