The CVCR hosts semiannual symposiums, one in the spring (usually May) and one in the fall (usually November). Expert speakers from industry and from Lehigh University give presentations on cutting-edge research, emerging trends, and best practices in supply chain management. Most symposiums also include panel discussions or breakout sessions.
CVCR symposiums generally have approximately 200 attendees, of whom roughly 2/3 are supply chain practitioners and 1/3 are Lehigh faculty, students, and staff. Practitioners come from a wide range of industries, including:
- Consumer packaged goods (CPG)/manufacturing/distribution
Symposiums are one-day events and include continental breakfast, lunch, and a post-symposium cocktail reception, at which attendees can network and continue discussions sparked during the symposium.
Each symposium is preceded by a Networking and Student Recruiting Reception, held the prior evening, at which companies can get to know some of Lehigh’s best and brightest undergraduate and graduate-level students.