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Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium

23-24 September 2021

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2021 programme

Thursday 23 September 2021

START 14:00 (UK time)

Plenary Session

14:00 - 14:45

Building Back Better: harnessing technology to create new products, markets and business models.

Speakers: Nitin Joglekar (Boston University, USA); Geoff Parker (Dartmouth/MIT, USA); Jag Srai (Cambridge University)

14:45 – 15.40

Industrial Transformation Exemplars:

  • Ralph Lauren - Speaker: Jason Berns

15:40 - 16:00

Summary Takeaways & Introduction to day 2

16:00 – 16.30 (optional)



Friday 24 September 2021

START 11:00  (UK time)

Focused Sessions: Industry cases – academic insights                                                    

11:00 – 12:30

Circular Supply Chain Business Models

Speakers: Schneider Electric; Luciano Batista (Aston University)

13:00 – 14:30

International Supply Challenges

15.00 – 16:30

Digitalisation of Supply Chains

Speaker: Alan Freedlund (Baxter)

Building Back Better – Developing International Supply Chains of the Future

23-24 September 2021, online event

The annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium is the chance to hear from world-leading business figures and thinkers on the challenges facing modern manufacturing. It is a unique event that brings together senior industrialists and leading academics to share approaches and experiences in this strategic domain.

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