The sharing economy has been developing rapidly and is showing no signs of slowing down. The combination of peer-to-peer (P2P) finance, online staffing, P2P accommodation, car-sharing and music/video streaming is reported to grow to £9bn by 2025.
This has implications not only for traditional companies who could lose a significant share of the market, but also for regulatory bodies, where innovation is outstripping their ability to regulate the industry effectively.
The FT Sharing Economy European Summit is set to bring together leaders from sharing economy companies, such as Liftshare and AirBnB, as well as traditional organisations, start-ups, insurers, regulators, government policy makers and academics to examine the state of play, the issues that institutions and individuals are facing, and what the future holds for the sharing economy.
If you want to understand the opportunities and risks the sharing economy poses for your business, learn how other companies are working together and how some traditional companies have drawn inspiration from the sharing economy model to re-evaluate how they operate, then this is an event that you shouldn’t miss.
The event takes place on March 17th 2015 at Canary Wharf, click here to register
Author Jon Scutt