Global Supply Chain Debate 2018

Date 08 May 2018

Time 09:30 onwards

Event type Debate

Location  The Slate at the University of Warwick

Global Supply Chains in a Post-Brexit Era

Post-Brexit Supply Chain Opportunities

Global Supply Chain Debate on Tuesday 8 May 2018, held in The Slate at the University of Warwick.

Brexit is expected to have wide-ranging implications on the global economy.

A recent survey by international law firm, Pinsent Masons, identified that whilst Brexit has been well considered at board level, the practical implications, particularly to the supply chain have more limited consideration.

The aim of the Global Supply Chain Debate 2018, is to provide an opportunity for organisations to systematically consider implications of Brexit to their supply chains. This interactive event is designed to enable participants to:

  • Reflect on a unique range of expert perspectives on the implications of Brexit to different aspects of the supply chain
  • Consider in more detail the supply chain implications of alternative Brexit scenarios, in a workshop by Pinsent Masons
  • Identify critical supply chain issues and question an expert panel as to how these issues may be addressed
  • Create a network and community of professionals with an interest in protecting their business against the alternative futures Brexit may present

Who should attend?

This event is a must for any business who wants to ensure they are prepared to harness the opportunities, and limit the risks that Brexit may pose to their supply chain.


Starting at 9:30am, morning sessions will include:

  • Brexit: Opportunities and Challenges for UK Industrial Strategy
  • Brexit: Implications for Global Supply Chains
  • Perspectives on Brexit: Supply Chain Orchestration and Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Logistics, Support Chain

After lunch, afternoon sessions will include:

  • Legal implications of Brexit
  • Brexit Scenarios: Implications for Global Supply Chains
  • Global Supply Chain Debate
  • Succeeding in the Post-Brexit Era
  • Networking and drinks

After the networking drinks, there will be a three-course dinner, with a talk by David Rea, Chief Economist, JLR.

Among our confirmed speakers and panel members are:

  • Tim Sherwellfrom AstraZeneca, Regional Supply Director for Europe, and key member of the AZ Brexit team
  • David Leightonfrom Associated British Ports, Group Head of Corporate Affairs, and a leading player in discussions with government in the UK and Brussels about the UK’s role as a Maritime Nation and the impact of Brexit

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