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State of the Last Mile Distribution Sector 2022: Reflections and future-gazing

March 31, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

12:00 AM
12:00 AM
Jan 01, 1970


Join this virtual event to…
– Hear directly from high-performing GDC members and other players involved in last mile distribution (LMD), who are testing new business ideas, innovations and approaches;
– Learn more about the wider state of the LMD sector today, including insights from our soon-to-be-released State of the Sector Snapshot which draws on data from our latest GDC member survey of 130+ distributors;
– Understand more about the GDC’s plan for the next three years – including how we will continue to support distributors and build a collective voice for the sector (and how you can get involved!);
– Learn from each other, share reflections from your own company/organisation and tell us more about what you have coming up in 2022.

Note: the main event will last from 1pm until 2pm GMT. At 2pm, we will break out into smaller, informal discussion groups for those who would like to connect with each other and dive into the topics presented. Participation is optional.

Companies and experts

  • Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO Frontier Markets, talking about paths to profitability
  • Prashanth Venkataramana, Co-founder and CEO Essmart, discussing product diversification
  • Siten Mandalia, Co-founder and CEO Solaris Offgrid, sharing insights into receivables financing
  • William Ponela, Founder and CEO Zonful Energy, talking about digital transformation
  • Holger Siek, Project Manager Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, sharing insights into consumer financing and credit risk

GDC team members

  • Emma Colenbrander, Head of the Global Distributors Collective Practical Action
  • Emile Schmitz, Managing Director Bopinc
  • Lucie Klarsfeld McGrath, Partner Hystra

Register here


March 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm