Fortune Magazine's 'Turnaround Champ' to Open SCL Europe 2013

Mar 14, 2013, 04:00 ET from WTG

BERLIN, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Barry Gibbons, former global CEO of Burger King, will officially open the SCL Europe Summit on Wednesday 26th June 2013 at the Maritim Hotel Berlin in Germany. SCL Europe, now in its 15th year, is a large industry event which gathers over 300 supply chain and logistics professionals annually.

Barry's keynote speech is set to explore how we can be thriving in turbulent times.

Barry Gibbons earned the title of 'Turnaround Champ' from Fortune Magazine thanks to his phenomenal success in boosting Burger King's fortunes. Within a year of taking on the role, Burger King was opening two new restaurants a day around the world. Having retired from big business, he is now a successful author, speaker and is co-founder of the UK publishing business, Infinite Ideas.

During Barry's five years as the US-based Chairman/CEO of Burger King he received international acclaim. He has since co-founded and invested in a variety of ventures including a branded food service business, a magazine-CD publishing company, speciality coffee bars and a Latin theme restaurant that opened in Disneyland. He was also Executive in Residence at the University of Miami School of Business and is also a regular on the BBC's Bottom Line business broadcast.

The main theme of SCL Europe 2013 will focus on next generation supply chains: supporting growth through responsive and flexible strategies. The agenda features expert keynote presentations, technical workshops and case studies. The event will also bring the industry together by hosting mutually matched one-to-one business meetings between solution providers and decision makers.

SCL Europe is organised by WTG, a leading international media business offering clients a compelling mix of live events, online products and specialist training courses across a number of sectors including HR, food and beverage, pharma, manufacturing/supply chain and energy.

For further details please visit the official website or contact Stacey Knox, SCL Europe Marketing Manager, on +44(0)20-7202-7669 or

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