Why this is boom-time for physical corporate events in some nations following COVID vaccinations - future of conferencing and virtual events, keynote speakers. Get ready for hyper-agile pop-up events at very short notice. Companies have to meet to survive

The Truth about COVID-19. Impact on health care, vaccines, pharma. Health care Keynote Speaker

Life Beyond Coronavirus. Virtual Event Futurist Keynote Speaker.High audience engagement on COVID-19

Q+A on Coronavirus: global impact - with Futurist physician advisor to corporations and government. Coronavirus / COVID-19 keynote speaker

Why many don't trust government info about health scares, and why most people distrust marketing messages - truth about social media. Marketing keynote speaker

Future of Cars: auto industry trends. Robot drivers, e-vehicles, flying cars - keynote speaker

Future of Marketing - key messages, seconds before start of my marketing keynote - VIDEO

Future of Personalised Mailings. Totally customised high speed print, programmatic marketing keynote- VIDEO

Next-generation print marketing - programmatic printing, integrated marketing - keynote speaker VIDEO

Totally personal books: future of book printing, customisation, short print runs. Publishing keynote VIDEO

Future of Programmatic Marketing. Integrate print and e-marketing. Futurist keynote speaker VIDEO

Feed Your Gut Microbes! Huge impact of nutrition on health and Microbiome. Futurist health keynote VIDEO

Future of Travel, Transport, Road, Rail, Aviation, Tourism - keynote speaker

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Future of the Travel Industry - including aviation, rail, auto industry, road, shipping, freight transport, business travel, leisure travel, tourism, hotels and hospitality industries. Patrick Dixon is one of the world's best-known Futurist keynote speakers, has worked with hundreds of the world's largest companies and has been ranked one of the 20 most influential business thinkers alive today. Futurist articles, videos and keynote conference presentations on related issues. Clients include Ford, General Motors, Air France, KLM, Airbus, Swiss Airline, Virgin Atlantic, Dassault Falcon, Starwoods Hotel Group, Carlson Wagonlit, Association of Corporate Travel Executives, Maersk, Dubai Ports Authority, Automobile Recycling Netherlands (ARN), American Auto Auctions Association, TRW, Amadeus, TravelPort, EADS, Axalta, Hotel Ecoliere de Lausanne, Portuguese Tourist Board, Turkey Tourist Board, Reg Vardy - auto sales, Saga, Stagecoach, Tourism in Ireland, North West Tourism, World Economic Forum Governors of Aviation Travel and Tourism meeting (Davos), Hostelworld, Weddings Online. Patrick Dixon has given Futurist keynotes on travel and transport related issues to audiences in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

 

Future of the Travel Industry - COVID passports, post COVID pandemic, what next? Why the travel industry will be an engine of global economic growth, especially in Asia. Travel industry keynote speaker

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Along with manufacturing, retail and banking, the travel industry will be a fundamental engine of future globalisation, despite the huge impact of the COVID pandemic in 2020 and 2021 onwards. The reason is that human beings are genetically programmed to travel as hunter-gatherers, and have an irresistible urge to explore. (Written April 2021)

And as experience showed in 2020, whenever local, national or regional restrictions ease a little, huge numbers start booking trips almost immediately.  This will all be helped by global COVID passports - showing evidence of COVID infection in the past, or vaccination or very recent negative tests. Yes we can expect great debate about COVID passports: on the one hand COVID passports are a practical and common sense solution, allowing people who can prove they have immunity to travel or attend major events etc.  

But on the other hand COVID passports pose ethical issues, by potentially creating an underclass of people who effectively lose human rights to assemble, to experience normal life, deprived of normal social liberties - maybe because of underlying health issues which mean that they cannot be safely vaccinated.

We can expect pent-up demand, as people look to spend more than usual on holidays using saved up budgets during lockdown.

Therefore, whatever happens in the current pandemic, to the global economy, or in other world events, in general terms over the next 30 years we can expect the number of people travelling each day to grow dramatically as wealth increases, and as real costs of transport continue to fall.

Consider this: 85% of humanity lives in emerging markets, and most people in the world are still dreaming of taking their first flight one day.The greatest growth in travel will be within Asia, and in people from Asia visiting outside their own region. We will see a rapid increase in the number and size of regional airports, high-speed rail networks, and new roads.

