IPC, Geopost, Swiss Post, Posti Finland to Bring Global Innovation Perspectives to PostalVision April 2018 Event

Change is the new norm in the postal and logistics sector, and the global market is constantly absorbing new technologies and innovations. It is hard to keep up with the trends and developments, let alone anticipate them. However, around the globe, postal and logistics companies have proven over the past years that they are capable of implementing new technologies and responding successfully to their customers’ demands. They have become innovation pioneers.

PostalVision2020 has always put innovation in its focus, and our upcoming April 3-5, 2018, annual event will again showcase innovation from around the globe. In this year’s “Innovation and Global Perspectives” session, which will be moderated by the chairman of the Postal Innovation Platform (PIP), Bernhard Bukovc, we strive to capture some of the key developments in the international landscape.

 

hoger winkblauer IPCWe will hear from Holger Winklbauer, President and CEO of the International Post Corporation (IPC) about their cross border eCommerce solutions and other innovative services developed by IPC and its members.

 

 

bernard haurieBernard Haurie, Deputy DG and Senior Vice President for Innovation, HR and eCommerce at Geopost (Groupe La Poste, France) will talk about the company’s strategy, market opportunities and the role that innovation and new technology will play.

 

 

 

thierry golliard LIThierry Golliard, Director of PostVenture, Swiss Post’s venture capital branch, will highlight the importance of innovation and the cooperation with start-ups for Swiss Post and will explain how the company transformed into one of the world’s most innovative logistics providers.

 

 

Juha TolvanenJuha Tolvanen, Head of Network Design, Posti Finland will present the latest developments in state of the art location solutions and how they can significantly increase Posti’s logistics processes.

 

 

In addition, we will hear from PostNL (TBC) about their new “PostNL innovation studio.”

 

Just One More Reason to Grab Your Registration NOW

Today’s global perspectives panel announcement is just the latest reason to reserve your seat NOW…  If you need even more reminders why you should register to attend, here are just a few previously announced highlights of the April 3-5, 2018 event – and there’s more to come!

  • A new PostalPitch™ Start Up competition will invite entrepreneurs from all over the world to present their latest ideas, products and solutions to the greater global postal-parcel-logistics-delivery industry. Inspired by the great success of their collaborative PIP Start Up Innovation event launched in Europe at Post-Expo 2017, program co-chairs Bernhard Bukovc of PIP and John Callan of PostalVision, are excited to be bringing this partnered initiative to North America during PostalVision 2020/8.0.
  • Cooper Smith, Director of Amazon Intelligence, at business intelligence firm L2 Inc. — proclaimed by participants as one of the best speakers at PostalVision’s 2017 annual event, will return to the PostalVision’s platform at its April 2018 event. Don’t miss Cooper’s presentation, where he will provide an update on the state of e-commerce delivery (including some data to be first released to attendees of the event!). As L2’s resident expert on all things Amazon as well as the broader ecommerce market, Cooper will provide PostalVision event attendees with the latest news and analysis on activities by Amazon, Walmart, Jet, Target and other big box retailers as they look to solve the “last mile” delivery puzzle.

 

Early Bird Discounts Still in Effect!

One more reason to register…early bird discounts are still in effect!  Pricing and hotel information can be found on our web site.  In addition, for those planning to attend from outside the U.S., there are several special discount categories you may qualify for, including:

  • Members of any of our association partners (including the International Mailers Advisory Group — IMAG) qualify for a $250 discount off the registration price*
  • Representatives from foreign postal organizations may register at the Government Rate
  • Members of the Postal Innovation Platform (PIP) qualify for a special PIP discount rate (contact PIP for your discount code)

*does not apply to Government Rate or Mailer/Shipper rate. Contact your association for their discount code.

 

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