During the two-day conference, distinguished speakers have addressed selected interdisciplinary topics in key notes. Beneath, you can find more information on the keynote speakers who have been present at 3rd ICPLT 2017.

Prof. Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics, Kühne Logistics University

Prof. Alan McKinnon

Over the past four decades, Professor McKinnon has actively promoted the development of logistics in academic, industrial and government circles. Between 1987 and 2012 he was based at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh where he established a research centre specializing in logistics and a master’s program in logistics and supply chain management. In 2012 he moved to Hamburg to become Head of Logistics and Dean of Programs in the Kuehne Logistics University.

In his speech, Professor McKinnon has addressed ecological aspects in the field of production, logistics and traffic.

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Prof. Lóránt Tavasszy, Professor in Freight and Logistics, Delft University of Technology

Prof. Lóránt A. Tavasszy,

Professor Tavasszy's research focuses on the modelling of linkeages between logistics, freight transportation and spatial systems. He developed the classical SMILE model and won international awards for research led by him from WCTRS in 1998 and from the US TRB in 2013. Since 2016, he is Professor in Freight and Logistics at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

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Dr. Christian Langhagen-Rohrbach, Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development, State of Hessen – Head of Division Mobility, Logistics, Inland water transportation

Dr. Christian Langhagen-Rohrbach

Dr. Langhagen-Rohrbach is a geographer and has been working for more than ten years for the Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development, State of Hessen. From 2008-2011 he was teaching as a Professor for logistics at Hochschule Fresenius, Idstein (Germany), and was part of the Office of the Minister as Director General Affairs from 2011 to 2014. Since 2014 he is Head of Division Mobility, Logistics, Inland water transportation. He is working on all fields of traffic and transport policy and his division is responsible for the promotion of several promotional programs e.g. for e-mobility and CO2-reduction in traffic and transport.

In his speech he has addressed the (future) role for a transit country like the state of Hessen, in the center of Europe with all the challenges of emerging transport issues on one hand and the question of reducing CO2, noise and air pollution on the other hand.

Hasso Georg Grünjes, Head of eHighway, Siemens AG

Hasso Georg Grünjes

Mr. Grünjes has a background in Civil Engineering and electric transport systems. He started his career within Siemens AG working as a project manager at a high speed railway infrastructure project in the Netherlands from 2001 to 2008. He then has been responsible for rail electrification sales in Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic States. Since 2011 he is working within Siemens in the field of innovative mobility solutions, first responsible for the business development of eHighway and since 2016 as Head of eHighway, in charge of the Siemens eHighway activities. eHighway is a system providing electric power continuously to heavy duty road vehicles and, amongst others, currently being realized in public demonstration projects in Sweden, the US and Germany.