Conference

Research-led agenda

Following months of dedicated supply chain research with industry experts an issue based agenda has been put together. Case studies and panel discussions will take place over the two days to ensure you have the learning tools to create the best supply chain strategy for your business. Click here to see the full list of speakers

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Date: 4 Sept Conference Program
9:00-9:30 The Global Supply Chain-Predictions for the Future
  Steen Broust Nielsen, Director, MAKE Consulting
9:30-10:00 Developer Insight-The challenge of bringing down costs and the requirements of a developer
  Claus Watterndrup, Director Commercial Projects-Vattenfall
10:00-10.30 Attracting financing to the supply chain -  A long term investor perspective
  Mehul Bhimjiyani, Investment Manager-BNP Paribas Clean Energy Partners
10:30-11:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:00-11:30 Case Study-Vertical Integration
  Kaj Lindvig, Chief Sales Officer-A2Sea
11:30-12:00 Opportunities in the Value Chain
  Kim Lieberknecht, Senior Project Manager-Thomas-as
Thomas Brunn, CEO-Thomas-as
12:00-14.00 NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
14:00-14:30 Research and Design Advice from a Commercial and Strategic Perspective
  Stephen Crosher, CEO-Fleet Renewables
14:30-15:00 Understanding the Sourcing Quality Requirements of a Turbine Manufacturer
  Neil Frost, Sourcing Quality Manager-GE Energy
15.00-15.30 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
15.30-16.30 Panel session: Inside Out & Outside In-Assessing, Adopting and Adapting supply chain best practice from other industries
  Dr Bruce Arlinghaus, CEO, EurBeacon-European Business Consulting
Kevin Duggan, Director and Founder-Institute of Operational Excellence
Stephen Freichel, Independent Consultant
16.30-17.30 Round table discussions
  Blades-Aiolus
Towers-Advanced Tower Systems
Gearbox
17.30 onwards NETWORKING DRINKS AND DINNER
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Date: 5 Sept Conference Program
09:00-09:30 Evolving offshore wind supply chain relationships
  Bruce Valpy, Director, BVG Associates
09:30-10:00 The Challenges in Understanding and Managing Supply Chain Risk
  Tom Teixeira, Project Leader Global Markets-Willis Group
10:00-11:00 NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
11:00-11:30 OEM Selection Criteria
  Alberto Nichelatti, Purchasing Manager-Leitwind
11:30-12:00 Finding Competitive Sources
  Vijay Saproo, Sourcing Director, WinWind
12:00-14:00 NETWORKING LUNCH
14:00-14:30 Importance of Research and Design Collaborations in Supplier-OEM Partnerships
  Marc Stahl, Head of Supply Chain-Repower
14:30-15:00 The Importance of Reducing Lead Times
  John Kop, Sales Director-Advanced Tower Systems
15:00-15:30 Performance Increase and Cost Reduction in Blade Materials
  Rudolf Hadorn, CEO, Gurit
15:30 CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF THE CONFERENCE

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