||Lunch and Networking Session
||Introduction and Opening Remarks
||Global Business Outlook: FSG Director for Global Economics, Antonio Martinez will kick-off the day’s discussions with a look at the most significant global trends, risks, and opportunities facing multinational executives, with a special focus on growing pressures on the global manufacturing footprint and value proposition of multinational corporations.
||The Localization Challenge to Global Supply Chains: FSG’s Senior Analyst, Ryan Connelly will explore how government policies and technological breakthroughs will change how manufacturing activity is done – with a shift away from integrated global supply chains towards more localized manufacturing processes
||Value-Added Services as Growth Strategy: FSG’s Chief Research Officer, Joel Whitaker, will share the results of a global benchmarking study of value-added services and the strategies that best deliver customer loyalty and strong margins even in fast-changing, competitive international markets. Nicole McGregor, Principal in FSG’s recently acquired consulting practice Ducker Worldwide, will also share case studies that highlight the role of customer intelligence in value-added service design and delivery for new markets.
||Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned