Frankfurt Air Cargo

Innovation Lab

November 8, 2018

Frankfurt Airport

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Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab 2018: All eyes on Frankfurt for logistics innovation

The leading influencers and decision-makers in logistics innovation are heading to Frankfurt this November for the third Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab. This one-day event will take place on November 8th at Frankfurt Airport and will bring together logistics industry and innovation experts to share ideas, thoughts and collaboration initiatives in the world of air cargo and logistics.

The event, organized by Fraport in co-operation with DVZ and Air Cargo News, will focus on a broad range of items bringing speakers together from across the globe. Among other topics, the impact of global events, such as trade tariffs and the new silk road, on innovation will be discussed by our expert panel of leading logistics directors, while data security will also be under the spotlight.

We’re delighted to welcome the winners from this year’s German Aviation Innovation Awards to showcase their award-winning projects, and the event will conclude with a lively panel discussion focused on some of the big logistics innovation trends.

This is a must-attend event for anyone seeking to future-proof their business and keep up with the fast-moving world of logistics innovation.

Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab 2018





Coffee and networking (Arrival of the participants)


Welcome and introduction
Felix Kreutel, Senior Vice President Cargo, Fraport AG
Oliver Detje, Publishing Director, DVZ (Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung)


Program overview
Andy Salter, Managing Director, AirCargoNews


Changes and risks for worldwide business – Competition of cultures
Folker Hellmeyer, Chief Analyst, SOLVECON INVEST GmbH


Coffee and networking


Stress test for Global Supply Chains: Trade war, Cocooning, Silk Road…
Prof. Dr. Alan McKinnon, Head of Logistics, Kühne Logistics University
Stefan Schmidt, Head of Operations, Erlensee, Gebr. Heinemann SE & Co. KG


Data Security – What’s next?
Gadi Evron, Founder & CEO, Cymmetria Inc.


Lunch and networking


Morning wrap-up and transition to the following topics
Andy Salter, Managing Director, AirCargoNews


Learn more about new Start-ups amongst the IDL-winner 2018
Barnaby Law, Program Director Hydrogen and Fuel Cell, Airbus Operations
Guido Platzer, Director Sales, edm aerotec GmbH
Oliver T. Neumann, Founder & MD,


Power Break


What does the digital readiness of logistics look like? A recent study describes the situation
Prof. Dr. Christian Kille, Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Economics, Institute for Applied Logistics


Who rules the world of tomorrow? Let’s talk about future technology!
Boris Hueske, Head of Digital Transformation, Lufthansa Cargo AG
Nanne Onland, CEO, Cargonaut
Maximilian Bötsch, Soloplan GmbH
Siegfried Mänzel, Managing Director, Germany, BluJay Solutions Inc.
Christian Riege, SVP Software Development, Riege Software
James Wyatt, DG AutoCheck External Consultant, IATA Cargo


Conference summary
Andy Salter, Managing Director, AirCargoNews

16:50 – open end

Networking drink
All participants and speakers are cordially invited to participate!

Click here to read the Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab 2017 Conference Report.

*The German Aviation Innovation Award (IDL) was awarded for the first time in 2016. It brings together the innovative power of companies and start-ups in the worlds of aviation, Industry 4.0 and the digital economy – with the goal of developing and promoting a new common understanding of where and how innovations in aviation will arise in the future. The prize is awarded by Germany’s most important representatives of aviation: the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), the German Aviation Association (BDL), the digital association Bitkom, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) as well as the P3 Group, a leading management consultant and engineering firm. (Source:

Text by Andy Salter and Julia Keyser
Image: Fotolia, DVV