"Innovation in the Postal Sector"
Thursday, 20 October 2022, 9:00 - 12:00
The Postal Innovation Forum is intended to become a world-class innovation event, catering to the various needs of UPU member countries and promoting the early adoption of next-generation postal products and services across the entire UPU postal community. Its aim is to bridge critical gaps between the most and least experienced postal institutions, in terms of innovation development and management, by promoting peer-based learning and the development of best practices.
Moreover, the forum will help members to connect with the sector’s thinkers and solution providers, and will showcase technologies to foster innovation adoption. It will also inform the UPU’s innovation priority focus areas and serve as a catalyst for the development of partnerships with stakeholders from innovation ecosystems.
This first edition of the Forum will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by postal innovation, with a view to ensuring a sustainable next-generation postal sector.
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|9.00 – 9.05||Welcome remarks
Mr Jean-Paul Forceville, representing France, Chair of the Postal Operations Council
|9.05 – 9.10||Opening remarks
Mr Masahiko Metoki, UPU Director General
|9.10 – 9.25||Keynote speech: Innovation for a better future
Dr Robert Giezendanner-Thoben, Director of Industry Affairs, Vice Presidency for Innovation, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
|9.25 – 9.50||Fireside chat: Bringing a postal perspective to innovation management
Innovation as a cross-cutting horizontal issue for the sustainable design of the next-generation postal sector
|9.50 – 10.50||Panel 1: Regulatory innovation
How can regulatory innovation play a role in the postal sector? What are the emerging regulation trends?
|10.55 – 11.55||Panel 2: Innovation in the postal sector
What are the main challenges and way forward for successful postal innovation tomorrow?
|11.55 – 12.00||Closing remarks
Mr Marjan Osvald, UPU Deputy Director General