International Conference on Maritime, Humanitarian, & Agro-food Supply Chain and Logistics: Disruptions, Implications, & Opportunities

Mercredi 31 août 2022
De 9h à 17h

On August 31st, 2022, the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) hosted the International Conference on Maritime, Humanitarian, and Agro-Food Supply Chain and Logistics: Disruption, Implications, and Opportunities in a hybrid format. The conference is part of the activities organized under the Global Supply Chain Management for Southern Mediterranean (GLOB-SM) project currently being led by AUB in collaboration with European, regional, and national partner higher education institutions (Kedge Business School - KBS, University of Antwerp - UA, Princess Sumaya University of Technology - PSUT, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Innovation - TAGUCI and Saint-Joseph University - USJ​). 

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) programme of the European Union with an objective to launch the first in the region MSc in global supply chain management with concentrations in maritime, humanitarian, and agro-food supply chains and logistics. The program sets the scene for collaborations with the private and public sectors in these three domains. The conference brought together international and national participants, with a mix between the private sector, academia, and NGOs. Dr. Maya Nabhani, the Director of Continuous Academic Improvement at FAFS Dean’s office at AUB and the conference moderator, initiated the conference by welcoming the speakers, the panelists, and the attendees and introducing the opening session.