Wageningen International Conference
on Chain and Network Management
4th of June -
6th of June 2014
Isle of Capri, Naples, Italy
Sustainability and Innovation in Chains and Networks
Over the last two decades, WICaNeM has become a well-known conference
regarding the management, economics, and organization of chains and networks
in a Life Sciences context. It owes its success to the integration of a
scientific and a business program.
2014 Will mark the 11th anniversary of the WICaNeM conference, and will also
be the first year that we venture out of the Netherlands. We have joined
forces with the Universities of Bonn and Naples to create a European
Platform at the beautiful island of Capri in Italy. This year’s theme will
be Sustainability and Innovation in Chains and
Networks. During the conference, keynote addresses by
representatives of academia, industry, and government will discuss the
latest issues of innovation and sustainability in chains and networks to
build the sustainability agenda for the upcoming years.
During the 1st day of the conference, June 4th (Wednesday), discussions will
focus on building a sustainability and innovation agenda from an academic
and research perspective, while on Thursday the 5th of June, the focus will
lie on the same themes, yet from a company and business perspective. Friday
June 6th (the final conference day) will focus on integrating the different
The final day will climax with the announcement of the
European Chapter of the
International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA).
WICaNeM provides the opportunity for attendees to meet large international
companies and innovative SME providing vast opportunities to companies
wanting to develop their business on an international platform, as well as
researchers who want to prepare EU-programs.
Wageningen University, University of Naples Federico II, and University of
Bonn cordially invite professors, applied researchers, managers,
consultants, and policy makers interested in the management, economics, and
organization of chains and networks, to present and discuss their most
recent advances in science and business.
The benefits of participating in this unique experience are evident: being
on the cutting edge of chain and network science; meeting experts from all
over the world and, last but not least; sharing experiences with old and new