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The Covid-19 pandemic has unquestionably brought supply-chain operations at the top of the business agenda, stressing out the crucial role of the logistics industry as the driving force behind all business sectors. However, like most business sectors nowadays, the supply-chain operations' industry is facing great challenges and changes such as digital transformation, strict regulations and a vast increase on the volume of work and activities.
Within this context, The Economist Events in cooperation with the Hellenic Logistics Association have great pleasure in announcing the organisation of a virtual event, on June 23rd 2021, entitled
LOGISTICS: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN A POST COVID-19 WORLD
Greece’s role in Europe’s supply chain
@ The Economist
Founder and director of Athens Economics
@ JLL Alliance Partner
Chief of transport facilitation and economics section
@ United Nations ECE, Sustainable Transport Division
Εmeritus professor, chairman of the advisory board
@ Centre for Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Procurement, Cranfield School of Management
@ International Road Transport Union (IRU)
Global logistics and supply chain consultant, executive chairman
@ Gattorna Alignment
Deputy minister of digital governance
Minister of development and investments
Minister of infrastructure and transport
Secretary-general of private investments and PPPs
@ Ministry of Development and Investments, Greece
Secretary-general of ports, port policy and maritime investments
@ Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Greece
Deputy general manager
@ Dromeus Capital Management
Chairman & CEO
@ SARMED Logistics
Secretary-general of public investment and partnership agreement
@ Ministry of Development and Investments, Greece
Chief communications officer
@ Orphee Beinoglou Group of Companies
Commissioner for transport
@ European Commission
@ Piraeus Container Terminal
Professor, Athens University of Economics and Business, director-general
@ Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (acceptance in principle)
Deputy director general
@ SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
@ Hellenic Logistics Association (EEL)
@ National Logistics Council, Government of Greece
Wednesday 23 June 2021
On stage 13:15 - 13:30 | Welcome remarks
On stage 13:30 - 13:50 | Discussion
On stage 13:50 - 14:00 | Break
On stage 14:00 - 14:15 | SHAPING THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY AND TRANSPORTATION
On stage 14:15 - 15:35 | Discussion
On stage 14:35 - 14:40 | Break
On stage 14:40 - 14:55 | The Economist in dialogue with:
On stage 14:55 - 15:00 | Break
On stage 15:00 - 15:20 | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
On stage 15:20 - 15:40 | Discussion
On stage 15:40 - 15:45 | Break
On stage 15:45 - 16:00 | REAL-ESTATE AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GREEK SUPPLY CHAIN
On stage 16:00 - 16:20 | Discussion
On stage 16:20 - 16:25 | Break
On stage 16:25 - 16:40 | RESILIENT AND AGILE SUPPLY CHAINS
On stage 16:40 - 17:00 | Discussion
On stage 17:00 - 17:10 | Break
On stage 17:10 - 17:30 | NEW BUSINESS MODELS IN A NEW POST COVID-19 REALITY
On stage 17:30 - 17:50 | Discussion
On stage 17:50 - 17:55 | Break
On stage 17:55 - 18:10 | Official closing session:
On stage 18:10 - 18:30 | Discussion
On stage 18:30 - 18:30 | End of conference
The Hellenic Logistics Association (EEL) is a scientific non-profit organisation, founded in 1994 and continuously promotes all important matters related to logistics and supply chain management in Greece and actively creates awareness on these to make them known to both local and foreign important stakeholders. EEL additionally represents the interests of Greek logisticians and supply chain professionals in all related governmental and private institutions, adding substantial value to the development of the sector.
EEL’s vision is to promote the Greek logistician at the heart of the Greek economy and the local business entrepreneurs, as well as to assist in the transformation of our country into an essential logistics and cross-docking HUB bridging the traffic of goods between Asia, Middle-East and Northern Africa with the Balkans and the south-eastern Europe region.
