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This panel discussion explored how COVID has delivered 5 years of disruption to the retail sector in just 3 months with the move from bricks and mortar to on-line shopping, and how the Australian, Asian and US retail sectors have fared as a result. Some of the key insights were: While globally there has been a shift in what people are spending their money on, the beneficiaries of those shifts have differed regionally. US customers…

Malcolm Turnbull’s keynote interview opening the INSOL Virtual Conference today was a rollicking exploration of the rise of nationalism, the COVID impacted world, his own career in restructuring and insolvency, and climate change. He managed to incorporate references the shopping scene in Pretty Woman and chick lit in a very conversational and topical discussion. Some of the highlights for me were: his reference to our profession as “resuscitators and restructurers rather than undertakers”his description…