9:00 – 10:00 Welcome and registration
10:00 – 10:15 Inaugural speech
10:15 – 10:20 Welcome Speech by Mr. Ravi K, President Executive Committee, SCLG leadership team
10:20 – 12:00 Session 1: Global Economics, Trade and Supply Chain

Presented and discussed in context of changing trade policies in China, USA, Russia, EU and other countries impacting construct of current regional and global supply chain

10:20 – 10:45 Global Economic scenario and trade trends that Ports and shipping industry could leverage for growth

(Presented and discussed in context of how changing policies and economic situations will help grow regional ports and shipping industry mid-term and long term)

10:45 – 11:10 Middle East’s Air Freight Trend, demand and capacity

(Discussed in context air- transportation of cargo, multi-modalism and collaborative approach for meeting mid-term and long term demand of intermediate and end customers)

11:10 – 11:30 Middle East Centric Supply Chain and Logistics Trends

(Discussed in context of multiple forces that’s changing regional supply chain landscape – this includes product innovations, automation, technology, carbon emissions, water foot-print, food security, mineral sustainability)

11:30 – 12:00 Historical perspective on global trade routes leading to birth of modern complex network of supply Chain
12:00 – 13:30 Session 2: Processing, Packaging and designing for Optimal Supply Chain
12:00 – 12:30 Packaging Presentation by Omani packaging experts
12:30 – 13:30 Panel Discussion:

Food and Beverage Safety, security and Sustainability — are supply chain processes geared enough to handle challenges and opportunity due estimated challenges in food and water domain

(Discussed in context of growing demand of food, food security, food wastage elimination, water sustainability)

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break & Networking
14:30 – 16:00 Session 3: Warehousing
14:30 – 15:30 Panel Discussion:

How safe and secured are warehouses in this region are?

(Discussed in context of trends of safe warehousing, optimal use of material handling equipment, aisle designation, safe flooring for warehouses, fork-lift maintenance and driving best practices, safety audits, use of manual vs automated equipment etc…)

15:30 – 16:00 Warehouse Floor Design for safety: elements to be well understood

(Discussed in context of technologies for warehouse flooring, related technologies and deployment in region.

Closing remarks and end of the conference day 1
9:00 – 10:00 Welcome & registration
10:00 – 12:40 Session 4
10:00 – 11:00 Panel Discussion

3PL service providers across region are doing value addition inside their warehouse/distribution centers in addition to facilitating collaboration across transportation chain

11:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion

Is there enough appreciation that supply chain landscape will see biggest disruptions globally due digital transformation of business across value chain?

(Discussed in context of digital disruption, digital transformation, HyperLoop1, Autonomous Vehicles, IOTs, demand planning, demand sensing, documentation and demand fulfilment and Omni Channel retail.)

12:00 – 12:40 Key Note Speech: Regional Logistics Today and in next 5 years

(Discussed in context of past, now and tomorrow’s supply chain in simplified format)

Closing remarks and end of the conference

Please Note

  • The Language of the conference is in English.
  • No Sales Pitch allowed, presentations are to add to the knowledge exchange.
  • Given the seniority of our presenters, last minute changes in speaker, topics and timings is inevitable. The organizers hence reserve the right to make changes in terms of topics, speakers and timings as deemed suitable in the larger interest of a successful seminar.

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