The main scope of EEL is to act as the liaison of all the professionals of supply chain management and logistics bonding their main objectives, i.e. the rapid growth of the logistics sector, establishing and recognition the logistics profession and upgrading the role of the logistician in Greek enterprises, the business community as well as the national economy.
EEL is one of the most active scientific associations in Greece, with over 650 members, with a clear focus on business development and on rejuvenating and further strengthening of the Greek economy.
DIAKINISIS S.A. has been one of the leading logistics companies in Greece, since 1977. It is one of the principal collaborators for supply chain services, that have gained the trust of the largest Greek and international companies the last 40 years.
DIAKINISIS offers logistics services in the areas of warehousing, distribution and repackaging. Its customers spread in all FMCG sectors: food business, household goods, retail, clothing and lifestyle, tobacco and alcoholic beverages, electronics, home furniture, among others. DIAKINISIS also offers third party logistics services in the pharmaceuticals’ market guaranteeing top quality services with a continuously growing customer portfolio.
With over 160,000 square meters of warehouse space and ten regional hubs across the country, distributing products for multinational companies using daily over 250 routes. DIAKINISIS’ repackaging centre handles over 45 million units annually, apart from the labelling of 40 million pharma units.
DIAKINISIS’ large portfolio of multinational customers with extreme complexity and demanding service levels and its long-lasting professional expertise in multiple market sectors, enables the company to continuously benchmark its activities and offer best in class services.
With over 260 routes on a daily basis, departing from 15 different warehouse facilities in Athens, Thessaloniki and Patra, as well as 10 additional forwarding points throughout Greece, DIAKINISIS transports products, totally aligned with client’s needs, offering a contemporary and cooperative environment, while excelling in adjustment to the requirements of each project.
With flexible production lines and trained personnel, DIAKINISIS guarantees excellence in the repackaging of products, in a minimum time frame, while keeping high quality.
DIAKINISIS, annually picks and packs more than 1.300.000 orders, delivers more than 50.000.000 cartons and visits more than 35.000 distinct delivery points, with precision, accuracy, safety and efficiency.
Last but not least DIAKINISIS is the winner of the “3PL of the Year 2020” award among the strong and recognized candidates in the sector of 3PL, industry, primary sector and technology.
Attica Holdings S.A. (Attica Group or Attica) is a leader in the provision of ferry services for passengers and cargo in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Serving 60 destinations, connecting 71 ports, in the Greek domestic market (including the more remote Greek islands destinations) and on the international routes between Greece and Italy and Morocco with Spain, Attica Group’s brand names, Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Africa Morocco Link (AML) and the newly acquired Hellenic Seaways are established in the European maritime transport industry as synonyms of high-end quality ferry services.
AML operates between Morocco and Spain offering up to 8 sailings per day from the port of Tanger - Med to the port of Algeciras, providing high quality and reliable transportation services for passengers, trucks and private vehicles, combining comfort and luxury with speed and functionality.
Attica Group is a member of Marfin Investment Group, an international investment holding company based in Greece and throughout south-east Europe and is listed on Athens Stock Exchange (ASE:ATTICA).
The Attica Group fleet consists of 32 modern and technologically advanced vessels and high-speed, providing high quality transportation services for passengers, trucks and private vehicles. While on board the passengers will not only find luxurious accommodation, fine wining and dining and a wide range of activities for both adults and children but, most importantly, a level of service and attention to detail that have established Attica in the ferry industry. The expertise and the professionalism accompanied with the warm smile of the carefully-selected staff contribute in offering passengers an exceptional and standardized on board experience throughout the journey.
In the twenty years of its involvement in the ferry sector, Attica has introduced a new and innovative concept of vessels and has become a world leader in cruise type Ro/Pax new building construction, having designed and built 21 vessels in first class shipyards in Europe and South Korea, under the highest shipbuilding standards, tailor-made for the specific routes in operation (optimizing size, speed, fuel consumption and access facilities). In order to further optimize the service provided to its customers Attica has designed comprehensive port facilities including piers, two tier link spans, terminals and check-in arrangements in Greek and European ports in order to achieve safe and efficient loading/unloading of trailers and embarkation of passengers.
