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New MDX Dubai research institute Centre for Supply Chain Excellence hosts Supply Chain Research Symposium


On 7th September 2021, our Centre for Supply Chain Excellence hosted the First Supply Chain Research Symposium in partnership with Walailak University, focusing on the theme “Supply Chain Disruption, Digitisation and the Rise of E-Commerce”.

The symposium provided a timely venue for practitioners and academics to engage in a meaningful discourse on the challenges posed by the pandemic and the role of technologies in mitigating such challenges, as well as the opportunities arising from supply chain digitisation and the rise of e-commerce.

The Centre for Supply Chain Excellence is one of Middlesex University Dubai’s newest research institutes. It is dedicated to promoting supply chain excellence in education, research, and practice through collaboration with academics, industry partners, government entities, and other research institutes.

The symposium attracted over 100 delegates, including presenters and speakers from the UAE, UK, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia. Participants witnessed several excellent presentations and inspiring keynotes speeches by Prakash Rao, Group Head Supply Chain Projects and Home Operations at Landmark Group Retail Division; Ritesh Somani, Director - Supply Chain and 3PL Trans, Middle East and North Africa, Amazon; and Associate Professor Min Teh, Dean, Research School of Marketing at Curtin University Australia.

Speaking on the success of the event, Dr Cody Paris, Deputy Director Academic Planning & Research at Middlesex University Dubai said: “This symposium brought together a multitude of insights from leading researchers and industry leaders across several regions and sectors. I want to thank the conference Chair, Dr Sreejith Balasubramanian and Dr. Janya Chanchaichujit, and all the members of the organising committee from Middlesex University Dubai and Walailak University in putting together a fantastic programme. We hope to continue this run of success in the next edition of the Symposium in 2022.”

Watch the symposium

The full symposium recording is available through this Zoom link here.

Use this passcode to access the video: P3c1=vWc

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