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First EURO HOpe mini-conference, Hamburg, March 2016

Conference venue

Kühne Logistics University is a private, state-recognized university located in Hamburg’s harbour. Sponsored by the non-profit Kühne-Stiftung, the KLU specialises research and education in logistics, supply chain and business management. Click here for directions!

 

Preliminary Program: 

Friday, March 4, 2016

13:00-13:15Welcome
Chairs: Bahar Yetis Kara and Maria Besiou
13:15-14:45Session 1 – Current state of affairs and future of humanitarian operations
Chairs: Nezih Altay, Alfonso Pedraza-Martinez and Luk Van Wassenhove
14:45-15:00Coffee break
15:00-16:30Session 2 – Disaster preparedness and pre-positionin
Chairs: Marianne Jahre and Gyöngyi Kovacs
16:30-16:45Break
16:45-18:15

Session 3 – Session 3 – Positioning and managing shelter sites
Chairs: Walter Gutjahr and Bahar Yetis Kara

18:15-18:30Closure of the 1st day
Chairs: Bahar Yetis Kara and Maria Besiou

Saturday, March 5, 2016

8:15-09:45Session 4 – Post-disaster needs assessment and relief distribution
Chairs: Burcu Balcik and Begona Vitoriano
09:45-10:00Coffee break
10:00-11:15Session 5 – Resilience in disaster relief and development supply chains
Chairs: Melih Çelik and Hlekiwe Kachali
11:15-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:45Session 6 – Linking donations with operations
Chairs: Maria Besiou and Tina Wakolbinger
12:45-13:45Lunch
13:45-14:45Session 7 – Using real data for research in humanitarian operations
Chairs: Michal Tzur and Bela Vizvari
14:45-15:30EURO HOpe: How to move it forward?
Chairs: Maria Besiou and Luk Van Wassenhove
15:30-15:45EURO HOpe closure
Chairs: Bahar Yetis Kara and Maria Besiou

 

There is no conference fee.

Due to space limitations, if you plan to participate please send an email to Louisa Meyer: Louisa.Meyer@the-klu.org with Maria Besiou: Maria.besiou@the-klu.org and Melanie Winkelmann: Melanie.Winkelmann@the-klu.org cc by 3 February 2016. Priority will be given to Postdoctoral students and Professors.

Depending on the participants' availability, on Friday 4 March a dinner may take place, which is not financially covered by the mini-conference. For reservation reasons if you are interested in this opportunity please send an email to Louisa Meyer: Louisa.Meyer@the-klu.org with Maria Besiou: Maria.besiou@the-klu.org and Melanie Winkelmann: Melanie.Winkelmann@the-klu.org cc by 3 February 2016.

Partial scholarships are available that cover traveling expenses. If you are interested in, please send an email to Louisa Meyer: Louisa.Meyer@the-klu.org with Maria Besiou: Maria.besiou@the-klu.org and Melanie Winkelmann: Melanie.Winkelmann@the-klu.org cc.

 

Regarding accommodation the closest hotels at the venue are (indicative prices subject to changes):

  • 25hrs Hotel Hafencity: 114.75 Euros/night
  • Ameron Hotel Speicherstadt: 173 Euros/night
  • Mercure Hotel Hamburg City: 86 Euros/night

Other hotels (indicative prices subject to changes):

  • Prizeotel: 76.5 Euros/night
  • Apartment-Hotel Hamburg: 70 Euros/night
  • Holiday Inn Express Hamburg City Centre: 107.5 Euros/night
  • Hotel NH Hamburg Mitte: 86 Euros/night

With the financial support of: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

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