PROGRAMME

Titles are tentative and are subject to further update.

2:00pm

Opening Remarks

2:10pm

Tomorrow’s trends today: A people-centric and sustainable future

Resilience must be top of the agenda for any global CEO. Placing sustainability and digital advancement at the heart of economic recovery is essential – but don’t forget that people, too, are paramount. Find out why this industry leader sees greater inclusiveness in supply chains as a critical focus for a disrupted world, and how mobilising tomorrow’s workforce can prepare us for the challenges ahead.

Speaker:

Jean-Pascal Tricoire (Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric)

Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

2:35pm

The outlook for global trade amid the post COVID-19 recovery

What is the global economic outlook after the pandemic? What are the reasons for the widely different prospects? This keynote presentation will provide you with an overview of the headwinds and tailwinds for globalisation and global trade, while investigating the long-term trends such as urbanisation and changing economic growth patterns in Asia that affects global trade and supply chains.

Speaker:

Louis Kuijs (Head of Asia Economics, Oxford Economics)

BUILDING A RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN

3:00pm

Better, faster, stronger: How COVID-19 has empowered retailers to strengthen their infrastructure and revolutionise their customer experience

The pandemic is far from over. But nine months into it, the most innovative and flexible retailers have 'made lemonade' by opening up new sales channels, expanding their supplier base, improving their ecommerce capability and adding new customer-facing features such as curbside pickup. During this keynote presentation, we will explore some of the best practices of the most resilient retailers from across the globe.

Speaker:

Noah Herschman (Senior Retail Industry Architect, Microsoft)

3:20pm

The road ahead: Reconstructing the apparel value chain towards resilience and digitalisation

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed risks in the highly integrated global value chain of the apparel industry. The impacts are notable, but what innovation opportunities are there for the apparel industry to navigate the period ahead?

Speaker:

Carine Pin (Co-Director, The Mills Fabrica)

3:45pm

Fragmented supply chain and resilience

Supply chains have become more exposed to risks of breaking down as they become more complex due to global sourcing. Increased fragmentation and geographical dispersion have made the global value chains more vulnerable in times of disruptions.

To navigate new challenges, we need to identify the key issues of a fragmented supply chain and the characteristics of a resilient one.

Speaker:

Isabelle Méjean (Professor, CREST-Ecole Polytechnique & Laureate of the Best Young Economist of France 2020)

Moderated by Yvan Corno (Managing Director, Oqido)

4:00pm

Seeing through the fog: Planning for the unexpected

COVID-19 has reinforced the need to plan for the unplannable. But how do you maintain operations and sales at their usual levels in the midst of chaos? And how should you react to unexpected events and adjust your product lines under extreme pressure?

A robust business continuity plan is vital for adapting to a changing landscape and reducing risk to your supply chain.

Speakers:

Alexandre Mittet (Managing Director, Casino Global Sourcing)

Gareth Brooks (Managing Director, VF Asia)

Peter Handstein (Founder and CEO, Hape Holding AG)

Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

4:30pm

Riding out the pandemic: where risk meets reward

COVID-19 has caused huge disruptions across industries but at the same time accelerated agile strategies and operational focus in key areas that mitigate risks.

Transforming risks to opportunities is the next phase for manufacturers and freight operators. The answer comes in two words: decentralisation and digitalisation.

Speakers:

Frédéric Poupeau (General Manager, Asia-Pacific, Forsee Power)

Mark Slade (Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Hong Kong and Macau)

Roger Lee (CEO, TAL Group)

Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

5:10pm

The partnership paradigm: Suppliers and buyers join forces

With business moving faster than ever, sourcing and supply chain executives must get out of their functional silos. The supply chain of the future – instead – is one where suppliers and buyers become strategic partners to build capabilities that will help create increased value and competitive advantages.

Speakers:

Anne-Laure Descours (Chief Sourcing Officer, Puma Group)

Christophe Roussel (Executive Vice President of Global Sourcing, Gap Inc.)

Devinda Peries (Business Director, MAS Holdings)

Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

THE FUTURE'S SUPPLY CHAINS

5:45pm

A roadmap to supply chains redefined

Digital transformation has redefined everything. As the end of the year approaches, what are the most significant changes we have observed in our ways of working? What are the immediate trends that will reshape our supply chains next year and beyond?

Speakers:

Alvin Ng (Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry)

Olivier Buring (Supply Chain and Sourcing Director Asia-Pacific, Hager)

AJ Mak (Founder & CEO, Chain of Demand)

Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

6:20pm

Future of sourcing: 2021 and beyond

Speakers:

Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

Angelica Leung (Head of Consumer Products, Invest Hong Kong)

6:30pm

Resilience and beyond

We’ve largely run out of superlatives to describe 2020. As we take stock of the harsh lessons of resilience the year has brought about, what will define sourcing and supply chains in the early days of recovery?

Speaker:

Antoine Vanlaeys (Senior Vice President Operations Asia Pacific, L'Oréal)

6:50pm

Closing Remarks

Speaker:

Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

Sophie Leconte (Executive Director, the French Chamber in Hong Kong)