PLANO, Texas, July 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 21, 2020, Huawei Technologies will join trade experts from around the world for a webinar presented by The Economist titled, "Business Beyond Covid-19: the Future of Global Supply Chains." The webinar, which will begin at 10:00 a.m. EDT and can be registered for here, will discuss how the global supply chain is evolving amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists include Paul Scanlan, Chief Technology Officer, Carrier Business Unit at Huawei Technologies, Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist at Citi, Sabine Weyand, Director-General of Trade for the European Commission, and Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization. The conversation will be moderated by Vijay Vaitheeswaran, U.S. Business Editor at The Economist.
Before the onset of COVID-19, global trade had already been stuttering, however the pandemic worsened fault lines appearing throughout supply chains. To stop the spread of infection, countries around the world closed businesses and locked down economies. With trade paused, small and medium sized businesses were thrust into turmoil while global stock markets plummeted.
As the world slowly emerges from isolation, industries alike have the unique opportunity to re-examine their foundations and rebuild a much stronger and more connected trade ecosystem. As a global community, our ability to diversify supply-chain sources and leverage new technologies will play a critical role in the future of the global economy. Panelists will discuss the future of global supply chains and how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact the way companies manage risk moving forward.
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