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1 Astrid Schlewing DG MOVE Astrid is Head of Sector Logistics in the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) in the unit Maritime Transport & Logistics since 2011, where she works on logistics, intermodal transport and the digitalisation of transport. An economist by studies and specialised in transport, she worked previously on a variety of topics in DG MOVE, including research and technological development and maritime and inland waterway transport. Lali Virdee - Institute for Sustainability Lali is Head of Programmes at the Institute for Sustainability, the lead partner of the LaMiLo project. The Institute for Sustainability is an independent charity supporting cross-sector collaboration and innovation. Its mission is to accelerate the delivery of economically, environmentally and socially sustainable cities and communities. Lali has over 20 years of experience working in the built environment in both the private and public sectors. In his role at the Institute for Sustainability, Lali has developed considerable knowledge and understanding of environmental issues related to transport and logistics based on his involvement in several projects in this area, including the EU Interreg funded LaMiLo project. Micheal Darchambeau - The Green Link Michael is CEO & co-founder of The Green Link, a specialised 'last mile start-up which disrupted the urban transportation industry by offering a 100% ecological solutions to deliver parcels in cities. Prior to that, Michael worked for PRTM (acquired by PWC last year) as a consultant, with a strong focus on clean tech and entrepreneurship. Michael also funded a non-profit organisation, Sunshine International, which harnesses bright minds to change the world for good. Michael holds a master's degree in Business Engineering and Economic Development with a focus on technology management from the ICHEC business school in Brussels, Belgium. Max Prudon Eco2City Max is co-founder of Eco2City and Binnenstadservice Netherlands. He brings more than 20 years of management experience to this company. Operating in the South Limburg area, he is currently developing the concepts invented by Eco2City into commercially sustainable solutions for the future and fit to be introduced in a European network. Eco2City aims at reducing freight traffic in cities by inventing and implementing new concepts. Eco2City is working towards a neutral European network of cooperating urban freight service points. In the LaMiLo project, Eco2City delivered the Agent4Change workshops in five European cities and started two Freight Circles in Nijmegen and Maastricht, which are a business to consumer delivery service in neighbourhoods. This service bundles deliveries to consumers and takes back valuable waste in one bike courier roundtrip.

2 Christophe de Voghel Brussels Mobility Christophe is Project Officer within the Freight Department at Brussels Mobility. He is a geographer with a master in Transport Management, University of Louvain. He has a first professional experience as Research Assistant at the University where he was involved in the Interreg project COFAR. After three years at the University, he worked more than two years for a private study bureau where he was involved on several mobility plans for local and regional authorities. Since 2007, he is a civil servant at Brussels Mobility, Strategy Directorate. He works at the Freight Department which is responsible for the setting up of the regional strategy in urban distribution and logistics. He is also responsible for the participation of the Brussels Region in several European projects such as SUGAR and LaMiLo. Kevin Churchill - London Borough of Camden Kevin is Head of Procurement at the London Borough of Camden, providing leadership and management of approximately 100m of the council s spend in the environmental services, corporate and ICT areas. Kevin is responsible for the delivery of the Camden-led and LaMiLo-sponsored London Borough Consolidation Centre project that will be introduced at the conference. Kevin s procurement career spans 15 years and includes a range of local authority and private sector experience. Kevin is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) and has an MBA from Imperial College, London. Nigel Symonds - London Borough of Camden Nigel Symonds founded Green Lane Logistics Ltd in 2012, a consultancy practice specialising in delivering last mile logistics solutions. He was then recruited by the London Borough of Camden to embark upon a data collection and research exercise to investigate the feasibility of Camden (and partners) to establish a freight consolidation centre for goods coming into its own buildings. Nigel has managed the multi London Borough concept trial since 2014 which has been part-funded by LaMiLo. His current priorities include preparing for a new procurement exercise (to select a long term logistics partner) and business development to attract new partners and users of the scheme. Birgit Hendriks Eco2City Birgit Hendriks is board member and co-founder of Eco2city Europe and Binnenstadservice Netherlands. Eco2City aims at reducing freight traffic in cities by inventing and implementing new concepts. Eco2City is working towards a neutral European network of cooperating urban freight service points. In the LaMiLo project, Eco2City delivered the Agent4Change workshops in five European cities and started the Freight circles in Nijmegen and Maastricht, which is a business to consumer delivery service in neighbourhoods. In cooperation with Binnenstadservice Netherlands, Eco2City is now developing an (inter)national virtual X-dock and booking system. The setup of this system and the results of the aforementioned areas of work will be presented at the LaMiLo final conference.