Attica Group has had the privilege to be the first Greek company to ever sail under its own banner on ferry routes well beyond Greek waters. Apart from the Adriatic routes, Attica has built substantial experience through the successful operations in Europe, where Attica Group initiated new routes and established new port connections in the Baltic Sea, between Germany and Finland, and in the North Sea between Belgium and Scotland, UK.
Attica Group maintains an extensive sales network that expands across the world through:
34 premium sales agents, port agents at every port of departure, central reservation system linked to the International Reservations Networks, offering direct integrated services to more than 20,000 travel agencies around the world. Attica Group is a full member of the management and commercial bodies of the International Union of Railways (UIC). Today the International Union of Railways (UIC) has 199 members from 84 countries and 5 continents, through which Attica’s services are available. Online booking and ticket purchases through the corporate websites www.bluestarferries.com, www.superfast.com, www.hsw.gr and www.aml.ma.
Through its renowned brands, Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and AML, Attica Group operates on the following routes:
Blue Star Ferries & Hellenic Seaways / Greek Domestic Lines
Cyclades, N.E. Aegean, Saronic, Sporades, Crete ( jointly with ANEK LINES)
SUPERFAST FERRIES / International lines (jointly with ANEK LINES):
Patras – Igoumenitsa – Corfu – Ancona, Patras – Igoumenitsa – Corfu – Bari, Patras – Igoumenitsa – Venice
AFRICA MOROCCO LINK / Morocco – Spain routes:
Tangier Med - Algeciras
Athens Economics ltd is an economic and commercial real estate consultancy and agency that was established in 1993 to provide a full range of services to both domestic and international business.
The company is:
• affiliated with JLL, one of the global leaders in real estate advisory, valuation and brokerage services with presence in more than 80 countries,
• a founding board member of the Greek branch of ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres),
• certified by Hellenic Republic’s Ministry of Finance and registered in the Chartered Valuation Companies’ Registry (No 42), and
• award winner 2019-2020 in Commercial Property Consultancy & Agency category.
We cover all commercial property sectors (office, retail, industrial, hotels) and provide a full range of services:
• Valuations and brokers’ opinions of value
• Feasibility, market research and market entry studies
• Disposals and acquisitions
• Corporate solutions – tenant representation
• Office & industrial disposals – landlord representation
• Lease audits and rent renegotiations
• Shopping centre advice and leasing
• Consultancy and leasing services to retailers
• Project management
Dromeus Capital Management (UK) Ltd, with registered address 111 Buckingham Palace Road, Belgravia, London SW1W 0SR, registered in England with company number 9459348, is an FCA registered alternative investment management firm that manages over €1bn in capital for some of the world's most sophisticated institutional investors. The firm was founded in 2008 by Achilles Risvas who serves as its CEO and chief investment officer. Dromeus invests globally across the asset spectrum in fixed income securities, public listed equities, real estate and other financial assets.
Dromeus’ specialized inhouse real estate investment and asset management team has a long track record in managing real estate properties in Greece for over a decade and has completed transactions of over €1 billion in value.
Established 100 years ago, ORPHEE BEINOGLOU SA and ORBIT Group, is one of the leading organizations, in the south-eastern Mediterranean region in the supply chain and logistics sector. Headquartered in Greece the company established operations in Bulgaria, Romania, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Cyprus, & the Lebanon.
With main focus on understanding customers’ needs, OB Group provides tailor made solutions with professionalism, and integrity.
Throughout its history OB Group aims to exceed customers’ expectations, build partnerships, and lead the industry by investing in people, infrastructure, and keeping abreast of technology.
Orphee Beinoglou has achieved a steady growth rate, allowing to offer end to end supply chain solutions.
