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The Global Future of Work

The global landscape is rapidly evolving. How can associations ensure they are focused on the key skills both their staff and members need to thrive in this environment. The 2023 World Economic Forum “Future of Jobs” report found that “the fastest-growing roles relative to their size today are driven by technology, digitalization, and sustainability” and identified analytical thinking, creative thinking, and resilience as their top three job skills.


In this session we will hear from global association leaders on how these trends are resonating within their associations, and the connection between AI, skills development, and the future of work.


28 February 2024


9:55 am - 10:45 am




  • Amy Hissrich
    Amy Hissrich
    Vice President of International Affairs

    Amy Hissrich, CAE joined ASAE in November of 2007 and currently serves as the Vice President of International Affairs. Beginning her career in digital, Amy has over 20 years’ experience managing projects for associations, non-profits, government agencies and Fortune 500 clients. Amy graduated Phi Beta Kapa from Dickinson College with a BA in Cultural Anthropology and holds a Masters in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential in 2015.

  • David Macadam
    David Macadam
    Chief Executive Officer

    With a career spanning 40+ years in the retail industry, David is a leading professional in the retail and commercial property markets locally, regionally and globally. A Canadian, resident in the UAE for nineteen years. David has held and continues to hold senior executive roles in the region. Major shopping centre development companies include Emaar, AFGRE, Msheireb and Al Othaim. Heading up the property advisory firm JLL Retail Division. CEO of the MECS+R. With 1,100+ shopping centres regionally, 1,200 retailers and 1,000+ members, the business network is one of the strongest in the MENA region. Connected to our global markets through the Retail People Magazine, The MECS+R Directory, What’s Up Retail monthly newsletter, Voice on Demand – Retail Podcast, GVS Digital and in-person Education Programs through our database of over 10,000+ contacts. Connection daily with our members and the industry globally on multiple social media channels is key to our success. Successfully leading the annual live in-person RECON, Retail Congress event with a 29 year history brings the best and brightest industry leaders together locally, regionally and globally. Appearing on CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, Dubai One, Dubai City 7 TV, Selfie TV and Dubai Zee television as a retail expert in the MENA region. On business radio, Dubai Eye 103.8, David is regularly on air as the retail industry expert & property market commentator.

  • Thomas Reiser
    Thomas Reiser
    Executive Director
    International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

    Thomas Reiser is the Executive Director of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), the leading international medical-scientific Society in the field of bleeding and clotting disorders. In this role as chief executive, he works closely with ISTH’s Council to lead the strategic vision, organizational growth, and professional execution of ISTH’s programs and initiatives around the world. Throughout his 25+ year career in Austria, Belgium and the Unites States, he has served in senior management roles at several leading global AMCs and PCOs and has led over 10 international scientific-medical professional organizations as their Executive Director. He is a long-time member of and contributor to the leading international, European and US organizations in the fields of association and not-for-profit management and writes and speaks regularly on topics related to professional association and conference management.

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