Building competitiveness – resilience Innovating out of crisis to create a resilient future across nations and for the planet
Humanity has entered a time when shocks are becoming more frequent and extreme. The climate crisis is threatening societies by shifting weather patterns and increasing the frequency and severity of extreme events. In parallel, the possibility of a new pandemic has not yet been discarded, and the fast-forwarded digitalization during COVID-19 raised new threats of cyberattacks. Humanity must think ahead of future crises to build resilience. In this session, panelists will share examples, recommendations, and insights to improve crisis preparedness and build resilience in government, industry, and community.
Kazuyoshi Shimada, Director, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Ioannis Kokkoris, Dean (International), Queen Mary University of London, U.K.
George Xirogiannis, Director General, Federation of Greek Industries(SEV) , Greece
Gianna Sagazio, Director of Innovation, National Industry Confederation, Brazil
Allen Chris, DG ECFIN Resident Adviser in Athens, European Commission, Greece
Moderator: Roberto Alvarez, Executive Director, GFCC, USA
- How can businesses, cities, countries, and communities prepare for future shocks?
- What can we learn from past crises that could help us to better innovate in the future?
- What typesof frameworks are needed globally to advance resilience?