Session description

BRICS Panel: Building International Supply Chains for Economic Growth and New Consumers

Monday, September 30
4:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.
Osceola 1-3

Eric Schneider
Vice President, Channel Services | APICS The Association for Operations Management

Ravindra Tulsyan
Chairman | KnoWerX Education (India)

Cobus Rossouw, CSCP
Chief Integration Officer | Imperial Logistics and President (Chairman) of SAPICS, South Africa

Antonio Luis Galvao Costa, CSCP
Vice President Supply Chain | Global I&L Business Partner

Kira Katasonova
SM Commercial Supply Coordinator | ZAO Tetra Pak Russia


The world is entering a new phase of economic growth, and output from BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) contributes to an undeniable portion of the equation. Not only are BRICS developing their own manufacturing and service sectors, but their lands also are home to a bourgeoning group of consumers who crave everything from the latest mobile phones to reliable automobiles. Because of this intense activity, company supply chains increasingly converge in the BRICS countries. This panel will explore key challenges and benefits.