April 29, 2020
COVID-19 has had an immense global effect on our economy. Join us to find out just how far the economic impact of COVID-19 reaches and what it will mean for our business communities once the pandemic ends. What can the various regions and businesses do to maximize opportunities for success.
“Corona’s impact on the Northern Virginia and Washington DC region – roads to recovery”
Featuring: Jeannette Chapman, Director, Stephen S. Fuller Institute in the Schar School of Policy and Government – George Mason University
“Preparing for the post Covid-19 economy, a UK perspective”
Featuring: Mark Selby – Director of the Project Beyond Consortium and visiting Professor at the University of Surrey
“Covid-19 and beyond – challenges for Germany and the EU”
Featuring: Prof. Dr. Jan Wirsam, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
Case study: Past and Post Covid-19 overview – LiDL
Featuring: Nick Cacaci, Director of Real Estate, Virginia, LiDL US
About the speakers:
Jeannette Chapman, Director, Stephen S. Fuller Institute in the Schar School of Policy and Government – George Mason University
Jeannette Chapman is the Director of The Stephen S. Fuller Institute in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. At the Institute, she examines the Washington region’s economy, demographics and housing market.
Jeannette has been with George Mason University since 2013. Prior to joining George Mason University, she was the Research Associate for Economic Growth and Development at the Downtown DC Business Improvement District where she analyzed the major sectors of the downtown D.C. economy.
Jeannette received bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University
Mark Selby – Director of the Project Beyond Consortium and visiting Professor at the University of Surrey
Mark Selby is a Director of the Project Beyond Consortium, Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, an innovation mentor to the private and public sectors and a faculty member at Duke CE. His passion is the growth of economic and social value.
The Project Beyond Consortium was established to address transportation challenges in areas beyond major cities for people and goods. The Consortium arose from Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) research at the University of Surrey, where he co-founded the 5G Innovation Centre. This is now the largest academic telecoms research centre in Europe.
Mark is currently working with the Centre for Enzyme Innovation at the University of Portsmouth, on plastic-eating enzymes, and supports several immersive technology studios in the UK.
Mark has over 30 years senior executive experience in the Technology, Media and Telecom sectors. He held roles at Xerox, DEC, IMG and Nokia that included global responsibilities for multimedia, ecosystems, sustainability and privacy.
Jan Wirsam, University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Jan Wirsam has been Professor of Operations Management and Innovation Management at HTW Berlin since 2015. Furthermore, as a professor at the Berlin Institute for Academic Continuing Education, he is responsible for the project and innovation management course. He is also an academic coach at the Fachhochschule Kufstein FH Tirol and the University of Athabasca (Canada).
As part of his practice as well as research and teaching, he dealt with the topics of innovation management, sustainability and nutrition. The combination of sustainability and innovation has always been very important to him. Jan Wirsam has a wide range of business contacts in the food industry and food retail (Nestle, Bofrost, Danone, Veganz, Ferrero, Sodexo, Bitburger, Warsteiner, Edeka, BASF, Payback) as well as to non-profit organizations such as ProVeg, WEF and various media contacts. Jan Wirsam is also a board member of pdma e.V., product development accosiation e.V. and an advisory board member of the Rotonda business club.