They partner with transportation networks around the world, to deliver a competitive advantage to all customers, through an optimized network that simplifies processes and enables customers to realize their opportunities for growth.
Orphee Beinoglou offers a one stop shop solution for all your supply chain requirements covering all flows to the final customer. They offer international transportation, logistics, last mile and value-added services with their state-of-the-art infrastructure.
Additionally, they handle special projects, relocations, household removals, exhibitions and fine art transport services.
Their subsidiary, Easy Mail offers local and international time-critical deliveries and courier services.
SARMED is a pioneering Hellenic company that operates in the field of logistics, provides a full range of supply chain services and offers state of the art dry and cold cargo services.
SARMED handles the management of all types of consumer goods, from very small items to heavy and bulky items. It also specializes in customs/tax warehouses, customs clearance services and all kinds of customs formalities, as well as the provision of specialized consulting services on customs matters.
SARMED manages a selected network of transporters and agencies with a capacity of 600 vehicles of all categories.
SARMED continuously pursues its sustainable growth and development. The company ensures continuous training of its employees in various fields to improve their skills.
The company’s vision
To be the 3PL services provider of choice in Greece, while concurrently claiming international presence and recognition for the reliability, quality, flexibility, technological superiority and the range of vertical services offered to our customers.
The company’s values
The new era of the company is based on solid foundations and values such as integrity, objectivity, innovation, solidarity, trust and respect, both internally, towards the employees of the company who form the company’s core, and externally, towards the outer society and the environment, as an integral part of it.
For more info visit: www.sarmed.gr
Elektron was founded in 2017 with a mission to offer smart, turn-key solutions in e-mobility.
Since then, Elektron has successfully overtaken a number of e-mobility projects. Currently, its main focus is the supply and installation of charging stations for pure electric vehicles (BEV) and Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), offering its customers complete solutions that cover:
• Charging needs analysis
• Proposal of the best charging solutions
• Charging station supply
• Study of electrical and building requirements for installation
• Commissioning and maintenance of the equipment
• Training for the correct use of the stations
In Elektron, their central philosophy is the absolute respect for the needs of their customers and the provision of high-end services and equipment.
Elektron is the official reseller in Greece for some of the most reputable European EV Charger manufacturers such as Webasto, EvBox, Hypercharger, Juice Technologies and NRGkick. In the past 12 months, they have installed over 40 charging stations in the Greek territory.
Founded in 1953, Jungheinrich ranks among the world’s leading solutions providers for the intralogistics sector. With a comprehensive portfolio of material handling equipment, automatic systems and services, Jungheinrich is able to offer customers tailored solutions for the challenges posed by Industry 4.0. The Hamburg-based Group is represented worldwide in 40 countries with its own direct sales companies and in approximately 80 other countries through partner companies. Jungheinrich employs 18,000 people worldwide and generated Group revenue of €3.81 billion in 2020. Jungheinrich is listed on the SDAX.
Ν. KARPATHIOS S.A. was established in 1981 It has been engaged in the field of constructions for 30 years, having Panos Karpathios as its president, and it is developing quickly as one of the prevailing companies of the industry. It has experienced technical staff, architect engineers, civil engineers, researchers of other specialties, who successfully carry out the study, supervision, construction, issue of building permit of the projects.
Our company specializes in the construction of Logistic Warehouses and industrial properties. It offers its clients buildings of high specifications, ready for full use from the first delivery day. The high quality of the construction and the quick and prompt delivery of the buildings to the users are the primary goal of our company.
The 1,500,000 m2 that we have constructed to this day and our satisfied clients are our best credentials.
Synergy provides a complete spectrum of supply chain and logistics services of high added value. By meeting and exceeding expectations, Synergy creates a unique partnership experience that helps customers gain competitive advantage and succeed.
The company’s end-to-end solutions are comprised of the following core services: Contract logistics (warehousing and distribution), international forwarding, 4PL and a wide variety of value added services such as packaging, labeling, quality control, call center and special projects, aiming to operational excellence in all activities and continuous improvement initiatives.
