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By Laurent Cochet
on 23 Sep 2016 1:10 PM
  • E-commerce
  • eLogistics
Referred to as the “First European Rendezvous for E-Logistics,” it was only natural that Generix Group attended Deliver One’s e-commerce conference in Luxembourg on September 7th and 8th.
 
It was a fascinating event, not only because of the exceptional organization of the conference, but also because of the number of people that attended from a range of top-level e-commerce and supply chain businesses, not to mention the sheer quality of the speakers. 
 

Global E-commerce Leaders

The event, held in the European Convention Center in the Duchy of Luxembourg, started with an opening speech by Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister, Etienne Schneider, and the keynote speakers continued at a high level—it was really an extraordinary gathering of people in the e-logistics industry.
 
Attending the event were 200 global e-commerce leaders, including e-tailers such as online global giants Amazon, French retailers Fnac.com, and the home furnishings chain Conforama.
 
In addition, there were 100 established startups and suppliers, representatives from 20 e-commerce associations, a number of venture capitalists, plus around 500 journalists (many of whom attended virtually, this being the first B2B event to live stream in virtual reality!). 
 

Workshops

Among those giving keynote speeches were Amazon’s Vice President for Logistics in Europe, Philippe Hémard, who talked about Amazon’s focus on operational innovation and excellence.
 
There was also a number of workshops where some of the latest trends in logistics and e-commerce were discussed, ranging from last mile innovation, packaging supplies, customer choice in checkout to e-commerce in Russia, standardization, crossborder trade, packaging machines, and Asia to Europe e-commerce flows.
 

E-Logistics Networking

Obviously, as Generix Group is a leading organization in the sector, I was there to talk about our E-logistics solution, already used by over 5,000 clients, and there were opportunities for one-to-one meetings, during which I met some very interesting prospects, as well as a few loyal customers.
 
The event provided plenty of opportunities to network too, with some enjoyable lunches and a cocktail dinner, where attendees got to chat in a more relaxed environment.
 
Finally, the two-day event culminated with a closing speech by Luxembourg PM, Xavier Bettel, and I imagine many people were disappointed that it was all over. However, with La Nuit du Commerce Connecté (The Night of Connected Commerce), due to take place next month in Paris, the great conversations and discussions started at Deliver One will continue, I’m sure.
 

Laurent Cochet

Senior Principal Consultant, is developing Generix Consulting Services to accompany Customers in their Supply Chain Digital Transformation. He has a particularly strong expertise on Apparel and Footwear products lifecycles and E-Commerce logistics.