Justine supports the Transport and Logistics market, from DC to Doorstep, by understanding the market trends and challenges and how the latest AIDC and future technology can be a game changer for our customers. An experienced marketer, Justine has more spent more years in marketing than she’d like to admit, most recently at DHL Supply Chain.



Nicolas Vandeput is an independent consultant specialized in Supply Chain. He is graduated as engineer from the Université Libre de Bruxelle (ULB) and from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (ECP). Nicolas is currently working to implement an inventory optimization solution across Europe for a leading tire manufacturing company. Convincing planners across Europe to go from rules of thumbs to best practices. He is also sharing is passion and knowledge to master students at both the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) since 2014 and the ICHEC since 2015. And to professionals via coaching and training. Just ask him if you can trust your current inventory optimization tool.


Pauline Bastidon is Head of European Policy at the Freight Transport Association, one of the UK’s largest trade associations which represents the transport interests of companies moving goods by road, rail, sea and air. Pauline manages the Brussels office of FTA and represents the interests of FTA members towards EU institutions. She also oversees FTA’s Brexit activities from the Brussels end, providing FTA & its members with an informed and factual view of implications of exit from the EU.

Prior to joining FTA, Pauline worked as Policy Advisor for the Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Companies (CER) in Brussels for over three years. She was responsible for digital and freight policy at CER.

Prior to this, Pauline held several policy and public affairs positions in trade associations in London and Brussels, primarily in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Pauline holds a degree in Politics from Cardiff University, a Diploma from Sciences-Po Bordeaux (France) and a Master’s Degree in European Integration and Governance from Bordeaux University.


Dr. Chee Yew Wong is a professor of supply chain management from Leeds University Business School. He has managerial experience in purchasing, production, inventory, distribution and supply chain management in beverage, retail, consumer goods, toys, engineering, metal production, and polymer distribution sectors. He has delivered projects involving ERP (SAP) implementation, 3PL outsourcing, global sourcing, distribution warehouse centralisation, collaborative forecast, planning and replenishment (CPFR), and supply chain operating models. His research focuses on sustainable supply chain management, supply chain integration, collaboration, information sharing, global and ethical sourcing, and operations strategy. He delivers open and customised supply chain management training for supply chain executive.


Jonathan Roberts leads on all aspects of the UK Chamber’s strategic communications, including government relations, public affairs, media relations and events. He has led the UK Chamber’s strategy relating to the referendum on the European Union since 2015 and is currently writing the chamber’s manifesto of policy ideas for a post-Brexit UK.

He has ten years’ experience working across political communications. Before joining the UK Chamber in 2009, Jonathan ran the Parliamentary offices of a Government Minister and worked for a senior MEP. He also has extensive experience as a former parliamentary candidate, and in providing strategic counsel to several ministers and senior political figures.


Daniel de Vries is Head of Supply Chain Europe for Cipla, an India based global healthcare company with over $2B in turnover. He joined Cipla in January 2015 in his current role where he is responsible for Procurement, Supply Chain Systems, Inventory Management, Logistics and Customer Service and built his team and all processes and systems from the ground up. Before that he was Senior Supply Chain Manager Europe at C.R. Bard where he was responsible for inventory management and S&OP. Prior to that he worked for Johnson & Johnson in Customer Service, Supply Chain and Project Management roles both in Belgium and in the US. He started his career in 1995 at 3M where he worked in several Supply Chain related roles in Belgium and Germany. He holds a degree in Quantitative Supply Chain from Tilburg University in the Netherlands.



George Zaragas has an engineering background and started his career in Greece at Carrefour, responsible for the Beverages department. Then moved onto Diageo, where he has been working since 2004 in Athens and in Amsterdam.  George has end to end experience in Demand & Supply having held roles in customer marketing, demand planning, supply planning, global projects, customer service & logistics. The focus in the last year has been embedding an end-to-end view in supply chain and logistics activity in Diageo’s European operations.
George enjoys in his free time to travel new destinations, good food, as well as an interest in technology & art.


Alexis Kourentzis is a Supply Chain professional in the Consumer Goods industry, working as Customer Service and Supply Chain Collaboration Consultant at HEINEKEN. He is responsible for leading projects and supporting HEINEKEN Operating Companies worldwide on customer centric initiatives aiming at optimizing the Supply Chain from the Customer’s shelf till the Production Process and increasing customer satisfaction. Prior to that, he was working as Distribution and Logistics Consultant at HEINEKEN, where he was managing projects in the areas of Logistics Optimization, Supply Chain Network Design and Route-to-Market. Alexis is a graduate of Rotterdam School of Management where he earned an MSc in Finance degree.


Richard Needham has over 20 years Supply Chain experience and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Logistics & Transport. Having spent most of his career in the Cable TV industry including more recently Virgin Media Richard decided to move to Telefonica in 2012 and is now responsible for the UK Supply Chain Operations team. His role as Head of Service covers delivery of the award winning Supply Chain operation including the largest mobile device recycling scheme in the UK (O2 Recycle). Richard’s passion is for the customer, unlocking the potential of best in class Supply Chain partners to deliver differentiated and cost efficient customer experiences. Richard is married with two children and most weekends are spent spending quality time with the family in Yorkshire & Lancashire.


Amina Akesmamed is executive S&OP manager at Nokia Mobile Networks supply chain management organization. Her current areas of focus are the development and further maturation of the S&OP process to enable timely and transparent risk and opportunity management through a deeper understanding of customer business imperatives and collaboration cross function. She’s responsible for driving the inside-out view into SCM Demand Management organization,  for analyzing strategic business scenarios and preparing decisions at C-level executive S&OP of the company.

Prior to this role, she has worked in several sales, business development and technical consulting positions with broad cross-cultural experience at Siemens and Nokia. Amina has 15 years’ experience in the telecom business.