Meeting - Consumer Goods & Retail SC Future-Proofing

1st October 2020, Amsterdam


Full agenda

Thursday 1st October 2020

08.30   Registration 

09.00   Statement of Intent - Ed Lawson, Director, Intent Group

09.05   Icebreaker - member intros

09.35   Roundtable discussions - first round (see below)

10.25   121 meetings

10.45   Special Guest speaker

11.15   Networking break

11.30   Roundtable discussions - second round (see below)

12.20   121 meetings

12.40   Networking Lunch 

13.50   Roundtable discussions - third round (see below)

14.40   121 meetings

15.00   Short break

15.15   Roundtable discussions - fourth round (see below)

16.05   Member experience sharing case study

16.30   Intent Style Networking & drinks

17.20   End of meeting

Roundtable discussion themes

Up to SIX of the following top interests of the members who are planning to attend this meeting will be the roundtable discussion themes (in no particular order):

  • DIGITALISATION - future ready supply chain strategies

  • FORECAST ACCURACY - from stable to seasonal SKUs

  • E2E VISIBILITY - OTIF, Best in class customer service

  • S&OP - connected planning, uniting functions

  • AI & ML - opportunities to add sophistication to your operations

  • DIGITISING DATA - the precursor to learning more from analysis of your supply chain

  • 3PL PARTNERSHIPS - steps to growth with the best fit 3PL partnership

  • ZERO WASTE - strategies to reduce waste in your supply chain​

The final agenda (with the SIX roundtable discussion themes) is confirmed one month before the meeting.

About Intent Member Meetings

  • Capped attendance (to maintain a private and safe setting for genuine sharing)

  • Private, by-invitation only, Chatham House Rules

  • Cross-sector, Director level, pre-profiled (all attendees receive full details on participating members)

  • Mutually agreed 121 meetings based on common interests (no obligation or pressure)


Concurrent roundtable discussions

​The roundtable discussions are concurrent / simultaneous and they run FOUR times during the day.

Members submit questions and agenda points and we work with the discussion hosts to tailor the agendas for participants. Each member receives a personalised agenda with the times of each of their chosen discussions. No competing companies are scheduled on the same session.

121 meetings

​We schedule member-to-member and member-to-partner 121 meetings for all attendees (that wish to). These meetings are based on common interests and are agreed in advance. There is no obligation to attend any meeting that is not of interest.

What else?

Each meeting also includes two or more of:

  • Member viewpoint/experience sharing: a member shares a short, honest review of a recent project or improvement made in their business, with a focus on 'lessons learned'.

  • Expert Q&A: we invite a subject-matter expert on an important theme for our members and then invite them to ask whatever they want.

  • Leadership "refreshers": knowing what to do is only half the battle...our members then need to make things happen! We invite inspirational coaches to equip our members with new tools and ideas to help them realise their goals.

  • Something totally different: we invite interesting and unusual non-industry luminaries whose insights and experiences can provoke tired assumptions and stimulate new thinking.

  • Rapport-building activities: we end each meeting with some fun stuff so that you make new friends, not just new contacts.

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On hearing about the Intent Group proposition, it was of immediate appeal to me. We’re a billion dollar business, and I’ve worked in supply chain over 25 years. For us, it’s the perfect platform to collaborate, see if others share our beliefs about the future of agile supply chain, and to have more useful touchpoints outside of our business” NL, FMCG member.

     Venue, accommodation & travel


We're delighted to host this meeting at the Old Heineken Brewery in central Amsterdam

Venue address: The Old Heineken Brewery, Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam

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