Transformative Technologies in Emerging MarketsMonday, April 30, 2012
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
John Birkhold, Partner, Origin Asset Management
Alan Boyce, Co-Founder and Director, Adecoagro
Neil Eckert, CEO, Aggregated Micro Power Ltd.
Mel Spigelman, President and CEO, TB Alliance
Emerging and frontier nations represent huge untapped markets. Given how quickly these economies are growing and the size of the potential consumer base, the right innovations have the potential to deliver huge returns and exponential industry growth, especially in the areas of energy, agriculture and health. Envision the possibilities if emerging nations adopt renewable transportation fuels on a broad scale, or if businesses in growing megacities finally have reliable and affordable electricity. Look at what mobile technology is already doing for communications, health, banking and commerce in remote areas, and imagine what its continued evolution could bring. Visualize the societal benefits and productivity gains that emerging markets could achieve with breakthroughs in malaria and TB diagnosis and treatment. Picture innovations in agriculture that double crop yields to feed growing populations. This panel will look at specific market and investment opportunities in the emerging world - as well as the exciting possibilities for new technologies to improve millions of lives.