Past Events

The Semiconductor Challenge Amid Geopolitical Tensions: Navigating Disruptions and Ensuring Resilience

The semiconductor industry has been facing significant challenges amid geopolitical tensions in recent years. These challenges have the potential to disrupt the global supply chain and affect various industries that rely on semiconductors, including consumer electronics, automotive, telecommunications, and more.

In this panel discussion moderated by Prof. Cedomir Nestorovic from ESSEC Business School, our speakers will address these key challenges and discuss the following topics:

  • Geopolitical landscape and its impact on the semiconductor industry
  • Supply chain resilience and the need for diversification
  • The importance of regional collaboration and partnerships to enhance supply chain resilience and promote innovation
  • Intellectual property protection and how to foster an environment conducive to innovation and fair competition
  • Technological sovereignty and independence and how to strengthen domestic capabilities, and nurture local talent and research and development initiatives


  • Bertrand Stoltz, Executive Vice-President, Finance, Global Shared Services, Systems and Asia Public Affairs at STMicroelectronics
  • Erwan Barre, Partner at RHTLaw Asia


8.00am-8.30amRegistration and welcoming of attendees
8.30am-9.15amDialogue session hosted by Prof. Cedomir Nestorovic, Geopolitics Professor,
ESSEC Business School and Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim
EMBA Asia-Pacific
9.15am-9.40amQ/A with the audience
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