FEATURE PANEL SESSION – Hosted by Chemical Business Association (CBA)
CBA Big Debate: Future Talents & Skills Feature
Time & Location
Thursday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 1
Chemical Business Association
About this Session
Part 2 of a 2-day CBA-hosted ‘Future Chemical Logistics & Warehousing’ panel programme
The multi award winning Chemical Business Association (CBA) is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and is the leading organisation representing the UK chemical supply chain.
To function effectively, the chemical industry requires people with diverse skills and knowledge. It is increasingly recognised however, that a well-motivated workforce with a positive and ‘can do’ attitude is equally as important and is arguably even more so. However, finding such talent can prove difficult in current times and is likely to become increasingly challenging.
While there is not an issue in the wider chemical supply chain at this time, three particular considerations must be made that are likely to adversely affect this in the future this without immediate action: the imminent retirement of experienced employees; perceived skills shortages among the generation to replace retirees; and a general lack of awareness of the opportunities that exist combined with a lack of motivation to join it due to negative perceptions and misunderstandings of what the chemical industry actually is.
Day two’s CBA Big Debate will consider the challenges and look at how the chemical industry can ensure a sustainable and highly effective future workforce.
Chair of the Chemical Business Association and Managing Director of Dakram Materials Ltd
Group Director of HR and PR – 2m Holdings groups
Technical Sales Manager UK & Benelux – Nordmann U.K.
Managing Director, Holiferm ltd
Customer Experience Specialist – Crafted
SESSION JOINT HOSTS:
- Danish Zaiful Azri
Regulatory & Supply Chain Support- Chemical Business Association (CBA)
- Josh Leech,
Members and Services Representative – Chemical Business Association (CBA)