Transporeon Summit 23 - 24 September 2020 

The international event for logistics professionals

This year we will convene in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, at a unique and highly sustainable venue – the Floating Pavilion situated right on the water in the heart of the new city and surrounded by spectacular views. Our conference theme, Big Data & Sustainability – Driving Best-Practice Logistics, anticipates a digital journey highlighting challenges and opportunities while also enabling key steps towards future success. Our two-day agenda includes keynote speeches, panel discussions and open-space breakout sessions in our networking and innovation pavilion.

This Transporeon conference differs from other conferences: I found that its really specific towards innovation and you meet people with likeminded agendas.

Jack Heng, Regional Logistics Manager, Europe, Russia Africa,



Agenda | Big Data & Sustainability – Driving Best-Practice Logistics

Please stay tuned for further announcements

Day 1 | 23rd September


Welcome Lunch


Transporeon Turns 20! Two Decades of Customer Service and We’re Just Getting Started

Marc-Oliver Simon, Founder & Member of the Advisory Board at Transporeon 
Stephan Sieber, Chief Executive Officer at Transporeon 


From Data to Action

Logistics Insights into European Shipping Developments
Oliver Kahrs, Managing Director at Tim Consult GmbH  

Market Intelligence, Freight Benchmarking, Tendering – The Ideal Approach to Procurement Excellence
Petra Lippertova, Logistics Process Development Manager - Group Logistics at DS Smith  

Smart Transport Allocation  for Greater Efficiency in Transport Execution
DI Stefan Hierzenberger, BSc, Konzern-Logistik at Mayr-Melnhof Holz Leoben GmbH 
Armin Musija, Manager Strategic Initiatives at Transporeon  


Networking & Innovation Pavilion

Open Space Breakout Sessions (open for voting)

After being registered for the event you can vote for your preferred breakout sessions. Click here to see the topic choices.


Environmental Footprint & Sustainable Solutions

The Way to Green Supply Chains
Sara Udvari, Global Transport Production Manager at IKEA Supply AG


Time Slot Management – adding value to efficient inbound processing

Christian Kuhl, Head of Corporate Warehousing at Lekkerland SE & Co. KG  



Trends 2030: The Future of Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Special Guest: Richard van Hooijdonk, Trendwatcher and futurist


Rotterdam Harbour Tour by Boat



Dinner & Networking


Day 2 | 24th September


Welcome Café


Greening the Supply Chain: Best Practices and Future Trends

Selim Tansug, VP SC Logistics Europe at Unilever 


The Eco Performance Award

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stoelzle, Executive Director ISCM-HSG at Institute for Supply Chain Management, University St. Gallen 


Why Companies Need to Focus on Visibility

2019 Visibility Benchmark Report: How Advanced Are Shippers Today?
Jan Rzehak, Director Business Consulting at Transporeon  

The Added Value of Real Time Visibility
Ian Mears, Category Manager Transport & Logistics at Etex Group  

Can Real Time Visibility Redefine European Transport Logistics?
Kristian Kaas Mortensen, Director for Strategic Partnerships at Girteka Logistics  


Panel Discussion: Real Time Visibility

Ana Samanes, ROCKWOOL
Ian Mears, Etex Group 
Kristian Kaas Mortensen, Girteka Logistics  
Jan Rzehak, Transporeon  


Networking & Innovation Pavilion

Open Space Breakout Sessions (open for voting)

After being registered for the event you can vote for your preferred breakout sessions. Click here to see the topic choices.


New Players & Changing Economies

How to deal with economic pressures and environmental stress
Chris Irish, Head of Insight – Supply Chain at IGD  

New Players in the Market
Thomas Einsiedler, Chief Product Officer at Transporeon 


Panel Discussion: How to prepare for the future?

Chris Irish, IGD  
Ron Verhagen, BluJay Solutions 
Thomas Einsiedler, Transporeon


Lunch & Closing

Breakout Sessions

After being registered for the event you can vote for your preferred breakout sessions. You will receive a link for voting in your confirmation mail.

The Next Level of Automation and Flexibility with Dynamic Time Slot Management

How to get Market Intelligence for all modes of transport

Seamless Integration: Connecting Transporeon to Your SAP S/4HANA

Optimise and Automate Freight Surcharges and Settlement Processes

Fit for the Future with a Data-driven Transport Assignment Strategy

Improve and Control Tender Processes with Enhanced Tender Analysis

The Way to Cost-Effective Transport Assignment Using Lane-Based Data Insights



Secure your ticket for  219,00 Euro.

