It is expected that this meeting will lead to a number of possible outcomes, including:
One or more working groups may emerge from the discussions at the meeting, organized around specific industries (e.g. mining or technology) or specific issues (e.g. attracting talent, accessing women consumers).
Targeted Follow-Up Meetings
Working with anchor partners in different sectors or geographies, the Next Billion will help organize smaller, more focused gatherings that dive deeper into topics raised at the Vancouver conference or that tackle other issues that were only discussed in passing at the launch meeting.
Depending on the response to the initial meeting in 2015, we would like to see the Next Billion conference become an annual event that serves to provide a pragmatic, solutions-oriented forum for broadening the dialogue about women in the future of global economy.