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June 21, 2023 | DHL Americas Innovation Center - Chicago, USA

Logistics practitioners today face a never-ending barrage of concerns to manage supply chains and fulfill customer demands while turning a profit: cost containment, increasing shipment visibility, sustainability, digitalization and the list goes on. Real-world trends and innovations with the potential to introduce new efficiencies can be a game changer amidst a quickly evolving business landscape.

To create the most impact and design forward-thinking strategies to solve for the future – and the day – the DHL Americas Innovation Center invites DHL customers and colleagues to participate in a new event, Logistics Trend Radar 6.0 in Action on Weds, June 21, 2023.

With a mix of keynote presentations and interactive sessions, attendees will experience a dynamic afternoon of thought leadership translating insights from the Logistics Trend Radar and DHL operations into manageable actions that create value for tomorrow.

Program highlights include:

  • A deep dive exploration of the latest Logistics Trend Radar 6.0 to make sense of trends and innovations informing the next generation of logistics in the Americas.
  • Expert perspectives from across DHL to share how the divisions are addressing sustainability, improving visibility, leveraging data, and boosting supply chain performance.
  • An interactive tour of the DHL Americas Innovation Center with hands-on access to emerging technologies and tools.
  • Networking functions to meet like-minded peers and share best practices.


Dr. Klaus Dohrmann

Vice President Innovation Europe & Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions and Innovation

Jim Giedraitis

Head of DHL Americas Innovation Center, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Andre Keune

Director, Automation Strategy, DHL eCommerce Solutions Americas

Iván Blanco Porras

Chief Information Officer, Vice President, Business Process Optimization, DHL Global Forwarding

Jonathan Rodriguez

Director, Global Innovation & Product Development, DHL Supply Chain


  • 12:15 pm | Networking Lunch

    Check-in, grab a badge, food and connect with like-minded supply chain leaders and peers.

    1:00 pm | Opening Keynote: Build Supply Chains of the Future Powered by Insights from the Logistics Trend Radar 6.0

    The Logistics Trend Radar is a 10-year old plus trend foresight tool updated by DHL on a bi-annual basis. With 40 trends spanning business, social and technology developments, the Logistics Trend Radar provides rich insight into how mega forces and factors are transforming the supply chain and logistics industry over the next decade.

    Walk away from this session armed with trends to enact today, use case examples, ideas for implementation, and an outlook on how next-generation supply chains will continue to evolve.

    Klaus Dohrmann, Vice President, Head of Innovation & Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

    1:45 pm | Interactive Panel Discussion: Logistics Trend Radar 6.0 and the Biggest Trends for the Americas

    With the Logistics Trend Radar in mind, DHL business division leaders will share how they’re approaching key trends for customers in the region and moving the needle for sustainability, visibility and control, data analytics, and more to boost supply chain performance.

    3:00 pm | Innovation Tours

    Get up-close with DHL’s customer-centric innovation approach by experiencing the DHL Americas Innovation Center. Attendees journey to the far future of logistics and then anchor understanding and insights in the present to drive meaningful business impacts through innovation. Exhibits showcase solutions in automation and efficiency, sustainability, the Logistics Trend Radar, the Internet of Things (IoT), health and safety, the future of work, and more.

    4:30 pm | Closing Keynote: Call to Innovate

    Learn how to take next steps with the ideas generated throughout the event and get involved in upcoming DHL initiatives that fit with your priorities.

    Jim Giedraitis, Head of Americas Innovation Center, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

    4:45 pm | Networking Cocktails

    Enjoy a cold beverage and light refreshments at Bar 1969 and take conversations deeper before departing.

    Want to learn more about innovations on your own time? Come back Thursday, June 22, and enjoy open house hours from 8:30 am - 2 pm CDT. The team will be available to answer questions and conduct demos.

The patio will be open and summer in Chicago is lovely.

Discover more information on the DHL Innovation Centers.