General Assembly 2022

Westin Hotel, Banking Hall
Date: Wednesday, 5 October 2022 from 08:30 to 16:30

General Assembly – Statutory issues – Part 1
Time Event
08.30 – 09.00 1) Registration and welcome coffee 
09.0009.35 2a) Opening of the General Assembly
By Mr Jean-Paul Forceville, Chairman of PostEurop, and Mr Botond Szebeny, Secretary General2b) Welcome address by Mr David McRedmond, CEO of An Post2c) Welcome address by Mr Masahiko Metoki, UPU Director General

2d) Introduction to the topics and objectives of the General Assembly

  • Approval of the GA draft agenda

By Mr Botond Szebeny, Secretary General of PostEurop

09:35 – 10:15 3) Decision on a possible reconduction of the membership rights suspension of JSC Russian Post and RUE Belpochta

By Mr Jean-Paul Forceville, Chairman of PostEurop

10:15 – 10:30 4) Election of a new member of the Board of Directors replacing Mrs Olga Zhitnikova until the end of the current term of office –
31/12/2022

  • List of candidates, application letters and CVs

By Mr Botond Szebeny, Secretary General of PostEurop

10.30 – 11.30 5a) Part 1 – Association’s Progress Report from October 2021 until September 2022

5b) Part 1 – Association’s Business Plan (2021-2023) – Year 2023

By Committees / Circles / Transversals Chairs + HQ

11.30 – 12.00 COFFEE BREAK & GROUP PHOTO
12.00 – 13.00 6a) Part 2 – Association’s Progress Report from October 2021 until September 2022

6b) Part 2 – Association’s Business Plan (2021-2023) – Year 2023

By Committees / Circles / Transversals Chairs + HQ

13.00 – 13.30 7) Election the new Board of Directors (term of office 2023-2025)

  • List of candidates, application letters and CVs
  • Choice of voting group and number of votes
  • List of the BoD meetings attendance (2020-2022)

By Mr Botond Szebeny, Secretary General of PostEurop

13.3014.30 LUNCH BREAK
General Assembly – Statutory issues – Part 2
Time Event
14:30 – 14:40 8) 2021 Financial Results and Audit Report

  • 2021 Financial results in table format
  • 2021 Audit Report
  • 2021 Annual Accounts (in French only)

By Mr Berend Dorgelo, Member of the Board of Directors and BoD Finance Committee Chair

14.40 – 14.50

9) 2022 Financial performance – From 1st January to 30 June

  • 2022 Financial Performance in table format

By Mr Berend Dorgelo, Member of the Board of Directors and BoD Finance Committee Chair

14.50 – 15.10 10) 2023 Budget Proposal and Membership’s Contribution

  • Proposed 2023 budget – explanations
  • Proposed 2023 budget in table format
  • 2023 Membership’s contribution

By Mr Berend Dorgelo, Member of the Board of Directors and BoD Finance Committee Chair

15.10 – 15.40 11) General Assemblies 2023, 2024 and 2025

By Mr Botond Szebeny, Secretary General of PostEurop
15:40 – 16:00 12) Update from Mr Igor Smelyansky, CEO of Ukrposhta (by remote connection)
16.0016.30 13) Any Other Business and Closing of the General Assembly

By Mr Jean-Paul Forceville, Chairman of PostEurop

2022 Business Forum

Westin Hotel, Banking Hall
Date: Thursday, 6 October 2022 from 09:30 to 16:00

Business Forum – Part 1
Time Event
09.30 – 09.35 Introduction to the Business Forum

By Mr Botond Szebeny, Secretary General

09.3509.45 Opening remarks

By Mr David McRedmond, CEO of An Post

09.45 – 10.25 Keynote: What’s next for Europe and the Postal Industry?
By David McWilliams, economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin
The European postal industry continues to go through deep transformation and at different stages. Key drivers of change include digitalization, new Innovations that continues to change consumer habits are already familiar to the post. Throughout its transformation journey the Post which remains a unique industry with a strong social presence.
The prolonged COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digitalization and dramatically changed consume behaviors. Letter decline took a further plunge while e-commerce parcel deliveries increased substantially. One of the most important outcomes of the pandemic is the recognition from governments and citizens that Postal Deliveries are an essential service, trusted by citizens.
• What will things look like “post-pandemic”?
• How has the war in Ukraine affected European postal operators?
• How important is sustainability?
• Are we prepared for what’s next?
10.25 – 10.45 CEO panel discussion on “what is next for Europe and the European Postal Industry”?
Moderated By David McRedmond, CEO An PostPanelists
• Martin Luptak, Chairman of the Board of Slovenska Posta
• Anisa Kaltanji, CEO of Posta Shqiptare
• Mart Mägi, Chairman of the Board of OmnivaDiscussion

  • What are the key elements for postal operators to consider for future strategies?
  • How do postal operators continue to play an essential role in Europe’s economy?
  • Are we prepared for what’s next?
  • How do we prepare? At what pace?
  • How important is sustainability?
10.45 – 11.00 COFFEE-BREAK
11.00 – 11.05 Opening remarks
By Margaux Meidinger, Le Group La Poste, Chair of the CSR Activities Circle
11.05 – 11.30 PostEurop Sustainability Vision

Presenting the PostEurop Sustainability Vision, a roadmap for postal operators to play a role and be part of the debate.

