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Managing global supply chains has never been easy. Today, this is one of the toughest challenges for international business. At this year’s ICC Supply Chain Forum from 21 to 23 March in Berlin, we will discuss the regulation and digitalisation of supply chains with experts from politics, business and academia.

How can a holistic approach to supply chain regulation be ensured? How can digitalisation contribute to climate-friendly supply chains and help companies meet their due diligence obligations? How can digital tools help make supply chains more efficient and resilient? What will the paperless trade of the future look like?

Join us on 21 March to discuss how to ensure holistic regulation of supply chains with high-level representatives from the German government and international business! On 22 & 23 March we invite you to participate in four workshops on digitalization for (1) sustainability, climate action, (2) human rights, (3) efficiency, fraud prevention and (4) innovation in supply chains!

Watch some of the recordings here if you missed the event

As a global business organization, it is ICC’s mission to address the daily challenges faced by businesses of all sizes around the world and to develop and promote solutions through our network with the goal of making business work for everyone, every day, everywhere.

The ICC Supply Chain Forum is made possible by the support of MonetaGo, reuschlaw and GLEIF and is supported by our network partners DIHK and DSLV and media partner DVV Media Group.


21 March I 15:00 – 17:00
High Level Opening “Regulating International Trade: The More, The Better?”
Venue: DIHK Headquarters, Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Breite Str. 29, 10178 Berlin

22 – 23 March
Virtual Workshop Series “International Trade going Digital”
Digital Trade for Sustainability and Climate Action
Digitalization for Human Rights
Efficiency and Fraud Prevention in the Digital Era
Paperless Trade and Beyond

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21 March I 15:00 – 17:00 
High Level Opening “Regulating International Trade: The More, The Better?”
Venue: DIHK Headquarters, Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Breite Str. 29, 10178 Berlin

Global business continues facing supply bottlenecks, material and staff shortages and rising prices and is dealing with the far-reaching consequences of the Russian war in Ukraine in addition to the major global challenges of the 21st century. How can companies respond to these challenges, and what do we need for a more efficient and inclusive global trading system? And in this context, what opportunities does digitalization open up? A high-level opening panel with representatives of the OECD, the German Government, ICC, DIHK and International Business will take a stand on this.

15:00 I Welcome remarks:
Dr Holger Bingmann, Chairman, ICC Germany
Dr Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade and Member of the Executive Board, DIHK

15:10 I Panel discussion on “Regulating International Trade: The More, The Better?”:
Dr Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)
Niels Annen, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD), OECD
María Fernanda Garza, Chair, ICC, CEO, Orestia
Jürgen Lindenberg, Managing Director and Co-Owner, LINDY, First Vice President, Chamber of Industrie and Commerce Rhein-Neckar
Moderator: Dr Volker Treier, Chief Executive of Foreign Trade and Member of the Executive Board, DIHK

16:50 I Closing remarks:
Oliver Wieck, Secretary-General, ICC Germany

17:00 I Reception at Haus der Deutschen Wirtschaft


22 March I Virtual Workshop Series “International Trade going Digital”

10:00 – 10:15 I Opening Statement by
Benjamin Brake, Director General of the Directorate “Digital- and Data-Policy”, German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV)

10:15 – 12:00 I Digital Trade for Sustainability and Climate Action
The latest UN emissions gap reports a brutal truth: our current ambition level to curb GHG emissions is falling short. Add to that the added pressures of managing inflation and navigating geopolitical tensions, and the struggle is real – the sustainability puzzle seems impossible to solve. So how can we turn our ambition into action? This highly interactive workshop with a dynamic lineup of speakers explores the ever-evolving landscape of cutting-edge technologies. You will have the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions and explore innovative digital approaches to drive sustainable change within your organization by exchanging with the University of St.Gallen and corporate experts like Martina Buchhauser, former CPO of Volvo Cars, on how to turn the sustainability tides. Exchange with our experts, explore corporate best practices, and become a sustainability trailblazer.

Presentation by:
Harald Enz, Managing Partner, H&Z Management Consulting
Martina Buchhauser, Ex-CPO Volvo, Founder of the Procurement Initiative
Sven Steinert, Managing Director, SUSTAINX
Laurin Zemmrich, Research Associate & PhD Candidate, Institute of Supply Chain Management, University of St.Gallen

14:00 – 16:00 I Digitalization for Human Rights
The regulation of supply chains at national and European level are prime examples of companies‘ commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices in their international operations. How can digital tools contribute to this, where are the limits? What digital approaches are companies taking to due diligence in their supply chains? What are the goals of the Global Battery Alliance? In this workshop, we want to discuss these and other questions with you and experts from business, academia and politics.

Keynote: Andreas Hubert, Group Chief Information Officer, adidas AG

Panel discussion with:
Dr. Torsten Freund, Head of Project Management “Battery Passport”, Global Battery Alliance, Corporate Technology, BASF SE
Janina Lukas, Head of Ethics & Social Impact, Bayer AG
Frank Henke, SVP Sustainability Policy & Engagement, Global Legal, adidas AG
Dr. Tim Schulze, Policy Officer, Unit Electric Mobility, Alternative Drivetrains and Environmental Innovation, German Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action (BMWK)
Moderator: Dr. Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, Professor, Geneva University’s School of Economics and Management, Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights


23 March I Virtual Workshop Series “International Trade going Digital”

10:00 – 12:00 I Efficiency and Fraud Prevention in the Digital Era
Over 90% of international trade transactions today are conducted on paper. These processes are inefficient and prone to errors and fraud. In times of increasing challenges and risks, automation and digitization could significantly contribute to more efficient processes while reducing the risk of corruption and fraud. In this workshop, DVZ Editor-in-Chief Sebastian Reimann will discuss with experts from business and financial institutions about innovative technologies for more transparent and secure trade processes, including trade finance.

Dr. Jacob Bejoy, VP, Group Centre of Excellence – Blockchain, Deutsche Post DHL
Christian Hausherr, Product Management Trade Finance, Supply Chain Finance EMEA, Deutsche Bank
Dr. Mahmut Kobal, Global Head of Customs and International Trade, Beiersdorf AG
Oswald Kuyler, Global Head of Strategy, MonetaGo

Stephan Wolf, CEO, GLEIF
Moderator: Sebastian Reimann, Editor-in-Chief, DVZ

14:00 – 16:00 I Paperless Trade and Beyond
During the pandemic, there have been many initiatives and projects in international trade to replace paper as a critical information carrier. Global business has understood that the full potential of digitalisation can only be realised once the paper trail has disappeared. This panel discussion seeks to look beyond. The discussion, led by digitalisation experts Dr David Saive and Philipp Reusch, will revolve around the opportunities of connecting digital data sets in international trade to optimize existing and create new business models.

Felix Mathes, Global Surety Legal Coordinator, Allianz Trade
Anna Mitrovic, Area Sales Director, HCL Tech
Ingo Müller, Department Head Prototyping & Testing, Dachser SE
Henning Rahlf, Member of the Executive Board & Commercial Director, SCHUMANN
Johanna Wegner, Head of Division Customs and Foreign Trade Law, Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria

Moderator: Philipp Reusch, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Market Measures & Owner, reuschlaw
Moderator: Dr David Saive, Special Advisor International Trade, Finance & Digitalization, ICC Germany