Keynote Speaker Looks at How Economic Success is Influencing Asian Culture
Wealth is leading to social change, says trends expert Daniel Levine
NEW YORK, NY, August 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Daniel Levine, one of the world's leading trend experts and a noted keynote speaker, is tracking the way in which economic changes are leading to rapidly changing social values in Asia. China, Indonesia, Thailand, and neighboring countries are experiencing a period of wealth and prosperity that is unprecedented in their long histories, a situation that is fostering a related shift in cultural attitudes.
In Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia and Thailand, for example, some teenagers have taken to wearing fake braces on their teeth as a symbol of wealth and status. Children as young as 14 are turning to the black market to obtain dental work that would otherwise be unattainable. In China, back-to-school facelifts are a growing trend among college students. Following entrance exams this summer, plastic surgeons have noted an upswing in the number of procedures being performed on young people. And a newest hit movie in China, "Tiny Times," which offers an unflinching look at the new materialist culture of young Chinese, is such a hit that the release of a sequel has just been moved up by four months.
"These trends are the result of a significant shift in the Asian economies" says Levine, a keynote speaker and global trends expert who follows and collects trends through The Avant-Guide Institute. "With the accumulation of wealth, it is natural that newly-rich people want to flaunt their wealth and the status that comes with it," said Levine. "We have seen that same trend the world over."
About Daniel Levine
Daniel Levine is one of the world's best known trends experts and a professional keynote
speaker with over 10 years' experience delivering compelling presentations worldwide. He is
the Director of The Avant-Guide Institute, a leading consumer trends consultancy based in New
York City and the leader of an international team of Trend Spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. Find him on the Web at http://www.DanielLevine.com
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