Discover The Blue Connection Session
in Luxembourg City

Date: Friday 11th October 2019, 09:00 - 14:00

Location: House of Startups, Luxembourg City

The circular transition is becoming the hottest discussion topic when you run a sustainable business. The Blue Connection is a powerful tool to facilitate learning and transition business models from linear to circular. Save the date and visit us on October 11th at the House of Start-ups in Luxembourg City!

You are hereby invited to join our Discover The Blue Connection Session and explore the world’s first circular strategy business simulation. The Blue Connection aims at helping companies and individuals gain insights into the opportunities and challenges of adopting circular strategies.

In teams of 4, you act as the management of a manufacturing company, designing and executing a circular strategy: you decide on suppliers to source form, the quality and recyclability of materials to buy, the cost and process of reusing, recycling and repairing – in other words, the sort of challenges that any real business currently has to deal with.

We are expecting participants from different backgrounds (education, finance, industry, government, entrepreneurship and more) and are thus also looking forward to using this event as a networking opportunity, to bring the circular agenda in Luxembourg one step forward!

How to register:

Train the Teacher in Utrecht

Date: Thursday 18th July

In the game you have to design and execute a circular strategy, decide on the suppliers to source from, the quality and recyclability of the materials to buy, the cost and process of reusing, recycling and repairing – in other words, the sort of challenges that any real business currently has to deal with. The simulation is designed to help students bridge the gap between theory and practice as well as for corporate trainings to help foster cross-functional alignment within a company.

We would now like to invite you and/or your colleagues to our on-site The Blue Connection Train-the-Teacher session in De Bilt, The Netherlands on July 18th, 2019

In this Train the Teacher session, participants will play several rounds of The Blue Connection in teams. Each round will be followed by an interactive debrief, during which our experienced trainer will explain the impact of individual decisions on the overall performance.

After participation to the Train-the-Teacher Training day, you will receive a certificate. Being a certified teacher enables you to integrate The Blue Connection in your course. During the session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and consult with our trainers regarding your own strategic decisions. On top of that, you will learn about the benefits of using serious gaming in your curriculum.

How to register:

Register here https://www.masteringthesupplychain.com/discover-tbc-debilt

Paris is calling!
The Blue Connection arrives in France:
the world’s first circular strategy game!

Date: Friday 5th July at 8.30 – 18.00

FAPICS, the French association for supply chain management, invites to their international congress. The Blue Connection brings circularity into the picture! The world’s first circular strategy game is all about experiencing firsthand transitional challenges and adopting circular strategies!

The transition is a crucial aspect of a responsible supply chain strategy and on July 5th you can discover The Blue Connection yourself: You design and execute a circular strategy, decide on the suppliers to source from, the quality and recyclability of the materials to buy, the cost and process of reusing, recycling and repairing – in other words, the sort of challenges that any real business is currently grappling with.

Simulation gaming offers an interactive way of learning by experience and expanding your network by engaging with supply chain experts and professionals from all over the globe.

Join us on July 5th.

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How to register:

Please email m.steeman@inchainge.com if you wish to attend this event.

The Blue Connection Voting Session
and Market of Ideas in Stuttgart

Date: Thursday 27th June

Circular Supply Chain Strategy game brings circularity into the picture at the European Simulation and Gaming Forum in Stuttgart. It will be the first The Blue Connection City Tour event in Germany!

Serious Gaming is a powerful way to facilitate learning, engage with clients and profile your expertise. The Blue Connection is the world’s first circular strategy game that allows you to run a virtual business and design its entire #circular supply chain. It helps companies and individuals understand and experience the opportunities and challenges of adopting circular strategies.

Experience The Blue Connection in a nutshell yourself, by joining the voting session on June 27th! The session will be held by our experienced trainer Corine van der Sloot.

Corine will also have a booth at the "Market of Ideas" on the 28th of June, where she will provide additional information about the brand-new business simulation. She will also be available for all kinds of questions, such as how The Blue Connection can help your organization or how it can be integrated in your university curriculum.

The event will be held at the DHBW Stuttgart

How to register:

Please email, m.steeman@inchainge.com if you wish to attend this event.

Train the Teacher
Cranfield

Date: Monday 24th June

The Blue Connection is broadening horizons and coming to the United Kingdom for the first time! We are happy to announce a collaboration with Cranfield University and present a Train the Teacher event for educators, introducing them to the interactive learning experience that students can discover when playing The Blue Connection!

The Blue Connection circular strategy business simulation builds a clear connection between theory and practice in the supply chain domain within your study program and brings circularity into the picture! This SCM business simulation offers a fundamental experience for your students at any level. They will explore firsthand, what challenges and opportunities a business faces, when transitioning from linear to circular.

You are welcome to join us and experience the initial steps for successfully integrating this powerful circular strategy learning experience into your curriculum. Sign up for the free one-day training of The Blue Connection! The session will be presented by our experienced trainer Egge Haak on the 24th of June at Cranfield University.

For more info and to register please send an email to m.steeman@inchainge.com

Also have a look at our Supply Chain Management

and Supply Chain Finance simulations

The Blue Connection
Circular Strategy Game at
the 31st NOFOMA Conference in Oslo

Date: Wednesday 12th June at 14.20 – 16.20

Blue Connection: how simulation can be applied
to understand circular supply chains.
A demonstration.

We would like to invite you to join us at the 31st NOFOMA Conference in Oslo to discover more insights about the The Blue Connection.

We are proud to be a part of this event, where lecturers within logistics and SCM background meet up in the heart of Norway. Our keynote session by Corine van der Sloot CPIM will highlight how simulations can be used effectively within the circular supply chain landscape. You will get essential insights into circular strategy execution, guidance regarding the quality and recyclability of the materials you buy, the cost and process of reusing, recycling and repairing – in other words, the sort of challenges that any real business is currently grappling with.

The Blue Connection offers a fun and interactive way of learning by experience and expanding your network by engaging with academics and professionals from all over the globe.

Join our keynote session on June 12th to explore what TheBlueConnection can do for you and your organisation.
You can register by sending an email to: ingrid.bredvold@bi.no

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How to register:

Please email, ingrid.bredvold@bi.no if you wish to attend this side event.

The Blue Connection
Circular Strategy Game
premiers in Scandinavia at
the World Circular Economic Forum

Date: Monday 3rd June at 09.00 – 11.00

Circular Economy Simulation: The Blue Connection

Experience firsthand the opportunities and challenges of transitioning from linear to circular!
The Blue Connection | Circular Strategy Game premiers in Scandinavia at the World Circular Economic Forum.

Participate in the world’s first Circular strategy game that allows you to run a virtual business and its entire SupplyChain. You must undertake actions to transform a linear manufacturing company into a circular business, while ensuring a healthy return on investment.

You design and execute a circular strategy, the suppliers you source from, the quality and recyclability of the materials you buy, the cost and process of reusing, recycling and repairing – in other words, the sort of challenges that any real business is currently grappling with.

Simulation gaming offers a fun and interactive way of learning by experience and expanding your network by engaging with academics and professionals from all over the globe.

Join our breakfast session on June 3rd to explore what TheBlueConnection can do for you and your organization. Afterwards, transportation to Finlandia Hall for the opening of WCEF2019 is provided.

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More info about WCEF2019 on side event section website.

Venue:

HUONE Kamppi, Malminkatu 30, 00101 Helsinki (Transportation to Finlandia Hall at 11:30 is arranged).

How to register:

Please email, marloes.van.elsen-bergevoet@ing.com if you wish to attend this side event.

The Blue Connection City Tour
event at Ipsera 2019

Date: Tuesday April 16th at 11:00 – 12:30 CEST

The Blue Connection – Professional Development Workshop (PDW)

The Blue Connection is a cross-functional business strategy simulation focused on Circular Value Chain management. This simulation game challenges participants to transform a linear supply chain into a circular value chain while increasing Return on Investment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Circularity is more than recycling
  • Understand the most important levers for transformation
  • Which drivers measure this transformation
  • Learn about business values related to transformation
  • Manage trade-offs that make this transformation profitable
  • The importance of internal and external alignment in this transformation

Interested in joining this session? Register for the Ipsera 2019 conference and enjoy a great program.