Oceania Thought Leadership: Coronavirus: Business Disruption Escalates - A Research Report on the Impact on World Trade
31st March 2020 Virtual Event Research & Thought-Leadership Webinars
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Please note that we will be hosting several sessions of this webinar to reach all our members. Please see the events calendar for further details of a webinar being hosted in your region. 

IACCM has worked with its worldwide membership to gather data and this thirty-minute webinar provides insights by geography and by industry, as well as comparing the actions that business is taking in response and – to a growing degree – in anticipation of the new world once recovery begins.

In just the last two weeks, IACCM surveys show that the situation for most industries has considerably worsened. Worldwide, 60% now tell us that contract performance is moderately or severely impacted, compared with just 37% two weeks ago. Across industries, the scale of disruption is uneven. For some – such as Hotels, Entertainment & Leisure, it has been both rapid and cataclysmic. For a few, most notably Technology, it appears to have stabilized. It is also notable that the nature of the disruption varies, as is the case across geographies. 

Join us for a briefing on the current situation, followed by a question and answer session that focuses on your region.

Oceania time friendly:

  • 8:00 pm Perth / Singapore / Beijing / Manila
  • 3:00 pm Brisbane
  • 4:00 pm Melbourne / Sydney
  • 6:00 pm Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch

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.



Sally Hughes - Executive Team, IACCMSally Guyer, Global CEO, IACCM. Sally supports the IACCM global team in the pursuit of both the recognition of and excellence in Commercial and Contract Management. She an experienced and accomplished commercial and contracts management professional, holding senior commercial positions at a range of corporate and multi-national organizations. After gaining an Honors degree in Law, Sally spent her time in the house in the corporate sector, where she worked globally in the Telecomms and IT industries, before establishing her own legal and commercial consultancy in 2007. Sally is passionate about enabling business efficiency and growth through contracting and commercial excellence; she understands the need for robust business operations to drive these efficiencies, together with the requirement for effective communication and collaboration at all times.

Whether in contract development, negotiation, training or general communications, Sally has built a reputation for service excellence and responsiveness. Her focus is on the creation of positive and successful business relationships, constantly striving to ensure that businesses realize their true potential and value.



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