Speaker Profiles

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Opening Ceremony (09:00 – 10:30)
Mr. Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General, World Customs Organization
Ms. Ruth Waring, FCILT, Managing Director, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd

JakeKunio Mikuriya

Secretary General of the World Customs Organization
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 09:00 – 11:00 during the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin.

Biography:

Mr. Mikuriya has been Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO) since 1 January 2009. He provides leadership and executive management for the global Customs community’s priorities, including developing global Customs instruments, standards, and tools; securing and facilitating global trade; realizing revenues; building Customs-business partnerships; and delivering capacity building in support of Customs reform and modernization. In addition, Mr. Mikuriya is leading efforts in support of implementation of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Prior to joining the WCO, he worked for Japan’s Ministry of Finance for 25 years. During his career with the Ministry, Mr. Mikuriya occupied a variety of senior posts, which have given him broad experience and knowledge in Customs, trade, development, budget, and financial policies. He served as Director of Enforcement where he led efforts to fight illicit trade, then as Director of Research and International Affairs paving the way for the conclusion of the first regional trade agreement for Japan, and then as a Counsellor in the Tariff and Customs Bureau. He also served as Director of Salaries and Allowances to coordinate remuneration levels for the entire government workforce, and as the Budget Controller for Foreign Affairs, Official Aid, International Trade and Industry, in the Budget Bureau. In addition, he spent time as a Counsellor at the Japanese Mission to the WTO in Geneva and participated in the GATT Uruguay Round trade negotiations.

Mr. Mikuriya has a degree in law from the University of Tokyo and a Ph.D in international relations from the University of Kent.


Ruth Waring - Speaker 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin

Ruth Waring

FCILT, Managing Director, Labyrinth Logistics Consulting Ltd
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17: during the Young Professionals Forum, Wednesday 5th October 2016, 09:00 – 11:00 during the Opening Ceremony for the 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin and also between 14:15 – 16:15 during the Regional Meeting Europe.

Biography:
MD of Labyrinth, Ruth is a recognised industry leader in the areas of logistics compliance, Health and Safety and operational improvements. Ruth recently served for 2 years on the Board of the CILT UK and has 26 years’ experience of working in different roles within the transport industry. Ruth is well-respected and well-connected throughout the logistics and transport community and in 2008 she set up the voluntary organisation Women in Logistics UK, which now has over 3600 members. Ruth was recognised for her work when she won “Industry Champion” at the prestigious FTA everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards and is currently a member of the Logistics 100. In 2014 Ruth’s company launched the compliance app SilkThread ®, www.silkthread.co.uk


 

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Main Forum – Working Smart, World Solutions to World Traders (11:00 – 13:00)

Mr. Robert Van de Weg, Senior Vice President Sales of AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Mr. Umberto de Pretto, Secretary General of International Road Transport Union
Mr. Dan March, Chief Executive Officer, WCA
Mr. John Corr, Tour Principal at Sound Moves (UK) Ltd

Robert Van de Weg AirBridgeCargo Airlines Speaker FIATA Congress DublinRobert Van de Weg

Senior Vice President Sales of AirBridgeCargo Airlines
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 11:30 – 13:00 during the Opening to Solutions, Working Smart – World Solutions to Traders session.

Biography:

After having spent many years at Cargolux Airlines, the Luxembourg carrier’s ex Sales and Network Chief Robert van de Weg decided to join AirBridge Cargo, where he holds the position of Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales. The maiden flight of an ABC 747-400 freighter at Munich Airport was Robert’s first official mission in his new role.

JakeUmberto de Pretto

Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 11:30 – 13:00 during the Opening to Solutions, Working Smart – World Solutions to Traders session.

Biography:

Umberto de Pretto is the Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union (IRU). He joined the IRU in 1995 as Head of Economic Affairs. He then became Policy Coordinator and Head of Strategy, and was appointed Deputy Secretary General in 2002.
After graduating from Ottawa’s Carleton University in Political Science, Economics and International Relations, he worked as a Legislative Assistant for Ministers and Members of the Canadian Parliament and then moved to Paris in 1992 to take on the position of Head of the Transport Division, to be shortly afterwards named Deputy Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), responsible for International Commercial Practices and Techniques.
Born in Ottawa in 1961, Mr de Pretto is a Canadian and Italian national.


Dan March WCA Speaker 2016 FIATA Congress Dublin

Dan March

Chief Executive Officer, WCA Ltd
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 11:00 – 13:00 during the Opening to Solutions, Working Smart – World Solutions to Traders session.

Biography:
Dan March is Chief Executive Officer of WCA Ltd, the world’s largest and most prestigious logistics network with over 6,200 member offices worldwide.
Dan joined WCA in 2010 as Communications Director and instigated the comprehensive modernisation of the company’s brand and digital output, before launching Voice of the Independent – the only industry publication dedicated to the independent forwarding community.
Becoming CEO in 2015, Dan has been heavily involved in establishing and evolving successful partnerships with a number of the world’s leading airlines and has driven the creation of several innovative new verticals within the organisation, including the newly established WCA e-Commerce network.
Prior to joining WCA, Dan was Editorial Director of Air Cargo Media Ltd and editor of Air Cargo News, and has acted as a logistics expert for both the BBC and The Times.
Dan holds a BSc(Hons) Degree in Physical Geography and maintains a strong passion for aviation, having first flown solo at the age of 17.

