Contact Info

Uyen Pham
Summit Program Manager
Center for Global Supply Chain Management
USC Marshall School of Business

August 2-3, 2018

Ronald Tutor Campus Center
3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles
CA 90089

About the Summit

Purpose: To connect leaders and create transformation through supply chain excellence.

2018 Theme: Visibility, Transparency & Cooperation

  • Gain access to unparalleled networking opportunities with top business leaders and companies
  • Learn how to manage high performing supply chains through insights developed from industry experience and applied research
  • Recruit top supply chain management talent in a relaxed and engaging setting at the Industry Network Connect Networking Reception
  • Showcase your company as a sponsor to our 80,000+ and growing USC Marshall global network and 450+ attendees
  • Recognize industry best practices through supply chain excellence awards
  • Experience all of the above in an enjoyable environment through:
    • Networking breakfasts, lunches, and cocktail reception
    • Entertainment
    • Technology demonstrations
    • Trade exhibits
Day 1

August 2, 2018


8:00 am              Networking Breakfast

8:35 am              Global Summit Kickoff  

8:45 am              Welcome Remarks:
                               Dean Ellis, Sandra Chrystal, Nick Vyas

8:55 am               Keynote Speaker:
                                James M. Sullivan,
                                U.S. Department of Commerce,
                                International Trade Administration

9:10 am                Keynote Speaker:
                                David Reich,
                                Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

9:25 am               Keynote Speaker:
                                Regenia Sanders,

9:50 am               Keynote Speaker: 
                                Chris Poole,

10:15 am              Awards Presentation:
                               Women’s Leadership in Supply Chain

10:25 am              Break

10:35 am              Breakout Sessions

  • Retail & Unified Commerce
  • Supply Chain Digital Transformation
  • Sustainability

12:00 am             Networking Lunch

1:00 pm               Awards Presentation: Lean Excellence

1:10 pm                 Plenary Panel: Blockchain

2:30 pm               Blockchain Book Launch

2:40 pm               Keynote Speaker:
                               Rob Allan,

3:05 pm               Break

3:15 pm                Breakout Sessions

  • Modern Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain Finance

4:35 pm               Port Outlook: Ports of LA and Long Beach

5:00 pm               Closing Remarks

5:30 pm               Alumni Dinner

Day 2

August 3, 2018


8:00 am            Networking Breakfast

8:50 am             Opening Remarks: Wink Williams

9:00 am             Keynote Speaker:
                               Anita Sengupta,
                               Virgin Hyperloop One

9:25 am              Keynote Speaker:
                               Joshua Dolan,

9:50 am              Awards Presentation: 3PL Excellence

10:00 am             Break

10:10 am              Breakout Sessions

  • Humanitarian Supply Chain
  • Global Business & Trade Outlook
  • Supply Chain Talent Strategy

11:30 am             Networking Lunch

12:30 pm            Awards Presentation:
                               Supply Chain Digital Transformation
                              Corporate Social Responsibility

12:40 pm             Jupiter Announcement (Rich Sorkin)

12:45 pm             Keynote Speaker: Google

1:05 pm                Plenary Panel: Disruptive Technology

2:20 pm               Break

2:30 pm               Breakout Sessions

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Professional Education

3:50 pm               Break

4:00 pm              Closing Reception
                               Industry Network Connect Career Fair

6:00 pm              INC Close

Meet Our Speakers

Rob Allan

Global Lead
Supply Chain Analytics Offering for Watson Supply Chain

Joshua J. Dolan

Global Supply Chain and Logistics Leadership Executive

James Ellis

USC Marshall School of Business

Noel Hacegaba

Managing Director
Commercial Operations & Chief Commercial Officer
Port of Long Beach

Chris Poole

Research Managing Vice President

David Reich

Director of Economic Infrastructure
Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti

Regenia R. Sanders

Principal Partner of EY's Advisory Supply Chain Transformation & Operations

Anita Sengupta

Senior Vice President, Systems Engineering
Virgin Hyperloop One

Gene Seroka

Executive Director
The Port of Los Angeles

James M. Sullivan

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services
U.S. Department of Commerce
International Trade Administration

Nick Vyas

Executive Director
Global Supply Chain Management
USC Marshall School of Business
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Ronald Tutor Campus Center
3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles
CA 90089