urban logistics

2nd edition of City Development Forum was held from 12 to 13 September 2018. Urban logistics was the main topic this year.

The event was organised by the city of Poznań and Volkswagen Poznań and was opened by Jacek Jaśkowiak, the mayor of Poznań, and Jens Ocksen, the President of Management Board of Volkswagen Poznań.

The first day of the Forum was devoted to presentations by Polish and foreign experts and a debate, during which its participants discussed the issue of sharing vehicles in cargo transport.

Violetta Wabińska-Chmielwska, director of the Transport and Green Areas Department of the Municipal Office of Poznań, talked about solutions applied in Poznań, the priority of which is green, mobile city. Poznań invests in public transport, expands the offer of shared cars and scooters, and Poznań’s Municipal Bike, which should reach 3 million of hires this year, is preparing to enter 4th generation. Poznań Metropolitan Railway is being develo...

urban logistics

On 12 and 13 September in Poznań we will attempt to handle the challenges of urban logistics. On the first day, we will be accompanied by guests from abroad, personalities from Poznań as well as other Polish cities. Lectures and a forum debate will also be an invitation for interaction and reflection. The second day will provide the opportunity to focus on challenges which have been already recognized and search for optimum solutions in smaller groups, during workshops under the patronage of the organizers and partners of the event.
We do realise that, instead of the conventional understanding of logistics as the function of an enterprise, we are increasingly moving towards the concept of “logistics as a service”. The technological progress, development of robotics, computer science and telecommunication result in progressing virtualization of the world that surrounds us. Both theoreticians and practitioners are increasingly referring to the fourth-generation logistic (logistics 4.0). This trend is also present in urban logistics. New possibilities emerge, new practices are being implemented. Let us utilise this potential for change.
You can find the programme of the conference under the programme .


I cannot foresee the future, but I can lay the foundations for something. For the future is something you build.
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The President of the City of Poznań Jacek Jaśkowiak and the President of Volkswagen Poznań Jens Ocksen invite us to build the common platform for discussion and understanding in the field of urban logistics. Let us look at the world social and technological trends and hear about good practices in the urban space. Let us get inspired and let us shape together the smooth and efficient freight traffic in the city.

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conference venue
Poznań International Fair
eastern entrance near Most Dworcowy | hall no. 15

In order to register for the Forum please head toward the Easter Entrance.

Due to other events taking place at the fairs during the Forum, participants are asked to register with our on-line registration form.
how to get
Don't hesitate to contact us for any further clarifications:

City Development and Foreign Relations Department
Poznan City Hall
Za Bramką 1, 61-842 Poznań
tel. +48 61 878 56 95