John Corr Sound Moves FIATA Speaker Profile World Congress 2016

Mr. John Corr

Tour Principal at Sound Moves (UK) Ltd
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 11:30 – 13:00 during the Opening to Solutions, Working Smart – World Solutions to Traders session.

Biography:
After 25 years in the road materials manufacturing industry John took the opportunity presented by redundancy in 2000 to start an MBA at Kingston University. The part time position he took up to provide material for assignments and his dissertation rapidly evolved in to a challenging and rewarding career in logistics.
In sixteen years John has planned and delivered solutions on world tours for David Bowie, Beyoncé, and Celine Dion whilst being a member of the team’s working on tours for U2, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Madonna, Walking with Dinosaurs and many others.
John has particular responsibility within the company for large scale infrastructure movements with particular expertise in developing solutions to conflicts between ocean schedules and tour itineraries. He has added direct hands-on experience of air freight operations at two new airports this year which is now stands at well over forty on six of the earth’s seven continents.
He spent this March on site in Havana co-ordinating arrivals and returns by sea from the USA and Europe of the infrastructure for the free Rolling Stones concert and ensuring the first US operated B747-400F freighter, containing the show equipment, was promptly processed to release the parking space for Air Force One.
Whilst in Cuba he was also remotely managing the shipment of the special structures from Europe to four different cities for the start of the Beyoncé, Foundation tour. Once that US tour was underway he worked with a US colleague to plan a seven 747-400F airlift plus a quantity of ocean containers to move the full show and three stages from four Canadian and US cities to three in the UK. Everything has subsequently been moved back to the USA in one hundred and twenty two ocean containers.

Jim Gavin Irish Aviation Authority Main Forum SpeakerJim Gavin

Assistant Director, Air Traffic Management (ATM), Aerodromes and Aviation Security Standards, Safety Regulation Division at Irish Aviation Authority
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 11:30 – 13:00 during the Opening to Solutions, Working Smart – World Solutions to Traders session.

Biography:
Within the Irish Aviation Authority, Jim Gavin is a Flight Operations Inspector and Aeronautical Officer. Specialising in the Safety Regulation division of the IAA or more specifically in the Airline Standards Division, Mr. Gavin’s day to day job is working with airlines to insure that Aircraft is flown as safely as possible in the interests of the travelling public and that they fly in accordance within Irish, European and international regulation. A trained and active Pilot, Jim Gavin has been involved in aviation for the last 25 years.

Jim Gavin is also an Irish Gaelic Football Manager and former Player. He has been the manager of the Dublin senior team since 2012, where he has since become one of the County’s most successful managers in terms of major titles won.


 

Wednesday 5th October 2016

FIATA Regional Meetings (14:15 – 16:15)
FIATA’s 4x Regional Groups which meet simultaneously. Delegates are free to choose which session they wish to attend.

Region Africa/ Middle-East
Professor Lee Rubenstein
Dr Francis Mangeni

Lee Rubenstein Headshot for 2016 FIATA World Congress DublinLee Rubenstein

Vice President of Business Development, Harvard University
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 14:15 – 16:15 during the Region Africa Middle East (RAME) Meeting and also on Thursday 6th October 2016, 09:00 – 10:30 during the FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics session.

Biography:
Lee Rubenstein leads the edX business development initiatives including Universities, Foundations, NGO’s, Corporations, Governments, and Nations around the world. At edX, he has established high profile engagements including the Saudi Ministry of Labor, the Queen Rania Foundation in Jordan, The Smithsonian, Library of Alexandria in Egypt, the International Development Bank, the IMF, McKinsey Academy, Microsoft, IEEE, World Wide Web Consortium, and many others. Rubenstein has been building, running, and advising global businesses in the learning, communications, and media creation space for 20+ years. He has focused his career on incorporating innovative technology and strategy to assist high profile brands and institutions innovate and improve their business results through education, strategy, and communications and media. Lee has held leadership roles at several of the world’s leading global marketing and communications agencies, LMS, and media production companies.

Dr. Francis Mangeni Headshot for 2016 FIATA World Congress DublinDr. Francis Mangeni

Director of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs, with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 14:15 – 16:15 during the Region Africa Middle East (RAME) Meeting and also on Thursday 6th October 2016, 09:00 – 10:30 during the FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics session.

Biography:
Dr. Mangeni has taught on postgraduate and under graduate programmes in Uganda at the Law Development Centre, Makerere University, and Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi; and at the London School of Economics. He has worked and consulted extensively on the multilateral trade system and African economic integration. He was Advisor to the Minister of Commerce and Industry of the Government of Malawi; the Senior Economist at the Permanent Delegation of the African Union to the United Nations and other International Organization based at Geneva, Switzerland; and from 2005 to 2007 was the Regional Trade Policy Advisor at the Commission of the African Union. He has been consultant for various international and regional organisations, such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the International Labour Organisation, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the South Centre, the East African Community, the Southern Africa Development Community, and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa.

Region Americas
Mr Ezequiel Guicovsky Lizarraga

Ezequiel Guicovsky Lizarraga - Trade Facilitation at International Trade Centre - Speaker at the 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin

Ezequiel Guicovsky Lizarraga

Senior Officer, Business Development Trade Law & Trade Facilitation at International Trade Centre
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 14:15 – 16:15 during the Region Americas (RAMNS) Meeting.

Biography:
Mr. Guicovsky Lizarraga has more than ten years of professional experience in the trade law field. His work focuses on improving the business environment for SMEs in developing and least developed economies. At ITC he specializes in Trade Facilitation and Trade Law. Previously he worked with the ITC in Trade in Services Programme and Trade Law and Arbitration areas. Prior to joining the ITC he worked as a lawyer in a private practice in Argentina. Before that he worked as a public auctioneer & real estate licensee, admitted in 1997.
He holds a M.A. in International Trade Law, Investment & Banking Law. Iuris Doctor, admitted to Practice Law, 2002. He is native in Spanish and Italian, fluent in English and French, and intermediate Portuguese and Russian.

Region Asia Pacific
Speakers and Topics to be announced

Region Europe
Ms. Ruth Waring (Speaker Profile Above)

Angela Song Sinotrans 副本 Speaker 2016 FIATA CongressMs. Angela Song

SINOTRANS&CSC Holdings Co., Ltd. / Legal Department
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 14:15 – 16:15 during the Regional Meeting Europe

Biography:
Graduated from University of International Business and Economics (China) as Master in International Law in 2013;
Joined Project Logistics Branch of Sinotrans Ltd. in August 2013, in charge of vessel chartering and chartering-related disputes;
Joined Legal Department of Sinotrans&CSC Holdings in January 2014, in charge of daily contract review and legal disputes, participated in the debt restructuring and share transfer of two listed shipping companies, and also assisted the Chairman in FIATA affairs.


 

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Meet the Experts: “Doing the right business” featured by the Advisory Body Legal Matters (16:45 – 18:00)
Mr. Scott S. Megregian, Partner, K & L Gates
Mr. Jake Storey, Strategic Advisor

Scott S. Megregian Partner K L Gates Speaker 2016 FIATA Congress Dublin

Mr. Scott S. Megregian

Partner, K & L Gates
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 16:45 – 18:00 during the Meet the Experts: “Doing the right business” featured by the Advisory Body Legal Matters (ABLM) session.

Biography:
Scott Megregian is Co-Practice Group Coordinator of the firm’s global Antitrust, Competition and Trade Regulation practice group and a partner in the firm’s London and Brussels offices. He is a Competition and Regulatory partner and has more than 25 years of antitrust and competition experience, drawn from both sides of the Atlantic and spans transactional, dispute resolution, government investigation, regulatory and counselling engagements. Scott has extensive experience advising clients in the mining and metals, energy, chemicals, defence, sports and intellectual property sectors.

Scott also advises clients on regulatory issues in particular those arising from the EU’s environmental initiative REACH. Scott advises clients in understanding and assessing the impact of the REACH and CLP Regulations on their product portfolio, helps companies prepare for REACH, drafts and reviews REACH related agreements as well as drafts legal opinions on the practical implementation of REACH requirements.

Scott was selected as a London Super Lawyer in 2015. Scott is recommended by Chambers and Partners for Competition and EU Law, clients say “he understands our business very well and is good at anticipating the impact of a particular course of action in one jurisdiction and globally.” Scott is also ranked by Legal 500 UK and clients say he is “‘a force to be reckoned with’ where the team handles competition matters for a range of clients.”

JakeJake Storey

Jake is a Strategic Advisor to TRACE on their maritime initiatives – TRACE International
Speaking on Wednesday 5th October 2016, 16:45 – 18:00 during the Meet the Experts: “Doing the right business” featured by the Advisory Body Legal Matters (ABLM) session.

Biography:

Prior to joining TRACE Jake was Chief Risk Officer for Gearbulk, which is an international ship owning and operating company that trades vessels globally, as well as being Vice-Chairman of the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN).

Jake has over 25 years’ experience of the shipping industry. Prior to joining Gearbulk, Jake was the CFO for Inchcape Shipping services UK a global port agency group, and before that he worked for Hill Samuel Merchant Bank, where he was first introduced to the maritime industry; working for Wallems, Escombe Lambert, Lambert Brothers, Lavino Shipping and the Wescol group.

Jake holds a MBA from Manchester Business School, as well as being a chartered accountant and a qualified corporate treasurer. He also holds a BA Hons in History and Politics from Keele University.


 

Thursday 6th October 2016

FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics (09:00 – 10:30)
Professor Lee Rubenstein (Speaker Profile Above)
Dr. Francis Mangeni (Speaker Profile Above)
Lorraine Zhou, Zimbabwe (Speaker Profile Above)
Evgeny Kapustin, Canada (Speaker Profile Above)
Shanon Gould, Australia (Speaker Profile Above)
Kostiantyn Hapii, Ukraine (Speaker Profile Above)


 

Thursday 6th October 2016

Meet the experts: the Advisory Body Safety and Security (ABSS) and the evaluation of risk (11:00 – 12:00)
Mr. Steve McHugh, TAPA EMEA Standards Secretariat
Mr. Tony Kavanagh, Regional HSSE Manager Europe, Damco

Steve McHugh TAPA Speaker Profile FIATA CongressSteve McHugh

TAPA EMEA Standards Secretariat
Speaking on Thursday 6th October 2016, 11:00 – 12:00 during the Meet the experts: the Advisory Body Safety and Security (ABSS) and the evaluation of risk session.

Biography:
Steve has been a security practitioner for over 35 years, specialising in Supply Chain security risk management and standards. For 31 of these years he worked in various security roles for Intel Corporation. His last role at Intel was as their Global Security Supply Chain Security Manager. He was a founder member of TAPA EMEA and was a co-author of the first TAPA Freight Security Standards.

