Panelists to Discuss COVID Impact on Global Supply Chains, Logistics

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The impact of the coronavirus pandemic is being felt globally, particularly with regard to global supply chains and logistics.

In Wednesday’s “Survive, Adapt, Transform: Doing Business in the New World” panel discussion, industry leaders from FNB Corp. and Youngstown State University will discuss that impact and provide an overview of the current state of the global supply chain.

Panelists include Mousa Kassis, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center Export Assistance Network at YSU; George Holt, director of international banking services at FNB; and Chris Colella, senior vice president and commercial banking team leader at FNB. CLICK HERE to register.

The panel will explore how trade has been impacted by erratic tariff schedules and U.S. Customs and Border Protection bond levels. They will identify ways regional manufacturers can protect and retain global sourcing for important product inputs while discussing options for manufacturers cut off from sourcing products from global markets.

Other topics include the impacts on exports, business financing and how capital expenditures should be changed in the post-coronavirus world, how FNB and the SBDC are supporting business in that world, the impact of the increased federal deficit on the dollar, the expected impact of the low cost of capital in the coming months, and how businesses can hedge against supply chain disruptions.

This is the fourth installment in a series sponsored by First National Bank of Pennsylvania. It began June 10 and runs four consecutive weeks.

Other installments include:

The videos feature a 20-minute discussion moderated by The Business Journal, followed by a question and answer session for attendees. Registration is available here; those who register will be able directly engage with panelists.

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