The Supply Chain & Logistics 4.0 Summit is an exclusive platform that has been curated in line with the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program (NIDLP), which is the economic action plan put in place by the government of Saudi Arabia as part of Vision 2030. It is the mandate that was established to transform the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia into a leading industrial powerhouse and a global logistics hub.

The primary goal of NIDLP is to promote growth sectors with a focus on Industry 4.0, which in turn will generate a massive amount of job opportunities for the people of Saudi Arabia, enhance the country’s trade balance and maximize local content.

The program also seeks to position the Kingdom as a global logistics hub, focusing on three key components. Firstly, to create an export platform; secondly, to develop a regional distribution platform and lastly, to establish an efficient internal distribution network to enable industry and service supply chains. This collectively aims at improving infrastructure, transport networks and logistics standards to develop freight and passenger services, turning KSA into an international logistics hub capable of leveraging its geographical location.

According to Reuters, the government has allocated roughly $36 billion to improve the country’s logistics infrastructure. The plan is intended to contribute to Saudi Arabia’s macroeconomic development plan, Vision 2030, to diversify its economy away from oil exports and contribute in a massive way to the country’s GDP.

By 2024, the international logistics market is estimated to be worth $15.5 trillion and, Saudi Arabia is actively looking to establish itself as the trade and logistics hub of the Middle East. Through technological advancement, smart strategies and disruptive innovation it can help realize the true vision of the National Industrial Development and Logistics Program in transforming KSA into a global powerhouse of logistics.

The Kingdom’s biggest event of 2020, ‘The Supply Chain & Logistics 4.0 Summit’, is a premier by invitation-only program that will enable C-level logistics and supply chain professionals across various industry verticals like Retail, Pharma, Automotive, Chemical, Construction, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Transport, Government and Semi-Government organizations amongst others to discuss, learn, share and most importantly implement the latest strategies, technologies and solutions to transform Saudi Arabia into a global logistics and supply chain hub.
[Source: National Industrial Development And Logistics Program Book, https://bricsaconsulting.com/event/3rd-annual-saudi-freight-logistics-2018/, Transparency Market Research, https://www.freightwaves.com/news/economics/saudi-arabia-logistics-hub-investment]

Industry Verticals

• Logistics
• Manufacturing
• Food & Beverage
• Construction
• Retail
• Pharmaceutical
• Automotive
• Chemical
• Oil & Gas
• Aviation
• Education
• Finance/ Banking/ Insurance

Who will Attend?

• Head of Supply Chain/ VP of Supply Chain/ Supply Chain Director
• Head of Logistics/ Global Logistics Manager/ Logistics Director
• Head of Planning & Logistics
• GM / VP / Director / Head of Procurement
• Operations Director
• IT Director
• CEO/ Managing Director
• Quality Director
• VP of Distribution
• Country Lead - Transportation

Why Attend?

Network with regional experts, global industry leaders and your peers.

Find solutions to the challenges your business faces.

Implement strategies by leveraging leading consulting, technology and research partners.

Learn from industry experts and global innovators on how logistics 4.0 is paving the way to the future

Forge partnerships with select state of the art innovative technology providers.

Share experiences and challenges whilst learning from the views of other thought leaders and get answers through interactive sessions.


Agenda - Day 1

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 - 09:35 Panel Discussion
The Future of Logistics and Supply Chain Automation in KSA
• Key supply chain and logistics trends to watch out for in 2019 & beyond
• Logistics 4.0 driving Saudi Arabia’s Post-Oil Era
• KSA’s nine-point logistics transformation strategy
• Becoming “Future Proof” – from the perspective of a solution provider

09:40 – 10:00 Keynote Presentation
Logistics 4.0 – Its Relevance & Potential for the GCC
• Technologies behind Logistics 4.0
• Scenarios for Logistics 4.0
• Trends for digitally automated supply chains

