This year’s global conference is hosted in the Middle East, after being on the US West Coast, in Asia-Pacific and in Europe for the previous years. The agenda for this year’s conference is around technology supply chains with specific focus on “Connecting Markets, Trends & People”. Dubai is an ideal place for the conference, since it is a fast growing hub for logistics connecting global supply chains and key markets.
Camelot has been chosen among other well-known industry experts to discuss connecting markets in GCC and KSA with special focus on diversification creating opportunities. The 5th DHL Global Technology Conference is a three day event scheduled to be held from 14th to 16th April 2015, at the Conrad Dubai Hotel Conference Area. DHL, the world’s leading logistics service provider, is hosting the conference as an invite only event and the conference serves as a logistics industry forum to address trends, challenges, and opportunities in the technology sector. Industry and supply chain experts share their experiences and best practice in presentations, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. This conference attracts key supply chain decision makers from all leading companies in the technology sector. Over the previous four conferences, some 500 of these technology leaders have used the opportunity to network with each other and to meet and exchange ideas with DHL top executives.
Marcus Meissner, Managing Partner at Camelot Management Consultants Middle East, has been chosen among other well-known industry experts to share expert knowledge on how to be successful in high growth markets. Rising levels of disposable income spur the growth of consumer electronics. Ambitious governmental programs are targeting to diversify the 80% oil-based economy in KSA as well as in other GCC countries. What does this mean for technology companies and their supply chains targeting to capture market opportunities in the GCC? Marcus Meissner and Robin Philipose from Samsung will try to provide some answers to these questions in a panel discussion led by Frank-Uwe Ungerer, DHL Country Manager Express UAE.
Further speakers at this event are:
- Bas Jansen, Customer Service and Logistic Director, Unilever Africa
- Bernd Heinrichs, Managing Director – Internet of Everything (IoE) EMEAR, Cisco
- Dirk Van Den Bosch, VP Trade and Business Development, Dubai Port
- Frank Appel, CEO, Deutsche Post DHL
- Joerg Sonne, Vice President, United Arab Shipping Company – Middle East Cluster
- Mohsen Ahmad, Vice President, Logistics District, Dubai World Central
- Pat Flynn, Global Logistics and Supply Chain Director, Microsoft
- Ronald Kleijwegt, Director EMEA Logistics, Hewlett-Packard