imec Future Summits: VIL break-out


Future logistics will be founded on a global open system of systems enabling assets and resources in logistics networks to be interconnected facilitating their use to the maximum capacity and productivity while increasing agility and resilience of supply chains.
We call this vision the Physical Internet (PI) and it will support the affordable transition of assets towards Zero Emission Logistics.

VIL organizes a break-out session during imec’s Future Summits on May 18. This session illustrates how VIL and the logistics stakeholders closely collaborate and join forces to make Flanders the first region where this view will be turned into a reality.


Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp
Koningin Astridplein 22
2018 Antwerpen


11:45 Lunch / Demo Exhibition / Networking
13:50 Plenary session: Data spaces in Europe and Flanders
Panelist Eric Verlinden, Manager Research – VIL
15:00 Physical Internet as a catalyst for Zero Emission Logistics
Kris Neyens, Manager Internationalisation – VIL
15:20 Physical Internet and Data Spaces: next-gen of freight transport solutions
Tomas Ambra, Domain Lead Freight Transport & Logistics – imec
15:40 Artificial Intelligence for forecasting: 25% cost reduction
Dirk Jocquet, Project Leader – VIL
16:00 Coffee break
16:20 Unlocking static and hidden contract data with artificial intelligence to turn it into manageable, actionable and valuable decision-making information
Dominique Kindt, Managing Director – With
16:40 How AI can predict and optimize supply chains
Manu Lindekens, CIO – GIS International
Ilse Espino Barros, Data Quality Officer – GIS International
17:00 Closing and network Drink


Register for the VIL break-out on May 18

Thanks to the collaboration with imec, there is a reduced fee when registering through VIL: 105 euros instead of 160 euros.

If you wish to attend the full 2-day Future Summits imec event, please register at

Registrations are closed. 


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