He has contributed to many Intel, industry and TAPA security programs.  As a member of TAPA EMEA, in addition to being an elected member of the board, he has held the roles of Incident Information Service Lead, Standards Lead and more recently Vice Chair of TAPA EMEA. Taking advantage on an early retirement package Steve left Intel but decided it was too early to tidy up the garden and reacquaint himself with questionable DIY skills. He decided to strike out on his own as an independent supply chain security consultant. His first appointment has led to a return to supporting TAPA in the role of TAPA EMEA Standards Lead.  In this role Steve welcomes the opportunity to remain engaged with the TAPA members and help TAPA face new challenges in the coming years.

In his private life Steve finally gave in to the British weather and reluctantly sold his Harley Davidson and replaced it with a Jeep! He is married to Ilka and they love to spend time with their four grandchildren. When not spoiling the children they love to travel and enjoy good food and wine.

Tony Kavanagh Damco Speaker 2016 FIATA World Congress

Tony Kavanagh

European Health Safety, Security and Environmental Manager at Damco
Speaking on Thursday 6th October 2016, 11:00 – 12:00 during the Meet the experts: the Advisory Body Safety and Security (ABSS) and the evaluation of risk session.

 

 

Biography:

Experience:
Extensive experience in the Security Industry, both technical and operational
Fire Safety Management (EU),
ASIS Certified Protection Professional.(CPP)

Positions previously held:
Operations Manager Thorn Ireland
Life Safety Engineer Intel Ireland
Security Manager Intel Ireland
EMEA Security & Brand Protection Manager Symantec Corp.
Global Brand Protection Manager SanDisk Corp

Specialties:
Supply Chain Security
Operational Security Management
Brand Protection
Training
Investigations


 

Thursday 6th October 2016

Making thoughtful policy choices: the Custom Affairs Institute (CAI) guides you through trade facilitation (13:15 – 14:45)
Ms. Susanne Aigner
Ms. Donia Hammami
Mr. Andrew Hudson

Susanne Aigner - 2016 FIATA World Congress DublinSusanne Aigner

Head of Unit Customs Legislation, DG TAXUD at European Commission
Speaking on Thursday 6th October 2016, 13:15 – 14:45 during the Making thoughtful policy choices: the Custom Affairs Institute (CAI) guides you through trade facilitation session.

Biography:
2014 European Commission, Head of Unit Customs Legislation, DG TAXUD (in charge of Union Customs Code and general legislation in customs matters)
2010-2014 Deputy Director Compliance and Facilitation at World Customs Organisation, WCO (in charge of WTO TFA, AEO, SAFE, Revised Kyoto Convention, Data Model, IT matters, Single Window and Coordinated Border Management)
2002-2010 European Commission, DG TAXUD, in various posts, in charge of EU-US agreements, US CSI and C-TPAT, EU AEO, supply chain security and risk management
Initially from Austrian Ministry of Finance, working for the EU Institutions since 1995
Education: Doctorate in Law, Austria


Donia Hammami - ICC - Speaker at the 2016 FIATA World Congress DublinDonia Hammami

Head Customs & Trade Facilitation
International Chamber of Commerce

Speaking on Thursday 6th October 2016, 13:15 – 14:45 during the Making thoughtful policy choices: the Custom Affairs Institute (CAI) guides you through trade facilitation and also on during the Meet the experts: Influencing policy choices, the Advisory Body International Affairs (ABIA) explains the art of advocating for the industry between 16:45 – 18:00, also on Thursday 6th October 2016.

Biography:
Donia Hammami leads all ICC policy work in the field of Customs, Trade Facilitation, Transport and Logistics. In doing so, on behalf of the business community she frequently engages with the World Customs Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, the WTO, UN and the G20. She plays an active role in a number of key processes including the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and is a frequent speaker and moderator at international conferences.

Donia is the Vice-Chair of the World Customs Organization’s Private Sector Consultative Group as well as at the ICC representative at the Global Partnership for Transportation and Trade in which ICC has joined forces with the World Bank, International Trade Center, UNCTAD and several other intergovernmental organizations to accelerate trade facilitation reforms. Moreover, she is the Vice-President of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation that brings together ICC, the World Economic Forum, the Center for International Private Enterprise and the governments of Germany, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Unites States, to provide a unique public-private platform in support of the WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. The Alliance – launched in December 2015 – will enhance awareness on the importance of commercially meaningful trade facilitation reforms, and leverage private sector expertise, leadership and resources to help deliver on the potential of the Trade Facilitation Agreement to enable trade-led development.


 

Thursday 6th October 2016

Meet the experts: Managing technology with the advice of the Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) (15:00 – 16:15)
Mr. Oliver Evans
Mr. Frank Wernze
Mr. Simon Clark

JakeMr. Oliver Evans

Head of Global Business Development at Matternet, Inc.
Speaking on Thursday 6th October 2016, 15:00 – 16:15 during the Meet the experts: Managing technology with the advice of the Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) session.

Biography:

Oliver Evans is an air cargo expert and award-winning former Chief Cargo Officer of Swiss International Air Lines Ltd. During his term, he developed the company’s cargo division, Swiss WorldCargo, into a global leader for the transportation of high-value, care-intensive, urgent shipments, regularly drawing industry honors. Previous mandates include VP Strategy & Alliances, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM Cargo), and VP Global Sales Europe, Middle East & Africa, BAX Global. He also served as Chairman of the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), engaging with regulators and pushing for modernization of processes in air cargo. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Manchester University, England (with distinction), and is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Italian. Oliver thrives on changing the world towards better, sustainable transportation, and to develop and mentor the talent needed to master this change. Within Matternet, Oliver is responsible for Global Business Development.

