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Diversification and portfolio trends in upstream oil and gas

Always subject to cyclical changes and commodity price volatility, the upstream oil and gas business has been particularly stressed by the recent oil price downturn. How have upstream portfolios changed over time, and how well prepared are they for future volatility? Participants will gain an understanding of the changing shape of upstream oil and gas portfolios and the attributes needed to perform in a volatile market.

Oil & Gas
July 17
2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT
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Risk management and internal audit for REITs: Pathway to the future

Facing continued market uncertainties, REITs can benefit from effective risk management and internal audit programs. What are important considerations for REIT executives? Participants will learn about leading practices for integrated enterprise risk management programs.

Real Estate
July 17
2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT
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Chemicals and specialty materials: Making the future of mobility

Four decades ago, the role of chemicals and materials in the auto industry was fundamentally reshaped as the global oil crisis spurred the need for lighter-weight and lower-cost components. Today, new converging trends, including shared mobility and autonomous and electric vehicles, could even more profoundly affect how, and of what, vehicles are made. Participants will gain insights about the challenges and opportunities that the new mobility ecosystem could create for chemicals and specialty materials companies.

Automotive
July 26
2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT
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Capital markets update: Impacts on the real estate industry

US and global capital market events continue to drive real estate transactional activity, and the competition for capital is intensifying. What could these factors mean for companies in the real estate industry as year-end 2018 approaches? Participants will gain insights on recent and upcoming developments in the capital markets and the potential effects of them on real estate markets.

Real Estate
August 14
2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT
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Digital R&D: Engaging patients, innovating care

As R&D productivity among bio pharma and medtech companies continues to decline, patient demands are going up. Technology may be poised to transform drug and device development, but is the industry ready to embrace this shift? Participants will learn about technology’s expanding role in the R&D process and strategies that companies can consider to embrace the change.

Life Sciences & Health Care
August 22
1 p.m. ET | 17:00 GMT
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Addressing cyber risk in the electric power sector: Take another look

Risks of cyberattacks and disruption to the energy industry have increased dramatically with expanded connectivity and use of emerging technologies, such as Internet of Things devices. How can companies in the electric power sector address these risks given their central role in the economy? Participants will learn about new and emerging cyber risks, how the industry is responding, and effective frameworks for assessing and responding to them.

Power & Utilities
September 6
2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT
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Using blockchain to reinvent core airline operations and ecosystems

Blockchain is one of many digital disruptors that are shaking up other industries generally and bringing change to airline operations and ecosystems specifically. What practical uses are airlines finding for this new technology today? Participants will learn how blockchain can have a positive impact on airlines, as well as explore practical applications.

Travel, Hospitality, & Leisure
September 13
2 p.m. ET | 18:00 GMT
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