When politics intrudes: why political risk is important

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Start Date: 20 Jul 2017

Start Time: 6:00 PM

End Time: 9:00 PM

Duration: 3 hours

Venue: BCS London Office, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA › View map

With internet access and globalisation it has never been easier for businesses to engage internationally, or develop dependencies on supply chains in non-traditional or emerging markets. Almost without exception these are markets where political issues are likely to be just as important as economic developments. In some lies the potential for great instability.

Apart from large multinationals many businesses have tended to neglect political risk, perhaps because all looks deceptively quiet or, being unquantifiable, it is too difficult to factor in. Trends and even disruptive change in the political context are not, however, random events and can often be predicted with reasonable accuracy allowing workable mitigation strategies to be put in place.

This event will explore the nature of political risk and why it is more than ever relevant to business decision making, and will draw on case studies to illustrate key points.

Topic areas will include:

  • what is political risk?
  • why it is relevant
  • what difficulties it presents
  • how might these be overcome
  • some of the key challenges ahead

Facilities

  • Buffet
  • Refreshments provided

Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at networks.support@managers.org.uk or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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