Hello IMCers and fellow pandemic sufferers! We have the pleasure of having Simona Katzman as our keynoter to provide us with a picture of:
The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Food Supply Chains During the Time of Covid
This will be a timely and relevant topic for this session which covers the agriculture, food and natural resources sectors. The corona Covid-19 crisis highlighted more than a few vulnerabilities in our primary production, and sustaining asset, mega sectors. Human Healthcare being the key sector in the sustaining asset group.
While the crisis had the public health experts totally focused on possible Healthcare delivery capacity limits, we discovered that human fuel production capacity was also under threat due to the interplay of several factors in supply chains, and in certain production facilities, directly impacted by the pandemic.
Resilience of Food Supply Chains
Consideration of what, if any, changes in our food supply chains might arise from the fact that we have real vulnerabilities there will be one of the things we will likely explore as a result of Simona’s review. If time permits, we will discuss what are the industries the constitute the “natural resources sector” and what is our relevance in them from a consulting perspective.
We hope you will be able to join us for what will be a interesting discussion that may give us insights on some longer term opportunities in these sectors.
About our presenter:
Simona Katsman is a University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign student of Crop Sciences with a focus on Urban Horticulture. She is studying how the environmental changes will impact agriculture and our economic future and is a proponent of urban agriculture as a viable solution. Her aim in becoming a consultant is to bring together start-ups with cities struggling economically and environmentally, and to help cities become more sustainable.
Presenter's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simona-katsman-90751547
We hope you Zoom with us for this session. It should be a lively and stimulating discussion as this area is going to be “TRANSFORMING” for a long time.
Facilitator: Richard Bullock
Join us at 7:30am CST for for chatting and getting to know you; meeting at 7:45am https://www.zoom.us/j/534-649-516