Frank Wernze Chief Solution Architect Transport SAP SE Speaker FIATA

Frank Werzne

Chief Solution Architect Transport – SAP SE
Speaking on Thursday 6th October 2016, 15:00 – 16:15 during the Meet the experts: Managing technology with the advice of the Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) session

Biography:

Frank Wernze is Chief Solution Architect working for SAP Custom Development at SAP`s Head Quarters in Germany. He designed for SAP`s Travel and Transportation customers different solutions tailored to customer requirements. This are end to end integrated processes across SAP applications like CRM, Transportation Management, Event Management and Convergent Invoicing rolled out successfully. Also he set`s up solutions for highest automation that supports a class one railroad for assessorial services in Canada converting 1 Mio events per day in invoices without manual intervention. Frank is also involved in SAP Cloud solutions like Connected Hub Logistics or SAP Yard Logistics that is using advanced technology addressing Internet of Things.
Within his 21 years of SAP experience he was responsible for developing SAP`s 23 Industry Solution Professional Services and was the lead architect for the tollage solution as well.
Prior to joining SAP he worked for companies like Siemens and Daimler Benz as an engineer.
Frank was born in 1961 and holds a degree in engineering

JakeMr. Simon Clark

Vice President of Business Development in EMEA at WiseTech Global
Speaking on Thursday 6th October 2016, 15:00 – 16:15 during the Meet the experts: Managing technology with the advice of the Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) session.

Biography:

Simon is the Vice President of Business Development in EMEA at WiseTech Global. With a background in designing and managing the implementation of Logistics software solutions, since 1993 Simon has worked with both Global Corporations and SMEs to deliver industry changing solutions. In 2007 Simon began working with WiseTech Global, and with his team of direct staff and WiseBusiness Partners focusses on the productivity advantages of the Enterprise wide single software solution – CargoWise One.


 

Thursday 6th October 2016

Meet the experts: Influencing policy choices, the Advisory Body International Affairs (ABIA) explains the art of advocating for the industry (16:45 – 18:00)
Ms. Sheri Rosenow, World Trade Organisation
Ms. Donia Hammami (Speaker Profile Above)


 

Friday 7th October 2016

The Multimodal Business Forum hosted by the FIATA Multimodal Transport Institute (09:00 – 11:00)
Mr. Hans- Günther Kersten
Mr. Alan Murphy
Mr. Peter Ward

HansHans Günther Kersten

Director Freight at UIC

Executive Director – Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence
Speaking on Friday 7th October 2016, 09:00 – 11:00 during the Multimodal Business Forum hosted by the FIATA Multimodal Transport Institute session.

Biography:

Hans Günther Kersten has studied law at the university of Cologne and joined DB in Frankfort in 1999. He has held the position of Senior Legal Advisor in the DB Passenger Division until 2001 when he become Senior Manager at the International Relations department in Berlin. During his years as Senior Manager in Technology he was also the representative of the Head of Technology and Procurement in charge of external organizations and committees. Later Hans Günther Kersten became Head of External Relations of Rail Technology , Head of the Coordination Group of German railway standarisation at the Body DIN-FSF and Head of the German delegation of CEN TC 256. He held these positions at DB until 01 June 2012 when he joint the UIC and became the new Director of the Rail System Department in Paris.


Alan Murphy-Front-HS

Mr. Alan Murphy

CEO & Partner – SeaIntel Maritime Analysis

Biography:

Alan Murphy has 13 years of experience in Container Shipping research and analysis, providing insight and intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research, econometric modeling, and database architecture development.

Mr. Murphy has a degree in business economics, and joined the global Market Intelligence department of Maersk Line in 2004, coming from a position as Finance Research Analyst at Copenhagen Business School. At Maersk Line Mr. Murphy was initially responsible for developing, implementing, and managing central systems for measuring and analyzing customer satisfaction, vessel utilization, market developments, and internal performance.

Later, as Senior Analyst of Maersk Line’s Intelligence and Analysis section, Mr. Murphy was responsible for global Supply/Demand modeling, long term forecasting, market and competitor analysis, and Senior Management reporting. After leaving Maersk Line in 2010, Mr. Murphy continued to support the Logistics community through ARM Consulting, helping companies automate manual processes, reduce costs and increase market reach based on actionable information.

In January 2011, Mr. Murphy partnered with former Maersk Line and TCC Intelligence Director, Lars Jensen, founding SeaIntel, an industry-leading analysis and consulting firm providing actionable intelligence to the global Container Shipping industry.

JakeMr. Peter Ward

Chief Executive – United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)
Speaking on Friday 7th October 2016, 09:00 – 11:00 during the Multimodal Business Forum hosted by the FIATA Multimodal Transport Institute session.

Biography:

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in international transportation, logistics and supply chain management; and is recognised as a principal of authority in global supply chains and logistics based on achievements at Director level with some of the world’s leading global logistics providers.

A Graduate of the Institute of Export and Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Peter’s career started in the export shipping department of Courtaulds plc, before joining his family’s freight forwarding company, D H Ward (Shipping) Ltd, where he became Managing Director. In 1994 he masterminded the Company’s merger with American-owned Fritz Companies, which under his leadership became a top-five forwarder in Europe prior to acquisition by UPS in 2001. More recently Peter was Director Europe of P&O Nedlloyd Logistics, and Commercial Director at DP World London Gateway prior to joining UKWA as Chief Executive in January 2015.

