Future of Work 2017

Future of Work 2017

Productivity, jobs, human capital and a changing labour market

23 June 2017 | Chatham House | London


The political shocks of 2016 have laid bare a growing popular discontent with the economics of globalization. Increasingly strained international labour markets, localized skills mismatching, and the fear of automation-induced unemployment, are driving a critical need to reassess productivity and jobs.

Following on from last year’s inaugural conference, the Future of Work 2017 will bring together senior policy-makers and business leaders to continue discussions on:

  • Labour market strains and their drivers in developed and developing economies
  • Technological trends and their implications for employment across different sectors
  • Approaches to skills provision and enhancing human capital alongside growth
  • Evolving labour market platforms and the rise of the independent worker


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Thorben Albrecht, Permanent State Secretary,  Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany
  • Allen Blue, Co-Founder and VP Product Management, LinkedIn
  • James Manyika, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
  • Betsy Masiello, Senior Director Global Public Policy and Economics, Uber


Confirmed chairs include:

  • Lesley Giles, Director, Work Foundation


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