Barcelona, Tuesday 19th November 2019
Side Event Smart City Expo World Congress
The II International Conference on Smart Logistics will present the result of the study Map of logistic transport in Catalonia authored by IESE Business School in collaboration with the International Economic Forum in Logistics (IEFL), the think tank of Barcelona Centre Logístic (BCL).Additionally, there will be a round-table to discuss about the effects of urban toll on last mile distribution in cities.
In the first part of the conference, we will present the results obtained in an advanced model of analysis for Catalan logistics at the road segment level, the lowest level of dis aggregation possible. For this, new methodologies based on Big Data or complex network analysis have been used among others. Based on this new approach, we are able to analyze how goods move in, out and around Catalonia at the most detailed level ever. The analysis includes also detailed data on strategic infrastructures such as ports and airports.
In the second part of the conference, we will discuss about the new scenario for transport and logistic companies when cities introduce an urban toll. The purpose of the urban toll is to limit the number of cars in the center of cities to reduce traffic congestion and therefore reduce emissions. According to European Environment Agency poor air quality caused 412,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2016.
This measure, already implemented in cities like Stockholm, London, Milan or Gothenburg, has important side effects on the logistics sector and it is of the interest of logistics actors to analyze the evolution of previous experiences.
9.00-9.15. Welcome & Opening Words
Mr. Santiago Bassols, Director de BCL
9.15-10.15. Presentation of the Map of Logistic Transport in Catalonia
Mr. Carlos Carrasco, IESE Business School
10.15-10.45. Coffee break
10.45-12.00. Round-table: impact of traffic restriction in the last-mile logistic sector business
Moderator: Mr. Jordi Salvador, Project Coordinator at PPSRC, IESE Business School
11.50-12.00. Closing remarks