Global Supply Chain Forum — First Annual Meeting
feb 22
February 22.
08:30 - 16:45
Frankel Leo ut 30-34

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Global Supply Chain Forum — First Annual Meeting
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Date: February 22, 2013 - 08:30 - 16:45
Building: Frankel Leo ut 30-34
Event type: Conference
Event audience: Open to the Public

Join a network of global supply chain experts.

A joint initiative between CEU Business School and The University of Tennessee College of Business and Administration.

Due to overwhelming interest in the event, all seats have been filled and registration is closed for the forum.
No charge to participate
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Discuss key regional business and supply chain issues within a global context, such as:

  • Supply Chain “Game Changers”
  • Green Supply Chains
  • The Asia-Europe Supply Chain Connection
  • The New Marketing-Supply Chain Interface
  • Strategic Partners in Supply Chains

Become part of a global network of leading supply chain professionals and thinkers — individuals who are transforming supply chain decision-making and strategy.


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8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Networking

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introductions

  • Dr. Mel Horwitch, Dean and University Professor, CEU Business School
  • Dr. Matt Myers, Associate Dean, UT College of Business Administration

9:30 – 10:30 Research Meets Practice-1: “Game Changers” Driving Supply Chain Innovation

  • Dr. Paul Dittmann, Executive Director, Global Supply Chain Institute, University of Tennessee

Green Supply Chain as a “Case in Point”

  • Dr. Michael LaBelle, Assistant Professor, CEU Business School
  • Industry Panelist: László Bocsárdi, Strategic Director, SIEMENS

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12.15 Research Meets Practice-2: The Asia – Europe Connection

  • Moderator: Dr. Shay Scott, Managing Director, Global Supply Chain Institute

Impact of the “New Silk Road“ (The New Europe/Asia Rail Link)

  • Panelist: Dr. Paul Lacourbe, Associate Professor, CEU Business School

Transportation, Infrastructure Development in Central Asia

  • Dr. Matteo Fumagalli, Associate Professor, Head, Dept. of International Affairs and European Studies, CEU
  • Industry Panelist: Zsolt Takacs, General Mgr, China Mart
  • Industry Illustration: Electronics

12:15 – 13:30 Networking Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Special Research Presentation: Rising Importance of Marketing for Supply Chains – From Physical Hubs to Direct-to-Customer Design

  • Dr. Mark Moon, Head, Department of Marketing & SCM, University of Tennessee

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00 Research Meets Practice-3: How to become a Strategic Supplier in a modern Global Supply Chain?

  • Dr. Dittmann and Dr. Scott, University of Tennessee
  • Industry Panelist: Gergő Lencsés, General Manager, GE Power & Water

16:00 – 16:45 Discussion & Closing Comments: Ongoing Research, Opportunities for Partnership in Research and Education, Guidance for Future Forums

  • Co-Moderators: Dr. Shay Scott, Managing Dir., Global Supply Chain Inst.I
  • Dr. Paul Lacourbe, Associate Professor, CEU Business School

16:45 – 19:00 Reception


  • "I have been recently nominated as the Regional IT Manager for West Africa at Unilever. My CEU Business School education has been a key differentiator during an otherwise very competitive recruitment process. I would like to thank all my great peers of the 2013-14 cohort and the wonderful faculty at the B-School for the valuable learning experience I had during my time in BP."

    Moussa Moumouni

    MSc in IT Management class of 2014

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