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Monday 24th July 2023

9:30 - 9:45     Introduction    Conference Co-Chairs    Dr. Hana Trollman, University of Leicester


Note: Breakout rooms will be available over both days for hybrid poster discussions, hybrid meetings and hybrid capacity building workshops.

Theme: Advances in Industry 4.0 technologies for agri-food supply chains

Session Chair: Dr. Elliot Woolley, Loughborough University


9:45 - 10:10 Keynote 1: Being resilient in challenging times in food supply chains

                    Professor Louise Manning, University of Lincoln  

10:10 -10:25 Analyzing the Sustainability Assessment Factors of Industry 4.0 in Agriculture Supply Chain

                     Dr. Harshad Sonar, Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

10:25 -10:40 Assessing Adoption Challenges of Blockchain Technology in Agri-Food Supply Chain

                     Dr. Neha Gupta, Amity University

10:40 - 11:30 Refreshments / Posters

11:30 - 11:45 Intelligent Assessment of Reusable Plastic Food Packaging for a Circular Supply Chain

                     Dr. Mariam Qaiser, Loughborough University

11:45 - 12:00 Revolutionizing Food Safety in agri-food supply chains: The Impact of Autonomous Mobile                                Robots on Inspections

                      Abhay Grover, University of Maryland

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

Theme: Traceability in agri-food supply chains for resilience, sustainability, and ecological embeddedness

Session Chair: Dr. Sandeep Jagtap, Lund University

13:05 - 13:30 Keynote 2: Developing an agenda for Interdisciplinary Research within food risks and                                      sustainability

                      Professor Samir Dani, Keele University

13:30 - 13:55 Keynote 3: A Vision of the Food System, 2045 CE - re-set, rethink, re-do

                      Professor Wayne Martindale, University of Lincoln

13:55 - 14:10 Framework for assessing trust in the use of Blockchain technology for agri-food supply chains                         Dr. Rajeev Agrawal, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

14:10 -14:25 Analyzing the Barriers to Implementing Industry 4.0 for Enhanced Traceability in the Agri-Food                         Supply Chain

                     Dr. Bishal Dey Sarkar, Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)

14:25 -14:40 Resilient Food Supply Chains in the Face of the Russo-Ukrainian War: Harnessing the Power of                       Internet of Things

                    Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA)

14:40 -14:55 Landscape Decision System through spatial modelling tools for enhancing resilience and food                         security 

                     Dr. Muhammad Naveed Arshad, Aberystwyth University

14:55 -15:10 Addressing Unfairness in Fresh Fruit Supply Chains in the United Kingdom with Technology                             Adoption for Improved Supply Chain Resilience

                     Adenike A. Moradeyo, University of Leicester

15:10 -15:30 Refreshments / Posters

15:30 -15:45 Agriculture through Industry 4.0: Management, Challenges, and Opportunities in Hostile                                   Environment: The Case of Iraq

                     Dr. Sanar Muhyaddin, Wrexham Glyndŵr University

15:45 -16:00 Transforming Packaging Inventory Management in the Food Industry: Unleashing the Power of                          Industry 4.0 for Sustainability and Resilience 

                      Neha Jadhav, Cranfield University 

16:00 -16:15 Building Resilience and Overcoming Challenges in War Times: The Role of Lean 4.0 in Agri-                             food Supply Chains

                     Michelle Grace Tetteh, Cranfield University 

16:15 -17:30 Conclusion (15 minutes)/ breakout rooms: meetings, poster discussions, capacity building workshops

18:00 - 21:00  Conference Dinner and Evening Entertainment

Tuesday 25th July 2023

Theme: Competitive marketing strategies for traceable agri-food supply chains enabling food security, food safety, and food quality

Session Chair: Dr. Guillermo Garcia-Garcia, IFAPA Spain

9:40 -10:05 Keynote 4: Blockchain and SC 4.0 in agri-food supply chains: Challenges and Opportunities

                   Professor Michael Bourlakis, Cranfield University

10:05 -10:20 The transformation of the agri-food products export channels from Ukraine: new opportunities                           and challenges 

                     Professor Iuliia Samoilyk, Poltava State Agrarian University 

10:20 -10:35 Traceable dairy supply chain implementation in Ukraine for improved export potential 

                      Dr. Chenyiman Lou, University of Leicester

10:35 -10:50 Food Security via Food Waste Prevention: Categorisation of Household Food Waste for Artificial                       Intelligence-driven Interventions

                     Dr. Nurul Islam Mohamed Yusof, Loughborough University


10:50 -11:30 Refreshments / Posters


11:30 -11:45 Transformation of Ukrainian agri-food industry in the context of global digitalization

                     Dr. Svitlana Tul, Regional Development Agency of Poltava Oblast “Office of European                                       Integration”

11:45 -12:00 Activating Global Knowledge Networks for Food Safety 4.0 and Beyond

                     Dr. Nicola Stanley, Global Harmonization Initiative

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

Theme: Strategic management of socio-economic systems at the national level as supported by traceable agri-food supply chains

Session Chair: Professor Iuliia Samoilyk, Poltava State Agrarian University

13:05 -13:30 Keynote 5: Features and prospects of Industry 4.0 in the Agrarian sector of Ukraine in wartime:                         economic and accounting aspects

                     Professor Liudmyla Chip, Poltava State Agrarian University

13:30 -13:55 Keynote 6: Application of modern ERP systems for Agri-food Supply Chains as a strategy for                           reaching the level of technology 4.0 for non-manufacturing organizations 

                     Professor Olena Kopishynska, Poltava State Agrarian University

13:55 -14:10 Safeguarding Food Industry: Understanding Cyberthreats and Ensuring Cybersecurity

                     Adel Alqudhaibi, Cranfield University

14:10 -14:25 The role of Ukrainian innovation centers in the development of the agricultural sector and                                 supply chains 

                     Dr. Nataliia Demianenko, Poltava State Agrarian University 

14:25 -14:40 Managing multi-tier sustainable supply chains: the adoption of visual management for visibility                         and transparency

                     Sonia Dzifa Tamakloe, University of Leicester 

14:40 -15:10 Refreshments / Posters

15:10 -15:25 Revolutionizing Food Production: Integrating Industry 4.0 and Carbon-Neutral Strategies for a                           Sustainable Future

                     Noor Imran, Cranfield University

15:25 -15:40 The Challenges and opportunities for the development of Industry 4.0 and agri-food supply                             chain in the context of energy infrastructure restoration in Ukraine 

                     Dr. Lyudmyla Svystun, Public organization "Sustainable Development Platform "Perspektiva""

15:40 -15:55 Understanding the geopolitical and socio-economic factors affecting food supply chain in                                 Ukraine: An exploratory study 

                     Dr. Al-Amin Dabo, University of Northampton

15:55 -16:10 Strategic vectors of agri-food business transformation under Industry 4.0 influence

                     Roman Gorobets, Poltava State Agrarian University



Managing the Sustainability of Ukrainian Agri-Food Business in Wartime 

Dr. Olena Yehorova, Poltava State Agrarian University 

Impact of climate change on Ukraine's food security

Valeria Solianyk, Poltava State Agrarian University

Stakeholder mapping and requirements identification for improving traceability in the halal food supply chain Laila A. H. F. Dashti, Loughborough University

Innovative projects in the Industry 4.0 sphere of PSAU

Dr. Volodymyr Muravlov, Poltava State Agrarian University

Industry 4.0 Challenges Facing the Agri-Supply Chain: A Literature Review

Dr. Walid Al-Saad, Univesity of Derby

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