10:05 - 10:25 Keynote Presentation
Understanding the Role of a Bank in Logistics and Supply Chain
• Review the challenges and opportunities for logistics and supply chain finance
• Overview of latest technologies disrupting logistic and supply chain finance
• How to: Create a relationship between banks and manufacturers to enable end-to-end finance solutions for faster results
• Future predictions and the roadmap for 2019 and beyond
• Case study: Bridging the SME finance gap

10:25 – 11:15 Keynote Presentation
Machine Learning, Intelligent Supply Chains – Deciphering the opportunities, risks and examples of AI
• How can AI significantly improve processes in the future?
• What are the limits and risks for the application of AI
• Which jobs will be eliminated by the “mind in the machine” – and which new ones will emerge?
• AI based robotics in Logistics

11:20 – 11:40 Keynote Presentation
Robotics and Automation – How can this affect you?
• Robots and Cobots in Logistics – The next stage of growth
• Usage of robots applications in transportation and logistics
• Learn the supply chain implications of automation
• 5 benefits of logistics automation

11:45 – 12:05 Keynote Presentation
Harness the Power of Blockchain
• Understanding the benefits and roles of this revolutionizing technology
• Using blockchain to transform your workflow processes by issuing, accepting, transferring an preserving your original documents in digital form
• Learn how to decipher whether your business is ready to adopt it and what the future holds

12:05 – 12:20 Networking Coffee Break

12:20 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
Managing Digital Disruptions – Impacts on Workforce
• Discover ways to ensure your team can adapt to digital needs by instilling technical understanding across all positions
• Learn how to help your team become adept tech operatives without hampering productivity and motivation
• Discover how you can identify and develop potential and talent in your people
• Communicate, innovate and collaborate – using digital disruptions to motivate employees to deliver their best

13:05 – 13:25 Keynote Presentation
Global Logistics – Supply Chain and Risk Mitigation
• The growing importance of risk management
• The pivotal role technology plays in risk mitigation
• What steps need to be taken to put risk management into action?

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

Agenda - Day 2

08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Welcome Refreshments

09:00 - 09:35 Panel Discussion
Leadership in Supply Chain – 2020 and beyond
• Understand the competencies of success for supply chain leaders
• Learn how to adapt your skills and outlook
• Leadership strategies to combat technological disruptions

09:40 – 10:00 Keynote Presentation
Logistics 4.0: IoT’s Role in Transforming The Supply Chain
• Connecting Logistics to the Future: Examples of how IoT is transforming supply chains today

10:05 - 10:25 Keynote Presentation
Industry 4.0 Impact on Logistics and SCM
• Actual management structures to be adopted according to the decentralized approach of Industry 4.0
• How can IT- systems help to control the decentralized management of the supply chain?
• Challenges for Supply chain planning and IT
• Industry 4.0 – Examples of applied research in logistics

10:25 – 11:15 Keynote Presentation
Big Data in Logistics
• Data Analytics and Predictive Analytics
• Pattern recognition and data visualization
• Data-driven simulation modelling

11:20 – 11:40 Keynote Presentation
Warehousing and Supply Chain
• Leveraging smart warehousing to increase supply chain efficiencies
• IoT for improving warehouse efficiency
• Increasing role of Robots & Automation in Warehousing and Supply Chain

11:45 – 12:05 Keynote Presentation
Green Logistics – A Sustainable Future
• Everything there is to know – cost and benefits
• Overcoming the challenges faced
• Impact on the future of logistics in KSA

12:05 – 12:20 Networking Coffee Break

12:20 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
The Edge: Digital Transformative Technology Giving Your Business an Advantage
• Understand how key technologies like AI, sensors, networks, 3D printing, AR/VR will shape the future of the logistics industry
• Learn how to lead the field in logistics by realizing the full human and technology potential
• Becoming Visionaries – Encourage innovation to take advantage of the changing digital world

13:05 – 13:25 Keynote Presentation
Delivering Enhanced Customer Experience
• Learn how you can measure and define customer experience within the supply chain
• Key insights from top performing organizations that prioritize customers
• Transforming our Supply Chain to Meet Future Customer Needs

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch

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