external event | member: GIZ
Digital technologies such as blockchains, sensors, intelligent QR codes and RFID chips are increasingly changing all sectors of the economy. They promise not only new levels of transparency and traceability for global supply chains, but also remarkable efficiency gains through automation. But how mature are the different technologies? Which projects already exist and how can digital technologies meaningfully improve global supply chain processes with regards to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
To answer these and other questions the GIZ Blockchain Lab and the Sector Project Digital Development organise “Chain2Sustain – Supply Chains, Digital Technologies and Traceability”, a solution conference on November 29 at Malzfabrik Berlin. The event presents current applications of emerging digital technologies in global supply chains, with a focus on blockchains and surrounding technologies. Chain2Sustain revolves around so-called solution workshops in which actors from development cooperation, blockchain and digital startups, public institutions and corporations are actively working on issues related to global supply chains with the aim of finding suitable solutions.
Participants gain important insights into current and forthcoming changes in supply chains resulting from digital technologies, particularly blockchains. This allows participants to gain valuable inputs for their own projects. The workshops enable the creation of pilots, which will be subsequently implemented with various partners.
09:30 Welcome and Blockchains in the Development Context – Speaker: Dr. Katrin Bornemann | Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
09:40 Overview about current GIZ Projects – Speaker: Franz von Weizsäcker | GIZ Blockchain Lab
10:00 An introduction to Blockchains: Potentials for supply chains? – Shermin Voshmgir | Vienna University of Economics
10:20 How can digital technologies promote sustainability in supply chains? – Tara Norton | BSR
10:40 Using the potentials of the Startup-Ecosystems for supply chains – Clemens Pompey | the impact farm
11:00 Coffee Break & Networking
Current Use Cases for Supply Chains: 4 Projects in 60 Minutes (inquired)
11:30 New blockchain-tools for the garment supply chain
11:45 The added value of digital technologies for the pepper supply chain
12:00 Tracking Minerals with Blockchains
12:15 New ways of financing small scale farmers with DLT-solutions
12:30 Meet the speakers and engage in conversations
13:30 Finding new answers to challenges in supply chains
16:45 Presentation of workshop results
17:30 Coffee & Networking
Please note that the event will be held in English without German translation.