MacKay Hannah

ONLINE CONFERENCE Understanding How Coronavirus Has Changed Our World: What’s coming next?


09:25 Chair’s Opening Remarks

Session One: Planning for Uncertainty

09:30 Keynote Address

09:50 Questions and Discussion

10:00 Comfort Break

Session Two: The Global and National Dynamic

10:15 Global Institutions, Events and Developments
Rt Hon Douglas Alexander, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Global responses to Coronavirus
  • Key global inflection points ahead
  • The psychology and economy of now and ‘New Normal’

10:30 Rethinking Public Services
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader, Glasgow City Council

  • The impact of coronavirus on the delivery of public services
  • How service demand may change in ‘New Normal’
  • How do we plan for uncertainty in service demand, delivery and funding?

10:50 Questions and Discussion

11:15 Comfort Break

Session Three: Core Consequences – Public Health and the Economy

11:30 Rethinking the Post Pandemic Approach to Public Health

  • The public health response to Coronavirus so far
  • Lessons learned and best practice
  • How does our public health strategy need to evolve?

11:45 The Economic Impact of Coronavirus – What happens next?

  • Understanding the global and national economic consequences of year one
  • What are the possible medium-term and long-term impacts?
  • Responding globally and nationally – what should happen next?

12:00 Questions and Discussion

12:15 Comfort Break

Session Four: Two Core Challenges – Strengthening Resilience and Delivering Public Mobility

12:30 Organisational, Community and Individual Resilience and Adaptability

  • How resilient have we been so far?
  • Resilience and adaptability – what can we learn from the best outliers?
  • The move from ‘just in time’ to ‘just in case’ – developing resilience effectiveness

12:45 Getting Moving Again – Coronavirus and the viability of transport

  • Transport, public health and the economy – why we can’t just stop
  • The deadly effect of the virus for public and passenger transport
  • How do we protect our ability to move now and after Coronavirus?

13:00 Questions and Discussion

13:15 Chair’s Closing Remarks

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