C-level managers talk during the MBI CONIAS intensive seminar on political risk management.

Political Risk Management for C-level Management

Intensive Seminar or Exclusive Consulting Sessions

Many companies have learned from crises: Comprehensive risk management is of great importance to avoid serious consequences. By identifying political risks early, costs can be reduced, reputation protected, and, in the worst case, bankruptcy avoided. For a systematic and holistic view of entrepreneurial opportunities and risks, political risk monitoring is therefore indispensable.

We designed our seminars and consulting sessions specifically for experienced C-level managers like yourself. In these tailored programs, your professional perspective will be sharpened to recognize the significance of political risks for your company. You will also gain insights into the areas within your organization where leaders and employees need to consider political risks in order to ensure the long-term success of your company. We want to emphasize that these events are not promotional in nature. Instead, they present a unique opportunity for you. You can benefit from the expertise of our political risk specialist, who has accumulated over 20 years of experience.

Both the seminars and consulting sessions will have their location individually coordinated with you. You have the option to utilize the seminar rooms at our CONIAS Academy in Heidelberg. Alternatively, you can invite our expert directly to your own company to benefit from his wealth of knowledge.

Short and Intensive

These seminars and consultations are specifically designed for top managers who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of the most significant implications of political risks on business success within their limited time. This includes board members, executive directors, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, and more.

Intensive Seminar

  • Can be booked on the premises of the CONIAS Academy in Heidelberg
  • Also, possible on-site at your company
  • Fixed seminar content with individual question rounds and high practical relevance
  • 3 to 12 participants

one-on-one consultation

  • Our expert dedicates four hours or more to an exclusive one-on-one conversation with you. Time and location is your choice.
  • The content will be tailored specifically to your needs.
  • Option to send in your questions and use cases in advance. This allows our expert to optimally prepare and address your requirements.
  • Joint development of an action plan
  • Ideal for addressing specific inquiries about your company. For example, if you have a particular project (expansion, supply chain transition) or have identified a problem.

Intensive Seminar

Overview of Political Risk Management


  • You will be familiarized with methods and techniques of data identification to assess the potential threat of political conflicts for your company at an early stage.
  • You will learn which options exist for managing political risks and which are suitable for specific situations.
  • You will gain insights to assess the areas in your company where knowledge needs to be acquired in order to systematically uncover, evaluate, and manage political risks on your own.

What’s included in the course:

  • 1-day in-person seminar
  • Seminar documents
  • Political Risks checklist
  • Writing materials
  • Culinary delights will be provided during breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks.
Top managers evaluate political risks for their corporate decisions in the intensive seminar by CONIAS and MBI.

Seminar Content:

  • Introduction: Definition, significance, and impact of different types of political risks on business and investment.
  • Political Risk Analysis: Methods and approaches for assessing political risks in different countries and regions. Strengths and weaknesses of different methods.
  • Use Cases & Country-specific Insights: Explanation of real-life case studies in other companies and political risks in specific regions that are relevant to the participants.
  • Future Trends: Discussion of potential political risks and trends in the near future that companies and investors should consider.
  • Practical Exercises and Risk Management Interaction: Conducting group discussions, case studies, and interactive exercises to stimulate and support participants in developing individual concepts and strategies.

We constantly develop our seminar and regularly adapt the content to the requirements of the participants.

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Dr. Nicolas Schwank is
Chief Data Scientist Political Risk at MBI.

Dr. Nicolas Schwank
Chief Data Scientist Political Risk

Your Political Risk expert

Dr. Nicolas Schwank is an internationally renowned conflict researcher and expert for analyzing and assessing political risks, development dynamics of political conflicts and shifts in internal and external security threats. After completing his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg, he has briefed and supported institutions like the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development and the European Commission on early warning and crisis management. His analyses and commentaries have appeared in DER SPIEGEL, ZEIT online and the GEO Magazine, among others. As a seminar leader and consultant, he equips top managers with the knowledge that is crucial for making decisions in international business.

Our guarantees to you (Intensive seminar)

Guaranteed Small Group Size

Small course groups with 3 to 12 participants make it possible to focus on individual questions and use cases of the participants.

Guaranteed Quality

High quality learning content thanks to over 20 years of experience of the political risk expert. Should the seminar still not be what you expected, you can leave up to two hours after the seminar has started and receive a full refund of the course fee.

Guaranteed Benefit

The benefit guarantee guarantees a practical use of our seminar for top management on political risks, symbolised by the tools on the picture.

We guarantee that this is not a promotional event! If you feel like you have not been able to take away any added value from our seminar for your everyday professional life after six months, our benefit guarantee takes effect. In this case, you have the opportunity to take part in another of our seminars free of charge.

Guaranteed Cancellation Option

You can withdraw from the political risk seminars at any time free of charge - symbolised by the cross in the calendar in the picture.

As a top manager, unexpected, important issues can come up at any time and require your attention. At seminars held in our premises in Heidelberg, you have the option to cancel free of charge at any time up to the day of the seminar without giving a reason. Your wish alone is sufficient as a justification. If you have already paid for the seminar, you will receive a refund.

Guaranteed Networking Opportunity

If you attend one of our seminars in Heidelberg (not an exclusive in-house seminar) you can be sure to have the opportunity to make valuable contacts with other c-level managers and build a network. We are going to provide you with a list of contact details of all those who wish to stay in touch.


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