I have been wanting to write a blog on this topic since the inception of COVID-19, having read in the news about so many supply chain disruptions it has triggered. Components and parts from international suppliers from China, in particular, have halted production, or caused disruptions in manufacturing or assembly of products such as in the automotive industry, for example.
In June 2020, the World Economic Forum discussed this phenomenon, its negative impact on global GDP and the need to develop plans to build a more resilient global supply chain moving forward. The topic of global supply chain resiliency is gaining attention in business and academic circles.
So, what does this have to do with B2B exhibitions? I would say, ‘Everything!’ B2B exhibitions are the meeting places of professional communities. They are where BUYERS and SELLERS convene to conduct business, among other activities. Where better to discuss this critically…
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