Fireside Chat

Navigating the Complex World of Supply Chain Sustainability:
Insights from an Expert

What's the role of critical raw materials?
How to close the Sustainability Skills Gap?
Can Circularity drive economic growth?

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Informational webinar – Global Educator Challenge 2022

Friday, November 4th 2022

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (CET - UTC+1), 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST - UTC-5)

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Join us for an exciting fireside chat hosted by Noah Schaul, Director Corporate Training at Inchainge. Our guest speaker is Elmer Rietveld, a renowned researcher at TNO. He is experienced in fields such as material science, supply chain management, and welfare economics. With expertise in critical raw materials and circular economy, he is uniquely positioned to offer valuable insights.

TNO is one of the largest independent research organizations in the Netherlands. Also known for its cutting-edge innovation in applied sciences and technology.

We'll be discussing the critical role of supply chain management in driving a more sustainable future. Don't miss this exciting opportunity. Join us online to learn from a leading expert in the field.


We'll dive into a range of thought-provoking topics, including:

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The role of critical raw materials in the transition to a circular economy.
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The potential for circular economy practices to drive economic growth and job creation.
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Sustainable Supply Chain Management: It's not just the right thing to do, It's good business.
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Is the funnel of career-ready talent for an increasingly complex and demanding job market drying up?

Join the conversation! Learn from one of the leading experts in critical raw materials and circular economy. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with industry professionals.

Stay updated on the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.

Fireside chat with


Elmer Rietveld

Senior researcher at TNO: critical raw materials, circular economy, ESG and international trade

Elmer Rietveld is an internationally acknowledged researcher in the field of critical raw materials and circular economy. He possesses a diverse range of skills and knowledge spanning various fields. This includes material science, supply chain management, and welfare economics. Elmer is uniquely positioned to offer insights into the challenges and opportunities of this emerging field.

Learn more about Elmer

Noah Schaul

Director Corporate Training at Inchainge

Noah, Director Corporate Training at Inchainge, has a passion for all things related to circularity. Originally from Luxembourg, he began his studies and professional career in the Netherlands where he lived for 6 years.

Noah is a master trainer for Inchainge's circular business game, The Blue Connection, and a contributor to the textbook Mastering the Circular Economy. He is dedicated to developing applied circular learning programs. And inspiring companies to adopt circular practices in the Netherlands and beyond. He currently resides in Barcelona, Spain.

Join this informational webinar to learn all about the Global Educator Challenge!

Participants will learn how they can sign up, what experience they need, the time plan, time consumption per week, and Q&A.

About The Global Educator Challenge

This Challenge will take place from November 7th – December 16th. This time it will be an Open Team Edition! Meaning that you can now create your own team!

Conditions for creating your own team:

  • The team has to consist of a maximum of 5 participants (Minimum 4) 
  • At least one and a maximum of two of the members must be a certified educator. Certified educators can thus invite peers without experience. These can be from their own university, or from other universties as well.
  • Only the team captain has to register and we will contact you for the contact details of your team members after registration.

About the Challenge 

Compete against other educators from all around the world in the Global Educator Challenge. The Challenge starts on November 7th. During 6 weeks, you will play 3 rounds of the Ultimate Value Chain Experience, The Fresh Connection in teams of four (maximum five).


This global educator challenge is a great way for you to:

  • Discover the functionalities of The Fresh Connection but also learn from other educators from around the world.
  • Introduce The Fresh Connection to your peers without experience
  • Network and meet new colleagues/peers internationally

Each team participant will take on one of the management roles: supply chain, operations, sales, or purchasing. The challenge is to make the best strategic and tactical choices to save the virtual manufacturing company, The Fresh Connection, from financial ruin together with your team.


Program of the Challenge: 

  • Optional: Informational webinar on the 4th of November at 2 pm CET (UTC+1)
  • The Global Educator Challenge starts on the 7th of November at noon.
  • Your team will be playing 3 rounds in total and you have two weeks’ time to make the decisions for each round.
  • The last round closes on the 15th of December
  • The award ceremony date will be on the 16th of December

Register now!

  • Want to learn more? Fill in the form below to sign up for this informational webinar!
  • Ready to register a team for the Challenge? The Team Captain can register on our Global Educator Challenge event page.

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