Businesses are being forced to rethink how they do business in high-growth markets, and how to restructure global operations that can no longer impose western business
models on the emerging world. These profound shifts in thinking underlay the wide-ranging discussions and debate at Economist Conferences’ 2012 High-Growth Markets Summit with a focus on the followng themes:
• Why emerging economies have been better managed than developed markets;
• The implications for business in China as it stands at an economic and political crossroads;
• The relentless push of investors into tougher, “frontier” markets, especially in Africa;
• How localised thinking underpins growth strategies, talent, innovation and risk management; and
• The importance of innovation when servicing emerging middle class customers.