Political Risk Symposium: Risks from a European Perspective @ The Royal College of Surgeons, London [21 March]

Political Risk Symposium: Risks from a European Perspective

08:00 - 18:30

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The Royal College of Surgeons
35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A 3 London, United Kingdom
We are delighted to invite you to our first Symposium on Political Risk, organised in conjunction with the FUNK Foundation and the LSE PPE Society.

About the event

The Political Risk Symposium will last for a whole day and will include renowned speakers from government, business and political risk consultancies to discuss three major challenges of 2017: Cyber Security Risks, Economic Risks in Europe and Supply Chain Management.

Entry is free and food and drinks will be provided throughout the day! Applications to attend are now open. You can apply by writing a short motivational statement of 150 words on this website prsymposium.com/apply.

About the panels:

1.Cyber Security Risks: the panel will examine the risks posed by the rapidly evolving cyber sector for businesses, states and markets. The cyber sector provides significant challenges to economic actors, particularly when it comes to guaranteeing business continuity, safeguarding intellectual property, and data privacy. With the interference by Russian hackers in the recent U.S. presidential election, it becomes apparent that the cyber-space opens new venues for state interference abroad, influencing the international political and business environment.

2.Economic Risks in Europe: The panel will examine the economic risks facing European markets. The incomplete fiscal and banking union of the Eurozone, together with the tensions between the partisans of austerity and fiscal expansion, have hindered attempts to alleviate economic stagnation. Additionally, the rise of Eurosceptic movements together with Britain’s decision to leave the EU have further contributed to uncertainty in European markets.

3. Supply Chain Management: Economic actors are often left at the mercy of political events that affect the global economy. With further globalisation, the interconnectedness of diversified economies means that events on one side of the globe often have ripple effects on the other side of the earth. Political risks can materialise in surges in raw materials/commodities, such as the effect that the Syrian crisis has had on oil prices, making the issue of forecasting and strategizing for these issues critical for firms and governments alike.

This event will be a unique opportunity for students as well as professionals to gain knowledge from experts as well as contacts in the political risk industry.
The full agenda for the symposium can be found at prsymposium.com.

The confirmed speakers will be announced weekly so keep checking the event!

Should you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Best wishes,

The PRIS team and the PPE Society
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