DHL supports Urban Logistics Forum

  • “Resilient Cities” conference in Bonn will discuss future urban development and innovative logistics solutions
  • DHL’s contribution to program includes discussion panels and workshops

Bonn, 05/11/2012, 01:30 PM CEST – DHL is official partner of the Global Forum on Urban Resilience & Adaptation, to be held from May 12-15, 2012 in Bonn, Germany. This annual world congress is taking place for the third time and will be focusing on key future issues, such as urban development and the impact of climate change on urban metropolitan areas around the globe. Throughout the conference, DHL experts will be present on various discussion panels, analyzing the role of logistics in the fast-paced development of mushrooming mega cities. The leading logistics company will also be presenting its City Logistics program.

“We are delighted to be part of this important platform, gaining immense insight from industrial, technological and regional government organizations about facing up to the challenges of future urban development. As a leading logistics company, DHL is cooperating with governments in mega cities across Europe and Asia to develop innovative urban logistics solutions and smarter city infrastructures,” says Martin Wegner, Vice President Research & Development at Solutions & Innovation, Deutsche Post DHL.

Lots of practical examples

At the Logistics Forum, one panel session will also feature practical examples of cities which are addressing issues of urban logistics and undertaking the process of strengthening systems already in place or implementing new systems, such as DHL’s GoGreen program. The key elements of this program are fleet and network optimization, improved energy efficiency in buildings, implementation of innovative technologies, the mobilization of employees, and the involvement of subcontractors and customers. The final session of this year’s congress will be chaired by Martin Wegner and Florian Lennert, Academic Director, Intelligent City InnoZ, London School of Economics and Political Science. All results from the day’s sessions will be included in a roadmap to help cities assess the role of urban logistics in strengthening their resilience.