Peter has significant practical experience of international process design and network optimisation throughout Europe, Asia and North America; designing and delivering complex supply chain solutions in different logistics and client organisations worldwide, with an impressive history of multiple client cost and service benefits across various industry sectors.


Extracting More Value from the Air Cargo Supply Chain together (11:30 – 13:30)

Mr. Jacques Leijssenaar
Mr. Jack Ampuja
Mr. Geoffrey Arend

Jacques Leijssenaar United Airliens Congress Speaker Air Freight

Jacques Leijssenaar

Vice President, United Cargo Sales EMEIA
Speaking on Friday 7th October 2016, 11:30 – 13:30 during the Realising the potential of airfreight, a journey in air logistics hosted by the Airfreight Institute session.

Biography:
Jacques Leijssenaar is Vice President, United Cargo Sales EMEIA for United Airlines. He is responsible for all aspects of United Cargo’s sales activity in the EMEIA region and plans and directs the work of United Cargo’s team of sales professionals in the region.

Leijssenaar joined United Airlines in 2015 in his current role after 18 years at Air France/KLM Cargo. He served as Air France/KLM’s Director Italy and Switzerland, Director Benelux and also as KLM Cargo’s Director of Sales for South, Central and Eastern Europe.

Leijssenaar earned his master’s degree in economics from the University of Amsterdam.

JakeMr. Jack Ampuja

President – Supply Chain Optimizers

Executive Director – Niagara University Center for Supply Chain Excellence
Speaking on Friday 7th October 2016, 11:30 – 13:30 during the Realising the potential of airfreight, a journey in air logistics hosted by the Airfreight Institute session.

Biography:

Prior to joining Supply Chain Optimizers and Niagara University in 2002, Jack Ampuja had 30 years of supply chain management experience with five Fortune 500 firms. In his last corporate position Jack served as Senior VP of Operations leading a $200 million division managing 25 distribution centers.

Jack is a regular contributor to trade journals both as a writer and Interviewee with more than 35 published articles in the past five years. He also speaks on supply chain topics and trends making over 80 such presentations in the past five years. He has spoken all over North America and Europe as well at the national logistics conferences in Argentina and Ghana.

Jack has a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, a year of post-graduate study in Logistics at Northeastern University (Boston), and an MBA degree from the University of Connecticut. Jack is a citizen of USA, Canada and Finland.

Geoffrey Arend - Speaker Profile

Geoffrey Arend

Publisher/ Editor at Air Cargo News/ Flying Typers, FIATA Fellow
Speaking on Friday 7th October 2016, 11:30 – 13:30 during the Realising the potential of airfreight, a journey in air logistics hosted by the Airfreight Institute session.

Biography:

In the early 70s Geoffrey Arend worked for the JFK airport newspaper, The Airport Times, and in 1975 he started Air Cargo News. Over the years, Geoffrey continued evolving Air Cargo News into a strong trade publication. His insightful articles on security during the Lufthansa heist period at JFK were instrumental in the formation of The Airport Security Council, the first air cargo security group.
Air Cargo News is a publication of firsts. It was the first color publication in air cargo; the first publication in 2 languages, English and Spanish; the first to acknowledge and write about women in air cargo; the first to bestow awards; the first to support local air cargo sales clubs; the first to help launch local cargo trade shows; the first to do a cable television show on air cargo for the metropolitan New York market; and the first to take on issues that needed to be addressed in air cargo.

In 2001 Air Cargo News was the first publication to enter the digital era with the launch of Flying Typers; the first to introduce video interviews; and the first to do live, real time reporting from industry trade shows.

Geoffrey has written 8 books about the histories of airports, served as an aviation historian and air cargo consultant on television shows, and appeared on History Channel’s series on airports and air cargo.

In March 2016, Geoffrey was made an honorary Fellow of FIATA.


 

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Young Professionals Forum (13:00 – 17:30)

Lorraine Zhou
Evgeny Kapustin
Shanon Gould
Kostiantyn Hapii
Steven Silverstein
Bassil Eid
Ruth Waring
Grainne Lynch

Lorraine Zhou - Zimbabwe - 2016 FWC DublinLorraine Rutendo Zhou

Regional Winner  for Africa/ Middle East, representing Zimbabwe – 2016 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum, will participate in the Opening Ceremony at 09:00 am on Wednesday 5th October 2016 and also as part of the FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics, on Thursday 6th October 2016.

Biography:
Born on 10 June 1991, in the Lowveld at a sugar estate town called Chiredzi in Zimbabwe. No one would have realised Lorraine Rutendo Zhou would grow up and seemingly have a growing passion in the freight forwarding industry. In high school she was in the commerce field specialising in Economics and Business studies. She grew up to be a dedicated, committed and well behaved student and earned captaincy in sporting disciplines such as cricket and netball.

After completing high school in 2010 she worked as a part time tax consultant at her uncle’s tax firm in Harare. Her industrious work ethic and zeal to learn motivated her uncle to mentor her in the tax field. In 2011 she enrolled for an Honours degree in Fiscal Studies at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).This program was introduced by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) in an effort to expand knowledge in tax and customs administration regionally and internationally. Despite her bias towards the tax field, the degree program exposed her to customs courses such as Customs law and Customs management theory and practice where she became interested in the customs field.

She went on to do her internship at Allen Wack and Shepherd (AWS) Global Freight on her 3rd year of study in 2014. Exposure to a pure customs environment grew her passion for freight forwarding leading her to undertake a diploma in Customs Legislation and Procedures in a bid to enhance her knowledge and understanding of freight concepts.

