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ONLINE | Made in Asia - Emerging from the crisis: Resilience in supply chains

Language: English

£34 (350 HKD)

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The annual sourcing conference organised by the French Chamber in Hong Kong addresses a key issue for the industry: resilience in the supply chains.


Organised by the French Chamber in Hong Kong, the flagship event Made in Asia goes virtual for its 10th edition


Programme and full line-up of speakers on madeinasia.hk


The resilience of global supply chains has come into sharp focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Against the backdrop of economic challenges and an ever-shifting consumer mindset, today we are forced to rethink extensive yet fragmented supply and value chains.

At a time when sourcing professionals worldwide are coming to terms with these realities, the French Chamber in Hong Kong is delighted to present the 10th anniversary edition of its signature Made in Asia sourcing symposium in a new virtual format.

Under the guidance of the Chamber’s Sourcing Committee, a robust programme of sourcing experts, brands and retailers, manufacturers, and digitalisation leaders will take a deep dive into today’s unique challenges by exploring the different ways to protect value chains and reshape global supply chains.

Our experts will examine what the increasing focus on sustainability and deglobalisation means for stakeholders in their drive to innovate and advance their business resilience, cost optimisation, and risk mitigation to prepare for future crisis.

The French Chamber of Great Britain is proud to support this annual event for sourcing professionals.



Don’t miss out on this year’s virtual Made in Asia as some of the most experienced sourcing experts around the globe join us as share their strategies to business recovery in recent months.

  • Connect from anywhere you wish
  • Learn from 20+ expert speakers from leading companies and organisations
  • Virtual networking opportunities throughout the day


  • For members of the French Chamber of Great Britain - £34 (350 HKD)



Wednesday 25 November 2020
06:00 Opening remarks
06:10 Kicking off: Combating COVID-19 crisis in the global supply chains
Speaker: Jean-Pascal Tricoire (Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric)
Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)
06:35 The outlook for global trade amid the post COVID-19 recovery

What is the global economic outlook after the pandemic? What are the reasons for the widely different prospects? This keynote presentation will provide you with an overview of the headwinds and tailwinds for globalisation and global trade, while investigating the long-term trends such as urbanisation and changing economic growth patterns in Asia that global trade and supply chains.

Speaker: Louis Kuijs (Head of Asia Economics, Oxford Economics)
07:00 Better, faster, stronger: How COVID-19 has empowered retailers to strengthen their infrastructure and revolutionise their customer experience

The pandemic is far from over. But nine months into it, the most innovative and flexible retailers have 'made lemonade' by opening up new sales channels, expanding their supplier base, improving their ecommerce capability and adding new customer-facing features such as curbside pickup. During this keynote presentation, we will explore some of the best practices of the most resilient retailers from across the globe.

Speaker: Noah Herschman (Senior Retail Industry Architect, Microsoft)
07:20 Reconstructing the value chains
Speaker: Carine Pin (Co-Director, The Mills Fabrica)
07:50 Globalisation and fragmentation in the global value chains
Isabelle Méjean (Professor, CREST-Ecole Polytechnique & Laureate of the Best Young Economist of France 2020)
Moderated by Yvan Corno (Managing Director, Oqido)
08:10 Risk management and planning ahead
Alexandre Mittet (Managing Director, Casino Global Sourcing)
Gareth Brooks (Managing Director, VF Asia)
More to be announced
Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)
08:30 Case study: Best practices to manage crisis and mitigate risks
Mark Slade (Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Hong Kong and Macau)
Frédéric Poupeau (General Manager, Asia-Pacific, Forsee Power)
More to be announced
Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)
09:10 Leveraging partnerships in times of crisis
Christophe Roussel (Executive Vice President of Global Sourcing, Gap Inc.)
Anne-Laure Descours (Chief Sourcing Officer, Puma Group)
Devinda Peries (Business Director, MAS Holdings)
Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)
09:50 The way forward: Digitalisation in sourcing and product development
Alvin Ng (Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry)
Olivier Buring (Supply Chain and Sourcing Director Asia-Pacific, Hager)
Moderated by Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)
10:25 Latest developments in Asia's sourcing
10:35 Conclusion: Resilience and beyond
Speaker: Antoine Vanlaeys (Senior Vice President Operations Asia Pacific, L'Oréal)
10:55 Closing Remarks
Anson Bailey (Head of Consumer & Retail, ASPAC, Head of Technology, Hong Kong KPMG)

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