Managing Corporate Risks of the COVID-19 Pandemic:

A Business Continuity Planning and Recovery
Webinar Series for the High-Tech Sector

Background

The Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) is a professional membership organization serving all professionals working in the built environment. AFE brings together professionals who ensure the optimal operation of high-rise commercial real estate, industrial plants, classified and non-classified government facilities, campuses of higher education, and medical centers around the world.  Established in 1915, AFE remains the leading technical education and credentialing resource for facilities management professionals.  

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.  As of    June 2, COVID-19 has infected more than 6.4 million individuals and killed over 382,000 worldwide.

Due to the highly interconnected nature of high-tech products and services as well as the complex extended value webs that serve these markets, the global high-technology sector seems to be particularly vulnerable to these non-market disease risks.

During times of uncertainty, scientific, technical and evidence-based knowledge can help companies in the high-tech sector understand, manage, and mitigate non-market risks. 

Webinar Introduction

Because the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) recognizes that access to reliable information is critical during this difficult time, we have partnered with Vichara Partners to bring you the best information available on how COVID-19 is impacting the high-tech sector. 

Their 10-part webinar series features experts from a wide range of fields from epidemiologists, physicians, and public health experts to industry experts, business continuity specialists, risk management professionals, economists and supply chain managers.

On Tuesday, May 12, AFE's Executive Director and CEO, AC Powell spoke at Webinar #4 about maintaining site operations during uncertain times.

Topics Covered

The webinar series focuses on three main content areas:

  • Understanding the Disease – The first two webinars focused on virus pathology, infectious agent transmission, clinical disease impacts, treatment, and vaccines, as well as the broader impacts of the disease to populations, economies, and society.

  • Business Continuity Planning and Recovery for Corporate Risk Managers – Four of the webinars focused on disease risks and impacts to employees, facilities, and supply chains. Approaches to mitigate these risks along with decision-making guidance were shared.

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on High-Tech Markets – Four of the webinars focus on disease impacts to segments of the extended supply chains for high-tech markets, including materials suppliers, component/assembly suppliers, and product manufacturers. A summary of the global market outlook for the high-tech sector will also be provided.

Recordings of the live webcasts are available. 

Our Gift to You

Because we believe you will find the webinar content valuable and we would like to make the opportunity to learn directly from the experts widely available, AFE would like to provide you and your company with a 25% discount code. Use the code AFE25 at checkout to receive 25% off your purchase. Please share this code with anyone you think will find these webinars useful.

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