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The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2016, to examine changing consumer demographics and how they will affect the FTC’s work in the years ahead. The event will feature opening remarks by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez.

Researchers, marketers, consumer groups, and law enforcement will discuss how predicted demographic shifts will affect the marketplace, focusing on how the population is changing, how advertising and marketing are changing in response, how fraud is likely to change, and what the FTC and others can do to combat fraud in the years ahead.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC. Preregistration is not required. Doors will open at 9 a.m., and the workshop will begin at 10 a.m. A live webcast of the workshop will be available on the day of the event.

Persons who wish to share pertinent research with the workshop team should send an email to Before and during the workshop, FTC staff will take questions at this email address. Advance questions can also be directed to Rosario Mendez at 202-326-3749 or Patti Poss at 202-326-2413.

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Frank Dorman
Office of Public Affairs