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8 Great Trends Driving Growth to 2020

December 12, 2012
12:00pm EST

Macroeconomic shocks will be a fact of life over the coming decade, with discontinuities that will shape the options companies have to adapt and grow. Yet behind the dire headlines and marketplace frictions, a handful of macro trends are at work. We will discuss eight macro trends that are expected to contribute about $30 trillion in global GDP growth by 2020 and what companies need to do to capitalize on these opportunities.

In the webinar you will learn:

  • The industries and geographies that will impact economic growth over the next 10 years
  • The political the social issues that will have an impact on the economy
  • How individuals and companies can use these trends as you develop your own growth strategies

This workshop will be facilitated by:

Karen Harris
Director at Macro Trends Group, Bain & Co.
Karen Harris is the Director of Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group, out of the New York office. The Bain Macro Trends Group (MTG) is the capability group for developing Bain’s insights about global macroeconomics, macro social trends and geopolitics as they impact the results of Bain’s clients.

She joined Bain’s Dallas office in 1994, and has also worked in Bain’s Boston and Chicago offices. Karen has served clients primarily in the financial services industry, particularly in banking and insurance. She has also worked in the manufacturing, health care, and defense industries. Out of the Dallas office, Karen served several clients in the Latin American practice, in both Mexico and El Salvador.

Prior to joining Bain, Karen spent two years working with an M&A advisory firm in Los Angeles and Sydney, Australia, and in economic development in Africa and the Middle East. Karen has an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Columbia Law School. She graduated with honors from Stanford University, where she received a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in International Relations.

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