Join us for a Global Supply Chain Series live web event Protecting Supply Chains During Coronavirus on Tuesday, May 19th, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. This virtual event will bring leaders and experts together to discuss key supply chain challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- Christopher Roberti, Senior Vice President, Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- John Drake, Executive Director, Supply Chain Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Future of Supply Chains (in a Coronavirus World)
Efforts aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus and mitigating the longer term consequences of this pandemic will need to protect international trade and the transportation of goods. The challenge will be to advance policies and operational changes that expedite imports and exports, especially critical medical supplies and relief consignments, while safeguarding the health of trade workers and preserving the competitiveness of the businesses on which modern society depends. This panel will discuss how to strengthen transportation and logistics providers, ports, and border agencies to face these new challenges through international cooperation at all levels so that the operation of critical supply chains continues.
- Marianne Rowden (moderator), President, American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI)
- Ben Bidwell, Director, North America Customs and Compliance, CH Robinson
- Mark Hirzel, Export Manager-Customs, Trade Services/Finance, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
- Griff Lynch, CEO and Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority
- Norm Schenk, Vice President, Global Customs Policy and Public Affairs, UPS
Safeguarding Medical Supply Chains (and Where Products Really Come From)
The pandemic has laid bare the inadequacies of some aspects of U.S. pandemic preparedness, and policy changes are clearly warranted. However, before taking steps to safeguard the U.S. supply of medicines and medical equipment — and the supply chains that produce them — we need to understand where and how these products are really made and assess the different challenges relating to different categories of medical products. The panel will also map out appropriate solutions that will genuinely mitigate risks and avoid measures that will undermine our pandemic response today and our competiveness in the long haul.
- John Murphy (moderator), Senior Vice President, International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Ralph Ives, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Analysis, (AdvaMed)
- Jonathan Kimball, Vice President, Trade and International Affairs, Association for Accessible Medicines (AAM)
- Anne Pritchett, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Policy and Research, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)
Fireside Chat with Department of Homeland Security
- Suzanne Clark, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- The Honorable Chad Wolf, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Chamber Leadership Closing Remarks
- Thomas J. Donohue, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce