Strategy in a risky world, Brexit buffering, retaining talent, AI advances & Mars landings


The revered Richmond Supply Chain Forum returns to Sopwell House this October, uniting an exceptional line up of top-of-their-game speakers, delegates and suppliers to examine what Supply Chain means now and how businesses can intuitively future-proof for success. 

Addressing ‘Strategy in a Risky World’, esteemed keynote speaker Dr Ros C. Rivaz BSc Hons, Hon DSc, Non-Executive Director at CEVA Logistics, ConvaTec, Computacenter, DE&S, RPC, and Boparan Holdings, will start the day’s events examining how businesses can understand and mitigate the risks that a new strategy brings and then effectively plan for the impact this will have on the supply chain. Her unparalleled insight and expertise will enable guests to assess areas of weakness and strength within their own operations and then navigate and construct best practice for future success.                                                                

Exploring key topics including Preparations for Brexit, Strategic Thinking and Collaboration, Supply Chain Transformation, AI and Blockchain and The Supply Chain Talent Shortage throughout the course of the day, the forum welcomes speakers Antonio Ferreira, Founder & CEO, Tech HQ, Bethany Fovargue, Operations Manager, NOVUS, Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy for the Freight Transport Association, Linda Bazant, Barrister, Data Protection and Brexit Consultant and Gary Curzon, Materials Manager, Mettler-Toledo Safeline Ltd. 

Taking the lunchtime keynote address interstellar, Bas Lansdorp M.Sc, CEO and co-founder of Mars One, will take guests on a mind-blowing journey through the challenges of landing the first humans on Mars in 2032 - an inspirational insight into the determination and process it takes to make the impossible possible. To round off the busy business day, after-dinner entertainment will be provided by none other than comic genius and Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley, AKA Lost Voice Guy.

About Richmond Supply Chain Forum

Now in its 29th year and 41st edition, Richmond Supply Chain Forum continues to bring together supply chain industry leaders for an invaluable day of learning, networking and development. With over 100 senior delegates, up to 35 industry-leading suppliers, world-renowned speakers and thought-leading CPD accredited seminars and workshops, the day-long forum provides an unrivalled opportunity for guests to build their knowledge on the latest innovations and practices, network with fellow peers and explore profitable business relationships through bespoke, 1-2-1 business meetings. 

Location & date: Supply Chain Forum at Sopwell House, St Albans 15 October 2019.

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Grant Townshend - .

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