Again, her inherent self drive and commitment to her work marvelled the AWS Global Freight management who hired her as a permanent employee upon completion of her studies in 2015. Despite being the youngest and fairly new in the field she defied all odds and made history by being the first Zimbabwean representative to participate in the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year  (YIFFY) competition.

Lorraine’s friends would describe her as calculative, passionate, results oriented, hardworking and blessed with a good sense of humour.


Kostiantyn Hapii - Regional Winner YIFFYA Europe

Kostiantyn Hapii

Regional Winner  for Europe, representing Ukraine – 2016 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum, will participate in the Opening Ceremony at 09:00 am on Wednesday 5th October 2016 and also as part of the FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics, on Thursday 6th October 2016.

Biography:

My name is Kostiantyn Hapii. I was born on February 25, 1992 in Kiev. I grew up and studied in this city.  From 1999 till 2009 I studied at school in Kiev. In 2013 I am completed the full course of State Economy and Technology University of Transport and obtained basic higher education in the spatiality «System analyst of transport processes» and obtained qualification Bachelor of Transport Technology.

In in 2014 I am completed the full course of State Economy and Technology University of Transport and obtained basic higher education in the spatiality «Organization of transportation and transport management» and obtained qualification of research worker in transportation branch.

In 2014 I am successfully presented my masters work: «Research and improvement of technologies and organization of international combined traffic involving sea ports».

From 1999 till 2012 I played in professional football team.  I am a analyst in logistics. Today, I work in 5PL LLC, and I like my job.

Shanon Gould - YIFFYA 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin

Shanon Gould

Regional Winner for Asia/ Pacific, representing Australia – 2016 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum, will participate in the Opening Ceremony at 09:00 am on Wednesday 5th October 2016 and also as part of the FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics, on Thursday 6th October 2016.

Biography:
Shanon was born in Napier, New Zealand in 1984 and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She completed high school with sufficient marks to get into University, but didn’t know what career path to take so opted for a gap year where she would earn some money whilst deciding where her passions lay. Shanon started working at Mediterranean Shipping Company in the Auckland office as the receptionist, where she learned all about the shipping industry. She moved to an Imports role within a year and enjoyed it enough to know that this was the career path she was meant to take.

After MSC, Shanon worked for Oceanbridge Shipping, a well-known forwarder in Auckland where she learned Import and Export freight forwarding and FAK consolidation. During this time, she obtained her Customs PIN with NZ Customs, enabling her to do the Export Customs entries as an authorised Customs Broker. After 5 years, Shanon decided to move to a bigger city with more opportunities and moved to Melbourne, Australia. Shanon started work in a sales support role, and progressed to a RO/RO and Breakbulk Logistics role. Still working as a freight forwarder, Shanon gained exposure to the intricacies of importing and exporting RO/RO and Breakbulk freight, as well as coming to terms with the significant changes to procedure between the two countries. After 2½ years, and having worked with so many different aspects of forwarding and shipping, Shanon returned back to her favourite role and true passion of FAK Consolidation with Navia Logistics where she has been for the past 3½ years. Shanon now manages the Export FAK trade from Australia to NZ, as well as managing an offshore office in Cebu, Philippines.

Shanon is an identical twin, and attributes her competitive nature and drive to succeed largely to the competition between herself and her twin – mainly because Elise managed to beat Shanon in almost all circumstances.

Shanon is honoured to be representing the Asia-Pacific region, and is looking forward to the trip to Dublin.

Evgeny Kapustin - 2016 YIFFYA Canada - 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin

Evgeny (Johnny) Kapustin

Regional Winner for Americas, representing Canada – 2016 Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum, will participate in the Opening Ceremony at 09:00 am on Wednesday 5th October 2016 and also as part of the FIATA’s Training and Education, a joint session by ABVT and FLA – One knowledge source for Global Logistics, on Thursday 6th October 2016.

Biography:

I had a love for logistics since my early childhood. My dad is a marine engineer and because of that my family moved to Vladivostok, the biggest port on Russia’s East Coast. My dad often brought me to his work and I was wandering around those huge cargo ships checking on what’s going on and how the things work. But it’s not the ships that were of a biggest interest for me, I was much more into those metal boxes, machines, lumber and other things being loaded and offloaded non-stop, back and forth. Then trucks taking over the job and distributing them further inland. I was often thinking about how cool it actually is when something is manufactured 1000 miles away and now I have it available here in the shop around the corner. Needless to say that It was the time when Soviet Union had just collapsed and imports and exports were something new for the entire country and was picking up at a crazy pace.

Here I am now, doing it on my own. Working with people passionate about logistic and helping the world to “move around”. My path started from entering a university in Vladivostok in order to pursue Bachelor of Commerce. Between my first and second semester I realized that I actually would like to explore a world a bit and see how things are working somewhere else. So in 2011, after getting a “blessing” from my parents I packed my suitcase and headed for Toronto, Canada. I entered Seneca College and graduated with a diploma in International Transportation and Customs. In my relatively short career I worked for three different companies, starting from trucking and distribution and ending up at DSV Air & Sea as an export coordinator. I like this industry: like the people and how the teams thousand miles away have to work with each other. There is however I thing I like the most –project cargo. I’ve always had an interest in something bigger and more complex than just a container or an ULD. Project cargo is unique and that’s the best thing about it. You always learn something new, every new project differs from the previous ones and you have to make sure to do your research and have all the aspects covered. It’s entertaining, challenging and that feeling you get when you have your shipment you spent couple weeks planning for finally arrives – is priceless.

