Mass Urbanization in Emerging Economies: How This Global Megatrend Will Change Your Business

March 28, 2013
Hosted by Té Revesz

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By 2030, nearly 2/3 of the world’s population will be city dwellers, the majority in emerging markets. Cities are the prime drivers of economic growth; we are seeing a tectonic shift in the world’s economic center, not to mention unprecedented growth of the middle class-the biggest economic transformation ever. By 2025 440 emerging markets cities will add $23 trillion to world GDP-47% to its growth. How will the urban megatrend change your business? That’s what Guillaume Corpart, Managing Director of Americas Market Intelligence, will talk about, with a special look at mega-cities and neighborhoods on the outskirts. What goods & services will the emerging middle class want? Women who will enter the paid workforce in growing numbers? By 2030 demand for food will grow 35%, water-40%, energy-50%. How will cities meet those needs? Who will generate the massive funding for infrastructure & buildings? When developing your-go-to market strategy will you need to get city-level intelligence?

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Té Revesz

Té Revesz

Té Revesz is known for her ability to conduct strategic research on a global basis and for her creativity in handling complex business challenges.

As principal of GlobalReach-SBI, a research and consulting firm with a network spanning over 60 countries, Té provides clients with strategic intelligence on market opportunities and threats. She covers such diverse areas as global branding, new product development, payment cards, clinical trials, and political risk. An expert in primary research, Té has interviewed business, government and labor leaders, doctors and technical experts—and managed focus groups—around the world. She was profiled in Super Searchers Go to the Source as one of the top US interviewers.

Prior to founding her own firm, Té headed the Industrial & Healthcare Practices of FIND's Strategic Consulting & Research Group and taught at the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch/CUNY). She was the Editor of Business International’s flagship newsletter and helped create its country risk service.

An NYC native, Té is active with Citizen Action, the URJ’s Commission on Social Action, and NY Neighbors for American Values (defending religious freedom, diversity and equality). She holds a Masters from Columbia’s School of International & Public Affairs and a BA from Goucher College. She’s an avid bike rider, theater buff and farmers market supporter—and the bemused owner of 2 demanding felines.

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