Dear Supply Chain Community,
On behalf of the Swiss Supply Chain and Logistics Conference (SCLC) Committee, I am honoured and delighted to announce our 2023 event that is going to take place on May 31st and June 1st in Zurich, at the MÖVENPICK Hotel Zurich Regensdorf.
We might think that a twelve month break between our events is not too long, but in the world of operations it often feels like a decade. When I reflect on the main challenges we faced in 2022 and will likely continue to face in 2023, they can be summarized in several pillars:
- Increasing cost pressure and inflationary factors that are forcing some industries to re-prioritize some of their strategic aspirations;
- Production delays and supply constraints that have virtually wiped out many of the companies’ revenue expectations for 2022 in the COVID post-season recovery;
- Talent shortages and ‘quite’ quitting at a time when companies are already reconsidering their approach to talent engagement, particularly with the emergence of a pool of Generation Z professionals;
… and many more. At the same time we see how strategic and selective companies are becoming when it comes to decisions related to supply chain related technologies as they seek to enable resiliency, transparency and ecological efficiency (eco-efficiency). These issues and developments are the main drivers behind the themes we have selected for the 2023 edition (for more details, see the brochure attached) and which we are currently finalising with a fantastic pool of speakers.
In addition, the SCLC conference is developing in a very dynamic way and we are pleased to announce collaboration with the Canton of Zurich as an official partner. This highlights how determined the Greater Zurich region is about positioning and developing itself as not just a Swiss, but also regional and international supply chain hub.
In order to make the content of the conference even more relevant and in the spirit of “for the supply chain community by supply chain professionals”, we have expanded our Organising and Advisory Committee to include two co-hosts who will help me create and lead even more engaging conversations with and within our network.
And many more ideas that we will implement this year thanks to all your inputs, ideas and energies shared within the community during the previous sessions. With this and the commitment of the Swiss Supply Chain and Logistics Conference organisers, MaxComm Communication, to continue to support the improvement and advancement of our profession, we are well on our way to delivering new and insightful conversations in 2023.
On behalf of the Conference Committee, we look forward to seeing you in Zurich at the end of May.