Logistics and Supply Chain Conference 2020

Date and time
Thursday, 27 February 2020
17.00 - 21.00

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus
Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB

What do you imagine the Supply Chain of the future will look like?

With advances in technology and intelligent supply chains leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain, organisations are faced with additional global challenges, including energy conservation and managing diversity.

To conclude Derby Business School’s  Logistics and Supply Chain Week and in collaboration with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), this conference and networking event will provide attendees an opportunity to hear about and discuss the future of supply chains beyond 2020 and expected challenges over the coming years.

The event is a unique opportunity for supply chain professionals, researchers and students to meet with other businesses and guests who share an interest in logistics and supply chains. 

The event is delivered in partnership with The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and sponsored by ACE Sameday Couriers

 x2 business logos in red and purple

Atrium filled with people
5.00-5.30pm  Registration and networking 
5.30-7.30pm  Main conference 
7.30-8.00pm  Panel discussion and Q&A
8.00-9.00pm  Buffet and networking

Anna Delvecchio is currently the Commercial Account Director at Amey.  Anna started her professional journey at the age of 16 as an apprentice.  In her 25-year career since then, she has rapidly risen through the ranks holding several senior commercial, development and supply chain roles.

Anna recently co-led the transport industry’s coordinated response to the Government’s industrial strategy, in the form of an ambitious Sector Deal for the rail sector, which was successfully secured in December 2018. 

With a passion for diversity and inclusion, Anna is committed to supporting colleagues across the sector. Anna is the Industry Chair for the Women in Rail South Group and is also on the Women in Transport Board, one of Everywoman’s Ambassadors and is a strong advocate of apprenticeship programmes.

In June 2019, the London Transport Museum unveiled a portrait and plaque of Anna, appointing her as a patron of the museum and recognising her as one of the iconic women of transport.  The prestigious accolade was in honour of Anna’s work across the transport sector, including developing the Rail Sector Deal and promoting diversity and inclusion across the industry voluntarily.

Anna was also named the FTA Everywoman Transport and Logistics Woman of the Year 2018.  She is a Fellow (FCILT) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and works with the President and CEO to champion initiatives across the Institute and is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (FCIPS).


Helen currently works as Director of Membership and Engagement for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK). She has held this role since 2017.  

Helen has previous experience of working at a senior level across other membership organisation’s, charities and the commercial sector. She is a law graduate and a part qualified counsellor both of which have served her well in her personal and professional life. 


Peter has been involved in procurement. commercial contracts and project delivery during a career that spans a 25-year period. Peter has worked internationally and spent 16 years of his working life in Africa and Asia working on development projects funded by organisations such as the European Union, World Bank and the UKs Department for International Development (DFID).

During this period Peter spent 3.5 years working for the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) as Project Director for a Procurement Capacity Building Project in Bhutan (where Peter spent nearly 2 years working with the Royal Bhutanese Government in Thimpu) and as Head of Global Public Sector in the CIPS Office in Easton on the Hill.

During his international period Peter worked in Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Mozambigue, Lesotho and Bhutan. Peter organised the first Procurement and Supply event in Lesotho and helped establish CIPS branches in Bhutan and Lesotho while supporting CIPS branches in countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In the UK Peter has worked in local and central Government agencies in a variety of senior commercial roles. He is currently a Cabinet Office Employee, part of the Government Commercial Organisation (GCO) a Senior Civil Servant (SCS) and Deputy Director Commercial Assurance and SRM at the Department of Transport (DfT).

Jay is the Programme Leader for MSc Supply Chain Improvement and a  Senior Lecturer in the Derby Business School at University of Derby. Before joining the Derby Business School he was a Lecturer (Assisstant Professor) in Supply Chain and Information Systems at University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. Previously with DB Schenker, Australia, and Alliance International Registrar, Asia Pacific, he held positions of Senior Management Consultant, Supply Chain Solution Analyst, Project Manager, Industry Trainer and Lead Auditor.

Jay has made contributions to multiple research areas in the context of logistics and supply chain management with demonstrated practical applications across a wide range of industries. The primary areas of research focus are:

  • Business Analytics and Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems and Sustainable Supply Chain
  • Decision Making in Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Management

An expert in applied and problem-driven research, Jay has used analytical tools and innovative optimization approaches to help managers create efficient, resilient and sustainable supply chains. He has been engaged in consulting to wide range of industries and organization structures, from small and medium size Australian companies to Fortune 500 corporations.

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