Future of plastics and oceans - what next in global response. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker

Future GreenTech, Sustainability Keynote Speaker

Future of plastics and how emotion drives single issues, creating people movements and immediate changes in government regulation, corporate behaviour. Around 400 million tons of plastic is in already in the oceans, and on current trends, the weight of marine plastics will be greater than all the fish in the sea by 2050.

Micro-particles are now found in just about every marine creature, as well as in millions of people. Expect thousands of new regulations over the next decade globally, to force rapid action on this problem. Part of this will involve a big rethink about polyester clothing – a single clothes wash can release 700,000 microplastic fibres. Read Future of Almost Everything book extract...

Read more: Future of plastics and oceans - what next in global response. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker

   

How to stay close to customers! Simple step costs nothing, creates magic and customer engagement. How to build trust and win contracts

Future Marketing Keynotes, Mobile,Digital Consumer

Secret of customer engagement.  "Change how you communicate. Phone and email is a waste of time if you want to build trust and be part of the customer's "family". Text really matters - keep really close, share personally, be a friend, become a trusted confidant and advisor, and you are already most of the way to closing a major deal, over competitors who have only an email relationship."  

One in three people in the UK only use phone calls to speak to their parents.  They are most likely to send texts to partners and WhatsApp messages to friends.  Most people find social media more convenient than talking on the phone, yet most companies are lagging far behind in how they communicate to customers and their teams. 

Read more: How to stay close to customers! Simple step costs nothing, creates magic and customer engagement. How to build trust and win contracts

   

10 simple steps to add over 10 years to your life - how to increase your life expectancy and personal happiness

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

How to add 10 years to your life expectancy in 10 easy steps

As a physician and a futurist I am often asked how to live a long and healthy life.

1.  Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day
2.  Exercise regularly - at least 2 hours a week (brisk walking does count)
3.  Don't smoke tobacco / use nicotine products
4.  Keep body weight at healthy level]
5.  Limit alcohol to one drink a day (average)
6.  Keep a positive outlook on life
7.  Form happy, long term relationships
8.  Find work or volunteering that you enjoy and you feel makes a difference
9.  Move to a nation with excellent free health care
10.  Seek early advice if you have symptoms which could be serious

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Future Industry 4.0 - robotics, automation, AI, logistics, supply chains - manufacturing keynote

Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain Keynotes

Comment at BEMAS innovation / maintenance / asset management awards.

Celebrating improvements in reliability and efficiency, engineering, maintenance. Predictive maintenance schedules.

How to use artificial intelligence to predict factory failures. Industry examples in energy, book printing, telcos. Infosys predictive analytics - using microphones and analysing sound patterns to predict imminent catastrophe and risks on oil rigs.

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How to stop getting old! Astonishing science to live longer - anti-aging biotech keynote speaker

Future Health Care Speaker, Future Pharma Keynotes

8 mechanisms of ageing in all animals are almost the same.

Dr Patrick Dixon, Futurist and physician takes a look at latest research into genetics, biotech, stem cells and other technologies that could dramatically improve life expectancy.

Learning lessons from non-ageing animals. Impact on longevity / life expectancy.

Part of keynote for Boehringer Ingleheim and brief interview on future health care, ageing and future life expectancy. 

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Life in the year 2100 with forecasts to 2120: why radically different to what most people expected back in 2050. Discover for yourself in New edition of The Future of Almost Everything.

Technology Speaker, AI, Big Data, Robotics, Cyber

Tell us about the new edition of your book The Future of Almost Everything - in it is a chapter on life in 2120, how did you go about trying to forecast that far ahead? Most people would think it impossible.

It was an interesting process. When you are that far out, you are almost in the realms of science fiction, but remember that the greatest SciFi writers have often had extraordinary vision and correctly anticipated many things we take for granted today. I have been forecasting trends for over 30 years now, and the reason I'm still here, having worked with over 400 of the world's top 2000 companies, is because I've found that major trends tend to change in relatively predictable ways, while human nature is basically unchanged. And even technologies that change very rapidly are usually doing so in ways that are fairly obvious when you think about it. The broad direction of major global trends is usually very clear to experts in each industry or region, while we may debate about exact timing and likely impact....

Read more: Life in the year 2100 with forecasts to 2120: why radically different to what most people expected back in 2050. Discover for yourself in New edition of The Future of Almost Everything.

   

Watch my latest Futurist book edition being printed. Life for the next 100 years, hot off the press - what it means for you, family, business, world. Brand new chapter on life in the year 2120 - fascinating to "live" in 2100 and predict 20 years ahead

Media, Video, TV, Radio, Print, Keynote Speaker

"Future of Almost Everything" - 2nd edition of my Futurist book literally hot off the press at CPI - watch the entire manufacturing process of printing.

