OCO Global to launch Covid-19 insight series

OCO Global chief executive Mark O’Connell (right) and commercial director Gareth Hagan

INTERNATIONAL trade and export advisory firm OCO Global is launching a new audio broadcast series, due to significant global demand, to provide businesses with international insights on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on trade, investment and FDI.

The Belfast company says that with companies throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally seeing unprecedented change within their markets, supply chains and order books they are seeking consistent and targeted insights on the economic impact of the virus, government interventions and sectoral changes are having on the business.

The company, which advises the UK's Department for International Trade and Ireland's Enterprise Ireland, will draw on data, research and expert knowledge from their global teams as well as international business leaders across a range of industries and global government agencies.

The first episode of the series will feature chief executive Mark O'Connell and commercial director Gareth Hagan, who will provide an in-depth analysis of Investment Promotion Agency's response to the crisis and a forward look strategy for post-crisis supply chains and business operations.

As the series progresses, the analysis will reflect the evolving situation shining a light on global market conditions and the reaction to it.

Gareth Hagan said: "Businesses and investment promotion agencies need the right data at the right time to make informed decisions on how they should navigate their organisations through this period, and we are developing those conversations and providing insights on the latest data and research to inform that process.”

Having operated in the field of global trade and exports for more than two decades, OCO provides advice to a range of government agencies as well as a range of multinational private sector clients such as Siemens and Santander.

It employs 80 full time trade consultants across offices in London, Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, LA, Dubai, Belfast, Shanghai and Tokyo.

The series is free with registration via

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