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EP&T Virtual Event: COVID’s Impact on Supply Chain

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October 08, 2020

Virtual Event Host: EP&T Magazine

Starts @ 2:00pm EDT

Sourcing Components in Uncertain Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a large scale impact on the supply chain for electronic components – in both demand and supply. A second wave could result in further global widespread disruption, making supply chain resiliency even more crucial.

In an effort to gain clarity in these uncertain times, EP&T will assemble varied members of the electronics supply ecosystem in a virtual format to discuss the pandemic’s impact on component supply streams here in Canada. EP&T will draw together experts from all sectors of the electronics engineering and design ecosystem to deliver a compelling virtual event that looks at the challenges facing industry supply chains.

The event will be opened by Dale Ford, chief analyst with ECIA, who will share the latest research and analysis of the current state of our supply chain, and how its future is likely to unfold over the coming months and years. Attendees will get a first look at the latest statistics, while looking at the drivers of change that have all been accelerated by the pandemic.

Attendees will also be privy to a second presentation delivered by Paul Romano, COO of Fusion Worldwide, a Boston-based independent distributor of electronic components.

Romano will discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the supply chain, identify some of the disruptions, while providing insights into how past supply chain ‘shocks’ compare to COVID-19’s impact. His presentation will touch on various industry changes, identifying short and long-term effects on supply chains as a result of COVID-19.

Industry Panel

EP&T Editor Steve Law will host a guest panel comprised of industry voices which serve as key members of the electronics component supply chain ecosystem. Panel members include a contract electronics manufacturer – Mark Wood, CEO of Microart Services in Markham ON; a leading edge design house – Titu Botos, CEO of Neuronic Works Inc. in Toronto.


Also speaking from the electronics front lines will be global component distributor Mouser Electronics, represented by Mark Burr-Lonnon, senior vice-president of EMEA, Asia and global service.

Be sure to register for this informative virtual event taking place on Thursday, October 8th at 2p.m. EDT.



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