Intent Meetings are not like other industry events. They are fully interactive, built around roundtable discussions. An individual agenda is crafted for you, ensuring you're paired with counterparts and useful contacts. Speakers are inspirational and provide food for thought. The day is by invitation and capped to ensure it offers the perfect opportunity to draw useful parallels, trade ideas, pick up on tips and make lasting connections. Please enquire to find out more!
You choose the 3 roundtables you wish to join from the below
1. End to end: dream or reality? What should you be striving for, and how?
2. AI for inventory: right stock, right place, right time
3. Digital twins and scenario generation: pathway to agile supply planning
4. S&OP & IBP - removing the blockers and speeding up planning process
5. Sustainable supply chain: commerciality vs. sustainability, and working towards Scope 3
6. Future State Supply Chain – Raising the bar? Forming a true logistics partnership
September 13th 2023
8:30 AM ARRIVAL
Pick up your personal agenda and charge up for the day
9.05 AM ICEBREAKER
We make it easy to make some intro's and meet likeminded peers
9:30 AM PANEL: HAS THE ROLE OF SC/L CHANGED?
What's changed since the pandemic, and has this stuck? Is the role evolving- and are we prepared for the future? Does SC have an image problem? A panel of guests share views, and we invite your thoughts too!
10:00 AM ROUNDTABLE ROUND ONE
Join your first pre-selected discussion:
11:00 AM 1-2-1 AND REFRESHMENTS
Hook up with your first peer-to-peer meeting and grab a refreshment
11.30 AM GUEST SPEAKER: HOW GOOD ARE WE AT UNDERSTANDING NUMBERS?
Special guest speaker: Brilliant writer and journalist Alex Bellos talks about how we understand, misunderstand and use numbers
12:00 AM. ROUNDTABLE ROUND TWO
Join your second chosen roundtable to exchange ideas and find useful parallels
1.00 PM 1-2-1 MEETING AND LUNCH
Meet up with an interesting contact and enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch
2:10 PM GUEST SPEAKER: HOW TO INFLUENCE - LESSONS LEARNED FROM NEGOTIATING WITH THE TALIBAN
Emma Dutton MBE shares her learnings and how they can be applied in the day to day work environment
2.50 PM ROUNDTABLE THREE
Final chance to tap into ideas and advice at your third chosen roundtable discussion
3.50 PM 1-2-1 AND REFRESHMENTS
Grab a final refresher and talk 1-2-1 to another useful contact
4.10 PM SESSION ROUNDUP
Hear a summary of each roundtable discussion to ensure you've captured key advice and conclusions
4.30 PM NETWORKING DRINKS
Relax over drinks and nibbles, with unique networking entertainment
5.45 PM END OF DAY
SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS
Mathematician, Writer, journalist
Supply chains will be controlled by a mix of technology, AI and human brain power. And it's a common challenge that non-supply chain functions don't want to get into the numbers - visuals express it better. So how do we think about numbers, and why?
Alex Bellos is the author of several bestselling books on maths, puzzles and football. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford before training as a journalist, working for various national papers before ending up as South America Correspondent for the Guardian between 1998-2003. His books, including Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, Alex Through the Looking Glass and Can You Solve My Problems? have sold more than a million copies worldwide. He has a puzzle column in the Guardian and his YouTube clips have received more than 25 million views. Alex’s other books include Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life and the children’s book series Football School, which explains the world through football. In 2006 he ghostwrote Pelé’s autobiography.
EMMA DUTTON, MBE
Ex Military Intelligence Officer, MD of AIG
Supply Chain professionals often have to battle to understand, manage and apply rational thought to commercial supply decisions. This requires tact, the ability to persuade, and the skills to influence senior decision makers. Emma Dutton joins us to explain how we can do these things with greater effect.
Emma served as an Engineer Officer in the RAF before transitioning to the influence capability of Military Intelligence. Over five tours of Afghanistan, she was placed in leadership and governance roles, leading teams to collect life-saving information.After a realisation that she was using the same influence skill set and methodology in her interactions with politicians and military commanders as she was with the Taliban, Emma co-founded the Applied Influence Group. She was honoured with an MBE in 2015 for her service in Afghanistan.
ABOUT THE MEETING
You'll choose the roundtables you'd like to join. We'll create your agenda, make sure you meet interesting people, and enjoy a day of discussion and interaction. Tapping into great ideas from elsewhere has never been easier!
Honest & open roundtable discussions
Easiest way to network and make strong new connections
Genuine discussion and idea sharing
Amazing non-typical speakers to inspire and share insights you can take back to your organisation
Fantastic food, healthy refreshments
Special Intent networking and entertainment
1-2-1 meetings set up for you
Amazing and accessible venue - no hotel basements!
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT OUR MEETINGS
“Thanks again for inviting me, it was great attending to meet colleagues from other industries and to chat about common challenges. Will definitely join next time and would maybe bring my logistic colleagues…liked the setting with small groups & round tables, great program as well location and catering.”
CM, Campari Group
“Am so pleased I managed to finally make one of your events. I found it really useful, and refreshingly different from other ones I’ve attended. I liked the roundtable style – interesting, beneficial, allowed for more brainstorming and gave much greater food for thought to take back to our day to day businesses. Excellent, engaging, entertaining speakers and subjects that help break up the ‘supply chain’ element of the day but give you more strategic business perspective considerations.
"Thank you very much for hosting a great session last week. A really great opportunity to have some round table discussions on topics front of mind, to get different perspectives and hear experience of deploying different technologies. The guest speakers were excellent too, good to break the day up with some completely different topics."