Digital Supply Chain
& Finance Transformation Summit

Virtual Event

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

Successful modern supply chain management demands real-time visibility across sourcing, transportation, manufacturing and inventory – simply put, every aspect of the supply chain. Supply chain digital transformation is proven to drive growth, mitigate risk, and optimize costs, but requires strong alignment between business and supply chain strategy to succeed. With digital transformation, companies can begin analyzing, translating, and responding to demand opportunities across the end-to-end business.

With 2020 being a challenging year for the finance sector, it is imperative to set priorities for the next year, cope with the crisis by maintaining minimum/critical stock, mitigating risk by implementing strategies among other concerning issues.

Therefore, to leverage your technology and innovation to enhance supply chain resilience in your organization, QnA International, the organizers of the Saudi Trade Finance (STF) Summit, the most exclusive platform for trade finance and economy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, proudly present to you the debut of the ‘Digital Supply Chain & Finance Transformation Summit’.

During the summit we will touch on all these aspects that lead to successful supply chain finance transformation for the region, address the challenges and seek to find solutions for a better tomorrow.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR GCC & KSA EDITION

Mohamed Shaker

Contract & Procurement specialist for, UAE Prime Minister’s office, Office of the Minister of Youth, Federal Youth Authority and Arab Youth Center.

Kunal Gupta

Director of Supply Chain,
Bateel, UAE

Hesham Elabd

Chief Procurement Officer,
King Abdullah Economic City, KSA

Stephen Ashcroft

Head of Contracts & Procurement,
Saudi Customs Authority AECOM, KSA

Pallab Mukherjee

Head of Contracts, Procurements & Logistics,
Bahrain National Gas Company, Bahrain

who will Join the Summit?

INDUSTRY FOCUSED:

Logistics

Manufacturing

Aviation

Food and Beverage

Healthcare

Hospitality

Life Sciences

Public Sector

Mining and Metals

Retail

Utilities

Automobiles

Engineering and Construction

Oil & Gas

Defence and Military Services

Chemicals

Pharmaceuticals

Education

By Job Titles

OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS / SUPPLY CHAIN:

FINANCE:

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Agenda

GCC Edition Agenda

DAY ONE
THEME: DIGITAL DRIVE
APRIL 5th 2021 MONDAY

10:00 – 10:05: Welcome remarks by conference chairperson

10:05 – 10:20: Opening Keynote:
Accelerating supply chain transformation in GCC: scaling digital supply chain capabilities for the region

10:25 – 10:45: Industry Insights keynote:
End to end digital ecosystem: The need for agility driven by cloud and IOT

10:50 – 11:10: Automation Drive Session:
Benefits of implementing automated supply chain: customer case study

10:50 – 11:10: View From the top : C Level panel discussion
Towards a Resilient Supply Chain: setting priorities for the next 12 months and controlling costs while driving efficiencies

12:00 – 12:20: Industry Spotlight:
Blockchain for Supply Chain : The need of the hour

12:20 – 12:30: Closing remarks and close of day one

DAY TWO
THEME: FINANCING DRIVE
APRIL 6th 2021 TUESDAY

10:00 – 10:05: Welcome remarks by conference chairperson for day two

10:05 – 10:20: Opening Keynote:
Towards a robust supply chain network for GCC : Governance and resilience

10:25 – 10:45: Industry Insights keynote:
Supply chain financing: The changing landscape driven by digital transformation

10:50 – 11:10: Fireside Chat Session:
The role of credit insurance, ECAS and supra-nationals in facilitating trade and supply chain finance

11:15 – 12:00: Top 5 concerns in 45 minutes discussion
1. The role of banks and non banks in meeting the current needs of supply chain landscape in the region?
2. SME focus: how is the region catering to their specific needs?
3. Alternative financing : the story so far
4. The regulatory and legal framework: compliance on our minds
5. Using technology to drive innovation: challenges an 5. d success stories

12:00 – 12:25: Roundtable discussion:
Opportunities and challenges for Digital supply chain transformation in the region

12:20 – 12:30: Raffle draw, closing remarks and close of summit

KSA Edition Agenda

THEME: ‘BUILDING SUPPLY CHAIN FINANCE RESILIENCE IN THE KINGDOM’
APRIL 7th 2021 WEDNESDAY

10.00 – 10.05: Welcome Remarks by Conference Chairperson

10.05 – 10.20: Opening Keynote

10.25 – 10.45: Market Outlook Keynote
Shifting landscape in supply chain finance: The growth of supply chain transformation in the Kingdom

10.50 – 11.10: Inside Edge Case Study – Putting Best Practices in Place
Supply chain strategies for a resilient business operation in 2021

11.15 – 11.55: Panel Discussion
An industry wide perspective from major stakeholders: Top 5 questions answered
1. Enabling supply chain integration: Role of banks
2. Supply chain as value creation for SMEs
3. Bridging the gap between supply chain and alternate financing – What’s next?
4. Pivotal role of regulatory authorities & the government
5. Driving supply chain systems through digitization post COVID

12.00 – 12.20: Supply Chain Risk Management Keynote
“Guidelines for mitigating risk and coping with the distress of the pandemic – Re-strategizing post COVID”

12.25 – 12.30: Closing Remarks for the Summit

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