COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on global business. How long will you weather the storm? When will things return to “normal”? Hear directly from Maryland’s Secretary of Commerce on what resources are available to Maryland businesses to navigate COVID-19, as well as what the state and local companies are doing to overcome this challenge.
Over the last few decades, globalization has been a powerful force raising incomes and lifting millions out of poverty. But in our interconnected world, the risk of contagion – both financial and medical – is greater than ever. In 2008, a financial crisis ravaged the global economy. Now the Corona virus has sent the world’s economy reeling. Even before the pandemic, populism and nationalism emerged as a potent challenge to the global order. Now, international cooperation is key to solving this current crisis. Can we revolutionize the ways in which we collaborate across borders in order to move forward towards a more stable future?
The World Health Organization (WHO) and other UN partners have prioritized food safety as a public health issue. How food is managed from farm to fork helps avoid contamination by pesticides and other chemicals, pathogens that can be transmitted by food and water, foreign materials that can work their way into food, intentional adulteration, safe transporting of product, proper labeling and packaging, and consumer mishandling. With collaboration between public-private partnerships between regulatory bodies, food producers, and consumers, can we raise food safety culture and awareness in order to reduce the impact of foodborne illnesses globally?
Why did you choose your model of cell phone? Your car? A lot of thought went into the design of the products we use everyday. Good design can define a product or company leading to lasting costumer loyalty and competitive advantages. Poor product design can quickly leave established brands wondering why their market share seemingly evaporated. Old barriers to entry around scale, supply chain, and distribution have fallen creating even more emphasis on the importance of design.
What specific impacts and disruptions, both good and bad, will the virus bring to business across the globe? We will discuss regional and global implications happening now, and what the future holds for organizations around the world.
Your supply chain acts as the circulatory system of your business and is equally as complex and can easily make or break your business. COVID-19 has exposed many vulnerabilities of organizations worldwide during this pandemic, especially those with a high dependence on China as a supplier. In this webinar we’ll focus on new supply chain technologies that are emerging beyond the linear supply-chain model and towards end-to-end visibility, collaboration, agility, and optimization by utilizing innovative tools such as digital supply networks (DSNs), A.I., 5G and other applications to help ensure management of supply chain disruption during a global pandemic.
We have yet to grasp the full implications of COVID-19 to the global economy. Will jobs continue to shift to emerging markets or is re-shoring the new normal? In this session Anirban Basu will weigh in on the winners and losers of the COVID-19 crisis, as well as challenges and opportunities going forward.
On September 29th, join us at AVAM for a day of learning, inspiration, and professional networking.
Join us in honoring 2020′s award winners that have guided their companies and the state of Maryland to new global heights!