2 Jul.

Bridging the Gap

Global Perspectives in Supply Chain Risk Management 

Berlin, Germany
Event language: English

Breakfast Event in cooperation with the Aspen Institute
Deloitte Greenhouse, Kurfürstendamm 23, Berlin
2nd of July 2024 | 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.


About the event

In today’s highly interconnected world, managing supply chain risks is crucial yet increasingly complex to both governments and international business alike, in particular from a regulatory perspective. With countries around the world at different stages of development and facing unique, but similar challenges - from environmental degradation to natural resource depletion and geopolitical upheavals - there is a pressing need to explore more comprehensive, integrative strategies that address these issues proactively as part of building more efficient supply chain risk management frameworks - whilst promoting sustainable practices and facilitating global governmental & public-private cooperation.

The Aspen Institute Germany is a German think tank and was founded in Berlin in 1974. As an independent non-profit institution, Aspen Germany is part of the global network of the US-based Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. with partners in Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Colombia, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Ukraine. The institutes are committed to tackling the challenges of the 21st century together and organize conferences and meetings for leaders and socially relevant players on current economic, political and cultural topics.

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09:00 a.m.    Registration and coffee

09:15 a.m.    Start of the Event: Opening Statement by Michael Müller, Partner Risk Advisory,  Deloitte

09:20 a.m.    Welcome remarks by Stormy-Annika Mildner, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Germany

09:25 a.m.    Moderated panel-discussion, led by Stormy-Annika Mildner (Aspen Germany)

10:15 a.m.    Q&A with audience and participants

10:40 a.m.    Closing remarks 

10:45 a.m.    End of discussion

10:45 a.m.    Start of breakfast and get-together

11:30 a.m.    End of the event


Guiding Questions include:

  • How do supply chain risk management challenges differ between countries of the Global North and the Global South?
  • What are the best practices for managing risks at the beginning of a supply chain?
  • How can technological innovations enhance supply chain resilience worldwide?
  • What role do international organizations play in promoting unified supply chain risk management strategies?

Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of these important discussions that aim to bridge gaps and build a resilient future for global supply chains. Register now to confirm your participation!

Our panelists:

  • Kathrin Henneberger, Member of the Bundestag for Alliance 90/The Greens, member of the Subcommittee on International Climate and Energy Policy, and the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development.
  • Volker Ratzmann, Executive Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs at DHL Group.
  • Yadir Salazar Mejía, Ambassador of Colombia to Germany.
  • Nick Heine, CEO Integrity Next (https://www.integritynext.com/de/)
  • Anne Lauenroth, BDI, Deputy Head of the International Cooperation, Security, Raw Materials and Space Department.

The event will be moderated by Dr. Stormy Annika Mildner, Executive Director Aspen Institute Germany

Moderation & Speaker

Welcome and introductory remarks will be delivered by Michael Müller (Partner, Crisis & Resilience Team, Deloitte Germany) and the webinar will be moderated by Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner (Executive Director, Aspen Institute Deutschland e.V.).

Nick Heine has worked in the software business for over 20 years, 14 of which he spent in various areas of strategic purchasing and the supply chain. An expert in supplier management, risk management and compliance, he has held various roles at Xcitec, Emptoris and IBM. In 2016, together with Martin Berr-Sorokin and Simon Jaehnig, he founded IntegrityNext, a leading solution provider for supply chain sustainability management, where he holds the role of Chief Customer Officer.

Kathrin Henneberger is a member of the Bundestag for Bündnis 90/ Die Grünen. Her focus is on global climate justice, which is why she has been supporting the World Climate Conference for several years. As chairwoman of the Economic Cooperation and Development Committee, as well as the International Climate and Energy Policy Subcommittee and as a member of the Climate Protection and Energy Committee, she works to ensure that Germany’s global responsibility is implemented. 

Volker Ratzmann is currently Executive Vice President Corporate Public Affairs DHL Group. Previously, he was, among other things, State Secretary and member of the state government of Baden-Württemberg as the state's representative to the federal government from 2016 to 2020 and a member of the Berlin state parliament (Abgeordnetenhaus) for 11 years. Mr. Ratzmann is also a certified specialist lawyer for employment and criminal law and a founding member of the law firm Hummel, Kaleck, Ratzmann, Rubbert.

Since October 2022, Yadir Salazar Mejia has been the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in the Federal Republic of Germany. She has many years of experience working on international trade, the environment, information and communication technology and women's empowerment issues, as well as strong expertise in multilateral negotiations and structuring public-private development projects. She also holds certificates in environmental management and global climate change from Harvard University.

Anne Lauenroth has been with the Federation of German Industries (BDI) since 2016, currently as Deputy Head of the International Cooperation, Security, Raw Materials and Space Department. After studying political science in Berlin and Strasburg and working in the Bundestag and the European Parliament, she worked as researcher and Head of Institutional Affairs at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Brussels. At BDI, Mrs Lauenroth initially led two task forces on climate, energy & resource efficiency as well as on infrastructure finance during the German G20 Presidency as part of BDI's Business 20 (B20) Presidency team. She was then responsible for the 'Creating Perspectives' project of BDI and GIZ in East Africa as national coordinator. After dealing with the topics of foreign trade promotion and development policy with a focus on supply chain due diligence, Mrs Lauenroth is since almost three years responsible within BDI for the topic of raw materials security.


Tuesday, 2nd July 2024
9:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
Deloitte Greenhouse, Kurfürstendamm 23, Berlin

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Müller , Tel: +49 30 254 685 225 


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