Global political, financial, environmental and health related challenges, and the consumer´ constantly changing purchasing patterns demand companies to prepare their processes to maintain resilient and profitable businesses.
#SeaFocusSeptember2020 - two executive conferences - based on a hybrid model of high level speeches, and stage presentations, round table workshops and global streaming.
All speakers and round table facilitators represent shippers, the customers of maritime or supply chain industry stakeholders and also highly qualified professionals leading us to supply chain excellence.
Programme and Speaker Introductions
September 2nd, 2020, Hotel Kämp, Helsinki
Closed F2F Meeting
Programme and Speaker Introductions
September 15th, 2020, Hotel Kämp Symposion, Helsinki
Exclusive F2F Meeting with High Technology Live Streaming
Top level executives highlighting the different angles of the Resilient and Responsible Supply Chain, as basis for the round table sessions.
Programme in Finnish - Materials in English. Closed F2F Meeting.
Jyrki Ranki has more than 25 years experience from Scandinavian forest industry and logistics. Mr Ranki started his logistics career already in 1993 as working for Metsä Fibre Pulp company as a Logistics Manager. His main task was to create and operated centralised maritime and port logistics solution and organisation for Metsä Group Pulp Industry. In 2009 he was appointed as a Vice President of Metsä Fibre Logistics. Since 2010 he has also been responsible for Metsä Group´s Scandinavian land transportations and port handling as a head of these operations. Since 2015 Mr Ranki has been working as the Head of Metsä Group Maritime Category. Mr Ranki has also other positions of trust, as he has also been a Chairman of the Board of Directors of two Finnish Stevedoring in Kemi and Kaskinen.
Päivi Lonka is a business professional and leader in global business with over 10 year experience on executive level. Experienced to lead international teams located in all continents. On ‘90s working in Hong Kong to establish and lead a buying office for China and SEA countries. As Marimekko’s CSO built through 14 years together with global teams company’s current international distribution where Asia-Pacific is the most important market area beside strong domestic market. Now working in Fortum’s Bio2X team as textile professional – this is the project to develop textile fiber using straw as raw material.
Johan Hansten is an Area Sales Director of Marine Business in Wärtsilä. In this task he is responsible for sales activities in Europe and Africa. He joined the Company in 1996 and has held different positions within Project Management and Sales. Throughout the years Hansten has been working with global customers and teams, as Wärtsilä has become a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine market. Mr Hansten sees that future Marine market is built on sustainable innovations, data analytics and considerations of total cost of ownership for assets.
Johanna Fräki has global experience in new business development, strategy and sales & marketing. Interested in customer driven innovations and venturing; innovations for a better life. Specialties: - Innovation management and digital platforms. - Project and project portfolio management. - Digital marketing, event marketing, global marketing planning, budgeting, campaign planning and execution. - Consumer understanding and insight, consumer segmentation, consumer research.
Staffan Herlin has a long experience in shipping business. Since his Master’s (Econ) degree in 1983 he has been faithful to the leading Finnish shipping company, Finnlines Plc and has held several positions within customer service, operations, profit units, sales and marketing, since 1995 on management level. In the late eighties, he represented the company in one of it’s agencies in Lübeck for almost four years. On top of his daily duties within Finnlines, Mr. Herlin also holds different positions in several commercial and institutional boards and committees.
Mia Brunila is Sales Director and logistics specialist working at Steveco Oy since 1993. In the heart of logistics and port operations Mia Brunila has worked in versatile occupations and has experience in different types of transportation and forwarding, including ocean, road and rail transportation with packed and bulk products. She finds it rewarding, and obliged, to help the domestic and global customers in finding the most economical, efficient and reliable routes for the cargo flows. Transparency throughout the operations, digitalisation and environmental friendliness are important missions at Steveco. Mia Brunila is interested in finding advanced methods of communication and assisting the customers with calculated outsourcing. Developing and streamlining the logistics operations is not a project, but a continuous process.
Markku Mylly has a long experience in the maritime sector since 1973. He was sailing in Finnish merchants ships until 1987, when he joined Finnish Maritime Administration. He worked in FMA until 2010 and he was the 10th and last Director General of FMA. In 2010 he moved to Finnish Port Association and worked there as a CEO until joined EMSA in 2012 September. He was the Executive Director of European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Lisbon, Portugal 2012-2018.
Markku Mylly collaborated a lot at international level ever since he joined FMA and he was responsible for many EU Twinning projects during years 2002 – 2010 in Estonia, Croatia and Bulgaria. He also participated the work of IMO (International Maritime organisation) IALA (International Association of Lighthouse Authorities) and ESPO (European Seaports Organisation).
Ulla Keino has a variable career over 30 years in supply chain management and logistics, and her knowledge of global value chains covers all product types from lipsticks to car tyres, from Masters’ paintings to copy machines, from tractors to laptops. SeaFocus represents all that Ms Keino believes in. Dynamic group of entrepreneurs and partners, looking for win win – better maritime for the future to serve all parties in the value chain. She is the owner of SeaFocus and currently works as a Commercial Director of Ahlers Business Unit Trade Facilitation and After Sales Support. She is the Owner of SeaFocus. She is highly motivated to encourage young people and the business professionals to further studies.
