Drive supplier collaboration and create a bigger positive impact for stakeholders

We’re just over two months away from our 11th Annual Sustainable Supply Chain Summit. Some of the confirmed brands to attend include; Cisco, Skanska, Nike, Cotton Connect, Primark, Ericsson, AstraZeneca, BT, Ethical Trade Initiative to name a few

I’ve listed six top reasons why you and your company would benefit from attending:

1. Hear how to create and manage a robust, sustainable supply chain strategy

We’ve spent months speaking to your peers discovering the key issues and opportunities that are experienced in building and improving value chain practices.

Wherever you are in your strategy, our packed agenda will offer you answers and ideas that you can take back to your office. Some of the key sessions include:

  • Leadership Keynote: Prove the value of having a responsible supply chain as a source of competitive advantage

  • Establish long-term sustainable solutions through industry-wide supplier collaboration

  • In-depth Modern Slavery Act workshop - what is the risk to your business of modern slavery in supply chain services

  • Sustainable sourcing roundtables: Managing your impacts on human rights, deforestation, climate change

  • Work better with your suppliers – bridge the gap between sustainability and procurement

Visit here to get a full run-down on the top topics being addressed


2. Build relationships across a multitude of industries

This event is built for and serves value chain, supply chain, procurement, CSR practitioners along with key government, civil society and associations. Our aim is to provide a setting where you can meet and build long-lasting relationships across both your value chains and others.

This cross-industry events ensures you meet and network with people that are tackling the same issues as you, but potentially tackling them in a different way.

Brands already confirmed for this two event includes: Pirelli, Interface, Nestle, SABMiller, Ikea Group, Skanska, DONG Energy, Kingfisher, Barclays and many more.

Visit here to see the current confirmed attendee list


3. Get real-life insight and tactics from your peers

Real world experience is better than theory. That's why we've bring you a roster of 30+ speakers that will offer you expert insight into the dos and don'ts. Over the two days the cross-industry speakers will present ideas and insight to shape your future strategy:

  • Cisco - Kathleen A. Shaver, director supply chain value protection

  • Interface - Ton Van Keken, senior vice president of operations

  • Human Rights at Sea - David Hammond, CEO

  • Ericsson - Jorgen Karlsson, global program manager, responsible sourcing

  • Bidvest Foodservice - Shirley Duncalf, head of sustainability

  • Primark - Subathra Vaidhiyanathan, senior CSR manager

  • OHCHR - Lene Wendland, senior advisor and manager, business and human rights

  • Bayer - Delf Bintakies, head of procurement risk and sustainability

Visit here to get a full run-down on the 30+ expert speakers at The Sustainable Supply Chain Summit.

4. Two events for the price of one

Attendees at the Sustainable Supply Chain Summit will have unlimited access to the co-located CR Reporting and Communications Summit. Attendees will be able to drop into sessions debate how to prove the financial return of sustainability and engage key stakeholder groups.

Organisations speaking at the CR Reporting and Communications Summit include; European Commission, Pirelli, Intercontinental Hotel Group, M&S, Munich Airport, Schroders, Sky, Vodafone, Standard Life to name a few.


5. Not your average conference

The format of the Summit in some ways is just as important as the content. We try to make sure that all our sessions are as interactive and interesting as possible. PowerPoint is banned from nearly all sessions.

We believe that a conference should be a place for senior execs to come together to overcome tough challenges and map the future of their industry. Every one of our sessions is a discussion, where senior executives are asked tough questions by their peers. There will be live case study scenarios, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions – making the Sustainable Supply Chain Summit a place where you, the delegate, take centre-stage.

Download the free event guide to learn about all the new formats and sessions.

6. A proven track record of quality

Now in it's 11th year the Sustainable Supply Chain Summit has a proven history of bringing together the best in the business to tackle the key issues that matter now.

Some of the feedback from recent Summits includes:

"It was great to spend time exploring the real value of an ethical supply chain with such a high calibre of group of professionals. It’s always reassuring to see the commonalities, as well as the inspiring new approaches being taken." Sainsbury's, Chief Executive Officer, Mike Coupe

"Wonderful event bringing together different industries" Nokia, Senior Manager - Sourcing Sustainability, Miia Hapuoja

"Excellent forum and a great opportunity to connect with industry partners, NGO’s and other interested stakeholders. There was a very positive engagement throughout the conference and a genuine interest in the important topics being discussed." Coca-Cola Enterprises, Vice President Procurement, David Cowell

"This summit is an extremely good platform to exchange practical ideas on sustainable procurement and to shape the future of corporate sustainability." Deutsche Telekom, Group Sustainability and Climate Change Officer, Luis Neves

Click here to discover the full benefits of attending this year's Summit

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