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Moving Forward to the “New Normal”: Applying Lessons Learned from Around the World to Our Region

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Gain insights from global business executives—representing a broad range of industries with operations in over 100 countries—on how their companies have addressed the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the complex set of issues relating to reopening our economy and returning to work. Learn what achieving “new normal” may mean both in the short-term and long-term, and the challenges and potential opportunities that lie ahead.

Event details:
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

As states across the nation contemplate the easing of restrictions related to COVID-19, operations, health, safety, ethical and legal considerations are important to evaluate to achieve best results.

Our panelists will share their first-hand knowledge and insights, based on experience with governments and businesses internationally, on issues such as:

  • Testing/Tracing/Tracking strategies
  • The re-imagined COVID-19 workplace
  • Guiding principles to protect employees and customers
  • Public and private transportation
  • Supply chain challenges
  • Liability issues to employees, customers and the public
  • Adjusting to a new world - cultural and social shifts
  • Unique challenges for offices, retail, hospitals and educational institutions

Join us for this special discussion on how to plan transitions that optimize safety while moving forward to opening our economy.


Paul Ayoub
Partner, Executive Committee, Nutter
Board Chair, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 
John Farina
Northeast Managing Partner, PwC
Member of PwC’s U.S. and Global Board of Partners
David Karam
CEO, Sbarro, Inc.
  Ying Shin Lee
Managing Director, Knight Frank Shanghai, and China Head of Industrial Services
Former member, General Electric’s Global Real Estate Team
Sharon McCollam
Board Chair, Sutter Health, California
Board member, Advance Auto Parts, Inc.; Chewy Inc.; GetYourGuide AG; Hallmark Cards, Inc.; Signet Jewelers, Ltd., and Stitch Fix, Inc.
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