2021 Supply Chain Virtual Summit: Sustainability and Recovering From Supply Chain Disruption

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    Many supply chains have been seriously disrupted in the last two years, by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and geo-political tensions. The recent blockage of the Suez Canal further demonstrates how fragile the global supply chain is.

    Together with Leeds University Business School, we are delighted to invite you to the annual Supply Chain Summit for 2021, which will be held virtually, where we will explore how companies have adapted their supply chains to survive these unprecedented disruptions and share lessons learnt. We will explore critical questions that arise, such as whether there is a need to significantly change the structures of the global supply chains to become more resilient and agile, or whether there is a need to deglobalise.

    We will be joined by representatives from World Commerce & Contracting, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, SAP Ariba, Ministry of Justice, EcoVadis and Proxima. Our keynote presentation will be from David Boynton, CEO of The Body Shop.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

    Programme
    1 p.m.   Welcome from Professor Chee Yew Wong, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Leeds University Business School and Co-Host Karen French, partner at Squire Patton Boggs
    1:05 p.m.   Panel 1: Supply Chain Resilience: Impact of COVID-19, Brexit and other major disruptions
    • Chair: Tim Cummins, President at World Commerce & Contracting
    • Sebastian Ansari, Senior Manager of Global Supply Chain Strategy Operations at Jaguar Land Rover
    • David Loseby, Group CPO at Rolls Royce
    • Frank Omare, Senior Director at SAP Ariba
    2:35 p.m.   Introduction to Wonder.me networking tool by Lucy Simpson, Impact and Engagement Officer at Leeds University Business School
    2:40 p.m.   Break and networking on Wonder.me
    3:15 p.m.   Panel 2: Sustainability in Supply Chains: Implications of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Criteria
    • Chair: Anita Lloyd, director at Squire Patton Boggs
    • Barry Hooper, Chief Commercial Officer at Ministry of Justice
    • Nigel Nugent, Vice-President, Global Sales at EcoVadis
    • Jen Williams, Proxima
    4:45 p.m.   Coffee break
    5 p.m.   Keynote presentation from David Boynton, CEO of The Body Shop
    6 p.m.   Closing remarks