We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Postal & Delivery conference 11 May 2021

This annual Copenhagen Economics event brings together the most inspiring thought-leaders in the world of Postal and Delivery to offer insights on current trends and give their expert analysis on the most pressing issues facing the sector today.

This conference is highly relevant to any industry or business leaders, policy decision makers or organisations with an interest in the postal and delivery sector. In addition to discussing the national and international economics underpinning the sector, as well as contemporary strategy and policy, this year we will focus on two issues of crucial importance:

  • Sustainability in postal and delivery
    A deep dive into the business case for sustainability for postal and delivery operators, the emerging challenges and opportunities and the role of postal policy/regulation.
  • Long-term view on the postal sector and relevant public policies
    What does the future really hold for postal and delivery operators? How will the universal service obligation impact this? Respected panellists will debate such questions as well as examining the future of postal regulation and regulators over the coming 5 to 10 years.

Participation in this event is free of charge, however there are only a limited number of places, so please secure yours now by entering your details below and clicking Register.

Moreover, you will receive immediate confirmation of your attendance and on the day prior to the event, a reminder email will be sent to you with a link for entering our cutting-edge virtual meeting platform.

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  • Date: 11 May 2021
  • Time: 3pm – 6pm (CET time)
  • Location: Online event


Herna Verhagen

Annemarie Gardshol
CEO PostNord Group

Peter Somers
CEO, Emirates Post

João Bento

Kristin Bergum
Senior Vice President International and Regulatory Affairs, Norway Post

Michael Kubayanda
Chairman of the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission

Volker Ratzmann
Executive Vice President Corporate Public Affairs, Deutsche Post DHL Group

Dr Annegret Groebel
Director of International Relations, BNetzA

Szymon Oscislowski
Programme Manager in the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission

Programme | CET time

15:00: Welcome and intro
Henrik Ballebye Okholm, Managing Partner, Copenhagen Economics

15:05: Environmental sustainability – challenges and opportunities for the postal and delivery industry

Moderator: Anna Möller Boivie, Head of Postal & Delivery, Copenhagen Economics


  • Herna Verhagen, CEO, PostNL
  • Volker Ratzmann, EVP Corporate Public Affairs, Deutsche Post DHL Group
  • Annemarie Gardshol, CEO, PostNord Group
  • João Bento, CEO, CTT

Topics covered include:

  • Challenges faced by the industry in the green transition
  • The business case for environmental sustainability
  • The role of regulators and policy makers

16:05: Better incentives for businesses and customers to choose more sustainable modes of transport and delivery

  • Szymon Oscislowski, programme manager in the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) of the European Commission

16:20: Green transition in postal and delivery – Room for new business models and the role of different stakeholders

  • Sigurd Næss-Schmidt, Partner, Head of Climate & Sustainability and Head of Energy Economics & Policy, Copenhagen Economics

16:35: Break: 10 min

16:45: Long-term view on the postal sector and relevant public policies: global perspectives

Moderator: Dr Bruno Basalisco, Director, Copenhagen Economics


  • Dr Annegret Groebel, Director of International Relations, BNetzA
  • Kristin Bergum, senior vice president International and Regulatory Affairs, Norway post
  • Michael Kubayanda, Chairman of the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission
  • Peter Somers, CEO, Emirates Post

Topics covered include:

  • The role of postal services
  • The role of the USO
  • The role of postal regulation/regulators in 5-10 years’ time

18:00: Thank you and goodbye

Additional information

Copenhagen Economics will use the contact information you provide to send you two reminders of the conference in addition to an email on the day prior to the event containing a link and login information.

We will also send you a one-off email containing a very brief survey (max 5 questions) immediately following the conference to hear about your experience and see where we can improve for next year.