08 Aug WHAT WORKFORCE TRENDS AND FUTURE INNOVATIONS DO LATIN AMERICA FUTURISTS SAY TO WATCH?
After connecting with Latin America futurists and keynote speakers, we’re fascinated by future trends and innovations taking shape in the region. Ask around, and we’re guessing that you would be too, given how much change is coming to the area. Nonetheless, working as top Latin America futurists and virtual keynote speaking pros ourselves, let’s recap a few of the major trends and developments expected to shape the future landscape across various territories in that part of the globe…
- Economic diversification – Latin American countries will continue efforts to diversify their economies beyond commodities, expanding manufacturing, services, and technology sectors.
- Infrastructure investment – Major infrastructure gaps, especially in transportation and energy, will drive increased public and private investment across the region Latin America futurists tell us.
- China’s growing role – China will solidify its position as a top trade partner for many Latin American countries and key source of investment.
- Technology adoption – Digital transformation, financial inclusion, e-commerce and other technologies will disrupt both consumer and business landscapes.
- Renewable energy – Renewables like solar, wind and hydropower will comprise a rising share of new power generation as countries seek energy transition.
- Urbanization – Ongoing rural-urban migration will drive the area already high urbanization rates even higher according to Latin America futurists in coming decades.
- Aging populations – Declining fertility rates and longer life expectancies will result in gradual aging of the population profile.
- Inequality reduction – Latin America’s high income inequality may decline somewhat but will remain a persistent economic challenge.
- Climate change impacts – The region will be heavily impacted by climate change, facing risks like lower agricultural yields, water stress, and natural disasters.
- Regional integration – Cooperation and integration will deepen between countries, both economically and politically – a plus in Latin America futurists’ books or so we hear.