International experts on data and digital transformation as well as on environmental sustainability will share their views
- presentations and Q&A
Exclusive F2F Meeting with High Technology Live Streaming
Dinis Guarda is an author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. With over two decades of experience in international business, C level positions and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created a bank, and been involved in the inception of some of the top 100 digital currencies. Mr Guarda has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform a digital and blockchain startup that created the software Blockimpact (sold to Glance Technologies Inc) and founder and publisher of intelligenthq.com, hedgethink.com, tokensdna.com and tradersdna.com. He has been working with the likes of UN / UNITAR, UNESCO, European Space Agency, Davos WEF, Philips, Saxo Bank, Mastercard, Barclays and governments all over the world. He has been a guest lecturer at Copenhagen Business School, Group INSEEC/Monaco University, where he coordinates executive Masters and MBAs.
Riikka Joukio is Senior Vice President, Climate and Circular Economy at Metsä Group in Finland. Metsä Group is a forerunner in sustainable bioeconomy and circular economy, by utilising renewable wood from northern forests into first-class products. Mrs Joukio holds a Master’s degree in technology as well as in strategic management and international marketing. She has acquired extensive work experience in global forest and packaging industries having held several business and expert organisation leader positions. She also has strong engagement with several national and international organisations in the field of sustainable forest management, circular economy and industry.
Dennis Mol is a seasoned business executive and change leader in global operating maritime companies. Either private equity owned or publicly listed. More than 10 years he has held several P&L driven leadership positions in the merchant segment, super yachting market as well as offshore, focusing on new build projects and services execution. Besides operational COO roles, Mr Mol has lead technology developments as a CTO in SME’s, corporate and hi-tech scale-up companies. Currently he leads the global digital business transformation of MacGregor Group, being part of the Finish listed Cargotec Oyj.
In other words: deploying new digital - data enabled - technology and customer solutions just beyond cargo and load handling equipment on board. "Inspiring employees in a fast changing maritime (digital) world and providing colleagues a meaningful framework to engage, participate, accelerate & deliver, is the main challenge today".
Erik Lewenhaupt is Head of Sustainability, Brand and Communication in Stena Line. He started in shipping in 1996 and has spent most of his career in commercial tanker operations in Europe and Singapore. Since a few years back he is responsible for driving green development in Stena Line which is a leading ferry operator with 38 ships on 18 routes in northern Europe.
Johan Elzes is a Dutch national who has been living and working in Russia since 2011. He has a Masters degree in Russian literature and is now Business Unit Director of Ahlers’ Trade Facilitation & After Sales Services. After his studies he decided to work and live a year in Russia to gain experience. This was in 2011 and he never left. Johan started in sales with Ahlers, selling DDP deliveries to Russia. This means that as logistics provider, Ahlers does not only do the logistics, but also takes care of the import into Russia and the further sales of the goods, on behalf of its customers. In this sense, companies can outsource the complexity of doing business in a challenging region as Russia to Ahlers and receive real value from it. As such Ahlers supports international premium brands to develop their business in Russia. Ahlers itself is a Belgian logistics company with a strong regional presence in Russia and the wider CIS region. In fact, the CIS region is the biggest region of Ahlers worldwide representing 50% of Ahlers’ total business.
Poul Woodall has over 40 years of experience within the maritime and transport industry. The first 36 years were spent with A.P.Moller-Maersk in various positions, mainly within the container and Ro/Ro segments. His career includes 17 years overseas experience with postings in Asia, The Middle East and Europe. Since 2010, Mr Woodall has been with DFDS A/S in Copenhagen and in June 2013 he was appointed Director for Environment and Sustainability for the DFDS Group.
Marcus Puffer is heading the Loyalty Line of Business, responsible for the iLoyal product suite, a next generation platform operating some of the most successful customer engagement programs in travel and transportation. Prior to joining IBS, he was General Manager of topbonus, airberlin’s loyalty program and the second largest frequent flyer program in Germany with more than 3mn members and over 120 partners. He successfully managed the corporatization of topbonus and subsequent sale of 70% to Etihad Airways. Prior to that, he spent a decade at Star Alliance - the leading global airline alliance - in roles spanning Network and Membership Development. He started his career with Austrian Airlines with a focus on market research and long term network planning.
Dr Rolf Neise is currently working as a freelance consultant supporting multinational companies to optimise their supply chain management and logistics structures and as a lecturer at the International School of Management (ISM). He has just written a book for a well-known international publisher on integrating container logistics into the shippers’ supply chain. It is the first book on the market looking at container logistics from a shipper’s perspective. Prior to that Mr Neise was working as the Global Head of Logistics Operations at BAT (British American Tobacco plc.), in charge of defining BAT’s Logistics Strategy in the End-to-End Supply Chain. Mr Neise majored in economic engineering at the Technical University Berlin and wrote his doctoral thesis on transport logistics at the University of Stuttgart.
Frank Kho´s career includes more than 30-year experience in the container logistics and terminal industry. He had several senior management positions in Asia and Europe with PSA and HPH, 2 of the leading global terminal operators. And prior to become an advisor, Frank also has been a member of the global leadership team of Kalmar for 6+ years. Kalmar is a leading global supplier of equipment and automation solution for the terminal industry. Mr Kho has an excellent track record in terminal management and has managed several container terminals across the globe. He has built and lead successful teams; execute many operational improvements, terminal design and process development projects. He has also done several organisational and operational due diligence projects as part of terminal acquisitions. Within Kalmar, he has led the discussion regarding strategy and vision on automation in the container industry and was also responsible for account management and offering development of new solutions.