Past Virtual Events: Reputation Management, Transatlantic Trade and the US Response to COVID-19

Overview of Selected Virtual Events from Mid-April to May 2020
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Regional Chapter Baden-Württemberg:

E-Business After Hours on April 16, 2020 in Stuttgart

Topic: "Don't let a virus infect your reputation"

Sabrina Fritz, Chief Editor Economy & BNusiness, ARD-SWR public broadcasting, Stuttgart
Donna Leinwand Leger, Vice Chair of the National Press Foundation, Washington DC
Lori Russo and Meike Grisson, Managing Directors, Joe Communications
Peter V. Stanton and Christian Josephi, Reputation Management and Crisis Communications Experts, Joe Communications

Brief synopsis:
Top communicators and media experts exchanged views in our E-Business After Hours on how you can show leadership and advance your company’s reputation in times of crisis. Reputation management should be a vital part of companies' virus management plans. Communication during a medical emergency requires outstanding leadership. Throughout periods of crisis, companies and executives rely on the trust they instill in their employees, clients, stakeholders and the public. For this reason, sustaining one's communication is key – and challenging. Media news rooms working in this constantly changing information landscape depend even more on reliable and transparent sources.

Regional Chapter Berlin-Brandenburg:

Virtual Lunch Break on May 7, 2020

Topic: "Transatlantic Business and Trade in Times of COVID-19"

Speaker: Dr. Berend Diekmann, Head of Division USA, Canada, Mexico at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Brief synopsis:
Our Berlin-Brandenburg Chapter converted the new format "Member Lunch Break" into a virtual video meeting that regularly connects members with one another. Short remarks on different topics are always followed by a lively discussion and informal exchange. Martin Harder of PRAESTA and Peter Labohm of Kinnarps gave their insights into how we will work in the future – from home and in the office. On May 7, the Berlin-Brandenburg Chapter hosted Dr. Berend Diekmann, Head of Division USA, Canada, Mexico at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, who gave his insights into "Transatlantic Business and Trade in Times of COVID-19."

Across Germany:

Webinar with Baker Donelson on April 27, 2020

Topic: "An Update from Washington: Analyzing Pertinent Aspects of the US Response to COVID-19" (Given by Experts from The Howard Baker Forum and Baker Donelson)

Scott Campbell, President, The Howard Baker Forum, Senior Strategic Advisor, Baker Donelson
Sebastian Meis, Shareholder, Baker Donelson
John Scannapieco, Chair of Baker Donelson’s Global Business Team
Martha Boyd, Shareholder, Baker Donelson
Sheila Burke, Chair of Government Relations and Public Policy Group, Baker Donelson
Mark van de Water, Senior Advisor, Baker Donelson
Alan Enslen, Chair of International Trade and National Security Practice, Baker Donelson
Matt Duff, Associate Director, The Howard Baker Forum, Advisor, Baker Donelson

Brief Synopsis:
In this webinar, speakers discussed the impact of the CARES Act on foreign owned companies, hospitals and health care systems, distressed industries, trade and export/import issues as well as the Fourth Stimulus Bill. 

Thomas Henneberg

Manager, Head of Membership Engagement & Events