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Will the COVID-19 pandemic leave us with a less globalized world? Will it fundamentally change how companies do business across borders? These questions have occupied much of the global business discourse ever since the burst of the pandemic, with rising doubts about the future of globalization in the aftermath of COVID-19. The reality is that the pandemic represents both a threat and an opportunity to globalization. In the face of such ambiguity, it is critical to look at the data and disregard perceptions that may be misleading.
Drawing on extensive research and the latest data, this Discovery Event covers what you really need to know about globalization. It will help you appreciate the current state of globalization and dismiss the misconceptions related to what is really changing about globalization; understand how COVID-19 is set to shift the playing field globally and how companies are organizing themselves to compete across borders in a post-pandemic world; and provide you with best and worst practices on how companies can navigate through post-pandemic globalization’s turbulences.
Outcomes for participants
For executives and decision-makers who need to navigate globalization’s turbulences and think about building their businesses in the aftermath of COVID-19.
For managers who need to take decisions on how to compete across borders and where to do so in a post-pandemic world.
This will be an immersive series of half-day long virtual workshops, broken into 4 sessions of about 75 min each. Each session will consist of short faculty input, polls, directed discussions, followed by debriefs. The flow for the two days will be as follows:
Thursday, October 1st, 2020:
Session 1: 9:00 to 10:15 - What you hear about globalization is often based on perceptions rather than hard data: Dispelling the most prominent myths about globalization.
Session 2: 10:45 to 12:00 - Understanding today’s state of globalization and how the pandemic is set to shift the competitive playing field. A crash-course on the laws of globalization and how they can be used to identify key post-COVID-19 trends.
Friday, October 2nd, 2020:
Session 3: 9:00 to 10:15 - Competing globally in a post-pandemic world. Business applications, including best and worst practices on how companies can navigate through post-pandemic globalization’s turbulences.
Session 4: 10:45 to 12:00 - Is our future a de-globalized one? How globalization is set to evolve in the aftermath of COVID-19. Putting it all together and wrap up. Practical take-aways from the two days.