About the event

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This year's annual conference by AEB takes place for the 9th consecutive time and follows on the heels of the UK and EU government negotiations results this month. Based on latest updates on the future of trade between the UK and the EU, the event gets down to business with a high-class key note and interactive business sequences.

Strategies and tactics for supply chain cost reductions
Strategies and tactics for supply chain cost reductions

What's the impact on your supply chain and global trade operation

Efficiency opportunities in your upstream processes
Efficiency opportunities in your upstream processes

How to establish flexible supply chains in times of dynamic changes

The importance of product design and strategic sourcing
The importance of product design and strategic sourcing

Integrated networks including customers, partners, and suppliers

A structured approach to sourcing your supply chain
A structured approach to sourcing your supply chain

A structured approach from sourcing to delivery in your supply chain

Optimizing freight costs through data analytics
Optimizing freight costs through data analytics

Scrutinizing all existing processes to establish holistic trade landscapes

How organizational cultures can take advantage of digitization
How organizational cultures can take advantage of digitization

Turning change into an opportunity for growth and development

Speakers

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Here are some of the experts speaking at the event. To learn more, just hover over each speaker's picture. 

Allie Renison
Head of Europe and Trade Policy
Institute of Directors
Allie Renison
Head of Europe and Trade Policy
Institute of Directors

Allie Renison

Head of Europe & Trade Policy
Institute of Directors

Allie joined the IoD in 2014 and is currently representing and guiding members on EU reform matters, linking business and government on international trade and regulatory issues. Allie previously worked on the campaign to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU and advised parliamentarians on EU legislative issues with a focus on trade and employment policies.

Mandy Deakin-Snell
Director of International Operations
DPD
Mandy Deakin-Snell
Director of International Operations
DPD

Mandy Deakin-Snell

Director of International Operations
DPD

Mandy is a specialist in the fields of international operations and customer bespoke solutions with 30 years of industry experience. Mandy is well qualified to speak on the topic of “Brexit”, having helped drive DPD’s international business revenue from £14m to £228m sending 24 million shipments p/annum to over 200 countries worldwide via a range of air and road services. 

Claire Umney
Strategic Initiatives Director
AEB
Claire Umney
Strategic Initiatives Director
AEB

Claire Umney

Strategic Initiatives Director
AEB

Claire has over 19 years of experience in the supply chain industry.  She joined AEB in 2008 and is currently focusing on building multi-enterprise integrated solutions to automate customs processes with added value for companies preparing for Brexit, managing other major changes, and those looking for international growth. 

John Acton
Managing Partner
DPI Europe
John Acton
Managing Partner
DPI Europe

John Acton

Managing  Partner
DPI Europe

Since November 2012, John has been Managing Partner of DPI Europe, a leading “Critical Thinking” consultancy. Prior to this, he worked within global organizations, the last 15 years at board level. He has a passion for unlocking what people think, feel and believe. John is an exceptional moderator, who has presented and facilitated all over the world.

Aaron Dunne
EU Exit Customs Policy Team
HMRC
Aaron Dunne
EU Exit Customs Policy Team
HMRC

Aaron Dunne

EU Exit Customs Policy Team
HMRC

Aaron leads on stakeholder engagement in HMRC’s EU Exit Customs Policy Team and co-chairs the Joint Customs Consultative Committee EU Exit Subgroup. He previously headed HMRC’s Customs Trade Facilitation Team and led on the UK’s implementation of the customs elements of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and established an ongoing partnership with the WCO and UN on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Geoff Taylor
Managing Director
AEB
Geoff Taylor
Managing Director
AEB

Geoff Taylor

Managing Director
AEB

Geoff joined AEB in 2017 and is working closely with manufacturers across sectors, traders, and industry associations to support businesses in understanding the impact of market changes on their supply chains, trade operations, and bottom line – and what it takes to build efficient and integrated networks in the digital age to ensure future success. 

Agenda

9.30 – 10.00 AM

Registration and coffee reception

10.00 - 12.30 AM

Welcome. The future of UK trade. Industry case study

12.30 – 1.30 PM 

Business lunch with networking

1.30 – 3.15 PM 

Sector perspectives with interactive polling and audience engagement  

3.15 – 3.30 PM 

Coffee break with networking

3.30 – 4.15 PM 

Relevant digital trends with interactive polling and audience engagement 

4.15 – 4.30 PM 

Conclusions and closing remarks 

When and where?

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December 4, 2018

Institute of Directors
116 Pall Mall
St. James's
London
SW1Y 5ED

Register now to secure your free place

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About your event organizer

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AEB is a leading provider of supply chain logistics software, consultancy, and services and has been delivering solutions to customers for over 39 years. AEB software supports the global trade and logistics processes of more than 5,000 companies from over 35 countries. The portfolio includes solutions for shipping, transport and warehouse management, customs management, and export controls.

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