Annual motto „Supply Chains matter!“
Programme for the German Logistics Congress from 19-21 October in Berlin published.
According to the organizers, registration is open for all those interested to attend this years brainstorming at one of the world’s largest congress in the supply chain sector.
„Personal exchange gives pleasure and does us good – it cannot be replaced by virtual meetings,“ says Prof. Thomas Wimmer, Chairman of the Board of BVL. That’s why BVL is focusing on networking and exchange in presence at the German Logistics Congress 2022.
In terms of content, the concept group has developed an exciting programme for the congress, which ranges from overarching geostrategic issues and the path to climate neutrality to concrete digitalisation approaches and resilient supply chains.
In the meantime, it is clear in the business sector of logistics that things will no longer be as they were before the current disruptions in the supply chains. The consequences of the Corona pandemic may eventually be dealt with, and hopefully Putin’s terrible war of aggression will end soon. But other crises will come and bring new challenges. More resilient supply chains require radical rethinking in many processes – not least from the previous priority of „cost“ to the new priorities of „reliable“ and „sustainable“.
Key speakers from business, politics and research will talk and discuss how this can be achieved. They will provide insights into a wide range of fields, including mechanical engineering, IT, human resource management, wholesale and retail, defence, media, law and, of course, logistics services. The start-up scene will not be neglected either.
Speakers include Barbara Frenke, Chief Procurement Officer at Porsche AG, Jürgen Knappe, retired Lieutenant General and former Commander of NATO’s Joint Support and Enabling Command, Dr Volker Wissing, Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport, Klaus Buchwald, Vice President Operations at Infineon Technologies AG, Thomas Böck, CEO at CLAAS, Dr Thomas Hueck, Chief Economist at Robert Bosch GmbH and Dr Kerstin Westphal, Executive Director of the H2Global Foundation.
Prof. Thomas Wimmer: „This year’s motto „Supply Chains matter!“ is deliberately more outward-looking. We want to make people outside the business sector even more aware that logistics is system-relevant and secures our supply. Logistics must appear more self-confident.“