The Ireland-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) has announced that they will be holding a virtual on-line event on Tuesday 12 May 2020 at 18:00 on the topic of "The Weakest Link – The Supply Chain".

We have become accustomed to all sorts of exotic goods and foods. From the new car and the latest smart phone to having fresh fruit all year round. Do you ever wonder how this all happens? Do you ever wonder that it happens at, when we think about it, a reasonable price?

Making all those parts in the locations that deliver the best price and quality, bringing them all together to give the wide screen TV is complicated. Making sure that each and every week fresh fruit and vegetables are on our super market shelves takes a high level of organisation with many different actors involved.

Covid-19 and, to a lesser extent Brexit, have brought the complicated supply chains that deliver these goods to us under threat. How vulnerable are these lines of supply? Will things change in the future? Are there lessons in the current emergency that industries, supermarket chains and governments need to learn for the future? Has this pandemic taught us that some items are essential and strategic? Are these at the end of a supply chain that is vulnerable because it spans continents?

The ILCC is organising a virtual on-line event for members (and non-members too) to hear from those directly involved in supply chains, from those who have studied how they operate and what they contribute to our modern way of life and hear a defence perspective on what are strategic supplies.

The Speakers:

- Tom Murphy: President Kerry Luxembourg with extensive experience of the demand and supply of major food ingredients.

- Richard Meads: Econometrician, Rapporteur of the European Risk Forum and author of numerous papers on the impact of regulation on business and society.

- George Buckingham: Principal Development Officer at NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), who has worked to create infrastructure and plan logistics in developing and war-torn countries.


18:00 Log-in with Registration Code
18:05 Welcome/logistics explanation by Joe Huggard, ILCC Chairman
18:10 Presentations by speakers
18:50 Panel discussion and Questions and Answers
19:15 Close

Prior registration is necessary via email: Once registered, you will receive log-in details and instruction on how to submit a question.