Why migration to cities is so vital to China - economic growth

Future Emerging Markets, BRICS, Strategy Keynotes

China population move to cities

The Chinese government is planning for up to 300 million people to move to cities in the next decade.  This huge migration will place immense strain on infrastructure and housing, as well as on job creation.  These people are moving for a better life, in hope of higher incomes and opportunity.  The risk is social unrest if economic development fails to keep pace with expectations.Why mass migration to cities will continue in China for 40 years.

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Tourism in Vietnam - worth $6.7bn - expect rapid growth

Future of Travel, Transport, Aviation, Tourism

Temple to Confucius in Hanoi VietnamA huge service export opportunity for Vietnam is tourism which contributes around $6.7bn a year to the national $134bn GDP.  Tourism is 66% of all service industry exports for Vietnam, yet is in its infancy.  The nation is very friendly, welcoming, fascinating and attractive, with an extraordinary history, wonderful food and culture, yet is still almost unknown to world travellers.

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Growth of Asia Exports – Vietnam Leads Emerging Markets

Future Emerging Markets, BRICS, Strategy Keynotes

Asia exports growth economy china vietnamWhile many people talk a lot about the massive success of China, Indonesia, Phillipines and Asia, in exporting to developed nations, the truth is more complex and somewhat surprising.

A growing proportion of this export growth is to other emerging nations rather than to the developed world. As the graph shows, despite the huge economic downturn in developed nations, and rapid slowing of growth across Asia, Vietnam has outshone its neighbours in 2011 and 2012, with every prospect of continuing to do so. In 2011, exports from Vietnam increased by over 34%, and 24% in 2012.   There are a number of reasons for this.

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How to grow travel and tourist industry in emerging nations

Future of Travel, Transport, Aviation, Tourism

Video: Google Travel Conference. Article: Many emerging nations are enjoying rapid growth in revenues from the hospitality industry, tourism and business travel, yet there is often room to go faster and better. 

What is the future of tourism, travel and hospitality industries in these nations?  What steps should governments take to encourage sustainable development of tourism?

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Truth about UK debt - hidden ways for government to reduce

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

UK government debtUK government debt is around £1 trillion, equal to over 70% of our GDP, and way above highest levels since 1975.  It is continuing to rise fast, and many people are worried about it.  But here are some interesting facts about hidden ways to reduce the debt, and its real impact.

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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 Keynotes

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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