The participation fee is due upon receipt of the registration confirmation. You will receive an invoice from Transporeon.
Please note that the Transporeon Summit is an event exclusively for shippers and participation is only possible after confirmation of your registration. We will send you the registration confirmation and further information by e-mail after checking your registration.

Please register each participant separately.

This booking does not include room reservation.

Keynote speakers at the Transporeon Summit

Sara Udvari

Global Transport Production Manager

IKEA Supply AG


Petra Lippertova

Logistics Process Development Manager - Group Logistic

DS Smith


Ana Samanes

Project Manager Logistics LAT



Christian Kuhl

Head of Corporate Warehousing

Lekkerland SE & Co. KG


Selim Tansug

VP SC Logistics Europe


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stoelzle

Executive Director ISCM-HSG

Institute for Supply Chain Management, University St. Gallen

Ian Mears

Category Manager Transport & Logistics

Etex Group

Kristian Kaas Mortensen

Director for Strategic Partnerships

Girteka Logistics

Chris Irish

Head of Insight – Supply Chain


Ron Verhagen

Vice President, Solution Consulting

BluJay Solutions

Richard van Hooijdonk

Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote

Stephan Sieber

Chief Executive Officer


Picture of Marc-Oliver Simon

Marc-Oliver Simon

Founder & Member of the Advisory Board


Picture of Thomas Einsiedler

Thomas Einsiedler

Chief Product Officer


Oliver Kahrs

Managing Director

Tim Consult GmbH

Picture of Jan Rzehak

Jan Rzehak

Director Business Consulting


Armin Musija

Manager Strategic Initiatives






Reference speaker at the Transporeon Summit

Special Guest: Richard van Hooijdonk

Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.

What does logistics look like in the world of automatic traffic flows? How do algorithms and the Internet of Things ensure a fully automated supply chain? And what is the impact of new production technologies like 3D printing?
The future of logistics and transport offers solutions to many of the challenges we face today.

Technology causes acceleration in transport and logistics. In the future, self-driving systems will drive through the city ‘like trains’, drones will control transport from the airport and we will all have
a self-driving car that effortlessly takes us from A to B. Logistics technology will have a significant impact on production chains and 3D printers will create unprecedented disruption in the supply chain.
Logistics and transportation are ready for these changes. Are you?


Keynote: Chris Irish

Head of Insight – Supply Chain at IGD

Chris joined the supply chain team in 2016. He leads the team responsible for developing supply chain insight, supporting businesses in building supply chain capability.  
Chris spent eight years with Tesco, leading a number of diverse teams to deliver availability, waste and inventory objectives. In this time, he also worked on several cross-functional initiatives and helped develop and embed processes to simplify the way promotions are planned and executed across the business.


  • Breakout Sessions

  • Innovation Pavilion

  • Keynote Speeches

  • Panel Discussions


Our two-day agenda includes several breakout sessions with various topics. To ensure we cover the topics that are most relevant to you, you can vote for your preferred breakout sessions.

See the choices

In the Innovation Pavilion, you’ll experience at firsthand our latest technologies in action including live demos of visibility, benchmarking, and data-driven solutions.

Hear on-point talks and various keynote speeches including best practices across different industries. A special guest will take the stage in the evening of the 25th.

Talk show sessions provides deep insights and expert discussions about big data, sustainable solutions, changing economies and the impact on transport logistics.

Having used the Transporeon tools for a period of time it was very nice for me hearing about next stages and developments and as a result of that to share the experience with the rest of the businesses here.


Ian Mears, Transport & Distribution Manager

Etex Group

Event Information:

Event Location:

Floating Pavilion | Rotterdam

The Floating Pavilion situated right on the water in the heart of the new city and surrounded by spectacular views.

Location Website

Location address:

Posthumalaan 90 (the pavilion is located opposite number 90)


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Evening Event:

Rotterdam Harbour Tour by boat

See the impressive skyline of Rotterdam with its imposing buildings, enjoy a unique view of the harbours, shipyards, docks and the ultra-modern handling of thousands of containers.

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