FOOD IS A CONVERSATION #10 – with Michael Bourlakis

  • Thu 23 April 2015
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1, Reggio Emilia


with Michael Bourlakis

Member of the Academic Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Michael Bourlakis is a logistics and supply chain management expert with particular interest in food and retail supply chains. In recognition of that expertise, Michael has been a member of the Academic Committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Logistics Research Network). He is also the joint Editor-in-Chief of a leading logistics journal (International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications) and he is on the Editorial Board of six other journals. In addition, Michael’s work in the field of food supply chain management is highly regarded at an international level and, subsequently, he became a member of the European Technology Platform (Food for Life, European Commission). This is a leading industry-led, public/private partnership supported by the European Commission aiming to unite various stakeholders (food industry, academics, policy makers, etc), to strengthen the European innovation process, to improve knowledge transfer and to stimulate European competitiveness across the food supply chain. Michael’s work in retail supply chain management has been recognised internationally too and, in 2013, he became a Member of an Expert Panel for the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) working with leading retailers and other academics on “Retail Innovation”. His recent research interests lie in e-business and supply chain management, sustainability and supply chain management and the marketing and supply chain management interface.  In 2014, Michael became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.



A Reggio Emilia lunedì 9 marzo è partito il Food Innovation Program e nel seguira la sua missione di positiva contaminazione e scambio con il territorio parte anche il progetto “On The Road”. FOOD IS A CONVERSATION è un incontro aperto alla città dove i nostri ospiti condivideranno con imprenditori, ricercatori, innovatori, makers e stakeholders chiave dell’ecosistema locale ricerche, esperienze internazionali e scenari futuri.



Matteo Vignoli Program Director

Sara Roversi Future Food Institute

Francesco Bombardi Direttore dell’Officucina


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