Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

May 16 - 17, 2019
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Corporate Learning Network
Rethinking country risk

In today’s turbulent political and economic environment, the need to understand country risk has become even more paramount. Whereas in the past this concern tended to focus on developing countries, the rise of populism in advanced markets has made it a concern to be addressed for all economies.

While traditional measures and indices provide one perspective on risk, they can tend to over accentuate extreme forms of risk such as nationalization. Current populist tendencies in what have been considered to be many low risk counties bring into question what is considered safe or not.

At the same time, increased volatility creates not only challenges but also opportunities. As such, how does one both promote long term risk mitigation strategies and seize upon short terms opportunities?

The session will combine a mix of practitioner and research insights.


• How we need to reconceptualize the idea of country risk and what potential avenues exist for mitigating it

Target audience...

• Senior management, Business Development managers, Strategy managers, Country managers, HQ managers in charge of overseeing foreign subsidiaries

Omar Toulan

Professor of Strategy and International Management



Thursday May 16, 2019 from 17:00 to Friday May 17, 2019 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*This 1.5 day event is reserved for members of IMD's Corporate Learning Network and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership. Travel and accommodation are at participant’s own expense.


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