 

Bassil Eid - Moderator for 2016 FIATA World Congress Dublin

Bassil Eid

Moderator at Section II of the Young Professionals Forum on Tuesday 4th October 2016

Bassil Eid is a Consultant in the logistics industry with hands on experience working with global forwarders and express shipping organizations. Bassil manages affairs in FIATA’s Region Africa Middle East as well as holding roles as FIATA’s IT and International Affairs Manager. Previously Bassil held a post as Manager of FIATA’s training body. As acting Advisory Body Safety Security Manager Bassil continues to manage the ICAO FIATA Dangerous Goods Training Program.

Steven Silverstein

MCo-Founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Bifasor
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum

Steven Silverstein is a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Bifasor, a start-up whose mission is to facilitate trade in Africa through a cost-effective, user-friendly Internet-based social networking platform and marketplace for professionals in freight transport and logistics. Bifasor provides a Software as a Service (SaaS), accessible by web and mobile application, allowing subscribers from across the supply chain—shippers; carriers; warehouse operators; freight forwarders; freight agents; maritime operators; mechanics/garages; automotive material handling and spare parts manufacturers and dealers; insurance agents, and others—to have direct contact with each other and forge long-lasting business relationships. Focused on a continent where the bulk of freight transport is characterized by small and medium-sized enterprises, Bifasor allows smaller African businesses to increase domestic, regional and international visibility, and gain access to information, new markets, and financing.

Steven is an American citizen, originally from Long Island, New York, who has lived in Togo, Liberia, Ghana, France and Washington, DC for most of the past 15 years. He served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, and has worked at the World Bank and Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA). Steven holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA).

Jon Phillips Chief Operating Officer Freight Systems Speaker 2016 FIATA Congress Dublin

Jon Philips

Chief Operating Officer at Freight Systems Ltd
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum

Biography:

Jonathan Phillips graduated from Northwestern University in 2005, with a degree in Economics. He then stayed in Chicago, working at a derivatives trading firm, for 6 years, before moving back to Dubai in 2011 and joining my father at the family business, Freight Systems.

Freight Systems was founded in the UAE in 1988 and has since expanded through the Middle East, Indian sub-continent, and Asia Pacific regions primarily, with offices in 18 countries. Jonathan’s role when he first joined Freight Systems was with the IT division. Freight Systems has a sister company, NewAge Software and Solutions, that delivers ERP and other such solutions to the logistics community. Jonathan’s role with NewAge was geared around developing sales abilities in the key regions, as well as enhancing the internal structure to allow economies of scale. Coming from a very technology driven trading firm, this enabled him to apply his skills as well as learn the freight forwarding industry, and most importantly, understand the link between the two.

After about a year, he transitioned into Freight Systems, and in addition to his NewAge responsibilities, is now the Chief Operating Officer of the group, responsible for implementing technology driven solutions.

Pady Spratt Director Transport Speaker FIATA World Congress

Pady Spratt (Jnr)

Managing Director of Spratt Logistics Ltd
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum

Biography:

Spratt Logistics Ltd (t/a Spratt Transport Services and Spratt Personal Shipping) was formed by the late Paddy Spratt (Snr) in the early 1990’s. In October 2014, Paddy Snr tragically passed away and Pady Spratt (Jnr) took over as Managing Director of the company at just 23 years old.

Since a young child, Pady always had a love for the industry from his childhood and eventually started as a full-time employee in 2009 at 17 years old.

Spratt Logistics Ltd operate under two different trading names: Spratt Transport Services and Spratt Personal Shipping.

Spratt Transport Services was setup from the beginning offering a distribution service and since then has evolved by opening a customs bonded warehouse facility and now offers a customs bonded warehousing service and a full distribution service throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland as well as Europe through our network of partners.

Spratt Personal Shipping was a creation by Pady Spratt (Jnr) shortly after he joined the company. Pady saw an opportunity in the “personal effects” shipping sector and since this was setup the company has never looked back and prides itself as offering a first class personal effects and motor vehicle shipping service worldwide.

grianneGrainne Lynch

Training Project Manager with ZT Learning
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum

I am a technology champion who delivers training projects in manufacturing, logistics and transport. I work at the interface of people and technology and decisions; ensuring that technology meets business needs and that training solutions meet the needs of the business.

I am really interested in all things related to the impact of IoT on Supply Chains and in the Physical Internet, an ambitious concept that aims to radically improve the efficiency and sustainability of transport infrastructure and logistics through advances in IT up to 2050 and beyond. Related to this is Logistics 4.0 and the Internet of Things, the Internet of Everything (Cisco) and SmartManufacturing4.0.

I am putting my technological acumen and my delight of working with people together to lead the deployment of anti-counterfeit technology in the pharmaceutical industry.

Savannah Dodd - Young Professionals Forum Speaker 2016 FIATA CongressSavannah Dodd

Anthropological Researcher at Queen’s University Belfast
Speaking on Tuesday 4th October 2016, 13:00 – 17:00 during the Young Professionals Forum

Biography:
Savannah Dodd is an anthropological researcher at Queen’s University Belfast.  She completed her master’s degree in the Anthropology and Sociology of Development at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.  Her international work experience has included placements at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Asian branch of the World Fair Trade Organization in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and at the Economic Development Foundation in Istanbul, Turkey.