Consultative Committee

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CC WORKSPACE

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LIST OF MEMBERS

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ORGANIZATION, STRUCTURE AND VALUE PROPOSITION

Clearly defined thematic chapters to ensure efficient and effective decision-making.

CC ACTIVITIES

News and updates about the various activities of CC members.

KEY DOCUMENTS AND WEBINARS

Access essential documents of the Consultative Committee and our webinars videos.

POSTAL PROSPERITY ZONES

How postal prosperity zones (PPZ) connected by a trade superhighway can contribute to growth, and prosperity.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Sponsorship opportunities for CC members for upcoming events.

Message from the CC Chair

Walter Trezek, Chair of the UPU Consultative Committee “Digitalization facilitates partnerships. Even the largest companies and Posts cannot do it by themselves. 

The new UPU Consultative Committee structure is about direct communication and dialogue, but also about interconnectivity and integration of private partners and their solutions into the existing global IT backbone of the UPU. 

It is about shaping the digital future of the sector together.” 

 

 

HIGHLIGHT – Arab Postal Leaders Forum (12-14 February 2024)

The UPU held its first Arab Postal Leaders Forum in Muscat, Oman, from 12 to 14 February 2024. Several members of the Consultative Committee – Beyon Connect, e-Boks, ISITEC, Ship2MyID and Geomain – sponsored and participated in the event. The CC had a strong presence during the three busy days of networking and discussions around the theme “Arab Posts: On track towards digital transformation and innovation”. 

CC Vice-Chair Santosh Gopal during panel 2 "E-commerce, the driving force behind digital transformation in Posts".

Mr Santosh Gopal, CC Vice-Chair and CEO of Ship2MyID, had the opportunity to exchange with prestigious guests, Mr Anef Bin Ahmed Abanomai, CEO of Saudi Post, and Mr Ibrahim bin Sultan Alhosni, Acting CEO of Oman Post, during panel 2 on “E-commerce, the driving force behind digital transformation in Posts”. After the panel, ISITEC showcased its capabilities and provided important details about how it complied with the digitalization requirements of different national postal operators, through the examples of Oman and Tunisia, where ISITEC implemented their sortation solutions.

Mr Christian Rasmussen, CEO of Beyon Connect, presented some of the company’s flagship solutions following panel 3 on “Infrastructure for digital services”, through a presentation entitled "Reimagining the postal sector: Capitalizing on legacy for a digital future". Mr Rasmussen said that Beyon Connect was delighted to participate and to meet with industry experts from across the region.

On the third day, Geomain contributed during the startup portion of the “Innovation partnerships” morning session.


Rohan Mathur, Alper Ünal, and Dan Turcu behind ISITEC's stand.

 

 

Fatema Awadh and CEO Christian Rasmussen, Beyon Connect.


Geomain CEO Sol Alavi during the "Innovation Partnerships" session.

 

E-Boks presented its digital post box platform as a solution to the challenges raised during panel 1 on “The digital economy and the postal sector”, and Dr Anders Ørding Olsen, e-Bok’s Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Strategy, sat as a panellist on panel 4 entitled “Digital transformation enablers”, alongside the CC Chair, Mr Walter Trezek.


 

 Lastly, Mr Trezek moderated the CEO round table. Only three CEOs had initially been invited to participate in the round table, but 10 additional CEOs joined. The CC Chair asked each of the 13 designated operators about their respective drivers for digital transformation and diversification of services in the region. One of the CEOs, Mr Amin Benjelloun Touimi of Poste Maroc, briefly introduced the postal prosperity zone pilot project and explained how it aligned with Poste Maroc’s strategy to digitalize its logistics, numeric and financial activities. He further emphasized the project’s importance for the global postal sector by presenting it as the main solution to the loss of volumes witnessed by national Posts in recent years.



On the last evening, the CC celebrated its successful participation in the Arab Postal Leaders Forum with a CC reception. Mr Saeed bin Hamoud bin Saaed Al Maawali, Oman’s Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology, Mr Sayyid Nasr AlBusaidi, Chief Postmaster General of Oman Post, and the CC Chair all gave concluding speeches to close the forum. Among the myriad of guests at the reception – including CC members, CEOs of Posts, regulators and private companies from the wider postal sector – were a number of UPU International Bureau representatives, namely, Mr Mutua Muthusi, Director of Development and Cooperation, Mr Lati Matata, Director of the Postal Technology Centre, and Mr Hashim Elhaj, Coordinator for the Arab Region.

Consultative Committee Reception in Oman.

 


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Upcoming Events

CC members can also sponsor events organized in various countries throughout the year by the designated operators, ministries in charge of posts, and regulators of UPU member countries. More details on sponsorship can be found here.

NEXT 2024 EVENTS

Latest News

Arab Postal Leaders Forum (12-14 February 2024)

Arab Postal Leaders Forum (12-14 February 2024)

14.02.2024The UPU held its first Arab Postal Leaders Forum in Muscat, Oman, from 12 to 14 February 2024. Several members of the Consultative Committee – Beyon Connect, e-Boks, ISITEC, Ship2MyID and Geomain – sponsored and participated in the event. The CC had a strong presence during the three busy days of networking and discussions around the theme “Arab Posts: On track towards digital transformation and innovation”. 
Meeting with the Pan-African Postal Union and the Consultative Committee secretariat on the postal prosperity zone initiative (31 January 2024)

Meeting with the Pan-African Postal Union and the Consultative Committee secretariat on the postal prosperity zone initiative (31 January 2024)

31.01.2024The Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) and the Consultative Committee (CC) secretariat have held a joint meeting (via remote means) on the postal prosperity zone (PPZ) initiative on 31 January 2024.
Pilot project launch for the Postal Prosperity Zone (PPZ) initiative – meeting with Poste Maroc and the Consultative Committee (SF Express, MyDutyCollect and ShopRunBack)

Pilot project launch for the Postal Prosperity Zone (PPZ) initiative – meeting with Poste Maroc and the Consultative Committee (SF Express, MyDutyCollect and ShopRunBack)

22.01.2024Poste Maroc met remotely with SF Express, solution providers and technology integrators ShopRunBack and MyDutyCollect, the Director of the UPU Postal Technology Centre, Mr Lati Matata, and the Consultative Committee (CC) Secretariat, to discuss the next phase of the PPZ pilot project in Morocco.
 

Meet the members of the IB Consultative Committee secretariat team

 

Alexander Thern-Svanberg

CC Secretary

Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

 

 

Veronika Yartseva

CC Assistant

Assistant, Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

Shatrah Nabiddo

Intern

Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

Théa Rakotondrajao

Consultant

Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement Program
Administration and Cabinet Directorate of the Universal Postal Union

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