2019 Conference Agenda

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We are currently working on the Agenda for the World Mail & Express Americas Conference 2020. While you wait, here is the agenda from our 2019 conference in Miami.

Day One // Sunday 10 February 2019

Welcome Drinks Reception // 19.00

Join us on Sunday evening for drinks and an opportunity to meet your fellow delegates and speakers before the conference begins. The evening drinks reception is sponsored by Jersey Post Global Logistics.

Day two // Monday 11 February 2019

09.15 // Welcome to Miami

Neil Jackson, Triangle Management Services
Chief Executive

09.20 – 10.45 // The Big Postal Perspectives

Every post in the Americas is subject to disruptive forces re-shaping the mail and express sector. In this opening plenary, leading posts from the region outline responses to the wider conference theme of ‘The Future Delivery Landscape’.
Chair: Gavin Macrae | Founder & Managing Director | Pine Monkey Associates Ltd

09.30 // Transformation of Correios in 2018 to change the 2017 scenario
Carlos Fortner, Brazil Post
COO
09.50 // Title TBC

José Luis Rodríguez, Chile Post
Director General

10.10 // THE VALUE OF THE EXPERIENCE – IS IT WORTH IT?

Misko Kancko, Canada Post
Director of Global Partnerships

10.30 // DISCUSSION AND q&A
10.45 // refreshments sponsored by PITNEY BOWES

11.15 – 12.55 // Cross Border Challenges

In this session we look at the opportunities for cross border growth from the perspective of global operators and facilitators, and we hear how proposed changes in regulation in the US would transform the postal and parcel industry.
Chair: Gavin Macrae | Founder & Managing Director | Pine Monkey Associates Ltd

11.20 // DIVERSIFICATION AND INNNOVATING BEYOND CORE POSTAL

Tim Brown, Jersey Post
Chief Executive

11.40 // RIDING WITH THE TIDE OF GLOBAL CHANGE

James Edge, Landmark Global
CEO

12.00 // Paths forward on U.S. Postal Reform

Nick Zaic, R Street Institute
Fellow in Commercial Freedom

12.20 // Cross Border Challenges for Marketplace Sellers

Washington Rojas, Servientrega
Operations Manager

12.40 // discussion and Q&A
12.55 // LUNCH SPONSORED BY cambridge global payments

13.55 – 15.35 // NAVIGATING CUSTOMS OBSTACLES

In this session we will explore the challenges presented by customs and tax requirements when shipping cross border. We will also learn of a new model that inverts the clearance process and incorporates new technology and trusted trader program benefits.

14.00 // Tax and Duty Considerations in the Latin American Market

AJ Hernandez, Sky Postal
President & CEO

14.20 // e-Commerce and the
Customs Clearance Challenge

Francisco Santeiro, FedEx
Director Latin America Regulatory Affairs

14.40 // bORDERS OF THE FUTURE, AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH

Norm Schenk, UPS
Vice President, Global Customs Policy and Public Affairs

15.00 // discussion and Q&A
15.15 // refreshments SPONSORED BY OPEN PRICER

15.45 // E-COMMERCE TRENDS WITHIN THE AMERICAS

In the final session of the day we will explore the global penetration of e-commerce and how social media is driving purchases. We will explore the e-commerce developments in Argentina, and understand how smart data technology, in combination with learnings from Chinese practices, is used to enhance cross-border shipping into Europe. We will also learn from best practices of the challenges of marketplace sellers.
Chair: Kate Muth | Executive Director | International Mailers’ Advisory Group

15.50 // The new DDP into Europe. Learning from Chinese Best Practices

Ron Jansen, Zongteng Group
Head of International Business

16.10 // The Age of E-commerce

Alex Yancher, Passport Shipping
CEO

16.30 // e-logistics and Customs Clearance into Europe, It’s all about the data

BJ Streefland, ViaEurope
CEO

16.50 // DISCUSSION AND q&a
17.00 // conference close

 

17.30 // Evening Drinks Reception

Give yourself some time to relax and chat after day one of the conference at the drinks reception, where we’ll be serving a selection of nibbles and drinks straight after the conference closes. The evening drinks reception is sponsored by ViaEurope.

Day three // Tuesday 12 February 2019

09.30 // EMERGING TRENDS AND TECHNOLOGIES

In this session, we will discuss the key technologies that are emerging for the post and parcel sector and creating a whole new set of challenges for logistics businesses.
Chair: Bernhard Bukovc | Chairman | Postal Innovation Platform

09.40 // Crowdsourcing the last Mile

Jeff Colvin, USPS-OIG
Director, Finance & Economics

10.00 // Into the Unknown: Technological Change and the Economy of the Future

Karl Schamotta, Cambridge Global Payments
Chief Market Strategist

10.20 // Increasing Performance in Logistics through Video Intelligence

Terry Ottinger, GEUTEBRÜCK GmbH
President

10.40 // Data Science for Parcel Networks

Daniel Rueda, OpenPricer
Founder and CEO

11.00 // DISCUSSION AND q&a
11.20 // refreshments sponsored by GEUTEBRÜCK GmbH

11.50 // Supporting Cross Border

In this session, we learn of innovations that are paving the way for new ideas and new technologies and we gain a better understanding of the key success factors of e-commerce logistics in the Americas.
Chair: Bernhard Bukovc | Chairman | Postal Innovation Platform

11.55 // THE FUTURE IS NOW: THE NEW DELIVERY LANDSCAPE

Rick Hernandez, Pitney Bowes
VP Partner Success

12.05 // using rfid to enhance cross border deliveries

Liam O’Sullivan, IPC
Director, Operations

12.25 // DISCUSSION AND q&a
12.45 // lunch available in exhibition area

13.45 // Startup Pitch

This session will present start-ups and their solutions which can have a significant impact on the postal & logistics sector. The start-ups will pitch their solutions and products and explain how they solve existing problems and issues in the postal & logistics market. An expert panel will discuss and analyse the start-up pitches, thus reflecting on how the solutions can benefit the industry.
Panel:
Bernhard Bukovc | Chairman | Postal Innovation Platform
Michael Zayonc | Founder | Plug and Play
Brody Buhler | Managing Director of Global Postal | Accenture
Leo Tudela | Manager, Strategic Business Planning | United States Postal Service

13.55 // BRANDON PARGOE

Founder and President
Drone Delivery Systems

14.10 // SANTOSH GOPAL

CEO
Ship2MyID

14.25 // monja Mühling

Founder
Smartlane

14.40 // SETH PATin

CEO
LogistiVIEW

14.55 // DISCUSSION AND q&a
15.05 // CONFERENCE ROUNDUP & CLOSE

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