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Supply Chain

Panel Discussion: Localizing Supply Chains (Nearshoring)

When & Where

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Hall A2

About This Talk

Nearshore options have become really compelling as firms in North America look to bypass the risk associated with China following disruptions caused by COVID-19, global shipping disturbances and also due to the disruption caused by Russia war in Ukraine. Add to that soaring inflation and protectionist trade policies, firms are being forced to reconfigure supply chains. Surveys have found that almost all (96%) executives are reshoring or nearshoring their supply chains in response to geopolitical events – nearly double the figure from a year ago.

Attend this panel to get insights on how and why several US Headquartered companies like Genpact, DXC Technologies, Synposys, Quadrant, Infineon, HoyHealth decided to move nearshore recently. Also hear the experience from a customer who used Mexico nearshore center to build software products.Whatever be your reason for considering “Nearshoring”, come learn from distinguished panel members consisting of Government Representatives from Canada and Mexico.


Suri Chawla
Suri Chawla (Moderator)
Global Head - Cloud Services
Tech Mahindra (CLOUDNXT.NOW)
Mustapha El Akkari
Group Manager, Raw Materials
Tesla, Inc.
Mahesh Tyagarajan
VP Platform Engineering and Architecture
Chelsea Peet
Consul and Senior Economic Officer
Ontario (Canada) Trade and Investment Office
Martha Padilla
Director, International Promotion and Business Development
Secretariat of Economic Development of the State of Jalisco

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