Associate Professor Dr Lai Ving-Kam is the Head of Programme of Logistics and Supply Chain
Management in Berjaya University College of Hospitality, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Also the CEO of
International Supply Chain Education Alliance of USA (ISCEA) in Malaysia, Dr Lai is the Associate
Editor and Advisory Board member for International Supply Chain Technology Journal (ISCTJ) the USA.
An active columnist for three (3) professional and industry supply chain and logistics magazines in
India, he is a researcher and consultant to APEC and Office of Prime Minister Malaysia. He held
several council memberships in some Malaysia government bodies. Also a management trainer and consultant to Malaysian government-linked companies and other world-class private enterprises. With 45 years+ of cross-border full P/L global management responsibility in 24 countries in America, Europe and Asia, Dr. VK Lai worked for several global business leaders. They were GE USA, Thomson France, Haier China, CCT Group HK, Tristate Group HK, Grande Group (HK), KPMG (AP), National Semiconductors (USA), and Lion Group (Malaysia) in various industrial sectors and top management capacities. Dr. Lai has instrumented the 1993 Malaysian Foreign labour bill and 8 successful petitions of GSP-CNL (Competitive Need Limit) from the USA government on behalf of Malaysia government and the Malaysian Electrical and Electronics sectors. He led global teams in design and development of over 3500 electronics and non-electronics products for global brand names.
Dr Lai has a PhD in Transportation and Logistics from Malaysia University of Science and Technology a programme collaborated with MIT USA and MBA from Henley Business School United Kingdom. He is also a fellow member of Association of International Accountants, United Kingdom and active members of many Industrial and Professional associations and interest groups. A Google Scholar, he has authored numerous journal articles, conference proceedings, very active regional and international conference speakers and panellist in Supply Chain and Logistics. He has also designed and developed university courses and programmes for both post and undergraduate degrees for 4 international and Malaysia universities.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
Intermodal Africa , King Fahd Palace Hotel Dakar, Senegal 24th -26th November 2020
Mauritius Maritime Week 2020 , The Ravenala Attitude, Mauritius 19th -23rd October 2020
Mediterranean Ports and Shipping , Slovenia Koper - Hoteli Bernardin 22nd -24th September 2020
Oman Ecommerce Conference , Oman 07th -08th September 2020
Trans Middle East , Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, Lebanon 07th -09th July 2020
Cold Chain Africa , KICC, Nairobi- Kenya 17th -19th June 2020
Baltic Ports & Shipping , Maritim Seehotel Lubeck, Germany 12th -14th May 2020
Caspian Ports & Shipping , Grand Nur Plaza Hotel, Aktau, Kazakhstan 28th -30th April 2020
ANTWERP XL , Antwerp Expo, Belgium 21st -23rd April 2020
12th GPCA Supply-Chain Conference , InterContinental Dubai Festival City 13th -15th April 2020
Venture Summit 2020 , Silicon Valley, USA 23rd -24th March 2020
Black Sea Ports & Shipping , The Marmara Taksim Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey 24th -26th March 2020
Digital Sypply Chain 2020 , Amsterdam, Netherlands 25th -27th March 2020
Indonesia International Transport, Logistic, Euipment & Service Exhibition , JExpo, Jakarta - Indonesia 26th -28th August 2020
Seamless Middle East , DWTC, Dubai 25th -26th March 2020
Asean Ports & Shipping , JW Marriott, Jakarta, Indonesia 25th -27th February 2020
Breakbulk Middle East 2020 , DWTC, Dubai 25th -26th February 2020
Retail Supply Chain Summit 2020 , PHD House, Delhi 20th February 2020
Future Procurement Leaders , Taj, Dubai 25th -27th February 2020
Technology Innovation Pioneers Summit , Abu Dhabi 04th -05th February 2020