March 23, 2022 (All day) to March 25, 2022 (All day)
Hilton Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Education Sessions

Education Sessions


The Education sessions offer attendees an opportunity to dive deeper into hot industry issues and interact more actively with peers.

These sessions include dedicated tracks for warehousing, transportation and controlled-environment building participants; they cover a range of topics specific to each industry segment, from sustainability to driver shortage, automation strategies, market intelligence, transport electrification and building practices.

Find out more about the Education Sessions programme below and about the speakers  here :


Thursday, 24 March


10:45 – 12:00: Parallel education sessions


Warehouse Operations track:

Business Performance & Data Workshop – How well do you know your company?

*** This workshop is available for warehouse participants only ***

Moderator: Viet Neguyen,   Analyst F&A Supply Chains,   Rabobank   


Learn what GCCA’s revamped 2021 European Productivity & Benchmarking Research revealed on business operations in Europe; navigate warehousing KPI’s with a data expert and measure your performance. This interactive workshop will help you make the most of the available data and the benefits it can create for business management.



Transportation track:

Fighting driver shortage in progress

Caroline Blom, Strategic Labor Market Policy Advisor, Transport Logistics Netherlands (TLN)


Driver shortage is one of the most serious issues that keep transport operators up at night. In this workshop, industry stakeholders will share information about the latest initiatives taken to the EU Commission to fight driver shortage, from improving access to the profession to adapting the minimum age of professional drivers, to actions to make the profession more attractive, to access to training and apprenticeship, and more. In this open forum, attendees can have an open discussion with experts and explore potential solutions to resolve the issue.



Controlled Environment Building Track:

Energy Efficient Temperature Controlled Facilities – practices and opportunities


With energy costs spiraling upwards, design consideration should be included in the design of the project to reduce energy consumption in operation of these temperature stores. Controlled-environment builders and technology vendors need to find ways to meet new requirements and adapt to shifting customer demands. Join industry specialists in this workshop to share views on today’s challenges and opportunities.


Friday, 25 March


11:30 – 12:15 : Parallel education sessions


Warehouse Operations and Controlled Environment Building Track:

From cold store to black store - e-commerce drives paradigm shift in supply models

Bas Hetterscheid, Researcher & business developer Cold Chains at Wageningen University & Research

e-commerce of fresh products has sky-rocketed in the last couple of years, representing up to 11% of the total grocery sales and growing. This workshop will provide insight into the changes happening in the industry, including new storage solutions and how organizations are innovating their supply chains.


Transportation track:

EU Mobility Package

Raluca Marian, EU Director of Advocacy, IRU

Sjel Wijngaards, Deputy Managing Director, Jan de Rijk Logistics

The latest set of rules of the EU Mobility Package came into effect on the 1 ST  of February, yet leaving unclarity in some areas. This workshop will shed light on issues like posting of workers, rules of cabotage, access to market and profession, manual registry for border crossing etc. Experts will report on identified difficulties that operators face and help you navigate the grey areas.