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27 Aug 2020





Event Description

10:00 - 11:00

Sourcing Responsibly in an Evolving Landscape

Modern sourcing best practices have been evolving from responsibility to sustainability-focused. The conventional, buyer-driven “compliance approach” has been changing. Emerging governmental requirements in supply chain risk due diligence have shaped new definitions of sustainable sourcing and production. Supply chain actors in sourcing countries have been taking a more proactive role in driving sustainable trade.

This session will look into the trends, challenges and opportunities of strategic sourcing planning. We’ll investigate how businesses can balance maintaining mature sourcing markets with exploring new regions or sectors with high risks. Insightful business case studies from APAC will be shared.


10:00 – 10:05


Moderator: Joyce Chau, amfori APAC Director

10:05 – 10:15

Recovery prospects for Asia and medium-term economic trends

Speaker: Ms. Sian Fenner, Lead Asia Economist, Oxford Economics

10:15 – 10:25

Responsible Sourcing Strategy vs Business Challenges in 2020 and Beyond

Speaker: Mr. Samuel BOUILLÉ, Head of Quality Assurance, Metro Sourcing International Limited

10:25 – 10:35

Responsible Sourcing Amidst Changing of Supply Chain Landscape

Speaker: Mr. Adrian Bahnerth, Head of Department Sustainability & Quality Assurance, Migros (Hong Kong) Ltd.

10:35 – 10:45

Thoughts on Social Sustainable Sourcing, Retail Armageddon and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker: Mr. Alex Young, Group CEO, TexRay Industrial Co., Ltd

10:45 – 11:00


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11:15 - 12:15

Lessons Learned from Existing Responsible Business Conduct Due Diligence Laws: What Is Working and What Is Not?


American Embassy Brussels
Economic Specialist
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
Researcher position in the Communication Technologies Division – PHYCOM Department
Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
Researcher positions in Communication Network Division – Mobile networks department
European Union Chamber of Commerce in China
Policy and Communications Manager