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9.00-9.20 (20 mins)

Supply chain during and after Covid-19

  • In this session Professor Sheffi will summarize what companies were doing during the height of the pandemic and offer several idea regarding the structure of future supply chains.

MIT Yossi Sheffi Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics MIT

9.20-10.00 (40 mins)

Supply Chain Resilience in the Petrochemical Industry - COVID-19 & Oil Price Crash

  • The current unprecedented combination of a global pandemic and oil price crash is leading to a reconfiguration of the energy sector status quo. Whilst the full ramifications of this remain unclear we want to start to unpick what the consequences could be. This session will bring together leading industry voices to assess the current state of play, and unveil best practices on how to navigate your business successfully through these uncertain times.

Hanson Professional Services Moderator: Clay Scott VP & Project Principal Hanson Professional Services

Gartner Beth Heyn Kennedy Supply Chain Account Executive Gartner

MIT Yossi Sheffi Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics MIT

Maersk Jeff Kellan Head of Supply Chain Services, North America Maersk

10.00-10.15 (15 mins)

Dynamic Global Trade Outlook - Impacts on the Petrochemical Industry

  • Global trade disputes and negotiations and the uncertainty they bring have affected petrochemical supply chain strategies since mid-2018. In this session, you’ll get the latest updates on trade policy actions, ongoing negotiations, the status of the World Trade Organization, trends in international chemicals regulation and the impacts of COVID-19 policy on the industry.

American Chemistry Council Ed Brzytwa Director International Trade American Chemistry Council

10.15-11.00 (45 mins)

Dynamic Global Trade Outlook - Industry Leaders Panel Discussion

  • Session details coming soon.

American Chemistry Council Ed Brzytwa Director International Trade American Chemistry Council

Dow Chemical Lisa Schroeter Global Director of Trade and Investment Policy Dow Chemical

Lyondellbasell Laura Chambers Federal Government Relations Lyondellbasell

SABIC Matthew Zahand Manager, International Logistics & Trade Compliance SABIC

Angela Hofmann President World Strategies, LLC

11.00-11.15 (15 mins)

Port Houston: Plastics’ Leading Export Gateway

  • Get the latest updates on initiatives for expanded services in the wake of recent challenges.

Port Houston Roger Guenther CEO Port Houston

11.15-12.00 (45 mins)

Supply Chains of the Future

  • Learn how to build your Supply Chain team and workforce composition during a New Normal. How should managers think about team composition when skill set needs are drastically changing?
  • Discover how managers can scale their footprint without expanding opex
  • Agile supply chains: Re-thinking supplier selection and production locations to allow for rapid response to sudden change

Voyager Moderator: Matthew Costello CEO Voyager

INVISTA Nancy Kowalski VP - Global Supply Chain INVISTA

Apex Komerco Alex Gonzalez Trader & Founding Partner Apex Komerco

12.00-12.15 (15 mins)

Next-Generation Supply Chain Visibility for Petrochemical Shippers

  • Why supply chain visibility is an essential tool
  • How to use visibility to improve relationships with customers
  • How chemical companies are using visibility to improve their margins
  • How to impact sustainability

Fourkites Greg Colvin Global Account Director Fourkites

Reuters Events Lindsay Coulson Project Director Reuters Events

12.15-13.00 (45 mins)

Digital Strategy in Petrochemical Producer Supply Chains

  • Every petrochemical business is on a unique digital journey. This session will form a core discussion piece surrounding the topic of digital integration within North America’s largest petrochemical organisations; the current digital integration status and aims for the future.
  • Learn how the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has enforced an environment of accelerated learning around new digital solutions for full end-to-end visibility.

Voyager Moderator: Matthew Costello CEO Voyager

BASF Bret Bement Director Supply Chain Petrochemicals North America BASF

Kuraray Eric Eileraas Senior Supply Chain Manager Kuraray

Elemica David Cahn Director Global Marketing Elemica

13.00-13.20 (20 mins)

Transform the Management of your Marine Modality with Veson Nautical

  • Join Veson Nautical’s COO & President, Sean Riley to learn more about how to transform the management of your marine modality with a digital solution.

Veson Nautical Sean Riley COO & President Veson Nautical

13.20-13.30 (10 mins)

Fireside Chat: Navigating the New Normal & The Road to Recovery in Houston

  • Session details coming soon.

Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Chad Burke President Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

Reuters Events Lindsay Coulson Project Director Reuters Events

13.30-14.15 (45 mins)

‘All Access’ Petrochemicals: Diversity & Inclusion in the Supply Chain Industry

  • From work culture to change management, find out how the biggest companies in the petrochemical supply chain industry are tackling the diversity issue head on.
  • Senior Leaders share their perspectives on the D&I business case in the petrochemical supply chain industry - how far have we come, and how far have we left to go?
  • Our panellists share examples of the competitive advantage of diversity at work - and you’ll learn how to create a cohesive business strategy to improve supplier diversity, that will not only move your business forward, but empower your employees.

XPO Logistics Moderator: Katrina Liddell Senior Vice President, Sales - North American Transportation XPO Logistics

BASF Josselyn Rosario Director of Supply Chain Performance Chemicals North America BASF

Dow Chemical Kristan Soto Global Integrated Supply Chain End-to-End Director Dow Chemical

Gartner Beth Heyn Kennedy Supply Chain Account Executive Gartner

XPO Logistics LaQuenta Jacobs Sr Director, Human Resources XPO Logistics

14.15-14.30 (15 mins)

Starting the Sustainability Journey in Supply Chain

  • SABIC Corporate Sustainability Overview
  • Sustainability Improvements in Supply Chain
  • First Steps in the Supply Chain Sustainability Journey

SABIC Victor Alonso Monteguado Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Planning SABIC

14.30-15.15 (45 mins)

America’s Trucking Industry Update: In It for The Long Haul

  • This panel session will explore the key issues facing the trucking industry - from workforce development to reducing emissions, and most importantly - key worker status updates on the best routes to market for your shipments - get the latest insights on how the industry is adjusting and learn how best to optimize this vertical within your supply chain partner portfolio.

BASF David Jones Group Manager - Domestic Transportation Procurement BASF

Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Chad Burke President Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

Dupre Logistics Bob Verret CIO Dupre Logistics

15.15-15.35 (20 mins)

Best Practices for a Sustainable Supply Chain: Industry Research Overview

  • Considering that the formal supply chain…those who plan demand and production, source raw materials, manufacture the products and store & deliver the end product to consumers actually involve the majority of all who do work for a living on this planet…supply chain professionals have the primary responsibility for sustainability. CSCMP recently enhanced efforts through the development of a new global, cross-industry vertical work product that benchmarks, to the greatest extent possible, the state of sustainability in the supply chain. We believe there is real value in the annual State of Supply Chain Sustainability to benchmark and support values that look to do the right things when it comes to smart environmental practices, fostering economic growth across fair operating practices and diverse portfolio of suppliers, and holding to the highest of ethical standards. If you want to know how you and your company stack up across 1000+ companies from around the world, this session is for you!

CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals) Mark Baxa Chairman of the Board CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals)

15.35-15.55 (20 mins)

What if we had flying cars? A perspective on software for Supply Chains in Energy Commodity Markets

  • Wading through buzzword clutter.  How to think about technology and discern between disruptive and dead ends.
  • What you day dream about is valuable.  Resisting the urge to silence your inner Elon Musk.
  • Are you listening to your customers or just yelling at them (from across the Grand Canyon)?

2DA Analytics Alex Chandy CEO 2DA Analytics

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