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Impact of Coronavirus / COVID-19 on strategies for Travel, aviation, transport, rail and auto industries - board strategy reviews and coronavirus keynote speaker

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Travel industry strategies for a post-coronavirus world. As a physician by first training and a Futurist advisor / keynote speaker on industry trends and strategy to over 400 of the world's largest 2000 companies, with a proven track record of longer term forecasting over the last 25+ years, here are some guiding principles for airlines, rail companies, auto companies, hotels, leisure and hospitality industries beyond Coronavirus / COVID-19. The global crisis will accelerate many pre-existing travel industry trends, Most mega trends described in my books, including The Future of Almost Everything, will continue to shape the world as before, but the Coronavirus pandemic will bring forward the timings of many key events. Examples:

Airlines will consolidate more rapidly in Europe because of COVID-19, following US picture over the last decade.  Larger airlines will be most likely to be rescued by government.  Borderline-non-viable airlines will be allowed to fold. Physical retail will lose out even more to online shoppers, with big jump in online sales which will only partially reverse after the pandemic has ended.  Many Shopping Malls will struggle to re-open in developed nations. Even faster growth of virtual working and virtual teams. Faster introduction of virtual learning into college education, MBAs, Business Schools and High Schools etc.

Here is more on Coronavirus / COVID-19 impact on business strategies for travel, transport, retail, leisure spending, entertainment etc.

Book your own board strategy review and coronavirus update - contact Futurist and Physician Dr Patrick Dixon 

Read more: Impact of Coronavirus / COVID-19 on strategies for Travel, aviation, transport, rail and auto industries - board strategy reviews and coronavirus keynote speaker

   

3 billion more cars on the roads. Future of the Auto Industry - robot drivers, next-generation electric vehicles, fuels, shared ownership, flying cars, traffic management, road infrastructure, smart cities - keynote speaker

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

More than 1 billion cars are on the roads today. But we would need to see that rise to 4 billion for the whole world to have the same level of car ownership as America. By then, almost all of them will be electric powered, and the majority driven entirely or assisted by robots. Inevitably, roads will be very congested, especially in city centres, many of which will ban private vehicles most or all of the time by 2030. Most new car owners will be in emerging markets over the next 50 years. Chinese people are driving 230 million cars, most than any other nation, 8% owned by 40,000 car rental companies. Private car ownership in China jumped from 1% to 21% from 2002 to 2019, with more than 24 million new cars now sold a year....

Read more: 3 billion more cars on the roads. Future of the Auto Industry - robot drivers, next-generation electric vehicles, fuels, shared ownership, flying cars, traffic management, road infrastructure, smart cities - keynote speaker

   

Why future rail travel will grow fast. Future of Intermodal Transport, passenger travel, rail freight, hyperloop, manufacturing, logistics and supply chains. Future of high speed rail - Futurist keynote speaker. VIDEO of entire keynote and POST

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Future of rail for passengers and freight - transport keynote and article by Patrick Dixon, Futurist for HUPAC, a Swiss rail company.

Why rail transport has such an important future - saving time, costs and energy. Future patterns of passenger rail traffic, freight traffic, intercontinental transport, trams, light rail, container freight, intermodal transport (switching from truck to rail to shipping and so on), and hyperloop travel.  Rail trends have to be seen in wider context of demographic shifts, emerging markets, digital revolution, e-commerce, changes in patterns of globalisation and global trade.  New patterns of migration, manufacturing, management.  Why more will be spent on road / rail infrastructure in the next 30 years than in all of human history.

Impact of rail innovation on logistics and supply chains - including next-generation tracking, signalling, systems and controls.

Read more: Why future rail travel will grow fast. Future of Intermodal Transport, passenger travel, rail freight, hyperloop, manufacturing, logistics and supply chains. Future of high speed rail - Futurist keynote speaker. VIDEO of entire keynote and POST

   

Travel Crazy: Future of Travel, Tourism, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Hotels - Futurist travel industry keynote speaker for American Express

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Here is a video of the keynote I gave on the future of travel for American Express in Moscow.  I gave a keynote on the same topic a couple of years earlier and the audience loved it so much that they asked me to return.

To make the point that video conferencing is a terrible experience compared to breathing the same air, being in the same room, they asked me to start my keynote by video link, from another room, and then walk right onto the platform, when talking about video calls and their impact on business travel.

So I recommend that you start the video around 2 minutes in - and enjoy your journey into the future....

Read more: Travel Crazy: Future of Travel, Tourism, Corporate Travel, Aviation, Hospitality and Hotels - Futurist travel industry keynote speaker for American Express

   

How we will travel and why. Future of Transport Infrastructure - need for long term government policy on travel, transport, infrastructure, rail, roads, ports and airports - Transport Keynote Speaker Comment

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Comment on the future of transport infrastructure and government policy.  

Key trends in the travel, tourism, logistics and supply chain sectors.

How government transport policies are being overtaken by events.  

OECD Transport Forum comment after keynote on future transport issues.  

