Association News: Registration now open for FGIA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference; Keynote speaker to link demographics and economy

Posted on May 25th, 2021

FGIA-Keynote_KenGronbach_2021web.jpgRegistration is now open for the 2021 FGIA Virtual Summer Conference, which will be held June 22-24, and is the last fully-virtual event on the FGIA conference calendar. Keynote speaker Ken Gronbach, president of KGC Direct, will give a presentation entitled, "Demographics Precipitate Economics: Profound Strategic Planning for the Post-Pandemic Era." Early bird registration rates are available through June 8. Register now.

Gronbach's presentation will explore the common sense, easy-to-understand, counter-intuitive and fascinating realm of demography. He will bring listeners into his world of counting people and accurately forecasting future markets and will provide thought-provoking ideas to prepare one's company for life after the pandemic.

Questions answered during the session will include:

  • What products or services will fly or die?
  • What countries and continents are demographically positioned to excel?
  • How will workforces change?
  • Where is the best source of talent?
  • How do I write a post-pandemic strategic plan?

"Our keynote address is sure to offer great insights to support the industry's efforts to move forward from the pandemic and get back to work safely and efficiently. Also during the Summer Conference, we're excited to unveil details of our first ever hybrid conference coming up in October," said Janice Yglesias, FGIA Executive Director.

Other presentation topics include how to build one's workforce, OSHA's voluntary protection program, the benefits of daylighting, a U.S. and Canadian legislative and regulatory report and a codes report for both countries. The remainder of the conference schedule reflects discussion and work sessions addressing current association activities.

Through June 8, FGIA members can register for the conference at the member price of $249. Non-members can register for $499. An upgrade option, which allows for an unlimited number of a company's employees to participate from multiple locations, is also available.

Register for the FGIA 2021 Virtual Summer Conference now. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the event. Learn more about sponsorship by contacting Florica Vlad.

For more information about FGIA and its activities, visit

About the Keynote Speaker
Ken Gronbach is president of KGC Direct, LLC and is an internationally respected demographer who has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. Gronbach's company offers high-value customized demographic research. He is the author of the best-selling book The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm and several other books focused on demographics.

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