At the core of Synergy’s approach is the company’s dedication in vigorously listening and understanding each industry and the business challenges in order to link supply chain management with corporate strategy. The company attaches great importance to long term relationships that result in a successful partnership and strive to be a substantial part of Synergy’s customers’ organization and to strategically align with them.
TO VIMA, holds a leading position within Greek news media spectrum through its print and digital editions.
Solely driven by substantial cover of domestic and international news, supported by the most reliable team of journalists, TA NEA is consistently the leading daily evening newspaper.
Knowledge is power, economy is the game! This is the motto of our new portal, powergame.gr
PowerGame.gr is the new entry in the digital panorama which hosts the most important events and trends of the financial terrain both in Greece and abroad. In an extremely competitive atmosphere in the media world, the new portal sets as its priority the accurate online information about the economic situation in Greece, highlighting the contemporary trends that define the world economy, based on facts, articles and analysis.
Market news, stock prices, financial data, tax policies, enterprise activity compose the mainstream of our daily influx of information. A carefully selected mix of international news and stories ensures that our visitors will be provided with a global perspective on the world economic and financial developments.
In addition, a special republication of articles -in Greek- from The Economist, underlines the importance of a global, accurate and integrated information.
Also, the participation of key figures that affect the Greek economic activity from various fields such as entrepreneurs, bankers etc. enables us to create an enriched environment towards useful dialogue that will optimize constructive decision making.
PowerGame.gr offers special sections concerning contemporary issues ranging from digital and start ups’ activity, to environmental innovations and automobile and luxury goods.
Our experienced team of journalists and the technical support team guarantee an effective result.
28 years since its establishment, Alba Graduate Business School, has had a deep impact on the business education landscape in Greece.
Born to address the pressing needs for professional management skills, Alba strives for excellence, quality and continuous innovation in research and teaching. Its long-lasting mission is to educate the visionary leaders of tomorrow who will act as agents of change and help shape the future business.
Alba is accredited by NECHE. All Alba MBAs are accredited from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), while MSc in finance and MSc in SHRM are EPAS accredited.
Currently the business school offers 10 master’s programmes and 3 MBAs. Among them, a premium Executive MBA programme tailored to the needs of senior and upper-level executives with achievement record, leadership potential, and intellectual curiosity.
Its uniqueness lies in the real-time transformation it offers, mainly through its faculty, which comes from premier international business schools, such as Harvard, Wharton, INSEAD, LBS, IMD, LSE, SDA Bocconi etc. and the strong network of carefully selected peers coming from diverse functional and industry backgrounds.
The Alba Executive MBA programme has a modular structure that evolves around five strategy themes: Big picture challenges, business fundamentals, development of personal and organization capabilities and, finally, renewing the business. All 5 themes contain courses that engage with digital transformation from a strategic point of view.
EMBA has a programme-long combination of coaching, 360-degree assessments and team activities, aimed to help senior executives to foster their own authentic leadership approach. At the same time it features an unusually holistic innovation view which spans technology-based, marketing-driven, process-based, and business model innovation.
WIND Hellas is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Greece. Since WIND was established, 25 years ago, it has been consistently investing in technology, providing integrated mobile, fixed and internet solutions to its customers. Always in the forefront of the evolution, WIND delivers innovative communication and technology solutions that improve the way its customers live, work, learn and play.
Believing in the power of a modern interconnected world, everything is possible when connectivity is assured. Therefore, WIND implements one of the largest private investment projects in Greece. Particularly, as part of its 500 million euros investment plan 2016-20 for the development of new generation networks, WIND focuses on ultra-high speed networks, both in mobile (4G, 4G+), and fixed (VDSL, FTTx).
