2024 AGENDA

DAY 1 - DECEMBER 4

Wednesday, December 4, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
 
 
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
 
 
9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

-    Understanding how digital tools like control towers and digital twins are revolutionizing supply chains ensure continuity and efficiency
-    Exploring strategies for building resilient supply chains through diversification and strong supplier relationships
-    Highlighting how to use data and analytics to drive sustainability in their procurement processes
-    Discussing the adoption of new technologies such as AI, blockchain, and cloud-based solutions that are transforming the procurement landscape
 

 
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

-    Analyzing how trade wars, sanctions, and regional instability reshape global trade routes and supply chain dependencies
-    The importance of contingency planning and alternative sourcing strategies for maintaining resilience
-    Reviewing alternative sourcing strategies as a response to regional instability
 

 

Strategic Procurement And Sourcing

Wednesday, December 4, 2024
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

-    Discussing the shift from cost-centric to strategic value-centric procurement roles
-    Highlighting the integration of advanced analytics and AI in transforming procurement into a strategic entity
-    Exploring how sustainability is embedded into procurement processes
 

 
10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
 
 
11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

-    Practical applications of generative AI for real-time decision-making and scenario planning
-    Utilizing advanced digital tools for innovative problem-solving to ensure transparency and visibility
-    Integration of diversity and inclusion in supplier selection and management
 

 
11:55 AM - 12:25 PM

-    Overview of emerging clean technologies and their supply chain implications
-    Best practices for negotiating contracts and securing first-of-a-kind materials and equipment.
-    Understanding the challenges in sourcing and procuring renewable technologies, logistical aspects of renewable energy components, and successful integration of case studies
 

 
12:25 PM - 1:25 PM
 
 
1:25 PM - 2:25 PM

Each round table has a different topic and attendees can select the round table they would like to participate in. Round table leaders will spend the first 15 minutes meeting the delegates and providing a case study/lessons learned log/industry update and then moderating a 30-minute discussion with the group where they can give feedback and ask questions. The final 10 –15 minutes will be spent agreeing on 3 -5 industry recommendations. A selection of these recommendations will be shared with the whole audience, and all of them will be summarized in the post-event report.

  • Emerging technologies in supply chain analytics
  • Enhancing transparency and visibility in supply chains
  • Integrating ESG and scope 3 emissions data
  • Strategies for talent retention
  • Leveraging data analytics for supply chain efficiency
  • Harnessing GenAI and digital twins 
  • Building resilient supply chains - A deep dive into strategies for maintaining resilience amid geopolitical and market disruptions, with a focus on securing critical materials and managing third-party risks
  • Mitigating supply chain risks in a volatile market: Strategies for building resilience
  • Regulatory changes and compliance in the energy sector
  • Cybersecurity measures in supply chains
 
2:25 PM - 2:55 PM

-    Discussing comprehensive emissions reporting and reduction strategies
-    Explore the use of procurement strategies to influence greener supplier behaviors
-    Understanding how to prioritize ESG matters
-    Developing strategies for sustainable sourcing, minimizing the supply chain carbon footprint

 
2:55 PM - 3:25 PM
 
 
3:25 PM - 4:10 PM

-    Strategies to reduce the environmental impact
-    DE&I initiatives on procurement processes and workplace culture
-    Successful case studies of Supplier development initiatives
-    Challenges and solutions in achieving transparency in complex supply chains

 
4:10 PM - 4:50 PM

-    Discussing the importance of diversifying supply sources.
-    Exploring the benefits of nearshoring or reshoring.
-    Reviewing comprehensive scenario planning strategies for adapting to disruptions

 
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
 
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
 

DAY 2 - DECEMBER 5

Thursday, December 5, 2024
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
 
 
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM
 
 

Innovation And Technology In Supply Chain

Thursday, December 5, 2024
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM

-    Exploring recent regulatory updates, their implications, and strategies for compliance
-    Discussing the implications of these changes for supply chain and procurement strategies
-    Strategies for staying compliant with new regulations while maintaining operational efficiency

 
9:35 AM - 10:15 AM

-    Deep diving into how advanced analytics and predictive technologies are used to forecast supply chain disruptions
-    Exploring case studies demonstrating successful applications of these technologies
-    Discussing the integration of machine learning and AI in predictive analytics to enhance supply chain resilience
-    Understanding how these technologies are used for price forecasting, demand forecasting, and supplier risk assessment

Adam Pryor
10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

-    Addressing the increasing importance of cybersecurity measures within the energy sector
-    Exploring strategies to protect digital infrastructure and data in an increasingly digital energy landscape
-    Discussing the challenges and solutions related to cybersecurity threats in supply chains

 
10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
 
 
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM

-    Building Resilience Against Disruptions in procurement through strategic supplier relationships and diversified sourcing strategies
-    Addressing challenges in procurement amid global supply chain disruptions and inflation
-    Best practices for managing third-party risks and maintaining compliance with ESG commitments

 
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
 
 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
 

Leadership And Workforce Development

Thursday, December 5, 2024
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

-    Discussing the evolving skill demands driven by new technologies 
-    Exploring effective workforce development programs and partnerships between industry and educational institutions designed to reskill existing employees
-    Success stories where traditional energy sector workers have transitioned through targeted training programs

 

Logistics And Transportation Management

Thursday, December 5, 2024
1:20 PM - 2:00 PM

-    Understanding of how technological innovations are reshaping the logistics and transportation management landscape, leading to significant improvements in efficiency, security, and sustainability
-    Exploring the role AI and IoT are revolutionizing logistics and transportation management, enhancing efficiency and predictive capabilities
-    Adopting green practices such as using eco-friendly vehicles and optimizing route selection to reduce carbon footprints

 
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
 
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

-    Discussing how to scale AI sustainably 
-    Exploring the impact of the AI on supply chain resiliency
-    Analyzing case studies where AI has successfully optimized energy supply chain operations

 
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
 
 
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

-    Discussing operational shifts made to meet net-zero targets
-    Examining how current and upcoming government policies and incentives shaped business strategies for decarbonization
-    Explaining the standards that need to be developed
-    Understanding the impact of waste in the value chain 

 
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM

-    Discussing projections for the next year, focusing on the role of technology and innovation
-    Understanding the anticipated changes in procurement and supply chain strategies.
-    Exploring potential impacts on industry practices and business models

 
4:10 PM - 4:15 PM