Tom Palmaerts
Tom Palmaerts
Trendwatcher, futurist and co-manager Trendwolves
 
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Uncovering futures, by tracking ideas below the surface.

Tom Palmaerts is a trendwatcher, awarded keynote speaker and managing partner at Trendwolves; a full service trend and marketing agency with a focus on young consumers and modern families. 

As a futurist, he firmly believes in the power of the next generation. These creatives, entrepreneurs and vibrant youth are creating thrilling waves. Most of these thrills stay underground - at the edge of society - but some of them cause disruptions and will influence different businesses. 

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inspirations

Lectures & Trainings

“Tom is effervescent, high-spirited and above all fresh. His work is greatly inspirational. ” Judith van Vliet, Designer Clariant ColorWorks Europe/IMEA

“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 

 

Lecture: 2030

 A future vision on: mobility, consumer empowerment, changing household structures, urban sustainability, smart cities, economic power shifts, decentralised economy, mixed reality, ....

A future vision on: mobility, consumer empowerment, changing household structures, urban sustainability, smart cities, economic power shifts, decentralised economy, mixed reality, ....

Lecture: youth trends

 Young creatives, entrepreneurs and rebels are creating future waves. See a glimse of the future by understanding this next generation of consumers and colleagues

Young creatives, entrepreneurs and rebels are creating future waves. See a glimse of the future by understanding this next generation of consumers and colleagues

Lecture: how to see the future?

 With the famous quote of William Gibson in mind: "The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed." We explore future possibilities, and explain how to see and where to find the future.  

With the famous quote of William Gibson in mind: "The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed." We explore future possibilities, and explain how to see and where to find the future.  

training: BE more trend sensitive as a team

 A training in trendwatching. If you want your team to understand change and to have trendwatching in your business DNA.  

A training in trendwatching. If you want your team to understand change and to have trendwatching in your business DNA.  

training: From trends to implementation

 In-house training to find the right trends to work on today: innovation, branding, strategy, intrapreneurship, ...

In-house training to find the right trends to work on today: innovation, branding, strategy, intrapreneurship, ...

 
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trends dna

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A subscription model for companies who want to create the future.

Every three months you receive a trends update, tailored to your needs: inspiration, insights and business opportunities. We will be your trend agency. So you will be updated on all our trend research, because change can comes from other markets. 

 
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