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The global disruptions in supply chains over the last two years have challenged organizations both in the public and private domain, to change and adapt for the years and decades to come. It will be the focus of the Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation's (BISCI) annual event on 2 March.
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The need to innovate and develop effective sustainable strategies and understand societal dynamics is now more urgent than ever. Do you have what it takes to adapt to the needs of the world? Will you take the plunge? Do you dare to be circular?

Leading speakers will help you answer these questions at the annual event of BISCI , a partnership of Maastricht University, TNO and Fontys Universities of Applied Sciences. With plenary keynotes and panel sessions on the transition to a circular economy and interactive breakout sessions on five specific themes: Logistics, Agrifood, Healthcare, Chemistry, and Greenhouse gases and the circular ecosystem.

A host of expert speakers are working on these. In no particular order:

  • Prof. Dr. Mariëlle Heijltjes, Dean, UM/SBE
  • Prof. Dr. Dominic Mahr,Head of Department, MSCM, UM/SBE
  • Sylvester van de Logt, CEO, Seacon Logistics
  • Hans Willems, Ex-VP Supply Chain Europe, Boston Scientific
  • Anton van Beek, Chairman of Board, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Laurent Beuselink, Corporate Sust. & Climate Lead Southern Europe, ERM
  • Jelmer van de Mortel, Head of ACORN, Rabobank
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Bart Vos, Scientific Director, BISCI
  • Bob Joosten, General Director, Wessem Ports
  • Mahid Ebrahim, Asst. Professor Digital Innovation, MSCM, UM/SBE
  • Arnold Stokking, Managing Director, Brightsite
  • Jeroen Douglas, Executive Director, Solidaridad
  • Ton Geurts, Business Director, BISCI
  • Tom van Aken, CEO, Avantium
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Victor Verboeket, Professor SC Innovation, Fontys Hogeschool
  • Tjark Tjin-A-Tsoi, CEO & Chairman Exec. Board, TNO
  • Pia Snijder, Strategic Business Development, TNO
  • Marcel Koks, Global Strategy Dir, Industry Solutions Food&Beverage, INFOR
  • Jorn Philipsen, Manager, Internal Distribution, Maastricht University Medical Centre
  • Eline Oudenbroek, VP SC & Operations EMEA, Interface
  • Inge van Drongelen, Manager Endoscopy, University Medical Centre Groningen
  • Loek Radix, Executive Director, Chemelot
  • Gareth James, Procurement Excellence Director, Synthomer
  • Matthieu Risgallah, VP Innovation & Tech, Dundee Precious Metals
  • Marc Spekreijse, Ex-CEO Geostick, Ex-CEO Wurth Group, Executive roles in AkzoNobel
  • Oliver Bendig, Partner Customer Service, After Sales and Strategy, Deloitte

Registration for this event is possible until 27 January. See the agenda for details.

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