Read more: How we will travel and why. Future of Transport Infrastructure - need for long term government policy on travel, transport, infrastructure, rail, roads, ports and airports - Transport Keynote Speaker Comment

   

Radical Future for Travel, Transport, Cars, Aviation, rail, shipping, handling Freight, Logistics and Supply Chains - Futurist keynote video and notes

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Future of the travel industry: major trends for HUPAC client event on intermodal transport. Integration of supply chains and logistics across road, rail, sea and aviation.  Lessons from leisure travel, hotels and hospitality industry. Impact of digital on global travel industry. Sustainable transport and improving energy efficiency in transport. Future of rail transport for freight. Future of freight tracking and real time reporting. Big data, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing - impact on transportation. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon, author of The Future of Almost Everything - conference event for hundreds of HUPAC's premier clients.

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How to make Magic for your Customers - Innovation in Travel, Aviation and Rail - Future of the Travel Industry - Futurist Interview VIDEO

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How to create magic for your customers.  Brief interview at the Aviation and Transport Innovation Summit (ATIS) on the future of the travel industry following keynote for Panasonic - manufacturer of Tough Books.  Customers expect real-time updates from travel companies, airlines, hotels and so on - keeping them constantly informed about what is happening.  

That means instant flight updates, info about where your luggage is, what Gate you need for your flight, how many minutes for your flight connection, what the weather is like at the place you are flying to.  SMS is far more effective than email for these kinds of personal communications.  It's all about the customer experience, peace of mind, removing anxiety, solving problems fast.

Need a world-class keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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How hotels and transport industry will be impacted by AirBnB - travel industry keynote speaker

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Over 20 years ago I correctly predicted the gigantic impact of online marketing and sales on the travel industry - whether airlines, hotels, package holidays, business travel and so on.

And so it has turned out.  So how will the next stage in the online revolution impact hotels and the entire hospitality sector?

I recently gave a keynote on these issues to 800 CEOs of many of the world's largest and best known hotels, at a Starwoods hotel group global summit.

A key message was that small things will continue to create magic for customers, in the largest hotels, often at very low cost....

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Future of Transport - why government policy in OECD nations is far too short-term - media interview following keynote at the OECD Transport Forum

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How should governments plan transport policies in such a rapidly changing world?  Brief interview with Futurist Patrick Dixon at transport summit for OECD nations.  

We need European-wide planning - for example there are 17 different electric plug sizes for electric cars.  We need clear vision with global leadership to generate policies for a better future.  Comment at the OECD Transport Forum by Futurist keynote speaker Patrick Dixon. Need a world-class transport keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Future of Travel Industry, Tourism, Hotels, Hospitality and Business Travel

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

China travel bookings are already worth more than $100bn a year of which $15bn was booked online in 2012 – up 500% on 2008 figures.  Expect huge changes in how people are organizing their own travel. Russian online travel bookings are growing 20% a year – already $90bn of business a year in 2012.   Old style travel agents will struggle in Russia in future.  Keynote on future travel industry trends for American Express / TAP in Moscow, by Patrick Dixon, conference speaker.  Future of hotels, airlines and travel agents – innovation in the travel industry. Future of business travel and leisure travel. Need a world-class travel industry keynote speaker for your event? Phone or e-mail Patrick Dixon now.

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Tourism in Vietnam - worth $6.7bn - expect rapid growth

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

Temple to Confucius in Hanoi VietnamA huge service export opportunity for Vietnam is tourism which contributes around $6.7bn a year to the national $134bn GDP.  Tourism is 66% of all service industry exports for Vietnam, yet is in its infancy.  The nation is very friendly, welcoming, fascinating and attractive, with an extraordinary history, wonderful food and culture, yet is still almost unknown to world travellers.

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How to grow travel and tourist industry in emerging nations

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Video: Google Travel Conference. Article: Many emerging nations are enjoying rapid growth in revenues from the hospitality industry, tourism and business travel, yet there is often room to go faster and better. 

What is the future of tourism, travel and hospitality industries in these nations?  What steps should governments take to encourage sustainable development of tourism?

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Future of Aviation Industry - Radical Change - Aviation keynote Speaker

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Article: Future of Aviation and Airlines – resources, videos and presentations on the future of aviation, airlines, travel and tourism.The travel and hospitality industries are amongst the most vulnerable to global or local shocks.

That means contingencies, cash reserves, hedging of major risks such as oil prices.  But most of all it means agile and bold leadership who think ahead, with more than one strategy depending on how events unfold.  Need a world-class aviation keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or email.

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Future of the Automotive Industry (Auto Trends) - cars, lorries, trucks and road transport trends - Futurist keynote speaker

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Future of automotive industry.

Articles, videos and presentations on the future of the auto industry. Future of electric cars, ways for trucking companies to save energy and future of buses.

Hydrogen fuel cells.  Future of trucking and road freight. Need a world-class auto industry keynote speaker? Phone Patrick Dixon now or email.

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