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Tuesday, May 14
Bath & Body Works Global Headquarters | Columbus, Ohio

2024 CEO Summit

Supply Chain: The DNA of Resilient Networks

The 2024 Summit will examine the new demands of supply chain management--from resiliency to agility to sustainability. CEOs will share their insights, lessons-learned and strategies for building a resilient supply chain network in an uncertain world.

Gina Boswell

Bath & Body Works

Gina Boswell

CEO & Director

Brendan Bechtel

Bechtel Group

Brendan Bechtel

Chairman & CEO

Airica Steed

The MetroHealth System

Airica Steed

CEO & President

About the 2024 Summit

  • Companies that previously did not know their supply chain vulnerabilities have identified them in the last two years—in spades. COVID, international tensions, workforce transformations and national politics have all served to pressure test our systems, many times to the breaking point. These supply chain struggles, and America’s corporate response, will be the theme of the 2024 Ohio CEO Summit. Summit speakers will examine the new demands imposed on supply chain networks--and the critical components that define resiliency. Topics will cover top supply chain threats, localization and on-shoring, supplier perspectives and challenges, industry-agnostic supply chains, including workforce pipelines, disruption consequences, and real-time quality assurance innovations. CEOs will share their insights, lessons-learned and strategies for building a resilient supply chain network in an uncertain world.

FOCUS ISSUE:
Emerging and Transforming Industries

PART 1: DEFINING OHIO’S NEW LANDSCAPE

Building a workforce with the resilience to take on the unknown challenges of the future will require transformative, long-term action in the areas of education, economic development, and regional positioning. Together, these investments will drive long-term advantages in transportation, infrastructure, and community prosperity. Part 2 will present the long-term private sector solutions that every Ohio business can help power to reach that goal.

PART 2: NEW CAPABILITIES & TRANSFORMING INDUSTRIES

Business leaders must take immediate actions to protect and expand their workforce in the short term. Part 1 of the Summit will share the current picture of Ohio’s workforce landscape, and present insights and approaches that every Ohio business can consider implementing today. We will explore organizational change management, incumbent upskilling, candidate recruitment expansion and other critically-immediate business actions that can strengthen business profitability and enhance quality of life for all.

PART 3: THE “SO WHAT”: RETHINKING TECHNOLOGY & TALENT FOR WHAT’S COMING

Event Schedule

11 AM

DOORS OPEN

FREE TIME

Come in and get ready for the 2023 Summit!

11:30 AM

LUNCH

FREE TIME

Welcome to the 2023 CEO Summit!

12:20 PM

A GLOBAL VIEW OF FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS

PANEL

From the agriculture sector to kitchen supplier to distribution and restaurant networks, the map of “farm to table” has nearly immeasurable complexity. This first panel will share a high-level view of how a vast network of industries come together to support humanity’s most important service and provides context on how interconnected today’s economies, and supply chains are.

1:05 PM

THE NEW RESILIENCY DEMANDS OF SUPPLY NETWORKS

PANEL

There is a new level of disruption that supply networks must now be able to resist. The resiliency expectations are higher than ever, but what are they exactly? This conversation defines the must-have components for today’s supply chains.

1:45 PM

SHOCK DYNAMICS

SPEECH

Many of the greatest threats to supply networks are uncontrollable shocks, from global conflicts to extreme weather. This presentation covers the components and effects of those pressures.

2:00 PM

DISCOVERING VULNERABILITIES BEFORE SHOCKS DO

PANEL

Correctly evaluating risk and identifying potential exposures in advance of shocks cannot be overvalued for today’s firms. This panel explores what that predictive capability entails, and how it’s positioned across an enterprise.

2:40 PM

BUILDING ANYTHING, ANYWHERE

INTERVIEW

The expectations of delivering globally, in a customized manner are daunting. This conversation explores how companies and CEOs can understand those expectations within the context of their unique product delivery.

3 PM

BREAK

FREE TIME

Free time to network and explore

3:20 PM

CAN LEAN STILL WORK?

SPEECH

With so much uncertainty, does it still make sense to eliminate things like duplication and surplus inventory?

3:45 PM

NEARSHORING AND ITS IMPLICATIONS

PANEL

Some firms are shifting many of their operations from global networks to a domestic production model, opening up new opportunities and requirements. This conversation explores those implications for Ohio today, and for the future.

4:15 PM

BALANCING SCALE AND FOCUS

SPEECH

Companies are choosing different approaches to supply chain expectations. Responses span the gamut from vertical integration expansion to spinning off longstanding, significant segments. This presentation calls out major components of that decision point.

4:30 PM

DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN AND AI PANEL

PANEL

Entire supply networks are moving to the digital space, and with every disruption it causes, technology also provides a new series of tools for companies to build more resilient networks. This panel focuses on those resources, with a focus on artificial intelligence, and how they are being employed in today’s business community.

5 PM

SUMMIT CONCLUDES | RECEPTION BEGINS

NETWORKING

New and emerging industries have significantly impacted the landscape of Ohio’s workforce dynamic. This briefing presents quantifies those changes.

6:15 PM

RECEPTION CONCLUDES

NETWORKING

Wrap up the summit with a networking reception.

Sidecar Health
Cenovus Energy
Ohio Life Sciences
MarshMclennan Agency

Event Sponsors

GREIF
Paul Werth Associates
Innovation Leadership Institute
Transform Labs
GBQ Holdings
Bath & Body Works
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