Wednesday, September 29 at 12:30 p.m.
An internationally respected demographer, Ken Gronbach has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural, and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. The author of The Age Curve: How To Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm, as well as Common Census, the Counter-Intuitive Guide to Generational Marketing, Decades of Differences: Making it Work, and Upside: Profiting from the Profound Demographic Shifts Ahead, Ken applies his unusual blend of marketing savvy and common-sense demography to deliver insights into our complex world. In consideration of recent events, Ken is predicting that the United States and the Americas, because of their demographics, will excel in the post pandemic era. Come explore his blend of common-sense, but counterintuitive realm of demography, and hear his thoughts on key questions such as: How will workforces change? Which countries are set to dramatically prosper? Why is a nation’s demographic dependency ratio so important?
Thursday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m.
After graduating from West Point, Matthew Griffin served four tours of duty as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq. After leaving the Army, he used his experience and knowledge to co-found Combat Flip Flops where he currently serves as CEO. Selling goods manufactured in conflict and post-conflict zones since 2006, the company encourages peace through trade and “business over bullets”. Today, they operate in Afghanistan, Laos, and Columbia where their profits are used to help local populations pull themselves out of poverty. In addition to his work at Combat Flip Flops, Matthew also serves as a logistics officer for Team 5 Foundation, an organization comprised of veteran and medical volunteers providing medical assistance in remote areas across the globe. A firm believer that “anything worth doing is worth overdoing”, Matthew shares his inspiring and motivating story of chasing big goals and creating positive change.