Narrative Summit announced that it will host talks, entitled ‘Reshaping Norms’ on its social media platforms. The talks will feature views of local and global economists and technology experts on the global impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, and how it can re-shape the future of economic, social and technological areas in Egypt and worldwide.
The first episode of ‘Reshaping Norms’ will be aired next week and will host Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, United Nations’ Special Envoy on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and previous senior VP of the World Bank. Dr. Mohieldin will speak about the economic impact of COVID-19 on the future of small and medium-sized enterprises, and how such a crisis can trigger the emergence of innovative ideas in the industrial fields.
Lamia Kamel, founder and CEO of PR consultancy firm Corporate Communications Plus (CC Plus), and also the Founder of Narrative Summit says, “During ‘Narrative Disruptors’ in 2019, it was predicted that digital transformation would take years to bring changes to everything and to re-shape the face of Earth; however, this current crisis made us live these changes within weeks. These changes can now be felt in the different aspects of our lives, social practices and, of course our economic conditions. The impact of the pandemic was particularly evident at the technological level, in a blink of an eye, we could see a new reality that we believed would take years to materialize.”
Kamel added, “Since 2016, Narrative Summit launched four editions on nation branding and changing Egypt’s narrative, with a special focus on digital developments to be seen in the future. With COVID-19 hitting hard, it was necessary for us to reach out to our narrators who joined us in previous editions and who had visions and predictions for the shape of life and economy in the future. We decided to host short videos in which they shall talk about the new reality post COVID-19 and how such a crisis would re-shape the future, especially as the future they had predicted came about faster than anyone could ever imagine.”
‘Reshaping Norms’ talks are scheduled to begin next week and they can be accessed via the following links: