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1. Investing In Resilience: Digital Lunchtime Series
September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
SESSION ONE: Manufacturing, Adapting to the New Normal
Keynote: A Global Perspective: Manufacturing as the New Engine of Growth
COVID-19 created the perfect storm, disrupting value chains in an unprecedented way, forcing companies to rethink their manufacturing and supply chain strategies. Now, a combination of threats – climate change, a volatile global economy, fragile geopolitical conditions – is pushing organisations to assume that crises are likely going to happen more often.
In order to navigate future disruptions and build resilience, companies need to accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies as well as be able to continuously adapt.
By transforming operations through advanced manufacturing technologies, manufacturers can enable new business models that deliver value not only to themselves but also their teams, society and the environment. This concept of Stakeholder Capitalism will not only create a productivity revolution but will also drive economic growth.
In this session, Francisco Betti, Head of Advanced Manufacturing for the World Economic Forum, will discuss how regional economies and the manufacturing sector have an opportunity to boost competitiveness and growth by re-thinking their manufacturing strategies and repositioning themselves in the global landscape.
Panel Discussion: Manufacturing – Adapting to the new normal
Facilitated by Lindy Hughson, Publisher – PKN Packaging News and Food & Drink Business Magazine
What will the role of manufacturing be in the economic recovery and how does the renewed focus on re-shoring and supply chain security provide opportunities for industry growth?
Discussion points to be covered:
• Convergence of risk management with sustainability goals
• The role of packaging and processing in achieving sustainability targets including the 2025 National Packaging Targets
• Workforce planning and skills retention
• Digital transformation and automation to build efficiency
• Compliance and standardization
• Ensuring the voice of industry is heard at the policy level