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Tom Palmaerts

One goal in mind: Giving people an appetite for the future.

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Dutch, English

Future Trends, Consumer Trends


Tom Palmaerts is a thought leader on consumer attitudes and behavior in a changing world. He is an acclaimed keynote speaker, trend consultant, author, and managing partner at Trendwolves, a full-service trend-watching agency focusing on young consumers and modern families. Palmaerts excels in understanding and identifying opportunities within broader cultural trends.

His notable achievements include:

  • 2019: Publication of 'Ready or Not: 11 Ways to Become Future Proof' (Lannoo, Dutch)

  • 2017: Co-founded 'La Madrugada,' a vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina, as a side project with three friends

  • 2015: Publication of 'Futures' (Lannoo, Dutch), co-written with Herman Konings and Joeri Van den Bergh

  • 2014: Initiated hosting Futuro getaway sessions in Italy three times a year

  • 2013: Awarded Trendwatcher of The Year

  • 2010: Became a board member of the music and art community Subbacultcha

  • 2008: Recognized as "Youth Trend Specialist of the Year" by the Dutch trendwatching platform Second Sight

  • 2007: Joined Trendwolves

  • 2002 - 2007: Conducted research on youth subcultures at Ladda


Consumers in 2030

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Future Mindset

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Are you ready for the future?

Tom allows us to identify and anticipate the new trends of tomorrow, to drive our innovation to the next level and inspire our customers.

Barry Callebaut

Pascale Meulemeester

Tom’s talk here in Hong Kong was really stimulating - full of inspiring insights and examples from around the world. We’ve had lots of great feedback from everyone who came.

The Fountain Group

Ollie Cartwright

An accelerated trip in our today’s future.


Eric Geuens

Tom is effervescent, high-spirited and above all FRESH. His work is greatly inspirational.

Clariant Milan

Judith van Vliet

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