The Impact of Covid-19 on Supply Chains

By LBF2020 (other events)

Tuesday, November 10 2020 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

The devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic has been unavoidable. Businesses have been forced to adapt to a period of extreme uncertainty and disruption, not least on supply chains. The economic consequences of the pandemic on supply chains will be long lasting and perhaps accelerate a shift in economic structures that have defined the modern financial world. De-globalisation and onshoring might replace the reliance on foreign supply chains. The management of supply chains demands careful attention to ensure the business can remain operational and to avoid contractual breaches and financial loss. This event will look at the impact of Covid on supply chains from an economic and legal perspective. It will discuss de-globalisation and onshoring and how risks can be identified and managed. The event is aimed at small and medium size businesses who access goods or services which are delivered as part of a global supply chain.

What will attendees gain?

Improved understanding of risks facing supply chains and how these may be managed along with an explanation of the economics that support such distribution.

The information will be especially useful for businesses who have to plan to trade through the pandemic.




  • Janet Mui - Investment Director Brewin Dolphin

Janet is investment director at Brewin Dolphin. As part of the research team, Janet is responsible for the commentary and communication of Brewin Dolphin's macro/investment views to clients and the media. She is a frequent guest on the BBC, Bloomberg and CNBC on macro discussions. Janet joins Brewin Dolphin from Cazenove Capital, the wealth management division of Schroders, where she was global economist within the investment strategy team. During that time, she was part of the investment committee and acted as the company’s chief spokesperson on macro issues. Janet has a first-class degree in economics from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Cambridge University. She speaks Cantonese and is fluent in Mandarin. She is a CFA charter holder

  • Simon Baigent - Partner Freeths


Mailing Address

Leicester Business Festival CIC, Friars Mill, Bath Lane, Leicester, LE3 5BJ