Event Overview

While some countries still battle the first wave, others are past the peak of infections and easing lockdowns, which is cause for hope. But, there is growing concern that without a vaccine and robust contact tracing, countries may face a second wave of infection in a few months, which would be devastating on several levels. Only international collaboration can help governments and businesses plan properly for the possible rebound.

This virtual event, entitled Preparing for the Second Wave, will tap into the minds of leading experts from business, government and international organizations for a conversation on planning for possible rebound of infection. Experts and business leaders will discuss how governments and businesses can minimize the impact on businesses, their workforces and communities in which they operate. More specifically, it will review what steps should be taken to prepare for a second wave, its potential impact on the global economy and what governments and business must do to mitigate the risk.


Date

  • 16 July 2020

Time

  • 09:15 AM – 11:00 AM (EST/EDT)
  • 02:15 PM – 04:00 PM (UK time)
  • 04:15 PM – 06:00 PM (KSA Time)

Where

  • Please register here. The event will be hosted on WebEx.

Agenda

Confirmed moderator and speakers

Linda Yueh – Economist, Broadcaster, Writer

Moderator

Linda Yueh – Economist, Broadcaster, Writer

Yousef Al-Benyan - Chair of B20 Saudi Arabia

Speaker

Yousef Al-Benyan – Chair of B20 Saudi Arabia

Luiz de Mello - Director of the Policy Studies Branch at the Economics Department, OECD

Speaker

Luiz de Mello – Director of the Policy Studies Branch at the Economics Department, OECD

Rayan Fayez - Chair of Finance & Infrastructure Taskforce, B20 Saudi Arabia and Managing Director & CEO, Banque Saudi Fransi

Speaker

Rayan Fayez – Chair of Finance & Infrastructure Taskforce, B20 Saudi Arabia and Managing Director & CEO, Banque Saudi Fransi

Chris Nicholas – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Walmart International

Speaker

Chris Nicholas – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Walmart International

Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge – Regional Director for Europe, World Health Organization (WHO)

Speaker

Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge – Regional Director for Europe, World Health Organization (WHO)

Diane Wang – Co-chair of Digitalization Taskforce, B20 Saudi Arabia and CEO & Founder, DHgate

Speaker

Diane Wang – Co-chair of Digitalization Taskforce, B20 Saudi Arabia and CEO & Founder, DHgate

Robert E. Moritz – Chairman, PwC International Limited

Speaker

Robert E. Moritz – Chairman, PwC International Limited

Guy Ryder – Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)

Speaker

Guy Ryder – Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO)