Speaking Engagements & Presentations

The themes of Young World Rising resonate with a wide variety of audiences, from c-level executives and policy-makers to young entrepreneurs and small businesses. Rob has developed a series of presentations appropriate for conferences, conventions, company meetings, trade organizations or motivational events. Rich with information and peppered with unique anecdotes and examples culled from Rob's original research, each of these presentations can be customized to meet the needs and interests of your specific event.

Please address inquiries about rates and availability to Bill Hawkins, Straight Arrow PR.

Rob's speaking experience.

The Young World is Rising - What are You Going to Do About It?

Emerging markets have a hidden edge when it comes to innovation: their populations are significantly younger than those in the developed world. As networks and technology become ubiquitous even in the poorest countries, the creative talent and ambitions of those young populations are finding expression through new businesses, new organizations, and new models of engagement. Author Rob Salkowitz (Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up) looks at the forces driving the rise of the Young World over the next decade and the factors behind the success of the most innovative new organizations on five continents, then challenges the audience to engage with this rising tide of change.

Audience: C-level executives, policy-makers, opinion leaders, emerging markets specialists, general interest


Tapping Into the Global Talent Pool

Despite the recession, developed economies are facing a talent shortage over the next 10-20 years that threatens productivity, competitiveness, and business continuity. At the same time, 20 years of investments in technology and capacity-building in emerging economies are starting to bear fruit, as a global population of 4.2 billion young people born since 1980 comes of age connected to the world as never before. Author Rob Salkowitz (Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up) explores how organizations can tap into the massive potential of the global talent market, providing examples of innovative new approaches and best-practices of some of the world's most successful talent magnets.

Audience: HR professionals


Reaching the Next 2 Billion Customers

As developed markets remain stagnant due to the financial crisis and long-term demographic trends, huge growth opportunities still exist for those willing to do what it takes to reach the next 2 billion customers. Across Asia, Latin America and Africa, young populations are coming of age with higher expectations and greater buying power. Author Rob Salkowitz (Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up) shows how your business can benefit from the globalization of the knowledge economy to reach new markets, engage new partners, and profit from the demographic wave that is reshaping the 21st century.

Audience: executives, marketing professionals, small/medium business


How Young World Entrepreneurs are Reinventing Business for the 21st Century

Entrepreneurship is as old as human society, but today's young entrepreneurs are taking it to the next level. The global Net Generation, marinated in digital technology and brimming with ambition, is creating radical new organizations that blend social and commercial goals, tap new sources of talent and innovation, and promise solutions for a world that needs them more than ever. Author Rob Salkowitz (Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology and Entrepreneurship are Changing the World from the Bottom Up) identifies the six hallmarks of Young World entrepreneurship and offers a guided tour of the most exciting and innovative entrepreneurial initiatives from five continents.

Audience: young entrepreneurs, business leaders, policy-makers, NGOs.


Topics customized to the needs of particular groups and industries available upon request. Bulk discounts for Young World Rising and Generation Blend books and audiobooks available to groups of 25 or more with event booking. Submit this form to check Rob’s rates and availability for your next event!

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“…spells out clearly what your company needs to do to get it right.” Don Tapscott, author of Grown Up Digital and Wikinomics

Generation Blend
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“Rasmus and Salkowitz create a context for the challenges and opportunities ahead” Stephen Elop, President, Microsoft Business Division

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