By Ms. Elena Fernandez Rodriguez, Director of International Affairs and Sustainability at Correos, Chair of the European Union Activities Committee

  • Recap and the importance of a holistic and balanced approach to Sustainability.
  • Results from internal survey.
  • The Postal vision for “Social Sustainability”, focussing on…
    • Essential role of posts to improve social cohesion
    • Due diligence: human rights, good governance
    • Train and develop new skills
    • Maintain quality employment
    • Support diversity
11.30 – 11.45 Guaranteeing Digital Access for All

By Muriel Barnéoud, Societal Engagement Director, Le Groupe La Poste

Groupe La Poste work in “Guaranteeing Digital Access for All” presents its inclusive digital initiative which within 3 years will have reached 1 million French citizens left out of the digital world #digitalinclusion. Through its wide network of post offices La Poste identifies customers’ digital competences and offers them dedicated trainings to enhance their digital literacy proving that postal companies have an essential role to play in fighting the digital divide to reduce inequalities and improve social inclusion.

11.45 – 12.00 How Correos supports rural development in Spain

By Ms. Elena Fernandez Rodriguez, Director of International Affairs and Sustainability at Correos, Chair of the European Union Activities Committee

In line with the Spain’s 2030 Agenda, Correos diversified its rural services to support citizens living in the rural areas with the aim to alleviate the demographic “emptied Spain” challenge.

12.00 – 12.15 Discussion Q&A

By Margaux Meidinger, Le Group La Poste, Chair of the CSR Activities Circle

12.15 – 13.45 LUNCH + CEO EXECUTIVE LUNCH (BY INVITATION ONLY)
Business Forum – Part 2
Time Event
13.45 – 14.05 Findings from the SDC “Postal Skills and the Work Environment in the Digital Era” study

by Francesco Barbaro Costa, Poste Italiane, Luca Marcolin, Manager and Jacopo Guzzon, Consultant at Ernst and Young

  • Introduction to the Social Dialogue Committee and to the project
  • Project structure and digital impact
  • Main findings
  • Future trends for training
  • Services differentiation and skills needs
  • Training in pandemic time
14.05 – 14.20 The Impact of Digitization on the Workforce,

By Jana Koch Managing Director, Partner DPDHL Consulting

DPDHL report “Future of work in logistics” gives insights on how shifting demographics, digitalisation and the COVID-19 pandemic are greatly transforming work in the industry. It presents levers of success for managing the large-scale change management influencing the digitalization of work with key considerations for ensuring employees are drivers of change as they adopt newly created roles.

14.20 – 14.35 Bridging the Gender Gap

By Eleanor Nash, An Post Chief People Officer

The An Post journey to be a more diverse organisation, improve their gender balance as well as fostering an inclusive culture fit for the future, starting with its ambition to bridging the gender gap.

14.35 – 14.50 Inclusive employability. Postal delivery with tailor made electric cargo bike for wheelchair users

By Pleun van der Kooij, Project manager sustainable logistics at PostNL

PostNL has a solid diversity and inclusion policy. In the ambition to become an even more inclusive employer, they continuously search for new opportunities to find sustainable jobs for people with a gap to the labour market. Furthermore, PostNL has ambitious goals in sustainable delivery. Pleun is going to tell about a unique project in which, with the help of a tailor made electric cargo bike, wheelchair users are able to deliver business post.

14.50 – 15.00 Discussion Q&A

By Margaux Meidinger, Le Group La Poste, Chair of the CSR Activities Circle

15.00 – 15.40 Workshop by What3Words

By Alberto Pereira, Senior Partner Lead and Jamie Brown, Chief Language Services Officer

Brief presentation a global product, (currently available in 52 different languages, including over 20 European languages) the Languages team is integral to the development and scaling of what3words globally.

Businesses to help improve efficiencies and customer experience, integration to devices and emergencies. In addition to being informative, the session will be interactive – engaging the delegates with some light-hearted activities such as a quiz. Real-life examples will be introduced during the workshop.

15.40 – 15.50 Summary of the Business Forum

By Margaux Meidinger, Le Group La Poste, Chair of the CSR Activities Circle

15.50 – 16.00 Wrap-up and closure of the event
By the Chairman of the BoD and the Secretary General