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Reservations Required:   
July 22, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.​ CST

Online Event


Global Midwest Alliance invites you to its first program in the Global Food Focal Point Webinar Series, which will explore strategies for reopening the economy and the food supply chain in a post-pandemic world.

Join Global Midwest Alliance and host, Decernis, on July 22, for a webinar focused on managing disruptions in the food supply chain and addressing the opportunities, risks and strategies from a global perspective for food and ingredient manufacturers, processors and retailers, as the economy and markets begin to open in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Industry leaders and experts will speak to:

  • How companies are adapted 
  • How markets have shifted
  • How the landscape for business has changed 
  • Managing supply chain disruptions
  • Managing Business risks

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders, service providers and C-suite executives in the food industry.

Please register on or before July 21, 2020.
COVID-19: Managing Disruptions in the Food Supply Chain
About Our Sponsors
Decernis is is a FoodChain ID company that provides a complete regulatory intelligence information suite with unsurpassed coverage of more than 100,000 global regulations in 218 countries and 26 international communities, including focus on innovation, technology, and global expansion for the food industry in the Midwest. The Decernis product line includes Horizon Scanning, Supply Chain Management, Reference Databases and Regulatory Enterprise systems for food additives, consumer products, food packaging, contaminants, product safety, food fraud and food safety, and more.

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.

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​Welcome and Opening Remarks

Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kevin C. Kenny, J.D., LL.M, Chief Operating Officer, Decernis
Robert Brackett, IIT Vice President and Director, Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute for Food Safety & Health
Shrijeet Desai, Vice President, North American Procurement, Kerry Inc.
Bill Mountain, Global Director of Supply Chain, The Coca-Cola Company​

Questions and Closing Remarks

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