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Körber announces renowned sailor as Elevate speaker

Jessica Watson, an Australian icon who became the youngest person to sail solo around the world at the age of 16, will be the keynote speaker at Elevate APAC 2024. Image: Körber.

Following on the success of the first in-person Elevate APAC conference in Melbourne in 2023, Körber has announced its keynote speaker for Elevate 2024 will be a renowned Australian sailor.

Jessica Watson, an Australian icon who became the youngest person to sail solo around the world at the age of 16, will help steer this year’s conference in Sydney with the Chart your course theme as the keynote speaker.

Körber notes her remarkable sailing journey serves as a powerful metaphor for navigating the complexities of supply chains.

“We are delighted to have the inspiring Jessica Watson as our keynote speaker, whose story of resilience, participative leadership and fears overcome, will inspire supply chain leaders to navigate the seas of global disruption and economic uncertainties,” says Anthony Beavis, Managing Director APAC Software at Körber.

Jessica will share her own story harnessing fear, managing risk, employing participative leadership, and building resilience to give perspective on courses of action for today’s supply chain leaders, who face their own challenges sailing through unpredictable market trends, operational hurdles, and global uncertainties.

From May 07 to May 08, attendees will come together in Sydney with like-minded businesses to gain news and insights about supply chain technologies – helping leaders identify their strategic direction, accelerate decision-making, and drive their organisation’s future success.

“Elevate has established itself as a must-attend annual event for industry leaders,” adds Anthony.

“Our flagship conference is an opportunity to come together with businesses who share common challenges to collaborate and learn more about the technologies that can elevate business operations.”

Having been hosted by Körber in the Americas for more than 10 years, Elevate will bring together expert knowledge for cutting edge sessions on how to create business advantages through supply chain excellence.

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