Around the world, COVID-19 is inflicting significant production and supply chain disruptions on global mining operations, including through quarantines, trade embargoes and political actions. The related economic recession is escalating these challenges as the pandemic persists. The longer it persists, the more likely we will see deep and lasting changes in the geopolitical landscape — particularly in emerging economies, where there are greater risks of financial and social failure.
Given these uncertain times, please join us for a panel discussion on the political, legal and economic shocks and aftershocks of COVID-19 to the Canadian mining industry. We’ll examine the current and potential impact of the pandemic with a focus on the more fragile economies where Canadian mining companies maintain significant operations and exposures. We will also explore strategies and insurance solutions to mitigate these risks.
Katrin Hayduk, Senior Vice President, Mining Leader, Canada, Willis Towers Watson
Andrea Gardella, Senior Economist, Export Development Canada
Chantal Brazeau, Head of Financial Solutions Canada, Willis Towers Watson
James Brown, Partner and Co-Head of Mining, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP