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Avineo is frequently sharing insights at a variety of events. We are contributing with experience and thought leadership as well as we are seeking to learn from others. Find past and future events below.

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Events Calendar

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    June 18-22, 2018

    This programme by ULearning@ University of Limerick (UoL) provided a unique opportunity to take a step back from day-to-day demands and reflect on your supply chain performance. Delivering the latest thinking to help you innovate your supply chain, the programme enabled for developing your supply chain leadership skills and strategic capabilities.

    These UoL events have previously been attended by companies such as Dell, Infineon, Ledvance and many other world-leading examples of supply chain excellence, and this Supply Chain Management event helped applying breakthrough innovations to your operations.

    Since 2014 Michael Ginap is contributing to the UoL body of knowledge with a 2-days course on “Supply Chain Design and SCOR”. This year, Michael ran an additional 1/2-day workshop on “Blockchain for Supply Chains”.

    Here is the link to the UoL website.

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  • GrowthCon 2018 - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    May 2-4, 2018

    GrowthCon is a Tech & M&A Conference and this year’s event offered a deep dive into very relevant topics of today’s tech business and entrepreneurial challenges. Many well known experts e.g. in the field of AI, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity discussed the hottest trends and gave a picture of newest developments. More than 500 tech savvy founders, digital leaders, investors and corporates were networking – an inspiring crowd.

    Michael Ginap attended on May 3, the main conference day. Contact him for more information.

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    [video: GrowthCon]

  • Blockchain Summit 2018 - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    April 26, 2018

    Blockchain Summit Frankfurt was a 1-day conference and exhibition connecting over 700 industry leaders, business decision makers, tech innovators and investors – all about Blockchain, only about Blockchain. The largest dedicated Blockchain Event in Europe. No co-located side events and a purely Blockchain focused audience. At Kap Europa, a conference hot spot in Frankfurt/Main.

    Michael Ginap participated and experienced cutting-edge case studies offering a “how-to” approach for deploying Blockchain technologies across industries. Next to finance, insurance, media and entertainment, also logistics and utilities were discussed.

    Want to learn more? Discuss Blockchain for Supply Chains? Leave a comment below or join us in our Blockchain Workshop in Frankfurt on June 7, 2018 (in German)!

    [video: BlockchainSummit]


    March 21, 2018

    An intimate discussion with industry leaders took place at our APICS EXECUTIVE FORUM hosted by PwC in Milan/Italy, on Wednesday, March 21. A good 40 professionals shared views and reflected on insight from the global APICS community of practice of more than 7,500 Supply Chainers around the world. Michael Ginap kicked off this ‘by invitation only’ event with an interactive, in-depth discussion on critical topics and enterprise-level best practices in operations and supply chain. Four themes were addressed:

    1 – supply chain innovation
    2 – consumer driven supply chains
    3 – supply chain talent
    4 – supply chain risk

    Leave a comment below if you want to know more and/or be informed about similar future events.

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  • ZVEI Working Group SCM | 2017 - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    December 7, 2017

    Members of the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (ZVEI) discussed the development status of subjects like Semantic Web and Ontology Engineering. Blockchain technology and potential use cases in real supply chains were evaluated at high level as well.

    Michael Ginap is a standing guest member of the ZVEI Working Group SCM since 2013 and co-authored the Guideline Supply Chain Management in Electronics Manufacturing, published 2014. He participated in the subject matter discussion. Check “BC4SC“.

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  • Blockchain - Let´s get serious - Business & Politics | 2017 - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    November 30, 2017

    A room packed with more than 100 people at this Meetup. The focus was on the impact of Blockchain on business models and politics. Speakers include Joachim Lohkamp (Jolocom) who talked about the ongoing work of Bundesblock (Blockchain Association Germany) and the connection points to politics and industry. Oliver Naegele (also Bundesblock) and team showed what it means getting serious by showcasing Digital Identities on the Blockchain with their demo version “HELIX ALPHA”.

    Michael Ginap attended this event at the FinTech HQ (Frankfurt/Main) to call for interest for our new endeavour “BC4SC” – Blockchain for Supply Chains.

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  • Smart Engineering: Agile Development and Design Thinking | 2017 - DARMSTADT (GE)

    November 30, 2017

    Agile methods promise to ensure a quick project ramp-up and flexibility in project management; Outside-In thinking and collaboration are key. Design Thinking is a systematic way to handle complex problems and both methods seem to offer great synergies. Exploring the challenges and opportunities from combining both approaches in practice was the main subject of this information day.

    Michael Ginap attended this event at the SCHENK TECHNOLOGIE- und INDUSTRIEPARK in Darmstadt (near Frankfurt/Main).

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  • IBM Watson and Analytics Meetup | 2017 - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    November 23, 2017

    It’s been an interesting evening and a lively discussion at IBM. A walk through of the Watson Data Platform kicked-off the Meetup. Did you know you can actually try Watson for free? The evening also included a review of real time analytics at the Roskilde Festival about movement of crowds and real time data for best attendee experience. We also followed a demo and discussed building a chat bot using Watson. Thanks to the IBM folks for their hospitality!

    Please leave a comment in case of questions.

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  • Start-up Space Opening at the HOLM | 2017 - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    November 16, 2017

    Minister of State Hessen, Mr. Tarek Al-Wazir (Economy, Energy, Traffic, and Development – HMWEVL) was present for the opening ceremony at the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) at Frankfurt Airport. The first three start-ups were welcomed as winners of the application procedure. A brief presentation of each start-up was followed by discussion and a get-together for further information on products and innovations around logistics, mobility and aviation.

    As member of HOLM, Michael Ginap joined and enjoyed the evening and the impressive start-up presentations. If you want to learn more, please leave a comment below (at end of this page). Links to German Website of HOLM.

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  • "Blockchain" at Vision.Logistik.3 | 2017 - KÖLN (GE)

    October 20, 2017

    Experts discussed and networked at the Vision.Logistik.3 around Blockchain and Logistics. Great insight into opportunities of this emerging technology for the future of supply chains.

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  • "Industry 4.0 & Future of Work" | 2017 - ULM (GE)

    September 28, 2017

    Industry 4.0 – how will the future of work look like? What opportunities will the digital transformation offer for our working environment? A half day event organized by Ingenics AG addressed these essential questions with expert key notes and time for discussion.

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  • "Outsourcing Study 2017" - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    September 13, 2017

    For the seventh time this study of Miebach / DVZ revealed the trends in outsourcing of logistics services. The report addressed challenges from tendering to implementation, regional differences, and insourcing movements as well.  Over 500 companies, shippers and service providers were surveyed. A venue well picked: the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) at Frankfurt airport.

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  • Fireside Chat "Artificial Intelligence" | 2017 at H.O.L.M. - FRANKFURT/MAIN (GE)

    September 7, 2017

    Together with TÜV Rheinland the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) invited for a fireside chat with talks from TÜV Rheinland i-Sec, Continental AG (Artificial Intelligence Center), and Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. An interesting evening! Read more

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  • Process Mining Camp 2017 - EINDHOVEN (NL)

    June 29/30, 2017

    Information-packed practice talks with a community of Process Mining experts and starters alike, following case studies of e.g. Dutch Railway (Nederlandse Spoorwegen), metal manufacturer Veco, and Essent. Michael Ginap dove into process mining for two days and participated in a workshop that aimed at understanding “what process miner am I?”.

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  • Supply Chain & Logistics Summit EMEA 2017 - BARCELONA (ES)

    June  19-21, 2017

    Event organizer Clarion brought together some 250+ people at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I convention centre. Avineo Founder & Owner Michael Ginap talked about “From Strategy to Action – how to become more effective in managing your Supply Chains”. He also participated in think tanks and roundtable discussions. Next, Michael was on a panel discussing “The secret to supply chain success: achieving agility & flexibility in a volatile global marketplace”.

    video and thumbnail image: SCL Summit

  • Roundtable "Aftermarket Supply Chain Developments" 2017 - MUNICH (GE)

    May 10, 2017

    Michael Ginap facilitated this roundtable discussion alongside the transport logistic exhibition 2017. This event was by invitation only and hosted by PENSKE Logistics. A core group of automotive and other industry aftermarket experts shared their view on challenges for spare part supply in Europe.

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  • APICS SCC Executive Forum 2017 - DUBLIN (IR)

    May 9, 2017

    On a beautiful day over 60 Supply Chain Managers came to this event hosted by PwC in Ireland. Michael Ginap joined in after speaking about “SCOR in Europe – yesterday and today” at the APICS SCC Corporate Advisory Board meeting the day before.

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  • Top Management Forum 2016 - MILAN (IT)

    November 30, 2016

    In collaboration with APICS partner JPS Consulting, Michael Ginap talked about “ENHANCING SUPPLY CHAIN TACTICS AND STRATEGY ALIGNMENT – The role of BPM and S&OP”. Link

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  • Ulmer Logistik Meeting 2016 - ULM (GE)

    November 24, 2016

    Hosted by Hochschule Neu-Ulm we participated in discussions around future trends in logistics and supply chain management. Topics included 3-D Printing (HP and Airbus), air and ground drones (KIT, Inst. für Fördertechnik und Logistiksysteme), autonomous driving (TH Ingolstadt, former BMW developer), AR/VR (Phaenom), and platform enabled freight markets (COLO21). Link

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  • Executive Briefings 2016 - MUNICH (GE)

    October 26-27, 2016

    At Nokia’s Munich campus, Supply Chain and Operations Executives came together to talk about their initiatives leading towards supply chain excellence. Impressive presentations from Nokia, Johnson Controls, Infineon, and Ericsson. Michael Ginap talked about “Supply Chain Critical Success Factors and the Impact of SCOR” Link

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  • Executive Briefing Session 2016 - PARIS (FR)

    May 10, 2016

    MGCM, one of the French APICS channel partners hosted the event, nicely combining it with their new Nanterre office opening. As the event’s facilitator, Michael Ginap was also introducing SCOR and co-moderated Q&A and expert opinions. Presentations came from electronics distributor AVNET, and food ingredients manufacturer McCormick. Link

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  • Fireside Chat 2016 - MUNICH (GE)

    March 9, 2016

    More than 20 practitioners, academics and software vendors met at this ‘invitation only’ informal gathering hosted by APICS Supply Chain Council affiliate Nokia. Michael Ginap joined in to discuss aspects of supply chain transformation.

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