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Adversity and Resilience in Times of Crises: An event with Durham University Hong Kong Alumni Chapter

Saturday 15 May 2021, 5pm HKT / 10am BST

The human costs of the coronavirus pandemic have been tremendous. In addition to affecting the health of communities around the world, it has taken an immeasurable toll on people economically, emotionally, and socially. The virus has also upended the business sector, causing substantial disruptions to operations, supply chains, and production cycles. Therefore, it is more important now than before to consider building adversity and resilience in life and business.

In May 2021, our alumni and supporter community will be joined by two leading voices in business and entrepreneurship: Dr Joanna Berry and Professor Andrew Harrison. Dr Berry and Professor Harrison will engage in a conversation about building and maintaining adversity and resilience in times of crisis, expanding our horizons in such times, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for both young graduates and experienced professionals. Since some communities are gradually transitioning into the post-pandemic world, Dr Berry and Professor Harrison will also speak about the attributes and skills that we can develop at the current crossroads that will enable us to confront the future and the next crisis in our personal and professional lives.

All alumni and friends are invited to join this free event hosted over Zoom by the Durham University Alumni Chapter in Hong Kong. 

Click the 'Booking' tab above to register your place. Details to join the event will be sent via email after registration.

About the speakers

As well as Associate Professor (Entrepreneurship) at Durham University Business School, Joanna is Director (Business, Enterprise and Innovation) of Durham University's Durham Energy Institute ("DEI"). She is Winner of the Durham University Enhancing Learning and Teaching: Digital and Online Learning Award 2019-20. Joanna is a Board member of the Social Acumen Community Trust (where she focuses on community businesses and social enterprise), and a Board member for the NorthEast LEP "ScaleUp NorthEast" programme (where she is advising companies across the NorthEast LEP geography and in most industrial sectors, to help them scale and succeed). She was Regional Chair for the Chartered Institute of Marketing for 7 years and until April 2020 is Regional Vice-Chair for the Institute of Directors' North East and Yorkshire branch.

Professor Harrison runs his own marketing consultancy practice in Hong Kong and the UK, Invisible Thread Ltd. He is also a Professor in Practice at the Durham University Business School, and a Visiting Professor at the Nova School of Business and Economics in Portugal where he lectures on Asian Brands and Doing Business in Portugal.

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