These online webinars will allow you to meet other business operators ‘virtually’ for expert-moderated interactive online panel discussions. Here you can raise questions on issues you might be facing and as a global community we will mobilise our collective experience and expertise to listen and try to provide practical assistance.

Using our international network of global trade experts, and our technology platform, the GTPA is planning a series of discussion forums and educational webinars in the upcoming weeks.

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Event invitation: Global Supply Chain resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Event invitation: Global Supply Chain resiliency in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

Today, more than two-thirds of world trade occurs through global value chains (GVCs). With the world economy facing multiple disruptions, including slow economic growth, natural disasters, and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic, GVCs, and supply chains more broadly, are transforming rapidly, even more now than at the beginning of 2020.

While past decades fostered an expansion and enlargement of GVCs, more recently some have also shortened and become more localised, a trend which is likely to increase in the coming years as large and small businesses reconfigure their operations due to the pandemic and the eager adoption of digital technologies.

As part of the launch on the 25th of July 2020 of the APEC Global Supply Chains Resiliency Survey sponsored by APEC, supported by the Australian Government and implemented by GTPA, as part of our Business Health Check series this week we will be discussing the following topics during a live panel discussion:

  • Digital transformation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and impact on government and business planning going forward
  • Levels of disruption, resilience, and adaptability of small and large businesses participating in supply chains under the current COVID-19 pandemic
  • Issues of transparency and digitization on global trade and supply chains
  • The need for building future skills to support global trade in the future
  • Emergence of eCommerce and Digital trade for SMEs

Guest panel members:

  • Ms Julianne Merriman, Assistant Secretary Multilateral Economic Branch, Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Ms Lisa Hunt, Business Manager, Institute for International Trade of the University of Adelaide
  • Ms Lisa McAuley, CEO of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)

Moderator: Ms Collins Rex, Director, GTPA

Event details: Tuesday 14th July at 7pm (EST, EDT)/ Wednesday 15th July at 10am (AED)




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