ULI Asia Pacific Webcast: What the Headlines Don’t Tell You – Asia's Demographic Story and Its Implications for the Property Sector

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November 20, 2012
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Dr. Clint Laurent, Founder and Managing Director of Global Demographics and a leading authority on global demographic change and interpreting its impact will discuss Asia’s shifting demographic landscape and the potential implications for the economy and the property sectors. Dr. Laurent will help ULI Members understand what the headlines mean and drill down to understand what is truth and what is fiction. A thought provoking and topical presentation that will have actionable insights for attendees interested in urbanization and economic trends as well as all sectors of the real estate economy including residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare/senior housing, logistics and more.

Specific Areas of Focus:

  • China & India: Implications of a shifting labor force and implications for economic growth
  • Defining the “Middle Class” – how to quantify and leverage the opportunity
  • Sanity vs. Vanity – Who are the customers that will have the most impact to the bottom line and where are they?
  • Spending Patterns – upper, middle and lower class consumption trends in Asia Pacific and globally

Dr. Clint Laurent
Founder and Managing Director
Global Demographics Ltd 

Clint Laurent, PhD, is Founder and Managing Director of Global Demographics Ltd, formerly Asian Demographics Ltd. Dr. Laurent moved to Hong Kong in 1976, initially with Hong Kong University and then as a Director of Price Waterhouse, where he built a market research and consultancy group. In the following years, Dr. Laurent founded and sold two leading regional research companies: Asia Market Intelligence Ltd and Asia Studies Ltd, before launching Asian Demographics in 1997. Asian Demographics developed substantial historical databases of the demographic and socio-economic profiles of the countries of Asia, including China down to County level, using modelling techniques to provide long-range forecasts of the changing nature of populations, labour force and households, and their income and expenditure patterns. In 2006, Asian Demographics became Global Demographics, and the databases and models were expanded to cover 75 countries, including South and North America, Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East, in total representing 83 percent of the world’s population and 94 percent of its GDP. Dr. Laurent has a PhD in marketing and statistics from Bath University in the UK.

About Global Demographics

Global Demographics Limited provides demographic and socio economic forecasts of 75 countries, 32 States, 60 cities of India and 31 Provinces, 2178 Counties/Cities of China through to 2032. Its clients include some of the world’s leading companies. Global Demographics produces a Housing and Retail Space Demand Series which deliver an understanding of the demographic and socio economic changes that will determine the future demand for residential housing and retail space for 51 countries, 32 States in India and 31 Provinces along with 150 major cities in China. The reports also provide estimates of the demand for housing as a result of change in population size, household formation, retirement and income. It also determines the level of retail sales in the region given changing number of households and income level and from that the potential demand for retail space by income segment. .

Event Details

Date/Time: 20 November 2012, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (GMT +8:00)

Registration Fee

ULI Member: Free of charge
Non-member: HK$100

If you are interested in attending this webcast, please register by replying to janice.lam@uli.org or call +852 2169 3128 by Tuesday, 13 November 2012. Login details will be sent to attendees.

Cancellations, which must be made in writing or email to ULI, should be received at least seven days prior to the start of the event to be eligible for a refund. No refunds will be granted thereafter.