Emerging markets are not immune to our current economic crisis. However, many companies are more than ever looking to uncover opportunities in less-developed regions for production, outsourcing and sales. With the increasing domestic competition, slowing demand, and rising costs in the Western world, the growing economies are not only a land of lower cost base and cheap workforce. Emerging markets bring about promise of improving infrastructure, policy reforms, rising purchasing power, and governments' incentives to attract foreign investors.
"There is much less risk nowadays for investors with emerging markets" – says Beatrice Shepherd, Director for CEE & CIS at Frost & Sullivan –. Nevertheless, following only competitors or clients it is not the enough reason to enter a new territory. Less developed markets offer untapped opportunities but represent different operating environment, legal framework, as well as political and economic stability. Companies planning to or already trading and investing in emerging markets should consider the risk-reward balance to have it firmly in their favour".
"Frost & Sullivan has a long history of helping companies to develop their business in India, China, Brazil and other growing regions" – adds Beatrice Shepherd. "Poland, South Africa, Argentina and South Korea are the next hot spots for companies to look for growth. With Frost & Sullivan's offices established already in these regions, most recently with a new presence in Moscow, Russia, we continue to work with our clients leveraging more then 45 years of growth consulting experience to identify ways in which to accelerate the growth of their businesses globally.
Frost & Sullivan's Global Congress on Corporate Growth, GIL 2009: Europe, which will take place 19-20 May 2009, at Sofitel St. James in Central London, is just one of the resources available providing senior executives the opportunity to learn more about key-trends in emerging markets and to better understand the opportunities and benefits available to them in light of today's economic climate.
Joined by a roster of prominent strategic partners including the Malaysian Government's national Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) initiative, MSC Malaysia, PR Newswire, Forbes Poland, Polyspot, the European Business Review, and the European CEO, this programme will present industry luminaries and thought leaders that will analyse global emerging markets.
To register, obtain a programme agenda, explore sponsorship opportunities, or attend as a member of the media for 'GIL 2009: Europe', please contact Chiara Carella, Head of Corporate Communications for Frost & Sullivan in Europe, at chiara.carella[.]frost.com. One-on-One interviews with Frost & Sullivan senior growth consultants are also being scheduled. For more information you can also visit frost.com/giluk
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