Preparing transport and
logistics in the GCC for a
sustainable future

24 May 2022



08:30 | Conference and Test Drive Registration

Networking and Coffee

09:00 | Conference Launch


Welcome address to open the T&F Conference 2022 from the event host, Paul Godfrey


  • Paul Godfrey – Events and Conference Producer, CPI Trade Media

09:10 | Opening Remarks

The need for speed

Stephen White launches the Truck and Fleet Middle East Conference with his insight into why the transportation and logistics industry must adapt to extreme changes in the market. What are the most important steps fleet operations can take to control their costs and remain competitive in a highly dynamic market – and most importantly who can they turn to for help?


  • Stephen White – Head of Content, Truck & Fleet Middle East

09:15 | Keynote Interview

Preparing for the future

Mohammad Jabar, COO, DSV Abu Dhabi joins Stephen White on stage for a personal view on the current Transport and Logistics environment and a look ahead to which direction the sector could be heading


  • Mohammad Jabar – COO, DSV Abu Dhabi
  • Stephen White – Head of Content, Truck & Fleet Middle East

09:30 | Truck Expo

Test Drive and Expo

Whether you need the robustness of a heavy vehicle or the flexibility to tap into the e-commerce and online shopping boom, this is a unique opportunity to see and test drive some of the latest state-of-the-art trucks in the market. Test Drives will continue throughout the day.

10:30 | Presentation

Industry Insight – The Road to Recovery

Glasgow Consulting Group’s Vishal Pandey on the numbers and data that prove that the automotive and fleet industries will recover over the next decade. With costs rising exponentially and replacement parts increasingly scarce, there’s never been a more critical time to understand the hotspots, risks and exposures in your business – and get the right answers.


  • Vishal Pandey – Director, Glasgow Consulting Group

10:55 | Networking

Coffee and Networking




11:10 | Panel Discussion

Industry Roundtable: From diesel to digitalisation

Experts from across the OEM and the logistics and transportation industries join a centre-piece discussion looking at the major challenges in the market and the steps they are taking to ensure fleets can continue to grow as well as take advantage on the new opportunities driven by the rapid digitalisation and electrification of the T&L sector.


  • Fabian Bahlman – Managing Director, Schmitz-Cargobull
  • Mohammed Jabar – COO , DSV Abu Dhabi
  • Gagan Kalra – Director Sales and Marketing, BG Middle East
  • Mohammed Khattab – Sales Manager, Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles & Equipment (CV&E)
  • Hans Wising – Sales Director, Scania


  • Stephen White – Head of Content, Truck & Fleet Middle East

11:40 | Presentation

Building the logistics network of the future across the GCC

Trella is the fastest growing digital freight marketplace in the region and has recently expanded its operations into the UAE. The T&L disruptors explore why connecting shippers directly to carriers can have significant positives for both.


  • Muhammad El Garem – Co-Founder, Trella

12:00 | Presentation

Advances in Road Safety

The region’s leading expert on road safety Thomas Edelmann discusses why it remains a critical issue for the fleet sector. What are the rule changes and technologies that are impacting fleet businesses as we approach the middle of the decade?


  • Thomas Edelmann – Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE

12:20 | Presentation

How can we create sustainable fleets in the region?

A future-focused transport and logistics industry also needs to be a sustainable one. Schmitz-Cargobull’s Fabian Bahlmann looks at why building the right semi-trailer and truck body is critical in a high cost and green-sensitive market.


  • Fabian Bahlmann – Managing Director, Schmitz-Cargobull

12:40 | Panel Discussion

The future of mobility in the region

Mobility experts ekar and One-Moto examine the future of mobility in the region. What does mobility actually mean to those investing in it? And how do fleets need to be set-up to ensure they do not get left behind?


  • Muhammad El Garem – Co-Founder, Trella
  • Dheeraj Satta – Business Development and Strategic Partnership, ekar
  • Stephen Wood – COO, One-Moto


  • Stephen White – Head of Content, Truck & Fleet Middle East