Meanwhile, WIND has launched its own streaming TV service. WIND VISION is a new Android TV that takes user experience into the next level. It brings together a wealth of on demand streaming and user generated video content and traditional TV channels, into an open platform. A unique user interface that integrates innumerous entertainment options –first to integrate Netflix through a strategic partnership– and connects users to the content of their choice, in a multiscreen mode. Thus WIND has become a major convergence player providing solutions to its customers in mobile, fixed, internet and TV content.
Top customer experience
Driven by its commitment to offer an excellent communication and outstanding user experience, WIND is constantly evolving its infrastructure. Customer experience is a strategic priority at all levels and shapes each activity at all contact points with customers. The new retail flagship stores, the broader business partnerships and the online platforms are playing a key role in improving customer experience at a 360° level.
Giving back to our community
WIND offers communication solutions equally to all citizens of Greece, regardless of commercial, geographical or other boundaries, through the greatest possible value for money products and services for its customers. Meanwhile, the company stands out for its social contribution, through a multi faced Corporate Responsibility programme, with numerous activities focused on the market, the environment, our society and our people.
DHL Express is the largest international express company in the world, with one of the largest fleets of aircraft and the most expansive network that covers over 220 countries and territories worldwide.
In Greece it was the first international courier company to establish itself, and DHL Express (Hellas) SA remains a pioneer, constantly providing new solutions for its customers, solutions that make it the market leader. Whilst maintaining the largest market share, DHL sets very high levels of service and always seeks to serve the customer in the best possible way.
Having a constant presence in the Greek market since 1978, DHL has acquired a deep knowledge of critical shipments as well as unparalleled experience in the specialized handling of express deliveries for each industry sector.
Each shipment is handled in the most professional way by its highly trained personnel, who know well that speed and timely delivery of each shipment at destination cannot be achieved if the integrity of the shipment has not been secured first, at each stage of its passage within the network. To this end, extensive investment in its network on a global as well as a national level has allowed DHL to constantly renew and upgrade its infrastructure in order to meet the increased and varied demands of its customers.
Though an integral part of a global force, DHL Express Hellas recognises the importance of local knowledge. As pioneers of international express, it is from local expertise, experience in customs procedures, constant training of its personnel, always combined with the support of the most developed worldwide network, that DHL draws its strength, and it is these factors that have contributed to its leading market position for over 40 years.
ΑEGEAN and its subsidiary Olympic Air carried 15 million passengers in 2019.
The company has been honored, for the ninth consecutive year and tenth time in the last 11 years, with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline in 2019 and has recently received a 4-star award from Skytrax (4-Star COVID 19 Arline Safety Rating) for hygiene and protection measures from COVID-19.
Artecniko provides “State of the Art” video production, multimedia and Live streaming services that optimally combine technical sufficiency and artistic creativity.
Keeping their standards high and their expectations even higher, Artecniko's team of highly experienced professionals offers a comprehensive range of services of superior quality that ensure impeccable results.
With a strong focus on video production & live streaming events the company can holistically produce, from the capture of the idea and script making, to the final edited material, any style of video 2D to 3D, animation to live action, 360° video to social content.
Artecniko is a company that makes content with impact.
Their videos generate leads, go viral, increase landing page conversions, inspire trends on social media and communicate the selected message to the specific audience that makes a business grow!
They function as a hybrid between a high-end creative video production company and an accomplished photography and multimedia company, with a concentrated focus on the end result.
Regardless of the volume, difficulty and complexity of a project, quality is never compromised.
Established in 1994, Hazlis & Rivas is a high profile media and communications company. Its principal activities are conferences, print and digital publications. We are best known as the exclusive representative of The Economist Events for Greece, Cyprus, Malta and Southeast Europe and the official licensee of The World in… Economist annual publication for Greece and Cyprus.
The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. With an indisputable reputation for excellence and editorial integrity, we aim to deliver first class programmes featuring leading thinkers from around the world and cutting edge insights. We stand out for the objectivity of our opinion and provide a unique platform to heads of state, nobel laureates, leaders from business, finance, NGOs and academia to share their expertise.