"I've written 16 books but never seen one printed. An amazing experience to see the whole process with my new book thundering off the press, one copy every seconds, and hold a copy in my hand, literally hot off the press, ink and glue setting.

"I'm really excited about this new edition - completely rewritten and updated with literally hundreds of new facts about your future.  Highlight for me was putting myself into the year 2100 and imagining myself as a Futurist in that year, looking back over the last couple of decades to 2080 and making forecasts to the year 2120 and far beyond."

Buy the new edition now!

Read more: Watch my latest Futurist book edition being printed. Life for the next 100 years, hot off the press - what it means for you, family, business, world. Brand new chapter on life in the year 2120 - fascinating to "live" in 2100 and predict 20 years ahead

   

"Next 20 years will determine future of humanity": 1.7m have watched these SHOCKING facts, and my predictions for next 40 years with massive scaling of green tech. Race for solar, wind etc v coal, oil, gas. Global warming - Keynote for Enel Green Power

Future GreenTech, Sustainability Keynote Speaker

My keynote starts 42 minutes into the video

In December 2018, I gave a keynote via Webinar for Enel Power. They say it was watched live by over 800,000, and by June 2019, it had over 1.4m views on just one platform alone. The audience was 25 global influencers from every part of the world, all with popular blogs / followings on green tech and alternative energy. A massive global social media campaign took place in the run up to the Webinar.  Here are the key messages....

Read more: "Next 20 years will determine future of humanity": 1.7m have watched these SHOCKING facts, and my predictions for next 40 years with massive scaling of green tech. Race for solar, wind etc v coal, oil, gas. Global warming - Keynote for Enel Green Power

   

10 Truths about Brexit - cut through the media nonsense and political posturing. Why longer term impact will be less than many think. How border issues between UK and Ireland will be resolved - in event of a No Deal Brexit

Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain Keynotes

Many of my previous predictions have turned out to be correct as of September 2018: for example no immediate economic meltdown, fall in currency leads to rise in exports and so on.  

Here is a common sense view of what is likely to happen in the event that the EU and UK fail to achieve an agreement before the UK leaves the EU.  

1. The pound will fall further against the Euro

This will make all exports of goods and services even more affordable for other nations to buy, and will make imports even more expensive.  If the pound falls a further 10% post Brexit, then the total fall since the vote to leave will be 25%.

2. EU import taxes will be almost irrelevant to UK exports

Let us take an average tax of 5% on any UK goods imported into the EU from the UK, and the other way round.  How much impact would that actually have when you take the new exchange rate into account?

British goods will be net 20% cheaper for French or German people to buy than before.  That's huge by any measure.

French and German goods will be net 30% more expensive for British people to buy.  Even more significant.

Net impact: far greater on companies exporting to the UK.  In any case, the rest of the world takes more UK goods than the EU, and the EU is rapidly falling as an export destination.

Read more: 10 Truths about Brexit - cut through the media nonsense and political posturing. Why longer term impact will be less than many think. How border issues between UK and Ireland will be resolved - in event of a No Deal Brexit

   

How to spot the best investment and business opportunities. Learn secrets of a professional Futurist with 25 year track record, advising over 400 global companies on major trends and innovation - 20 part, 5 week video course

Leadership, Strategy, Business Ethics - Keynotes

I've put together a 20 part, 5 week online course for business leaders and managers.

Lessons I have learned over the last 30 years, researching global trends.

I've worked with over 400 of the world's largest corporations, often sharing platforms with their CEOs at their most important global events.

You can have the greatest strategy ever known, but if the world changes in directions you do not expect, you will simply end up going even faster in the wrong direction.

Here are 20 secrets of all world-class Futurist - just about everything you need to become an expert forecaster, all packed into one 5 week programme.

How to read the signs of the times, and apply them to specific industries in a reliable way.

How to make sense of media overload, and make sensible forecasts for the next 5-10 years.

How to be a professional Futurist or trends analyst.

How to avoid common errors when making predictions.

Why most debates on the future are about timing, not the trends themselves.

You may be in marketing, management, banking, insurance, manufacturing, retail or health care - discover common principles for making sense of your future.

And the greatest test for you of all is this: do the course, start making some predictions to yourself about what you think is ahead, and benchmark yourself against what actually develops.

You will rapidly begin to see areas where you are starting to score high and areas you need to work on.

Take a look at my Future Secrets Course.

Read more: How to spot the best investment and business opportunities. Learn secrets of a professional Futurist with 25 year track record, advising over 400 global companies on major trends and innovation - 20 part, 5 week video course

   

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

Future of Travel Keynotes, Transport, Tourism

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

   

Future of Retail: $5 trillion global e-commerce sales by 2025. Impact on malls and traditional retail. How to create MAGIC. Interview with Fortune Magazine (Greece), and video of futurist keynote on retail trends in Greece and globally

Future of Retail Keynotes: Food, Drink, Malls, Web

Interview for Fortune Magazine (Greece) 21 February 2019 - Patrick Dixon gave a keynote on retail trends for Lamda Developments in Athens.

