January 22, 2014

Customer disasters (funny) - how to avoid them! Improve sales. Marketing...

Better videoconferencing, cut business travel, more virtual teams -- con...

The KEY to Future Business Travel Industry: conference keynote speaker -...

Future of China Travel Industry over $100bn pa -- travel industry keynot...

Economic Outlook for China, Russia, Vietnam, rest Asia. Global Economy k...

Global Economic Outlook, impact of emerging markets -- Global Economy co...

Global Economic Outlook, impact of emerging markets -- Global Economy co...


Impact of emerging markets on growth of global economy. Economic outlook for
EU, US, Asia and Latin America and why business leaders in developed nations
often have a distorted view of true global economic growth and future economic
recovery.  Keynote conference speaker
Patrick Dixon, lecture on global economy and business travel for American
Express (Amex) and TAP Moscow.  Why we
need to focus on China and countries like Vietnam.  Why news media are unrealiable guide to the
truth about global economic growth.
Beyond the downturn, predicting timing of global recovery.  Risks of inflation, deflation, boom and bust,
double-dip recession, and impact of rapid changes in interest rates, actions by
central banks, stimulating money supply, printing money, quantitative easing –
but the fact is that the entire global economy grew throughout the huge economic
crisis of 2008-2013, and the crisis had very different impacts on countries
like India or Portugal.  Expect
spectacular growth of aviation and rail travel in emerging economies such as
China and India.  The irresistible human
desire to travel, explore, and gain new experiences will underpin consistent
global growth in travel and tourism, despite new carbon and aviation

Agile Leadership: strategy overtaken by events, need for scenarios etc

Why we need agile leadership: corporate strategy is often overtaken by
events.  Need for smarter forecasting, faster strategic thinking, more agile leadership, dynamic teams, faster change management programmes. Keynote on Managing Uncertainty and risk management. Why boards need more than one strategy. Scenario planning, forecasting.
Corporations are vulnerable to major shocks – political, global economy,
environment, climate change or other factors ranging from volcanic eruptions to
the Arab Spring, or disruptions to supply chains, logistics failures, manufacturing
disruption, unexpected competitor action or product innovation. Example: impact
of energy prices on future of aviation and global travel. Keynote on leadership
and future travel industry trends for American Express / TAP in Moscow, by
Patrick Dixon, conference speaker.  Future of hotels, airlines and travel agents – innovation in the travel industry.  Future of business travel and leisure travel.