P3. Physical Internet pioneering companies 

Plenary 3 | 14 JUNE, 12:30 -13:30 


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

Companies, governments and society expect Physical Internet to contribute to: 
  • Support freight transport and logistics decarbonization in an affordable way by bringing further efficiency to logistics and enabling collaboration and sharing of assets at marginal set up costs. 
  • Provide further resilience to global and regional supply chains through the implementation of synchromodal strategies and interconnected logistics multimodal networks. 
  • Support the development of the circular economy by better addressing reverse logistics and close loop circular networks. 
  • Address urban logistics challenges, e-commerce and retail distribution in cities thanks to open an interconnected logistics and distribution networks 
Questions to be addressed: 
  • Which are the main projects and initiatives inspired by the Physical Internet concept within your company? 
  • What´s your view and experience on Physical Internet concepts delivering in the expected contributions above? 
  • What are the next steps for your company and what are your expectations on the ecosystem to move forward? 


  • 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 
    Moderator: Paola Cossu, CEO, FIT Consulting

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