In many EU nations, 70% of all retail spending is already in just four or five retail chains, and across the EU as a whole, 50% of all food sales take place in just ten chains. National price wars will become regional price wars. Sales by chains in the EU will continue to grow fast – 25% growth over the last 14 years, but their retail floor space has grown at twice that rate, so their productivity has fallen

Global e-commerce sales will be $5 trillion by 2025, from more than $2.6 trillion in 2018, mostly on mobile devices. Amazon is now the world’s third largest retailer after companies like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Tesco, with $232bn of sales a year.  Over 30% of all UK shopping apart from groceries is already online, growing at 10% a year, mostly via mobiles. E-commerce is growing at 30% a year in Asia. These are pointers to the future of Greek retail. In Greece, EU5bn is already spent online, mainly on shoes, clothes and electronic devices - over 3% of the entire economy, and 25% of this is bought on smartphones. 

Read more: Future of Retail: $5 trillion global e-commerce sales by 2025. Impact on malls and traditional retail. How to create MAGIC. Interview with Fortune Magazine (Greece), and video of futurist keynote on retail trends in Greece and globally

   

Give it all away! Future of Private Banking is Philanthropy. 10 Reasons for boom in Philanthropic advisory services for wealthy clients. Impact on wealth advisors, Family Offices and Fund Management

Banks, Banking, Mobile Payments, FinTech, BitCoins

Future of Private Banking is Philanthropy. Reasons for boom in Philanthropic advisory services for wealthy clients. Impact on wealth advisors, Family Offices andFund Management

50% of global wealth is owned by 1% and within 30 years that is likely to rise to 65% or more.  The number of dollar billionaires is growing rapidly every year.  The richest 80 people on earth own as much wealth as the poorest 3.4 billion people. Over 1,600 billionaires and their families own between them $6.4 trillion – which is more than the combined income of the poorest 120 countries in the world. And in the layer below that are a further 250,000 Ultra-High Net Worth individuals (UNHWs). So what is going to happen to all this wealth?  The answer is that a huge proportion will be given away.  Why?

I have been advising many of the largest Private Banks in the world and large Investment Funds for over 20 years.  I have also worked with many of the world’s wealthiest entrepreneurs and Family Offices. For 20 years now I have been saying that Philanthropic advisory services will be at the heart of Private Banking and wealth management, for the next few decades. The reasons are simple....

Read more: Give it all away! Future of Private Banking is Philanthropy. 10 Reasons for boom in Philanthropic advisory services for wealthy clients. Impact on wealth advisors, Family Offices and Fund Management

   

Why college education is in such a mess - reasons why so many students are fed up. How to transform university learning at almost zero cost. Truth about Future Impact of IT on College Education - digital learning, student experience - keynote speaker

Future of Education, School, Universities, Keynote

Despite 20 years of digital hype in education, the shocking truth is that classroom experience for most College students has changed relatively little, compared to - say - the explosive growth of smartphone use, social media, e-commerce and video streaming for entertainment. So what of the future? 60% of 18-34 years olds across America no longer think that 4 year courses are worth the money. US Higher Education institutions have seen 6 straight years of falling enrolment. The key is understanding how to create real "magic" for students, rather than just delivering yet another digital learning platform, or IT solution or administrative tool. The really great news is that the greatest educational IT "magic" can be delivered at almost zero cost, at astonishing speed, compared to most College IT projects. You can have the smartest Campus in the world, with multiple interactive learning tools, virtual classrooms, collaborative platforms, AI-enhanced automated coaching, and so on, yet miss the greatest lessons of all...

Read more: Why college education is in such a mess - reasons why so many students are fed up. How to transform university learning at almost zero cost. Truth about Future Impact of IT on College Education - digital learning, student experience - keynote speaker

   

Future of Manufacturing 4.0. Factory visit to Serge Ferrari who make roofing membranes

Manufacturing, Logistics, Supply Chain Keynotes

Comment on visit to Serge Ferrari factory.

They make a stunning range of membranes for things like canopies over concert halls or football stadiums. It's easy to get swept along by a story about high-tech, digital controls. automation and robotics but the future of manufacturing is also about inspiring people to achieve new levels of excellence and performance, reliability and cost control. Yes we need all these digital tools, but you still need people to design, install, monitor and manage, and that means motivating high performance teams every day to make the difference.

"I always enjoy factory visits - the physicality of it all is exciting, with perfection the constant goal, every time, without interruption in a continuous process which is always astonishing to watch".

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