Transport & Logistics Future Camp with Accenture and Tradeshift

19 September 2019
Future Camp

Seamless (financial) supply chain – Only a Utopia?

How to bridge the gap of logistics and financial flows in a digital world.

Across land, sea and skies, waves of disruption are redefining Freight & Logistics. To survive and thrive in the digital age, incumbents must transform fast to tackle competitive threats and capitalize on new opportunities. With the right approach you can connect the physical and financial flows – thereby optimizing backend operations and at the same time to explore new waters by offering innovative service concepts in trade finance.

We are pleased to invite leaders in the Supply Chain and Financial fields of the Transport & Logistic industry to join us – Accenture and Tradeshift – at the exclusive Accenture Future Camp round table event in Zurich. In an inspiring atmosphere with dinner and drinks discuss, exchange thesis and ideas with like-minded professionals around your expertise.


Accenture Future Camp

Stadthausquai 15, 8001 Zürich, Schweiz


Thursday 19 September, 2019

16.00 – 21.00

The venue

The Accenture Future Camp is situated in the historic district 1 on the banks of the river Limmat in Zurich.



  • Welcome and Aperitif
  • Short address from:
    • Accenture, Marcus Fromm, Managing Director/ Partner,Travel and Transportation Industry Lead, Accenture
    • Tradeshift, Andreas Thonig, Regional VP Sales DACH & Nordics
  • Starter is served
  • University St. Gallen, Prof. Hofmann – “Digitalization: Bridging the Physical and the Financial Supply Chain Divide”
  • Main course is served
  • Citigroup, Parvaiz Hamid Husen Dalal, MD–Head of Supplier Financing EMEA – ”How to overcome various challenges in deploying an effective Supply Chain solution especially on a global basis or in a complex environment”
  • Dessert is served
  • Kuehne + Nagel, Roger Sutter, Head of Treasury and Working Capital – “From E-invoicing to SCF”
  • Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the group
  • Discussion brought to a close


Meet the panellists

Erik Hofmann (Dr. rer. pol., University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany)

Director of the Institute of Supply Chain Management as well as a Senior Lecturer at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. He is Head of the Supply Chain Finance-Lab (SCF-Lab) of the Swiss Post. His primary research focuses on supply management as well as the intersections of operations management and finance issues. He has published in several operations management journals. He is co-author of several awarded books like “Supply Chain Finance Solutions”, “Ways Out of the Working Capital Trap”, “Performance Measurement and Incentive Systems in Purchasing” (all Gabler Springer) or “Financing the End-to-End Supply Chain” (Kogan Page). He is also a member of the board of the Supply Chain Finance Community.


Parvaiz Hamid Husen Dalal, Citigroup, MD–Head of Supplier Financing EMEA

Parvaiz Dalal is head of Supply Chain Finance for Treasury and Trade Solutions EMEA. Based in London, Parvaiz leads the business end to end, including the Product, On-boarding and Sales capabilities, working in close partnership with Sales, Coverage and Banking partners. Parvaiz moved to London in Feb 2015 primarily to uplift SCF business to next level by fully automating and digitizing end to end flow at the same time doubling SCF EMEA business. Post accomplishing, Parvaiz is now actively working to deploy bank independent digital authentication to maximize digital productivity plus working with few FinTech players as an extension of overall offering.


Roger Sutter, Head of Treasury and Working Capital, Kuehne + Nagel

Roger Sutter joined Kuehne + Nagel in 2011 as Head of Treasury and Working Capital. In this role he oversees the global treasury and working capital activities of the Group which also includes KN’s global SCF program. Roger started his career at a large international bank and thereafter worked in the finance department of an international food manufacturer.


Marcus Fromm, Managing Director/ Partner,Travel and Transportation Industry Lead, Accenture 

Marcus is leading the travel & transportation industry practice in Switzerland. His industry focus at Accenture is in Airlines and Freight & Logistics, where he has gained broad client and project experience. His primary expertise lies in strategic direction settings, turnaround management, transformational value creation as well as business planning, organizational setup and process designs.


Andreas Thonig, Regional VP Sales DACH & Nordics, Tradeshift

Since nearly 5 years Andreas is Regional VP Sales for DACH & Nordics at Tradeshift with more than 15 years of experience in the areas of e-invoicing, business collaboration and e-Procurement. Before Tradeshift he was working at SAP/Ariba as Senior Product Sales Executive and at Lufthansa AirPlus as Associate Director. During his time as CEO of Siacon GmbH, a spin-off of Bayern LB, Andreas was also one of the co-founders of the e-invoicing alliance Germany (VeR).

The Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISCM-HSG) at the University of St. Gallen sees itself as an international platform for dialogue between science and practice in the areas of supply chain management, purchasing and logistics. In doing so, a link is formed between cutting-edge research and applied solutions on one hand, and attractive continuing education as well as event offerings on the other. ISCM-HSG studies complex problems of global value creation networks in the form of concepts, methods and instruments, thus furthering the continuous development of supply chain management in industry, trade, services and the public sector. Furthermore, the knowledge development and transfer within an international network of renowned universities and institutes is encouraged.
With approximately 82,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on high value-added segments such as IT-based integrated logistics solutions.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 482,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Founded in 2010, Tradeshift is the world’s largest business commerce platform that connects buyers and sellers. Tradeshift connects over 1.5 million companies across 190 countries, processes over half a trillion USD in transaction value yearly, and has a marketplace containing 28 million SKUs. It offers solutions for procure to pay, supplier engagement and financial services, and enables companies and partners to build custom or commercial apps on its business commerce platform. Tradeshift is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Copenhagen, New York, London, Paris, Suzhou, Chongqing, Tokyo, Munich, Frankfurt, Sydney, Bucharest, Oslo, and Stockholm.

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