Future of Europe - Why EU is splitting into two regions

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Europe is drifting apart into two groups:  high risk and low risk countries.  The greatest challenge for the future survival of Europe in current form will be finding a way to bridge the gap between them.

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How street traders drive economic growth in emerging markets

Future Emerging Markets, BRICS, Strategy Keynotes

It is easy for governments in emerging nations to focus policy on helping or attracting big business, but small family-owned businesses are usually the greatest creator of new jobs, partly because there are so many of them. If a million businesses with an average of 10 employees, each manage to employ an average of just one extra person each, that’s a million new jobs.  But most of these businesses will have started out informally and very small.  Lessons from informal street-traders in India and Vietnam.

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Truth about Global Economic Crisis: America, EU, China, Emerging Markets

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

GWP Global Economic Growth“Smart Economics is about more than numbers in a globalised, rapidly changing, multi-cultural, digital world.” It is easy to gain the impression from TV news channels and Business news pages that the entire global economy has been in free-fall for the last 2-3 years, and that recovery is a long way off.  By 2011, GWP had bounced back to levels seen in 2004-2007.  The world economy only shrank for just over 12 months. It is true that our world continues to be vulnerable to a further economic shock, but we do need to see these things in the context of longer history, and longer future. What kind of events could trigger a second global shock?

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How to Reduce Staff Turnover. Recruit and keep the best. Future of Human Resources Keynote Speaker

Human Resources, Work-Life, Workplace Skills

Future of Human Resources. How to motivate teams, recruit and retain the best people. How to engage workforce. Why so many women leave workplace of legal firms and large organisations. Managing two careers in the household. Why work-life balance matters to leaders and what to do about it: life-life balance. Lessons from non-profit organisations and volunteering. How to learn more about the real motivation of your team members in 3 minutes than...

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Uncommon Sense, Uncommon Nonsense - review of leadership book by Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles

What is Leadership? Styles, Leadership Keynotes

“Uncommon sense, Common nonsense” is a much-needed blast of fresh air. Written by Jules Goddard and Tony Eccles, this book is clever, witty, challenging and provocative - a sharply written and entertaining attack on all kinds of management myths, warning of dangerous and futile nonsense promoted by many so-called business gurus.  Full of leadership common sense. Deeply rooted in daily realities of business life. It will challenge how you think about running a corporation, leading teams, strategy, making things happen. Worth buying for the chapter on Discovery Programmes alone.

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Future Mobile Banking and Mobile Payments: impact on retail banking, telcos

Future of Banks, Mobile Banking, Insurance,Finance

Retail financial services are in for a radical shakeup, which will dwarf anything we have seen so far in online innovation, driven mainly by use of mobile devices. Tens of thousands of startups are trying to make money from mobile money.  Only a handful will make it to global scale.  Huge potential impact on retailing. This is a new gold-rush or dot-com like boom, that is happening a somewhat chaotic way, leaving regulators far behind. Video: recorded early 2011.  Article: written November 2012.

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Future of Vietnam - economy, banking, manufacturing, digital, green tech

Future Emerging Markets, BRICS, Strategy Keynotes

Vietnam's future will be driven by key trends such as economy, technology, demographics, mobile digital and retail banking. One in four of the population of Vietnam is under 14, median age of only 27, with a literacy rate of 94%. Labour costs in many parts of the country are only half those of China and Thailand. Wage inflation in China’s coastal cities is averaging around 12% a year, which will encourage more factories to relocate. Chinese wage inflation for most experienced managers can be as much as 100% a year. Vietnam will therefore continue to attract major manufacturing investment, and has a great future.

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Why older health consumers are so different: marketing to ageing customers - over-the-counter therapies, alternative medicines. Future Pharma

Future Health, Pharmaceutical Industry Keynotes

Over 1 billion people will be older than 60 within 10 years (2022).  Most people over 50 will be in Asia by 2050. 65% of all health spending is in those over 65.  Therefore most Pharma spending is to meet the needs of older people. What kind of health care will they need?  What kind of health care will they or their relatives be willing to buy?  What kind of health products will they buy over the counter from pharmacies?  What kind of support will they be looking for at home?

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SustainAgility - Change the World for the Common Good - sustainability

Future of Sustainability / Environment Keynotes

How to change the world. Ultimate leadership speech. Secret of all management, marketing and motivation. The Four Circles of the Human Heart and their impact on consumer behaviour. Sustainable business and social enterprises. How to encourage corporations to act in ethical ways. Future of philanthropy and non-profit organisations. Future of consumers, engaging with customer passion. Future of EU, Eurozone and government policy. Protection of environment...

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