3 Frank Van Steijvoort - Eurobrokers Frank has a master degree in Applied Economic Sciences (Transport), University of Antwerp. Frank has worked in the private sector for the Nestlé group and as Business Director with DHL Supply Chain Belgium. Since 2011, he is CEO and governing board member of Eurobrokers nv which is a logistics service provider specialised in storage, handling and distribution of fast moving consumer goods. A substantial part of the orders are delivered within the city centres. Taking into consideration the increased complexity of urban deliveries and the obvious need to analyse and implement future and workable alternatives, Eurobrokers joined the LaMiLo pilot project in Brussels aiming to consolidate goods, reduce the amount of trucks and increase efficiency. Lieven Deketele - Procter & Gamble Lieven is currently Senior Engineer of Procter & Gamble's Research & Development organization where he coordinates ecommerce logistics research and development in the Global Supply Network Innovation Center. After a career of 11 years in product development (six years in R&D product design and new business development, followed by five years Connect and Develop) involving the launch of several new to the market products, Lieven was the first P&G researcher to be fully dedicated to the field of Logistics R&D and is now a full-time member of the Supply Network Innovation Center that was founded in In this role, Lieven is leading the research on ecommerce Logistics and is process designer and owner for innovation methodologies. Lieven maintains contacts with academia, associations and companies in the field of logistics supply chain design and is in the advisory board of the Flanders Institute of Logistics. Koen Vanheusden - Belgian Foreign Trade Agency Koen is Legal Director at the Belgian Foreign Trade Agency, Brussels. In this quality he advises companies, Belgian and foreign trade organisations and intergovernmental entities on the regulatory and legal aspects of their international commercial transactions and relations. He is also a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) expert group on Incoterms, which prepared Incoterms 2000 and 2010 and he is the chair of the Task Force which prepared the ICC Model International Sale Contract He has written many publications on different aspects of international trade and lectures at several universities and training institutes, both in Belgium and abroad. Rui Martins - Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) Rui is an Environmental Engineer at LIST. He has a large experience in science research on fields such as renewable energy, climate change, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy transition and urban energy planning. His research interests are in energy planning, GHG emissions and climate change adaptation. His main role in LaMiLo was the environmental evaluation of the resulting GHG emissions from the pilot projects.

4 Charlotte Knell - Cross River Partnership (CRP) Charlotte is Project Manager at CRP, a central London sub-regional public-private sector partnership representing seven central London local authorities, 15 Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and a range of strategic stakeholders. She has over 15 years experience working in the public sector in London at local, regional and national levels. Her role as CRP LaMiLo Project Manager has been focused on delivering a series of project outputs related to public sector policy and influence on last mile logistics; end user assessments for each of the LaMiLo demonstrators; and research on the possibilities of expanding the use of urban railway hubs for freight. CRP has also fulfilled the role of Work Package lead, as a member of the LaMiLo TVG. Philipp Lenz - PTV Group Philipp is a consultant in the Research & Innovation division within the PTV Group. He holds two diplomas, one in cartography and geomatics at the Karlsruhe University of applied science and one in applied geoinformatics at the University of Salzburg. Since 2012, he has worked as a Project Manager for national and EU-projects such as LaMiLo, eflotte, BESTFACT and MODULUSHCA. Philipp has more than five years of experience in urban and traffic planning and wrote his theses at the Deutsche Bahn (German railway company) and Research Studios Austria in this research field. His current focus is on the optimisation of urban logistics. Pascal Smet - Brussels Government (represented by Matthias van Wijnendaele) Pascal is the Minister for Mobility and Public Works at the Brussels Government. Elected in 2014, his aim is to foster a sustainable urban development, which implies a new way of designing public space, a bigger emphasis on public transport and more space for cyclists and pedestrians. Pascal first held this position in 2004 and has been instrumental in paving the way to innovative and green solutions such as implementing car-free zones, making cycle lanes more visible and developing attractive public transport services. In 2006, Pascal was elected municipal councillor for the City of Brussels and he became the alderman for public works, participation and equal opportunities. Marc Schepers CityDepot Marc Schepers is CEO at CityDepot. He brings over 20 years experience in the domain of mobility and urban development. He holds an MSc in Geographic Science from the VUB University - Brussels, specialised in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). At VUB and the University of Leuven, he coordinated numerous projects on the interface between GIS and mobility. He continued his career at TRITEL as Product Manager of large Flemish and European mobility-related projects. At the Flemish Institute for Mobility he built up valuable experience in the field of urban distribution. Starting in 2011 in the city of Hasselt, he further developed and refined the concept of CityDepot, the currently undisputed leader in smart urban distribution in Belgium, which successfully led the LaMiLo project in Brussels.

5 Max Nilles Luxembourg Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure As a qualified lawyer, Max Nilles is in charge at the Department of Logistics and Inland navigation division of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure. Max Nilles is monitoring the implementation of the national transport policies in close collaboration with the platform operators and commercial companies. His tasks consist of advising on, elaborating and monitoring the implementation of a competitive legal framework, in line with European and international applicable standards on safety and security as well as economic regulation, Luxembourg being one of the biggest airfreight hubs in Europe and situated alongside the Mosel river. Focusing on a competitive framework and on the development of the Luxembourg hub, he is representing Luxembourg in various international organisations active in the sector of transport and logistics. Wim de Vilder VRT (Moderator) Wim is a journalist and currently one of the television news anchors on the Flemish public broadcaster VRT. In addition to his television work, he is a regular conference speaker and a guest lecturer at the universities of Leuven and Ghent and provides presentation training for several institutions and universities.

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