loader image

Paola Cossu, CEO FIT Consulting, is speaker and moderator at the 9th IPIC2023 – International Conference on the Physical Internet, June 13-15

The International Physical Internet Conference in Athens is approaching!
The Physical Internet is an important path that can greatly support the decarbonization of freight transport and logistics. The Conference addresses innovations in global and regional supply chains, the development of the circular economy, reverse logistics, urban logistics, e-commerce, and retail distribution in cities, conceived as open and interconnected logistics and distribution networks.

Plenary 3 – Physical Internet pioneering companies
14 June, 12:30 – 14:30

Physical Internet is evolving from a concept to a true inspiration and new framework to develop logistics and supply chain models. This session will engage industry leaders and pioneers in the implementation of Physical Internet concepts and principles starting from their logistics networks and value proposition in the ecosystem.

Paola Cossu has been invited to moderate this outstanding panel.
The Speakers are:
Sergio Barbarino, Senior Director, and R&D Research Fellow Procter & Gamble Brussels Innovation Center; Per Olof Arnäs, PhD Director Logistics Strategy EINRIDE; Kevin Liu, Secretary General Alliance of Hongqiao Physical Internet of China; Johan Leveque, Head R&D La Poste.


Session 5E – Physical Internet urban space and freight transport optimization
14 June, 16:30 – 18:00

This Stream is dedicated to Urban logistics & city distribution networks, Paola Cossu will moderate this challenging panel, involving Annette Hultaker, Technical Manager Ph.D Scania; Onkar Kulkarni, Ph. D Student Georgia Institute of Technology; Paul Buijs, Assistant Professor University of Groningen; Baris Yildiz, Assistant Professor Koc University.

Plenary 4 – Physical Internet applications in Urban Logistics
15 June, 11:00 – 12:30

The concept of Physical Internet has been applied by logistics innovation practitioners to address challenges urban logistics face, e.g. congestion, pollutions, limited space, and climate change. Since increased e-commerce and associated home delivery have forced cities to take actions in decarbonizing freight transport in urban areas, logistics innovation practitioners have developed solutions using the concept of Physical Internet to maximize usage of assets and  increase efficiency, thus reducing traffic flow, mitigate negative impacts on the environment and society.

This session invites practitioners who successfully translate the concept of Physical Internet into urban logistics solutions such as consolidated urban solutions, collaborative urban logistics hubs including micro-hubs, and innovative vehicles design to enable encapsulation of parcel delivery. It covers key aspects of city logistics,.e.g. policy making, logistics operation and vehicle designs. The session aims to present real-life evidence of benefits of Physical Internet, thus inspiring logistics stakeholders and policy makers to exploit possibilities of Physical Internet in urban environments.

The panel will be moderated by Magnus Blinge, from Scania.
Paola Cossu, CEO FIT Consulting, has been invited as speaker for “Bringing Physical Internet to policy making: Physical Internet in Sustainable Urban Logistics Plan”. Her pioneering colleagues involved as Speakers in this panel are Ioanna Fergadiotou, INLECOM (Physical Internet in URBANE’s Living Labs); Prof. Dr. J. Rod Franklin, Kühne Logistics University (What can Physical Internet help in decarbonizing City Logistics?); Hans Schurmans, Proximus (Our experiences with Consolidated Urban Logistics Transport); and Ignacio Magallón, URBANIZED Project (Modular and Flexible Solutions for Urban-Sized Zero-Emissions Last-Mile Delivery and Services Vehicles).








More information on how to participate and register for IPIC2023 is available at www.pi.events