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Major International Freight and Logistics Conference comes to London in July 2019

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The future of the global freight and logistics industry will be shaped during a 3-day conference in London starting 9th July. The 6th Annual International Physical Internet Conference (IPIC) aims to provide an open forum for researchers, industry representatives, government officials and citizens to explore leading edge freight transport and logistics concepts, methodologies, projects, technological advancements and start-up initiatives. 

The Physical Internet concept takes freight and logistics services and aims to make them as accessible and connected as information and services are over internet. This represents a huge opportunity for the sector to improve efficiency and sustainability through connected, interoperable and shared used of resources and assets on a massive scale, whilst supporting the massive challenge of decarbonization.

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Conference topics include inter-connected logistics, cross-chain control, synchromodal transportation, open logistics networks, systems & technologies for interconnected logistics, supply chain coordination & collaboration, and urban freight transport and logistics. Through these areas IPIC will touch on exciting new areas such as automated transport, robotics, artificial intelligence, internet of things and blockchain.

IPIC provides a unique opportunity to learn and discuss the latest results of innovative projects and industry initiatives in the field. Participants from all over the world, including researchers, industrial and international institutions, local authorities and standardization committees will share practices, solutions and challenges.

Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, Alliance for Logistics Innovation through Collaboration in Europe (ALICE) said:

“We’re delighted to bring one of the Europe’s largest freight and logistics events, IPIC to the UK.  Freight and Logistics impact on almost all aspects of our modern interconnected lives and changes in the political landscape of Europe will only make novel approaches which increase efficiency, sustainability and improve collaboration more important. The novel approach of the Physical Internet has the potential to revolutionise the sector and this event will aim to forge the future with our colleagues in the UK.” 

The conference will take place from the 9th to 11th July and will be hosted by the Transport Systems Catapult on behalf of the ALICE and the Department for Transport. To find out more and book tickets go to https://www.pi.events/.

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