22 March I 10:00 – 10:15 I Opening Statement

Benjamin Brake, Director General of the Directorate “Digital- and Data-Policy”, German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV)

22 March I 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

22 March I 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.

Panel discussion with:
Opening Statement by Andreas Hubert, Group Chief Information Officer, adidas AG
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 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

23 March I 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

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