Recent Events

March 2013 Update

March 27, 2013 4:08 PM

This month: Super Storm Sandy: Lessons Learned web forum; September dates for Berlin forum announced; Early Warning Project underway; Membership opportunity

Upcoming Web Conversations
>Super Storm Sandy: Lessons Learned
Wednesday, March 27th, 11AM EST

>Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Wednesday, April 24th, 11AM EST

>Entrenched Organized Crime
Wednesday, May 29th, 11AM EST

Upcoming Face-to-Face Forums:
June 3, 2013: Global Risk Network Forum in New York (2 pm - 6 pm Forum; 6 pm to 7:30 pm Reception) - GRN Members and Invitees Only
>Briefing on Findings of Early Warning Project: Outreach to Fortune 500 & Global 500 on Disruptive Forces
>Review & Lessons Learned from Recent Events
>Overview of Continuing and Emerging Risks
>Strategic Planning Briefing & Member Discussion
>Interested parties should contact InterCEP at Participation is limited to senior professionals in global organizations.
June 4-5, 2013: Global Disruptors Summit in New York (8 am - 6 pm daily) - While this is not an NYU hosted forum, all Global Risk Network Principal Members (the primary corporate liaisons) can attend this forum on a complimentary basis.
>24+ sessions on "Disruptors" from world experts on current and prospective forces which might disrupt the operations of global corporations, markets, and potentially wider society.
>Additional information at
Europe: Berlin Forum - Scheduled for September 25—26, 2013 and confirmed for Motorola's Berlin Headquarters. Additional details to follow shortly.
Asia: India and Hong Kong locales under consideration for the November/December time frame - interested hosts welcomed

Special Projects 2013
The Early Warning Risk Radar: Threats & Opportunities from Emerging Disruptions
>Goal: The goal of this study is to consult the Fortune 500 and Global 500 firms and to search the wide array of research and forums to succinctly distill potential "disruptors," their prospective impacts (both positive and negative), and possible strategies to address them. Disruptors are considered any force or factor that may substantially disrupt global markets, business operations, governments, or wider society in the near term.
>All corporate members of the Global Risk Network will have access to this reporting which can serve as an important planning resource. Quarterly or semi-annual updates are in consideration.
Ongoing development of the four 2012 special projects:
>Identifying the Bottom-Line Value of Risk Activities & Communicating It to Senior Management: Compendium of Strategies and Corporate Tool Box
>Social Media Risks & Opportunities: Best Practices and Evolving Strategies
>Risk Information Processing: Gaining Accurate Situational Awareness in Crisis
>Cyber Security Compendium of Initiatives: Clarifying Confusion Due to the Diversity of Cyber Threats and Programs
Three new deliverable-oriented special projects in 2013 will be identified and delivered in 2013 based on GRN Member needs. The Early Warning Initiative will be the first.

Membership Opportunity: Growing the Network by Targeted Invitations

The Global Risk Network welcomes wider participation in this high impact consortium of leading international corporations and their senior professionals. As a trusted network, corporations collaborate to develop concrete solutions and share information to address operational risks that threaten their global activities. The network also engages other relevant stakeholders from the public, NGO and private sectors on shared risks. Corporations that are interested in membership should contact Please Download file for additional information.

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