Thought Leadership: *Asia Pacific Time Friendly* The Truth About Negotiation - Negotiating in a time of Coronavirus
27th March 2020 Virtual Event Research & Thought-Leadership Webinars
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Research confirms that negotiation has become increasingly virtual, that face-to-face negotiations are no longer the norm. Yet that same research shows a lack of planning which means that negotiators are frequently Ill-equipped, ill-prepared and - too often - insincere. The coronavirus pandemic is forcing a growing number of unplanned negotiations as organizations try urgently to readjust their relationships and commitments. With the closing of international borders and corporate travel bans, almost all those negotiations will now be virtual. In this webinar, negotiations expert Keld Jensen and IACCM President Tim Cummins will discuss what we must learn from today's business negotiations and how we should be approaching 'virtual negotiation'.

  • 7.00 am Darwin
  • 7.30 am Brisbane
  • 8.00 am Adelaide
  • 8:30 am Sydney / Melbourne
  • 10:30 am Wellington / Auckland / Christchurch

This is part one in a two-part series.

Our Experts:

Tim Cummins - Executive Team, IACCMTim Cummins, President, IACCM. 

Professor Tim Cummins is founder and President of the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM). He was inspired to start the Association by his work at the IBM Corporation, where he led global re-engineering of the contracting process and commercial organization. Through worldwide benchmarks, he recognized the importance of developing contract and commercial management as a distinct business discipline and competency. His research and influence have been recognized through appointment as a Professor of International Commercial & Contract Management in the school of law at the University of Leeds, and in 2019 as the winner of the Financial Times ‘Market Shaper’ Award.

Prior to founding IACCM, Tim had a successful career in Corporate Finance and Commercial Management, working and leading high-value negotiations in the banking, automotive, aerospace, technology and services sectors. He was also a co-founder in two successful start-up businesses in the travel and technology industry. Tim is an active participant on a number of boards and commissions, with particular focus on matters such as public policy, social value and innovation. He is a regular keynote speaker at business and academic conferences.


Keld Jensen, Award-winning founder of SMARTnership Negotiation & Trust | Strategist | Senior Advisor | Ass. professor | TEDx Speaker. 

Keld is an internationally recognized expert and advisor on negotiation, trust, and behavioural economics. He works with governments and major corporations in applying the techniques of SMARTnership negotiation—value-based collaborations—while maintaining a busy teaching schedule at top-ranked universities around the world. Mr Jensen has made more than 200 international TV appearances, and contributes regularly to Forbes magazine, reaching more than 2.8 million readers.

His corporate clients include Vestas, Novo Nordisk, LEGO, Johnson & Johnson, Carlsberg Group, Siemens, Rolls-Royce, SAB Miller, and Bang & Olufsen; he has also worked extensively with UNICEF and several national governments.

A prolific author, Keld has written 24 books to date, with his works available in more than 38 countries. In 2016, he was named as one of the world’s Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trust. In 2017, his concept of SMARTnership won the Best Negotiation/Tender Award from Denmark’s Organization of Public Procurement Officers. In that same year, he received the prestigious Innovation Award from IACCM (the International Association of Contract and Commercial Management).


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