Keynotes 5th ICPLT

Our keynotes for the ICPLT '21

Prof. Dr. Lóránt A. Tavasszy

Professor in Freight and Logistics, Delft University of Technology

Professor Tavasszy's research focuses on the modelling of logistics, freight transportation and spatial economic systems. He developed the classical SMILE model (Strategic Model for Integrated Logistics Evaluations) and has received personal awards from WCTRS, US TRB/FHWA and IPIC. Since 2016 he is Full Professor in Freight and Logistics at Delft University of Technology, where he works with transportation engineers, logistics specialists and supply chain management researchers. Recently he has worked with the European innovation platform ALICE as co-author of roadmaps on synchromodal transport, zero-emission logistics and the Physical Internet.

Prof. Dr. Lóránt A. Tavasszy

Prof. Gerd Riegelhuth

President of Hessen Mobil

For more than 20 years, Gerd Riegelhuth has been involved in traffic and mobility management issues in executives positions. He is honorary professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. The well-renowned traffic expert is particularly interested in innovative future topics such as cooperative, connected and automated driving. He set the foundations in the ELISA project and played a key role in furthering the eHighway on the A5. Prof. Riegelhuth started working for the Hessian Road and Traffic Administration in 1988. During this period he has held several management positions, first at the former Frankfurt Motorway Authority, later at the Hesse Traffic Center and at the headquarters of Hessen Mobil. At the same time he was responsible for a large number of european and national research, cooperation and development projects in the field of traffic and mobility management. In November 2017, he was appointed Vice President of Hessen Mobil and finally became President of Hessen Mobil at the beginning of 2019.

Prof. Gerd Riegelhuth

Dr. Amr Mahfouz

Director of 3S Research Group and Lecturer of Management Science and Data Analytics, College of Business, Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

As the director of 3S Group (Smart Sustainable Solution for Complex Business Processes) and the leader of Supply Chain Management research, Dr Amr gained wide experience in a range of Decision Analysis and Supply Chain Management disciplines including Supply Chain Resilience, Crisis Management, and Supply Chain Modelling and Analytics. Amr began his career with MOBICA for integrated manufacturing (Egypt) from 2001 to 2008 as the head of Manufacturing Management Department, where he entered the world of analytic Business Modelling and Development. The experience led him to manage various projects with major companies, industry associations and government departments after joining TU Dublin in 2008. His projects portfolio includes Post-Brexit scenario mapping for Irish freight and transport sector, Inventory control and customer management in logistics, SAP implementation and Simulation-optimisation for manufacturing systems.

Dr. Amr Mahfouz