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26 February, 2020 | (01 hr)

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While risks to the global economy from a global trade war de-escalated recently, a new downside risk emerged with the COVID-19 crisis. Under a “rapid containment” scenario, the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on global GDP growth might be modest and likely short-lived. Some sectors could suffer, but others could see a pickup in their orders and sales.

Join this Window On webcast to hear from business leaders on their thoughts about navigating through this crisis, including:

  • How can organizations manage the potential impact of this fast-moving, deadly outbreak?
  • Will its effects be temporary, short-term or beyond?
  • How can companies respond to a major health outbreak from various functional perspectives?

Who Should Attend: Global business executives across all functions


Jude Blanchette

Jude Blanchette
Freeman Chair in China Studies
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Jude Blanchette holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Previously, he was engagement director at The Conference Board’s China Center for Economics and Business in Beijing, where he researched China’s political envir...Full Bio

Howard Fisher, M.D.

Howard Fisher, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Since 2009, Dr. Howard Fisher has served as Chief Medical Officer at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.

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Alexander Heil, Ph.D.

Alexander Heil, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, Planning and Regional Development Department
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Dr. Alexander Heil is the Chief Economist in the Planning and Regional Development Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. As Chief Economist, Alexander provides strategic leadership on regional economic issues to the agency. He is responsible for developing and managing...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD (Moderator)
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

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