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9th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit

Noted event to be held Oct. 19-20 takes place in person and virtually, increasing attendance

October 06, 2021

Port stock imageThe 9th annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit, considered one of the most important events in the industry, will take place October 19-20, 2021 both virtually and in person, on the USC University Park Campus.

Hosted by the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute, the Summit will bring together leaders from across the industry to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global supply chains and the challenges going forward.

The theme this year is “Reimagine. Reinvent. Resilient. The New Realities of Supply Chain Post COVID-19.”

“The pandemic of the century, COVID-19, exposed the structural weakness within global supply chain networks, and they are not only fragile and risky but also lack resiliency,” said Nick Vyas, executive director of the Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute. “The post-COVID supply chains must be agile, responsible, sustainable, and resilient.  Our 9th annual Global Supply Chain Summit will host two days of stimulating discussion on these topics by over 100+ global experts, highlighting the future roadmap of the new-age intelligent supply chains.”

Keynote speakers include the Hon. Gina Raimondo, Dept. of Commerce Secretary, Peter Jameson, managing director and head of trade and supply chain finance for Asia Pacific Bank of America, and Geoff Garrett, dean of the USC Marshall School of Business.

Los Angeles is home to the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach—through which flow some 40 percent of all U.S. container traffic. These ports are currently experiencing unprecedented backups, with more than 50 container ships loitering off the coast. The leaders of both ports, Dr. Noel Hacegaba of the Port of Long Beach and Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, will bring their on-the-ground insights into the situation.

The event features panels on the breadth of supply chain issues: Supply Chain Finance, Global Food Supply and Food Traceability, Emerging Technologies, Supply Chain Resiliency, Global Trade and Economic Outlook, Women in Supply Chain, and more.

For a complete list of panels, click here.

For the event’s two-day agenda, click here.

Register here.