GreenBiz 17 Supply Chain Transparency Summit
GreenBiz 17 Supply Chain Transparency Summit Flow

Tuesday, Feb 14, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Grand Saguaro West

The Supply Chain Transparency Summit is a half-day, invitation-only working session on Tuesday, February 14, convening corporate sustainability and supply chain leaders to discuss strategies and best practices in building and communicating sustainable, transparent supply chains. The goal of the summit is to identify best practices in transparency requirements, the external stakeholders driving those requirements, and what to expect in the future. The summit will bring together brands and their stakeholders, including suppliers, NGOs, industry associations, investors, policy makers, and customers in a facilitated discussion. Participation will be limited to no more than 80 people.

Brand holders now expect key suppliers to be wholly transparent regarding materials and products supplied as well as the labor and operations involved in production. For top tier suppliers, brand holders expect them to go even deeper into their supply base. A CDP survey or occasional audits are not enough. Stronger pre-competitive alliances and new tools and tactics to achieve greater visibility into supply chain operations are required to to mitigate supply chain risk and increase resiliency. Fortunately, businesses can benefit if they can highlight their expertise and communicate their successes to their respective investors and customers.  

Industries We Will Address

  • Apparel
  • Automotive
  • Building Products
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Electronics
  • Food & Beverage
  • Home Care
  • Industrial Goods
  • Retail

Who Attends

Participation in the Supply Chain Transparency Summit at GreenBiz 17 is by invitation only to ensure a balanced and high-quality audience at the executive level:

  • Sustainability executives

  • Supply chain and procurement executives

  • Suppliers

  • Government officials and policy makers

  • NGOs, research organizations, and trade associations

What you can expect to learn:

  • What’s Possible: What’s needed to develop and scale systems to create and ensure transparent supply chains
  • Who’s Who: Where you fit in the ecosystem, including the adjacent players who can be powerful and effective allies and collaborators
  • Moving Forward: Key actions you can take, individually and through your organization, that can move the needle

How the Day Will Flow

The Summit begins with an opening breakfast and foundational panel to set the agenda. Participants will then engage in a series of facilitated discussions focused on identifying specific industry challenges and generating potential solutions for enabling more transparent supply chains. The Summit is designed to be an interactive, roll-up-your-sleeves experience, with few speeches and slide presentations.

The Working Session portion of the agenda is focused on identifying actionable solutions to accelerate supply chain transparency across a range of topics. Participants will self-select by interest for two, 30-min rounds, exploring how various organizations, ranging from technology providers to NGOs, consumer brands, and certification agencies can collaborate to improve supply chain transparency. 

The ability to increase transparency, and ultimately trust, will be discussed from the perspective of the following supply chain stakeholders:
  • Associations and Industry Groups
  • Certification Agencies
  • Channel Masters & Brand Holders
  • Government
  • Investors
  • NGO's
  • Public Relations & Communications
  • Suppliers
  • Technology