Morison KSi Global Conference – Bangkok, Thailand November 2016

Recently our Managing Director Nick Hollens presented at the Morison KSi Global Conference in Bangkok. The focus of the presentation was Globalisation and the effect it is having on the world around us.

Below is a short excerpt from the presentation including link to download the pros and cons of this ongoing process.

What is Globalisation?

According to UNESCO Globalisation is the ongoing process that is linking people, neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries much more closely together than they have ever been before. This has resulted in our lives being intertwined with people in all parts of the world via the food we eat, the clothing we wear, the music we listen to, the information we get and the ideas we hold.

While globalisation is not a new process, it has accelerated rapidly since World War II, and is having many effects on people, the environment, cultures, national governments, economic development and human well-being in countries around the world. Many of these impacts are beneficial, but Jimmy Carter, a former President of the USA, has pointed out that many people are missing out on these benefits:

“Globalisation, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people of the world.”

Jimmy Carter

What does it mean for the future?

“Like many of you I am referred to as a baby boomer and I have watched globalisation unfold and have been part of the process. Understanding the future trends of globalisation and the impact it is having on the global economy is key to building a picture of its effect on the world around us.”

Nick Hollens

Click here to download the Pros and Cons of Globalisation and decide whether you think globalisation will have a positive or negative impact on the world around us.