Combining an international exhibition showcasing the latest, most innovative technologies with a ‘live’ conference – including the opening Monday (17 October) organized by the Universal Postal Union – this year’s Parcel+Post Expo is shaping up to be the biggest and best in the event’s 25-year history. If you haven’t already, register here for your free entry pass.
See 200+ exhibitors
Featuring over 200 exhibitors, Parcel+Post Expo 2022 will be held October 18, 19, 20, 2022, in Frankfurt, Germany. Visitors will be able to meet with the major parcel delivery industry technology suppliers, as well as some of the most exciting, new startups, disruptors and young innovators, to discover the latest in robotics and automation, e-commerce fulfillment and intralogistics, plus autonomous and electric vehicle last-mile solutions. With more first-time exhibitors than ever before, new supply chain partners and business solutions await. Read the latest exhibitor news here.
Early exhibitor highlights include Körber Supply Chain Parcel Logistics’ (previously known as Siemens Parcel Logistics) future-oriented technologies and software solutions for the processing of the entire mail and parcel spectrum. The company will present two products for efficient automatic processing: VarioPick – a highly efficient robotic solution for dynamic picking; and Visicon – a speedy solution for singulating bulk streams, together with Visicon Compact, its smaller, space-saving version.
Built in cooperation with the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics at the University of Bonn in Germany, Greenplan will display its time-dependent travel time software to help plan routes in a truly efficient and effective way. One of the most important features of Greenplan’s route planning algorithm is its time-dependent travel times which enable drivers or technicians to arrive at their destinations in the shortest possible time. Time-dependent travel times consider the traffic flow velocity in all areas and on all possible routes depending on the time of day and, therefore, can find the fastest routes dependent on these different traffic patterns.
kernTerminal, a pioneer in the development of intelligent locker technologies and scalable locker networks, will present its new Frigi Terminal, which includes a compressor in each column, giving each column a configurable temperature that can be adjusted at any time to meet the needs of the customer. In addition, the size of the compartments can also be changed, creating a very efficient refrigerated terminal for all types of businesses. The company will also present its kernTerminal Hybrid Locker, which can be operated independently with batteries or via an existing power supply, while various integreated communication technologies ensure it can always be operated securely.
On a mission to transition every urban delivery mile to light electric vehicles, Zoomo’s unique delivery solution offers more than just the vehicle. It offers a vertically integrated platform that encompasses custom heavy-duty e-bikes, a physical servicing and maintenance network, a software platform for efficient vehicle management and a finance offering. Stop by its booth to see the Zoomo Zero, an e-bike purpose-built for delivery, which comes equipped with an electronic lock, four-hour fast charging, an eight-hour battery, and a frame-integrated rear rack can haul up to 40kgs – with the option to add further storage (such as front racks and cargo boxes) via an extensive accessories offering.
Sew-Eurodrive will present its emissions-free delivery robots, designed to ‘green’ the last mile. The delivery robots are currently in use and being tested the efeuCampus (eco-friendly experimental urban logistics campus) in Bruchsal, Germany – a dedicated innovation centre for autonomous urban freight logistics, located in the heart of the Karlsruhe Technology Region. The campus takes the form of a city district that has around 240 residents, private and rented homes, lots of offices, laboratories, a school, a large open green space and public traffic areas. Show visitors will be able to discover the latest lessons from the projeet and see the robots for themselves.
Parcel+Post Expo will also continue to host an exclusive PIP Innovation & Startup Day, specifically designed to allow startups, pre-selected by a jury of industry and innovation experts, to pitch a host of new solutions and products to an exclusive judging panel, with the winner announced during the Parcel and Postal Technology International Awards, to be held on Tuesday 18 October. There’s also a dedicated Innovation Startup Zone on the Parcel+Post Expo show floor, where most of the companies competing for the PIP Startup trophy can be found.
180+ speakers at the conference
Featuring expert industry analysis and opinion, alongside a multitude of exclusive networking opportunities, this year’s Parcel+Post Expo conference (rates apply) will run over four days (including the UPU’s World Leaders Forum on Monday 17 October), and feature over 180 speakers across 30 dedicated sessions (see below). Leading names set to present include Paul Donohoe, digital policies and trade coordinator at the Universal Postal Union; Nikola Hagleitner, CEO post & parcel Germany, Deutsche Post DHL; Jorge Santos, IT products solutions director, CTT Correios de Portugal; and Jasmina Ferk, director of strategy, Pošta Slovenije. See the full speaker list, and check out the program, online, and book your conference pass to ensure you don’t miss out on the conference event of the year.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
UPU Day: Monday, October 17
Universal Postal Union World Leaders Forum: Partner to transform – Powering postal digital (r)evolution
Session 1: Towards global digital readiness – enabling a powerful digital postal ecosystem
Session 2: Game-changing emerging technologies – how emerging and advanced digital technologies can re-shape the postal industry
Session 3: Driving change in the postal sector – how to leverage the enormous partnership potential
Postal technology show: Part 1 – Universal Postal Union Postal Technology Centre showcase
Postal technology show: Part 2 – Private sector partner showcase
Day 1: Tuesday, October 18
- Post and parcel strategic directions – industry leaders (Plenary Keynote and panel)
- The future shape of the sector
- What next for parcels?
- Cross-border challenges and opportunities
- PIP Start-up competition
- Returns and reverse logistics
- Green transport initiatives, electric vehicles, fleet transformation
- Solutions for cost and revenue management
- Latest innovation in parcel locker technology
Day 2: Wednesday, October 19
- Digitally enabled business – ‘digital customer touch points’
- New technologies and the digitization of the supply chain
- Winning the race for the last mile
- Facing the challenges of sustainability
- Urban/city logistics, emission free cities, consolidation hubs
- Challenging thinking with different perspectives
- Warehouse and fulfillment, track, trace and data management
- E-commerce ecosystem tools and solutions
- AI, robotics and automation
- Innovative solutions for the last mile
Day 3: Thursday, October 20
- Small post perspectives
- The Conference Debate
- Post Europe innovation forum in partnership with PIP
- The long view
- Latest innovative technologies – AI, data, autonomous vehicles, robotics
- Fulfillment, warehousing and sorting solutions