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Tom Palmaerts

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

Dutch, English




Future Trends, Consumer Trends



The Post-Corona Future


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

Presentations and Topics

Future & Trends

Consumers in 2030

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Imagine future possibilities

Future & Trends

Future Mindset

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Are you ready for the future?

Testimonials & References

“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.” 

Ollie Cartwright (The Fountain Group)  

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

Judith van Vliet (Clariant Milan)  

“An accelerated trip in our today’s future.” 

Eric Geuens (MAPFRE RE MADRID)  

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

Pascale Meulemeester (Barry Callebaut)

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