Webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains

Start: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 14:00

End: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 15:00

Join EDC's webinar to learn how the coronavirus is affecting global trade and how your company can be protected.

While the coronavirus has yet to be declared a pandemic, the World Health Organization has raised the global risk assessment of the infection to “very high.” The virus has now spread to every continent except Antarctica since first being identified in Wuhan, China, in December. With more than 70 countries reporting new cases of COVID-19, governments and public health authorities are working hard to try to contain the disease, which has infected more than 90,000 people to date.

With travel advisories and restrictions continuing to be put in place in affected areas, Canadian exporters will need to find a way to minimize the risks to supply chains and global commodity prices that COVID-19 could have on their business.

The risks of not getting paid from an international supplier, partner or customers will continue to rise and exporters may need to leverage additional working capital from their banks to help alleviate rising business costs. In our webinar, Coronavirus (COVID-19): Managing the impact on global supply chains, we’ll explain how Canadian exporters can be prepared to take on the risk of doing business in rapidly changing international markets and how EDC can help.

Join us live on Thursday, March 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET to learn:

  • How EDC is monitoring the impact of the virus and its effect on global supply chains 
  • How the virus outbreak will impact the global economy and which countries will be most affected 
  • How to protect your company against the risk of not getting paid if your suppliers or customers don’t pay
  • How to get more working capital from your bank 

Who should watch

If you’re doing business in international markets, our webinar will show you how to navigate today’s exporting challenges and rising commodity prices due to the COVID-19 virus.

Our panel


Dominique BergevinManager, Go Export Team, Commercial Markets and Small BusinessExport Development Canada


Peter G. HallVice-President and Chief EconomistExport Development Canada

Amira DaliSenior Account Manager, Commercial Markets & Small BusinessExport Development Canada

Rajesh PrashadcolahBank Channel Director, Bank ChannelExport Development Canada