November 6–7 , 2019
Grand Hyatt, New York

At this year’s World Trade Symposium, hosted by Finastra and programed by The Economist, the agenda focused on technologies and platforms that are opening up trade and the opportunities presented by changing trends, as well as explored how shifting consumer priorities are affecting the sustainability agenda.

e2open’s president and chief executive officer, Michael Farlekas, participated in a fascinating panel on “Bridging the New Networks of Trade” which addressed how blockchain, AI, ecommerce, supply chain digitization and next generation event-based payments will power world trade and interoperability among players in the trade ecosystem.

“Collaboration is understanding demand and supply and electronically translating that to suppliers to create a better forecast – that type of collaboration already exists in most of the major corporations today.” Michael Farlekas, President & CEO, e2open

“We organize around the customer and we collect and use the customer’s data to help solve their problems.” Michael Farlekas, President & CEO, e2open

“Ocean is only one piece of the puzzle – companies are using software to orchestrate the end to end process to solve global supply chain problems.” Michael Farlekas, President & CEO, e2open

The World Trade Symposium was formed in 2016 as a collaboration between Finastra, the global leader in financial solutions and FT Live, a division of the Financial Times. Led by the World Trade Board comprising global leaders, innovative thinkers and industry experts, the World Trade Symposium attracts 250 influential decision makers and experts who debate issues and opportunities for global trade.

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