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LCL seminars, roundtables and conferences are an important aspect of the rich academic environment that is cultivated at the University of Luxembourg in cooperation with the MIT global SCALE network and with the support of the industry.

The various LCL events provide a platform for researchers and managers to present their work in an environment that encourages critical thinking, the free exchange of ideas and knowledge discovery. 

We offer 2 types of series:


Industry seminar series

Digital supply chain roundtable series














Industry Seminar Series

The LCL Industry Seminar Series invites supply chain professionals to our campus to give presentations on their expertise. It is an important recurrent event for our centre, in which new insights and ideas are shared and discussed within an open setting.

Some topics align closely with our current research directions, while others represent areas of interest to the supply chain community that are not formally being studied by our researchers. Diversity of topics is essential to meeting the purpose of the LCL Industry Seminar Series. Our goal is to provide a forum for interaction on themes related to supply chain among the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, industry practitioners and students at and around the University of Luxembourg.

Even though the work and careers in academia and industry are quite different, it would be wrong to consider the fields of academic research and the business world as two separate silos. In fact, they are strongly interdependent. To be meaningful, the ultimate research goal, especially in a discipline like logistics and SCM, has to be the advancement and contribution to the growing success of businesses. This requires a good understanding of the practical challenges and thus a constant feedback loop between the two worlds. Moreover, solutions found by practitioners and researchers in one industry may spark the development of similar concepts and thus success stories in other industries as well.

The seminars are of particular interest to the professionals in the logistics and supply chain community. Students of our Master programme, faculty members and staff also attend the seminars.

Google Cloud

Javier Tordable, Technical Director, Office of the CTO

Google workshop (robotics AI etc)


14:00 - 17:00

NS Dutch Railways

Bob Huisman, Manager Maintenance Research & Development

Maintenance & spare parts


16:30 - 18:00


Sara Salvatore, Sustainability Manager & Michele Pisetta, Sustainable Project Developer

Sustainable palm oil supply chain


16:30 - 18:00

Exxonmobil Chemical Co

Dante Comotti, Global Supply & Demand Manager

Where optimisation technologies meet Sales & Operation Planning


16:30 - 18:00

We hosted Cargolux, Delphi Technologies, Post Luxembourg, Amazon.

Additional seminars are planned throughout the academic year. 

Example of a past session: Alternative concepts for city airports







Digital Supply Chain Roundtable Series

Digitisation, Industry 4.0, and Blockchains are among the emerging technologies that bear the potential of critically affecting these factors. In this series of roundtables, we will discuss, share, and outline ideas, strategies, experiences as well as research relating to the forthcoming transformational technologies.

The Digital Supply Chain Roundtable Series provides a place where our supply chain community can regularly come together to discuss and interact about new discoveries, techniques  and ideas. Participants collaborate, share business ideas and skill sets to strengthen their businesses together.

The roundtables are of particular interest to the professionals in the logistics and supply chain community.

Registration is limited to 15 participants.

Registration by email to

LCL same day delivery roundtable



Upcoming sessions


3D printing: Just and additional manufacturing method or a supply chain disruptor?

Discussion leader: Prof. Joachim Arts

Additional manufacturing (more commonly known as 3D printing) was long confined to specialized laboratories and prototype manufacturing.

Now the number of companies that offer 3D printing services is increasing rapidly and 3D printers can even be bought by consumers. Successful application of additive manufacturing already range from parts of jet engines, to trifles for consumers.

Any 3D printer can manufacture a large variety of products if given the right digital design. Supply chains (used to) primarily move goods and materials around the globe with a secondary flow of information.

3D printing may reverse that: Supply chains will primarily move digital designs (information) around the globe with a secondary flow of materials.


25 April 2018 16:00 – 18:30


Limpertsberg Campus, University of Luxembourg


Past sessions:

Blockchain: Read our report

Artificial intelligence: read our report