FAST FORWARD 2012
FAST FORWARD 2012, the IMPERIAL Logistics Executive Supply Chain Management Conference, will this year aim to provide Group Executives with the knowledge and strategies to create and maintain a sustainable competitive edge in the marketplace.
In the current economic landscape of stunted growth and high debt, companies look continuously to leverage their supply chains and specifically their supply chain partners to enhance their own competitiveness, drive profits and increase shareholder value.
This year’s conference will be a comprehensive one-day event and will focus on three key elements:
1. Country competitiveness
2. Client competitiveness
3. Company competitiveness
The keynote speaker will be Dr Christian Ketels, a faculty member of the Harvard Business School at Professor Michael E. Porter's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Dr Ketels participates in clusters and competitiveness activities all over the world, as a leader of projects, a member of advisory groups, an author of documents and articles on economic policy issues and is a muchsought after speaker on competitiveness and strategy.
Leading the discussion on IMPERIAL Logistics’ contribution to competitiveness will be Nicola Tyler of Business Results Group, a renowned expert in the field of lateral thinking and valuable insight from a client perspective will be offered by Alistair Gore of Kraft Foods. Key learnings from the 8th State of Logistics Survey will also be shared by Nadia Viljoen, Scientific Editor of the State of Logistics Survey at the CSIR.
This year, we are pleased to invite select clients to join us to share in some of the key sessions from our programme during a parallel conference stream.
For more information please contact our Training and Development Manager, Colette Wessels on +2711 821 6900/1 or via e-mail: email@example.com
|08h00||Opening & Welcome: Cobus Rossouw, Chief Integration Officer, IMPERIAL Logistics
|Competitiveness of South Africa:
- How does SA rate globally?
- Why is it important to improve country competitiveness
- What can we learn from others?
Speaker: Dr Christian Ketels, Harvard Business School
|10h30||Facilitated discussion on IMPERIAL Logistics’ contribution to competitiveness
Speaker: Nicola Tyler, CEO, Business Results Group
|Contributing to Clients’ Competitiveness – Imperative for Logistics Service Providers
Speaker: Alastair Gore, Customer Service and Logistics Director: Southern Africa, Kraft Foods
|14h15||Facilitated Discussion on IMPERIAL Logistics’ Contribution to Client Competitiveness
Speaker: Nicola Tyler, CEO, Business Results Group
|16h00||State of Logistics Presentation and Panel Discussion with Dr Ketels Participating
Speaker: Nadia Viljoen, Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
|17h00||Cocktails and Networking
cost per delegate: R2150 + vat
Situated in Gladiator Street in Rhodesfield, the Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo is only 1.2km from the O.R. Tambo International Airport and 500 metres from the Rhodesfield Gautrain station.
This pristine four star hotel offers 275 rooms with all modern business conveniences with rates from R999 per person per night. A complimentary shuttle runs between the airport and the hotel every 15 minutes offering added convenience to all delegates flying into Johannesburg. A competitive room rate is also available to all conference delegates.
Premier Hotel O.R Tambo assures conference delegates of excellent service standards and eight multifunction conference rooms with stateof- the-art facilities are able to accommodate up to 750 delegates.
Delegates must please book accommodation directly with the venue and accommodation is for your company’s own account. Please contact 011 393 8000 for reservations
Resume: Dr Christian Ketles
Dr Christian Ketels is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Stockholm School of Economics; a Principal Associate at Professor Michael E. Porter's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness of the Harvard Business School and an Executive Director of the foundation "Clusters and Competitiveness", a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in Barcelona.
Dr Ketels' research interests focus on the relationship between company strategy and location and on competitiveness at different geographic levels, especially in Europe. He received his PhD (Economics) from the London School of Economics where he developed microeconomic models analyzing the relationship between international competition and firm efficiency.
Dr Ketels holds further degrees from the Kiel Institute for World Economics and Cologne University. He worked as a strategy consultant for Monitor Company from 1997 to 2000 in the UK, Germany, and Scandinavia, and was part of a team that founded Cell Strategy, now part of Adcore AB, a Sweden-based internet strategy consultancy, in 2000. Dr Ketels continues to have a keen interest in the politics of his country Germany where he was a member of the CDU Internet-Commission in 2000-2001.
Dr Ketels participates in clusters and competitiveness activities all over the world, as a leader of projects, a member of advisory groups, an author of documents and articles on economic policy issues, and a much-sought after speaker on competitiveness and strategy.
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