UN Environmental Programme, Dell, MIT, AutoLogic and European Supply Chain Institute Join Speakers at Green Transportation & Logistics World Summit

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With up to 75% of a company's carbon footprint coming from transportation and logistics, the focus of supply chain greening is beginning to shift towards this area, where the opportunity to make the biggest difference exists. With this in mind, eyefortransport is gathering the biggest names in transportation and logistics greening at the most important industry forum on environmental issues to date.

The Summit, being held in Zurich on 20-21 February 2008, is the place where industry leaders from shippers, logistics providers, carriers, ports and government bodies will gather to discuss the business case for greening their supply chains through transportation and logistics initiatives - and - at the same time, learn how to save money, and improve efficiency and customer relations. For full information visit http://www.greenlogisticsforum.com/2008summit.

Over 30 expert speakers from industry leading companies will be there, including the recent additions of Brittain Ladd, Manager of Logistics and Transportation Strategy at Dell; Dr. Edgar E. Blanco, Research Associate at the MIT Centre for Transportation & Logistics;; John Merry, CEO of AutoLogic, Marco Ziegler and Herve Touati at McKinsey & Co., Summit Chairman John Connors, CEO of the European Supply Chain Institute, and Martina Otto, Head of the Energy and Transport Policy Unit at the United Nation Environment Programme - the division which leads the UNEP's work on climate change. In a keynote presentation, Ms. Otto will address the impact of transportation and logistics on climate change, as reported in the IPCC's 4th Assessment Report on CO2 emissions.

These further additions complement the senior speaker faculty including experts from the likes of Nike, Hewlett-Packard, Schneider Electric, IBM, GE Energy, Lexmark, Cisco, Motorola, Intel, Fujitsu, Sharp Electronics, Deutsche Post World Net, Kuehne & Nagel, Wincanton, Christian Salvesen, Agility Logistics, the Swiss Federal Ministry of Transport, The UK Freight Transport Association, FleetSmart, the European Environmental Agency and many more. For a complete list of speakers visit: http://www.greenlogisticsforum.com/2008/speakers.shtml.

This timely event comes on the brink of a renewed commitment by the EU to develop a network of green freight transport links across Europe, with railways and inland waterways receiving €8 billion of EU funding for trans-European transport network (TEN-T) projects for the period 2007 to 2013. While opportunities in green logistics abound, and interest in new environmental transportation options is high, the knowledge and resources necessary to implement green initiatives successfully is still all too often lacking.

The goal of the Green Transportation & Logistics World Summit is to bring together the key industry experts and decision makers to educate the industry and facilitate new partnerships and collaborative greening efforts between associates and competitors. The aim of the event is to form the participants into a united group with the action plans and knowledge they need to go green the business-efficient way, and communicate these efforts to their customers, partners, and the public.

In an era of rising fuel and energy costs, and complex environmental rules and regulations, the summit is designed to teach delegates to isolate the opportunities to improve relationships with customers and partners, set a realistic logistics greening agenda early, thus reducing their bottom line and their environmental footprint.

For more information, visit http://www.greenlogisticsforum.com/2008summit or contact:

Katharine O'Reilly
Director of Environmental Research
Tel: +44 (0)20 7375 7207 or 1 800 814 3459 ext 329 (US toll free)


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