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Beyond COVID-19: NOVA Business Resiliency Webinars

In light of the current global pandemic, the Northern Virginia Economic Development Alliance (NOVA EDA) is taking action. We are proud to announce the launch of a three-part, 12 session webinar series: “Beyond COVID-19: NOVA Business Resiliency Webinars.”

Created for NOVA businesses to ensure they have the latest and best possible information from a variety of experts, these webinars will focus on how to keep moving forward during and after the current global pandemic. It will convene experts spanning issues such as government financing, staffing, technology readiness, healthy workplaces, new business and revenue models, customer retention, and more.

The next in the series will be Supply Chain Management – on Thursday, July 9th at 2:00 PM EDT.

As the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic continues to reverberate around the world, the importance of reliable supply chains, sourcing and international trade have become top concerns for virtually every industry. Long perceived as a sleepy backwater of manufacturing, production and finished goods, supply chain management has become one of the top priorities for CEOs and shareholders alike.

At the same time as the pandemic exposed global supply chain vulnerabilities, recent international trade conflicts have exacerbated the issue with tariff and non-tariff barrier concerns on the rise.

How do supply chains affect my business? What should I worry about with my supply chains? Does this period present an opportunity to diversify my suppliers or decrease costs? What are the hallmarks of great supply chain management?

Topics include:

  • Redefining supply chain management
  • The impact of supply chains on business performance
  • How to create competitive advantage via supply chain management
  • Global or domestic sourcing
  • Nearshoring
  • Best practices of supply chain management
  • Chain of custody
  • Blockchains and other new technologies
  • Sustainability across the supply chain

Panelists include:

  • Mike Wasson, Chief Operations Officer, Tosca and Chair of the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
  • Tim Brightbill, Partner, Wiley Rein
  • Ron Drozd, Assistant Professor, Fox School of Business, Temple University

Who should attend: Business owners and leaders looking to understand how to safeguard, improve and innovate their supply chains.

Cost: No charge.

In these uncertain times, the members of NOVA EDA recognize that businesses need more help. “Beyond COVID-19: NOVA Business Resiliency Webinars” is a three-part series, broken down below. Businesses can attend some or all of the webinars—registration will be required and limited for each session. Updated registration information will be provided for each session as it becomes available.

Phase 1:

  • COVID-19 Business Survival Toolkit – 4/23
  • In-Depth Funding & Financing – 4/30
  • Staffing: What’s Best for My Business, What’s Best for My People? – 5/7
  • Keeping My Customers and Finding New Ones in This Climate – 5/21
    • To view the recording of this webinar, please click here
    • Password for the presentation: NOVAEDA521* [case sensitive]
  • New Business Models – Going Digital: What Does it Mean for My Business? – 6/4
    • To view the recording of this webinar, please click here
    • Password for the presentation: NOVAEDA6/4 [case sensitive]

Phase 2:

  • Marketing & Business Development Through COVID-19 – 6/18
    • To view the recording of this webinar, please click here
    • Password for the presentation: NOVA6/18 [case sensitive]
  • Supply Chain Management – 7/9
  • The New Normal – 7/23
  • IT: Cost or Investment? – 8/6

Phase 3:

  • Growth Funding – 8/20
  • Partnering Across the Business Community – 9/3
  • Strategic Planning in a Digital World – 9/17
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