DAY 2 OF THE RISK & RESILIENCE ONLINE EVENT
While large companies hire risk managers and chief risk officers and draw up risk heat maps, most small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) just want to get down to business – they’ve got enough to be getting on with.
Still, the ability to see opportunities – and the capacity to evaluate and take risks in order to seize those opportunities – is what makes someone an entrepreneur. SMEs and the retail and wholesale sectors could possibly get even more out of risk management and risk-based working than big business, as larger companies tend to have more robust buffers and are better able to avert potential risks. How can SMEs prepare for an inherently uncertain future? How can you make sure you’re ready to seize opportunities and take risks while remaining resilient in the face of setbacks?
That dilemma is what this event is all about.
We’ll look at why the topics of risk and resilience receive little formal attention, despite being so important to SMEs. We’ll discuss the consequences of this approach and offer tips on how to change.
Then we will broaden our scope. SMEs are the core of the economic ecosystem: from private and corporate buyers, retail, wholesale businesses and producers to governments and financiers. In a crisis, everyone is just trying to survive. But what is the best foundation for that survival? Is it just about survival of the fittest, or should we be fostering symbiotic relationships and seeking a more cooperative approach? Our inspirational speakers and experts, drawn from a diverse range of industries, will explore these questions in a round table discussion. Everyone who comes to this event will have the opportunity to interact with our panel.