Consumers in 2030
Imagine future possibilities
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We can’t predict the future, but by framing cultural thrills and innovations we can imaging future possibilities. In this lecture we jump 10 years ahead to understand to biggest societal changes. Future thinking is only interesting when you can start working on it today. Topics: Demographical shifts, Mobility, Cities, Fashion, Food, Technology, Work - life balance.
Tom Palmaerts is a thought leader on consumer attitudes and behaviour in a changing world. He is an awarded keynote speaker, trend consultant, author, and managing partner at Trendwolves, a full-service trend-watching agency with a focus on young consumers and modern families. He is an expert in understanding and finding opportunities in bigger cultural trends.
2019 – Publication of ‘Ready or not. 11 ways to become future proof’ (Lannoo, Dutch)
2017 - Started a little side hustle with three friends: ‘La Madrugada’. A vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina
2015 – Publication of ‘Futures’ (Lannoo, Dutch) co-written with Herman Konings and Joeri Van den Bergh
2014 - Started hosting Futuro getaway sessions in Italy, 3 times a year
2013 – Tom Palmaerts receives the award Trendwatcher of The Year
2010 - Joined music and art community Subbacultcha as a board member
2008 – Awarded “Youth trend specialist of the year” by Dutch trendwatching platform Second Sight
2007 - Joined Trendwolves
2002 - 2007 - Youth Subculture research at Ladda
One goal in mind: Giving people an appetite for the future.