Keynote Speakers

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Chris Southworth

Secretary General

ICC United Kingdom

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Amir Ghannad

Leadership Development Specialist and Cultural Transformation Catalyst

The Ghannad Group

Day 1: Global Trade with Chris Southworth

Chris Southworth is a leading international expert in creating modern digital trade ecosystems, a regular voice for business in the international media and a leading industry advisor to the U.K. government about the digitalization of trade.

Day 2: Transformative Leadership with Amir Ghannad

Amir Ghannad is an author, blogger, podcast host, consultant, speaker and coach, with more than 30 years of experience in leadership and organizational development.

Supply chain pioneers take the stage in Europe

ASCM CONNECT 2024: Europe features an outstanding lineup of speakers, discussing the most important issues relating to supply chain transformation and logistics. See speaker line up.

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  Session Topics

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Stability, Resilience and Agility

Explore how to use data analytics and machine learning to examine past trends and predict future shifts. Develop proactive decision-making skills in order to cut unnecessary costs, optimize workflow and forecast with greater confidence.

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Digital Capabilities, Technologies and Enablers

Learn how to use data analytics, the internet of things and cloud-based computing to achieve visibility, synchronization and best-in-class digital maturity.

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Talent, Leadership and Transformation

Become an employer of choice by prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion; career development; work-life balance; and corporate transformation that leads to a fulfilling and rewarding company culture.

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Sustainability, Circularity and Climate

Understand how to select suppliers who share your circularity goals; reduce carbon emissions and waste; maintain ethical sourcing and fair trade; and tap into the power of wind, solar and other exciting efficiency solutions.

Additional featured topics, presented by leading industry experts, include:

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Data and Information
  • End-to-End Supply Chain Orchestration
  • Emerging Trends and Innovation
  • Logistics and Fulfillment
  • Sourcing and Procurement
  • Startup Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Planning, Manufacturing

Learn real-world supply chain solutions

Explore these topics from 40 speakers and 24 educational sessions.

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Pre-Conference Workshop  

The SCOR DS Use Case Symposium features 9 thought leaders sharing their SCOR implementation experiences

co-faciliated by Ulf Suerig

Experience first-hand how organizations are using the SCOR DS model as part of their transformation journeys. The session will be highly interactive with time for you to engage with speakers, peers, and thought leaders.

Agenda (subject to change):

  • The Checklist for Strategic Orchestration using SCOR DS – Peter Bolstorff, Ulf Suerig, and Bruno Stefanuti
  • A Blueprint for Circularity, Sustainability, and all things ESG – Deborah Dull and Matteo Coppola
  • Performance Driven Supply Chain Transformation – Sarah Bourdeloux, Glenda Maitin, and Michael Ginap
  • Benchmarking Performance, SCOR Metrics and Semiconductor Industry Insights – Hans Ehm and Michael Whitman
  • My 4000 KM Trek Across Europe – Matt Spooner

Add this pre-conference SCOR DS workshop to your registration, providing a chance for in-depth learning before the conference begins. Space is limited – register early!

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Connection Cafès  

Dialogue and discussion with your peers

In these interactive workshops, the 60-minute sessions support small-groups for effective discussions and feedback. Dialogue features a specific supply chain topic such as AI impact on supply chain transformation, bi-directional orchestration of demand and supply and operationalizing sustainability —just to name a few.

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Facility Tours  

Pringles Tour

An exclusive look at the Mechelen Plant

Join us for an exclusive facility tour at the Pringles Mechelen Manufacturing plant, the second largest Pringles factory globally. This tour promises an insider's look into the production process of everyone's favorite treat, right from the heart of Europe.

Date: 6 June 2024
Time: 09:00 - 14:00
Location: Mechelen Plant, Belgium
Cost: € 195

During this 2.5-hour immersive experience, you'll:

  • Receive a warm welcome and plant introduction.
  • Explore the production lines with a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Indulge in a delightful Pringle tasting session.
  • Enjoy a refreshing cold lunch and drinks.

Please note that the plant operates 24/7 and contains milk and wheat in its production processes. Rest assured, we prioritize your safety and will provide all necessary personal protective equipment on-site.

Transportation Details:
Departure: 09:00 from The Hotel, Brussels
Return: Approximately 14:00 back in Brussels

Spaces for this exclusive tour are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Secure your spot by registering before 17 May 2024 during checkout.

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