Over the last two decades, WICaNeM has become a well-known conference regarding the management, economics, and organization of chains and networks in a Life Sciences context. It owes its success to the integration of a scientific and a business program.
2014 Will mark the 11th anniversary of the WICaNeM conference, and will also be the first year that we venture out of the Netherlands. We have joined forces with the Universities of Bonn and Naples to create a European Platform at the beautiful island of Capri in Italy. This year’s theme will be Sustainability and Innovation in Chains and Networks. During the conference, keynote addresses by representatives of academia, industry, and government will discuss the latest issues of innovation and sustainability in chains and networks to build the sustainability agenda for the upcoming years.
During the 1st day of the conference, June 4th (Wednesday), discussions will focus on building a sustainability and innovation agenda from an academic and research perspective, while on Thursday the 5th of June, the focus will lie on the same themes, yet from a company and business perspective. Friday June 6th (the final conference day) will focus on integrating the different agendas.
The final day will climax with the announcement of the European Chapter of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA).
WICaNeM provides the opportunity for attendees to meet large international companies and innovative SME providing vast opportunities to companies wanting to develop their business on an international platform, as well as researchers who want to prepare EU-programs.
Wageningen University, University of Naples Federico II, and University of Bonn cordially invite professors, applied researchers, managers, consultants, and policy makers interested in the management, economics, and organization of chains and networks, to present and discuss their most recent advances in science and business.
The benefits of participating in this unique experience are evident: being on the cutting edge of chain and network science; meeting experts from all over the world and, last but not least; sharing experiences with old and new friends.
For more information and the call for abstracts, please visit: www.chainconference.wur.nl