Day 1
Welcome Day/ Introduction
Day 2
Exchanging Ideas
Day 3
Challenge Day
Day 4
ECoL Topics Working Groups
Day 5
Excursion Day
Arrival and Get-to-know Presentations by Professors & Participants Statements by Guest Speakers from Public Policy, Industry & Science Wrap up of Days 1-3

Introduction by Professors
Working groups

Excursion to Port of Duisburg
Welcome Brunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Introduction and Exchanging Ideas Presentations by Professors & Participants Statements by Guest Speakers from Public Policy, Industry & Science Working Groups regarding ECoL Topics Excursion to Port of Duisburg
Social/ Cultural Event Social/ Cultural Event Social Event Free Time/ Group Work Free Time/ Group Work
Day 6
ECoL Topics Working Groups/ Cultural Programme
Day 7
ECoL Topics Working Groups/ Cultural Programme
Day 8
ECoL Topics Working Groups
Day 9
ECoL Topics Working Groups
Day 10
Closing Event
Parallel Working Groups Parallel Working Groups Wrap-up; Presentations of Intermediate Results & Feedback Finalisation of Presentation & Report of Working Groups General Wrap up

Presentations of Working Groups

Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Excursion/ Cultural Programme Excursion/ Cultural Programme Parallel Working Groups Finalization of Presentation & Report of Working Groups Round Table Discussion on Dissemination of Results

Conclusion and Outlook

Granting of Certificates

Free time/ Evening Programme Free time/ Evening Programme Optional Evening Programme Free time Farewell Dinner

Topics of 4 Parallel Working Groups:

1. Food Supply Chains and their Effective Logistical Design – Prof. Dr. Ing. Bernd Noche, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

Development of sales strategies; analysis of all phases of food supply chains from distribution and aggregation of products, their transportation to retailers and finally their consume and disposal/reuse.

2. Smart and Sustainable Food Supply Chains – Dr. Ani Melkonyan, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

Environmental impact of agro-climatic factors on food supply chains; optimisation of resource use, especially water consumption; virtual founding of a smart and sustainable farm (model building).

3. Urban Supply Deadlocks – Prof. Dr. Metin Türkay, Koç University of Istanbul

Evaluation of supply shortfalls or even blockages of life securing systems; risk assessment for urban food security.

4. Innovative Business Models for Food Supply Chains – Tim Gruchmann, Centre for Corporate Sustainable Leadership  (ZNU)

Economic evaluation of new retail strategies; assessment of needs for innovative and sustainable business models; evaluation on the impact of agriculture on ecosystem services/resources based on empirical models that assess the sustainability potential of small farmers; economic evaluation of adaptation-mechanisms within  food supply chains regarding the impact of climate change.

Detailed Programme:

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