Electronic Products & Technology

Virtual Event
COVID’s Impact on the Electronics Supply Chain
October 8, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT

Sourcing Components in Uncertain Times

All supply chains face risks caused by unpredictable events, such as trade wars, natural disasters and data breaches, that often lead to multiple disruptions. Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a largescale impact on both demand and supply, exemplifying the need for stronger supply chains. 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 Canada – in a virtual format to discuss the pandemic’s impact on component supply streams. 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. How do we manage current shortages, component sourcing, second sourcing and how to succeed during the pandemic.

Hosted by EP&T Editor Stephen Law, the event will be opened by an industry analyst, sharing 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.

Among the panel of industry representatives will include a contract electronics manufacturer, an integral and immersed player on the front lines of such supply chain issues. We will also hear from a leading edge design house, ultimately responsible for the components that go into today’s designs.

Also speaking from the electronics front lines will be a component distributor and a manufacturers’ representative, providing listeners with their daily challenges of getting face-time with engineers and designers.

The speaker panel will also include a product vendor, directly immersed in COVID protocols within their own manufacturing environments, while also facing the new processes of distributing its products to the end-user or customer.


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2:00pm - 2:30pm
Session 1: The numbers & Impact

Speaker: Dale Ford, industry analyst, ECIA Industry Association

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Session 2: Solutions

Speaker: Paul Romano, COO at Fusion Worldwide

3:00pm - 3:15pm

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Session 3: 1-hour Panel

Moderator: EP&T Editor Steve Law
Contract Manufacturer: Microart Services Inc. - Mark Wood, President & CEO.
Electronic Design House: NeuronicWorks - Titu Botos, CEO
Distributor: Mouser Electronics – Mauro Salomao, marketing & business development manager for Canada at Mouser Electronics

Questions from attendees will be inserted into conversation throughout panel session.

Wrap-up – Closing Statements

Product Demos

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Frequently Asked Questions About COVID’s Impact on the Electronics Supply Chain

When & Where?

COVID’s Impact on the Electronics Supply Chain will take place virtually via GoToWebinar on October 8, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of October 8, 2020.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.