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09 July, 2020 | (01 hr)

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In recent years, trade policy battles, geopolitical standoffs, fragmented regulatory frameworks, and macroeconomic imbalanced have been watched with concern from C-Suites around the world. What would trigger the unavoidable downturn of large economies if not the entire world economy? Early 2020 the answer came from left field in the form of a major global health crisis. How are businesses now reassessing the global economic and business landscape, and what are the expected short- and medium term responses?

Join us for this webcast, part of The Conference Board and Oxford Analytica Global Horizon Virtual series, where we’ll discuss the insights from EY’s latest Geostrategy Survey and The Conference Board’s C-Suite Challenge Survey – COVID-19 Special. Participate in answering several of the survey questions yourself, and compare your views with those of C-Suite leaders around the world.

After attending this program, you will be able to:

  • Assess recurrent and new current challenges from a global business perspective
  • Understand how much the COIVD-19 pandemic is changing the world.
  • Learn about organizational frameworks to map out geopolitical and -economic risks
  • Obtain insights on key trends for strategy planning in your own organization
  • Identify key lessons for preventive actions to strengthen agility and resiliency of your organization.

Who Should Attend: Thought leaders, senior executives and principal policy makers responsible for strategy, ESG, security and defense, corporate & country risk, innovation, marketing & communications, government affairs, legal and finance, public policy and human capital


David Kelly, Ph.D.

David Kelly, Ph.D.
Chief Global Strategist
J.P. Morgan

Dr. David Kelly is the Chief Global Strategist and Head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. With over 20 years of experience, David provides valuable insight and perspective on the economy and markets to the institutional investor and financial advisor gl...Full Bio

Courtney Rickert McCaffrey

Courtney Rickert McCaffrey
Global Geostrategic Business Group Deputy Insights Leader

As the Deputy Insights Leader for the EY Global Geostrategic Business Group, Courtney Rickert McCaffrey drives market-leading insight around geopolitics, corporate performance and political risk management.

Courtney is a recognized thought leader in political risk and global macro trends,...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD
Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD is the Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook a...Full Bio

Juergen Tinggren

Juergen Tinggren
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Bekaert, Belgium

Juergen Tinggren started his career in 1981 as Senior Associate with Booz Allen & Hamilton. He joined Sika AG in 1985 to take on various managerial and executive functions of increasingly broader scope and responsibility.

In 1997, Juergen joined the Executive Committee of Schindl...Full Bio

Megha Kumar, Ph.D.

Megha Kumar, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Deputy Director of Analysis and Senior International Political Risk Analyst
Oxford Analytica

Dr. Megha Kumar is Oxford Analytica’s Deputy Director of Analysis and Senior International Political Risk Analyst. She focuses on global macro risks and opportunities for the firm’s corporate and public-sector clients, especially with regard to cybersecurity, disruptive technologies, ...Full Bio

Ilaria Maselli

Ilaria Maselli (Moderator)
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Ilaria Maselli has been the senior economist for Europe at The Conference Board since March 2016. Maselli monitors the monthly business cycle of the European economy and contributes analysis to The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook. She also contributes to in-dept...Full Bio

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