Nouriel Roubini will deliver the keynote address at the May 7, 2015 "The Next Billion: Women & The Economy of the Future" conference in Vancouver, Canada.
The conference be held on May 7th where senior corporate leaders will come together to discuss concrete, practical ways in which women - as consumers, employees, entrepreneurs and executives - can contribute to the continuing success of companies in the international economy.
"Women represent one of the biggest emerging markets – they make up 40% of the world's workforce, surpassing China and India combined, and account for 65% of all spending decisions globally," noted Roubini. "In the past decade, the increased employment of women in developed economies has contributed to more global growth than China has. This is a serious economic driver, one that banks, businesses and countries can no longer afford to ignore. I look forward to sharing thoughts with industry leaders and discussing how organizations can take advantage of this next great market frontier."