Experts and students alike came together at the Vallendar campus of WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management to dialogue about the topics relevant to this year’s WHU – Campus for Supply Chain Management conference, run under the theme “De-globalization of supply chains – how to act in times of a changing geopolitical world order.” Starting on March 16, 2023, this two-day event gave students a chance to partake in interesting presentations, make connections, and gain insights into how different companies are coping with the state of world affairs having become increasingly volatile over the years.
On the first day, following an opening address from Arthur Körner, the event’s general manager, Professor Kai Hoberg from the Kühne Logistics University offered a glimpse into the challenges and opportunities that companies would have if they reverted to using regional supply chains. Participants then had a chance to present their own innovative business models and discuss their vision of the future during the subsequent pitch battle and career fair. Before everyone headed off to the gala dinner, Arnaud Blazy from the UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency took the stage. The UN representative held a presentation on how the United Nations supports refugees with the large amount of humanitarian supplies it has distributed at warehouses located around the world—and how these warehouses could be managed more efficiently on an international level.