Bolloré Logistics will attend the 2016 edition of SITL Europe as sponsor of "Gearing up Africa!”, the first cycle of conferences devoted to the implementation of supply chains in Africa, held from March 22nd to 24th, 2016 at the Exhibition Park Paris Nord Villepinte – Hall 6.
The African dynamics offer considerable potential and have developed increasing interest from a large number of companies on this continent.
"With over a billion people and a middle class of 130 million consumers in rapid development, Africa offers exceptional opportunities fueled by the investment programs of several billion euros in all industrial sectors and distribution. Over the past five years, economic growth has been above 5%," says Edouard de Vergeron, Africa Managing Director of Bolloré Logistics.
These companies face various logistical challenges as their business models are dependent on the growth of their business in Africa, but also in an operational context: "There is an important need for companies to be supported by their logistics partner," adds E. Vergeron.
With its presence for over 50 years on the continent, Bolloré Logistics supports its long term customers’ growth in Africa, and its experts are speaking on the major themes of this conference.
They will be accompanied by Bolloré Logistics customers and other well established companies on the continent, who agreed to share their experience.
Tuesday, March 22 - 13:30 / 14:45 - Conference Room 1
Gearing-up Africa! What transportation and logistics models exist in Africa?
Most of the 500 Fortune companies are already established in Africa and it is the aim of the remaining few. But faced with this aspiration, how can you build an efficient logistics organization, as an industrial or a distributor?
To discuss the subject, Edouard de Vergeron, Africa Managing Director of Bolloré Logistics will be accompanied by Alain Caro, VP Supply Chain CFAO, brands distributor, leader in distribution of consumer goods in Africa and French overseas territories.
Wednesday, March 23 - 10:15 / 11:15 - Conference Room 2
How to support the logistics of an equipment project in Africa
Africa needs to be equipped in areas such as telecom, energy and infrastructure.
Many projects are underway and planned for the future; a diversity of projects but also a diversity of funding from PPP to venture capital.
How to manage African public procurement? What support is needed to set up reliable logistics? How to reach remote areas?
Pierre-Yvan Gravière, Head of Bolloré Logistics Energy sector will speak on this theme accompanied by Valerie Guilbaud, Chartering & Logistics Manager at Eramet Comilog Manganese, a French mining and metallurgical group, world leader in its activities.
Thursday, March 24 - 12H00-13H00 - Conference Room 2
How to reach and satisfy the African consumer
How to distribute in Africa and reach the consumer?
FMCG and Retail: Two chains advancing in parallel but at different rhythms depending on the countries. What "retail mix"? Which distribution models: traditional circuit? E-commerce?
These are the questions that Xavier Personnic Head of Retail-FMCG sector Bolloré Logistics accompanied by Jacel Roznwicz, African Development Manager - EMEA at Yves Rocher, a large group of French cosmetics, will try to answer.