KPMG Weekly COVID-19 Webinar Series

Coronavirus is a global health crisis with far reaching implications, the extent of which are still becoming apparent. We are committed to supporting our clients through this period of extended uncertainty. We will therefore be hosting a series of weekly webinars to provide updates and discuss immediate, medium and long-term actions that can help you manage the challenges ahead.
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Upcoming Webinars
 June 10, 2020  12:30 PM - Preparing for the new reality – Week 13
 June 17, 2020  12:30 PM - Preparing for the new reality – Week 14
 June 24, 2020  12:30 PM - Preparing for the new reality – Week 15

Available On Demand
 Preparing for the new reality – Week 12 - Featuring NatWest Group and Be the Business
Alison Rose, Chief Executive of NatWest Group, shared a banking perspective on managing through the pandemic and how they are planning for the new reality. Tony Danker, CEO of Be the Business, also joined us to share insights on how SMEs are preparing for the new reality, particularly around tech adoption and productivity. Bill Michael, UK Chair & Senior Partner, KPMG, discussed his reflections on what COVID-19 means for the future of business, and Catherine Burnet, Regional Chair for KPMG in Scotland, explored what’s happening around regional clusters to support SMEs and stimulate demand, including a perspective on Scotland. And finally, our expert Donna Sharp shared help and guidance following the Government’s latest updates on the Job Retention Scheme.

 Preparing for the new reality – Week 11 – Featuring Vodafone and Hanbury Strategy
We were joined by Nick Read, Group Chief Executive of Vodafone, who shared insights on their COVID-19 journey and their planning for the future. James McBride of Hanbury Strategy explored the possible trajectory of COVID-19 and the variables that will impact it, including expectations on the UK’s emergence from lockdown compared to other countries. Giuseppe Latorre, Head of Deal Advisory at KPMG in Italy, shared insights on how Italy are easing out of lockdown, returning to work and reigniting their economy. Finally, Jo Stringer, KPMG Strategy Partner, shared her perspective on how businesses are preparing for the new customer in the new reality.

 Preparing for the new reality – Week 10 – Featuring Octopus Energy
We were joined by Greg Jackson, CEO of Octopus Energy, who shared his thoughts on the acceleration of digitisation as businesses move from Recovery to the New Reality. We explored what businesses can be doing now to either make up ground or get ahead on the digital front with our Chief Digital Officer Lisa Heneghan and looked ahead at the expected consolidation in the deals market with Liz Claydon, our Head of Deal Advisory. Isabel Ost, Legal Services Director, took questions on data protection in relation to workplace Apps. Finally, Kay Swinburne and Donna Sharp answered questions on the Government’s financial stimulus packages and JRS.

 From resilience to recovery – Week 9 – Featuring the Mayor of the West Midlands and JJ Churchill
Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, shares his views on how cities and businesses can prepare for the new reality. Andrew Churchill, JJ Churchill Ltd. Executive Chairman, a family owned manufacturer discusses his experience of how they've been managing through the pandemic and adapting new ways of working. Chris Hearld, KPMG's Head of Regions shares insight on how businesses across the UK are coping and what reigniting the regional economies means for SMEs.

 From resilience to recovery – Week 8 – Featuring Sainsbury’s and UKHospitality
Sainsbury's Chief Executive Mike Coupe shared how they've been managing through the crisis and preparing for the new reality. Kate Nicholls, UKHospitality CEO, also joined us to shared her views on the hospitality and leisure sectors and the impact on consumer attitudes and behaviour. Linda Ellett, Head of Consumer Markets, Retail and Leisure shared her perspectives on this. In addition, Andy Pyle, Head of Real Estate provided an update on the re-opening of property including the high street, as well as the longer term trends and the future property footprint.

 Building Resilience – Week 7 – Featuring Sir Roger Carr, Chairman, BAE Systems and James McBride from Hanbury Strategy
Sir Roger Carr, Chairman of BAE Systems shared his views on the challenges of returning to work and maintaining resilience across operations and complex supply chains. In addition, James McBridge from Hanbury Strategy discussed the key areas to focus on to restart business. Our Chief Economist Yael Selfin returned to discuss the latest regional economic update and Iain Prince covered practical tips for the return to work.

 Building Resilience – Week 6 – Featuring the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Sarah Munby, Director General at the Department for BEIS shares insights on the government’s support schemes and the strategy to help ensure our economy is ready to emerge from COVID-19 to recover and grow. We also hear from KPMG’s Managing Partner for Delhi who shares his views on the outlook for India and the impact on international supply chains and outsourcing operation.

 Responding to COVID-19 – Week 5 – Featuring Kerry Foods
Duncan Everett, CEO of Kerry Foods, discusses managing operational resilience alongside a line-up of KPMG experts including Karim Haji, KPMG's Head of Financial Services. Andrew Hynard, CEO of The Howard de Walden Estate, also shares his views on the UK property market.

 Responding to COVID-19 – Week 4 – Featuring UK Finance and the Stabilisation Unit
Exploring the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Schemes and developments on the Job Retention Scheme, with Stephen Jones, CEO UK Finance and Mark Marshall, Former Lieutenant-Colonel, Palladium Operations Director, Stabilisation Unit.

 Responding to COVID-19 – Week 3 – Featuring HSBC UK
Ian Tandy, MD of Global Trade & Receivables Finance at HSBC UK and Andrew Weir, Partner, KPMG in Hong Kong, discuss developments from government’s support package for businesses in response to COVID-19.

 Responding to COVID-19 – Week 2 – Featuring UK Finance
Covering government measures for businesses & employees, including how to access funding & finance support to build financial resilience, featuring Stephen Jones, CEO of UK Finance.

 Responding to COVID-19 – Week 1 – Featuring Eurasia Group
Hear from experts from Eurasia Group and KPMG’s specialists, including our Chief Medical Adviser, on the immediate and medium to long term actions you need to consider.

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