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AFC Covid-19 Rescue Webinar Series, Presented by City of Sydney

Guidance and help navigating the issues facing fashion businesses in 2020 has never been more important. Our fashion industry is a vital part of our economy and our culture and, during this time, leadership and knowledge is essential to its survival. AFC together with a number of industry experts, have brought together the Covid-19 Response Webinar Series, Presented by Creative Victoria…

by The AFC

15 June 2020

AFC Covid-19 Rescue Webinar Series

Presented by City of Sydney

Catch up on some of the Webinar sessions and content below.

MWAH | COVID-19 HR Obligations and Opportunities

With Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Founder of MWAH

Rhonda Brighton-Hall, Founder of MWAH, addressed the HR obligations and opportunities for businesses, in light of Covid-19.

MWAH (Make Work Absolutely Human) are experts in people, simplifying the workplace and helping businesses grow. As a result of the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and the decisions of Governments locally and around the world, many organisations are currently working on the best possible path through the current context.

Rhonda identified the critically important things businesses should be doing to keep people well, safe and ready to go in the future.

EY | COVID-19 Cash Management Strategies

With David Short, International Tax Partner, and the EY team

David Short, International Tax Partner, and the team from EY addressed cash management strategies and government concessions available for Businesses, including JobKeeper.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services they deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.

Marque Lawyers | COVID-19 Legal Strategies

With Justin Cudmore, Partner, and Wesley Rogers, Workplace Relations Counsel, from Marque Lawyers

Justin Cudmore, Partner, and Wesley Rogers, Workplace Relations Counsel, from Marque Lawyers, addressed; the mandatory code for retail and commercial leases and how it applies to tenants and landlords, legal issues arising from COVID-19 in supply chains and wholesale/retail contracts, and, employment law relating to the management of staff.

Marque Lawyers is a law firm based in Sydney, which has been advising the fashion industry since its establishment over ten years ago. They take a practical and commercial approach to the management of their clients’ legal affairs.

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McKinsey & Company | COVID-19 Response Strategies - and -

COVID-19 Australian TCF Industry Survey Findings

With Jenny Child, Partner and Thomas Rüdiger Smith, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

For the first webinar, Jenny Child and Thomas Rüdiger Smith, McKinsey’s retail and consumer experts, addressed the global crisis of COVID-19, and delved into response strategies for the apparel and fashion sector.

Presenting insights on what this means for leaders in Australia’s apparel and fashion industries; exploring the unique challenges of the COVID-19 situation and how it may unfold, and how leaders can take steps to protect their employees, customers, supply chains and financial results.

The second webinar saw the Findings from the AFC Covid-19 Australian TCF Industry explored with insights supported by McKinsey & Company.



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