The preliminary program is shown herebelow. Regular updates will follow.

Postal Union for the Mediterranean (PUMed)

34th Board of Directors Meeting
10th General Assembly Meeting
Business Development Meeting
Postal Innovation Workshop

Larnaka, Cyprus, 14 – 15 November, 2019

Preliminary Program

Wednesday November 13, 2019:      Participants arrival

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19h30 – 20h30

Welcome Cocktail

The Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaka

Thursday November 14, 2019:    Day 1 - PUMed meetings

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09h00 – 10h30

34th Board of Directors Meeting (closed session)

The Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaka

10h30 – 12h00

Business Development Meeting:

  • Morroco: Ecommerce joint marketplace
  • Spain: “Correos Market”, a marketplace for local producers to sell their product which contributes to interlink Spanish rural areas
  • France: Outcome UPU Extraordinary Congress + Preparation to UPU Abidjan Congress
  • Egypt: Adressing Inititiave (TBC)
  • PRIME – PUMed partnership (TBC)
  • Philately – Stamps Booklets

12h00 – 12h15

Stamps Contest Ceremony

12h15 – 12h30

Coffee Break

12h30 – 14h00

10th General Assembly meeting

14h00 – 14h30

PUMed Elections for Cycle 2020-2022

14h30 – 15h30

Lunch Break

15h45 – 16h30

New Board of Directors Meeting (closed session)

20h00 – 22h00

Dinner (Hosted by PUMed)

“Captains Table” fish restaurant in Zygi village, 20 min. by bus from the hotel 

Friday November 15, 2019:    Day 2 - Innovation Workshop & Award Ceremony

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Welcome and Introduction
Chairman PUMed & Bernhard Bukovc (PIP)

The Golden Bay Beach Hotel, Larnaka



Global Landscape & 10 Year Forecast of the Institute for the Future (IFTF)
How emerging technologies will impact our life and work in the next 10 years.
Learn about future tech trends, based on Technology Futures Lab IFTF research, and discuss their significance for society and business.
Insights presented by Mattia Crespi, IFTF (40 min)  followed by short discussion + introduction workshop
Discussion moderated by Bernhard Bukovc


Short break
(after the break participants will sit together according to the pre-defined groups)



Foresight Training & Tools
In the workshop we will first explain some basic tools and techniques, followed by discussions and exercise in small groups.

  • Identify, collect & cluster signals of change
  • Identifying big shifts
  • Curves of change
  • envisioning alternative futures & scenarios
  • building resilience

 Introduction  of techniques and tools, followed by workshop using those tools and techniques to work on cases for the postal and logistics sector
Workshop led by Mattia Crespi & Bernhard Bukovc


Short break

12h15 - 13h15

PUMed Innovation Award ceremony

15h00 – 18h00

Excursion "A blend of the Mediterranean"

  • Greek Orthodox Church of Panagia Angeloktisti (means "built by the angels"), in Kiti village
  • Hala Sultan Tekke, of Umm Haram which is the most famous place of pilgrimage for Muslims in Cyprus
  • Greek Orthodox Church of Agios Lazaros who came over to Cyprus after his resurrection at Bethany
  • Fort of Larnaka which was built during the Byzantine period to protect the city from the raids

20h00 - 22h00

Dinner (Hosted by Cyprus Post)*

*Special dietary requirements of the participants have been taken into account

"Voreas" traditional tavern in Voroklini village, 10 min. by bus from the hotel