Adjiedj Bakas is a highly acclaimed trend watcher, author and speaker with roots in India, Latin-America and Europe.
He researches and interprets social, cultural, economic, technological and spiritual trends. He delivers inspiring and engaging lectures about 200 times annually for clients including Samsung, Apple, Credit Suisse, Philips, Air France KLM, DSM, Google, Microsoft, Shell, to name a few.
He was voted ‘Trend watcher of theYear 2009’ and ‘Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year 2008’ in The Netherlands. Dutch magazine ‘Management Team’ placed him in their list of the 25 most creative Dutch people, magazine ‘Sprout’ has described him as one of the 50 most influential Dutch people under 50 years of age, the Dutch Marketers’ Association NIMA elected him the most influential trend watcher in the country, and he was voted one of the 30 most influential people in the Dutch financial industry by magazine ‘Fonds.nl’. His books about the future have been published in countries ranging from Brazil and China to Norway and Germany and have sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide.
The topics he covers take in a broad range of interests and sectors. He can speak to entrepreneurs about future-oriented entrepreneurship, to bankers about the banking of the future, to IT professionals about the role of IT in peoples’ lifestyles, and to builders and developers about the future of construction. He can also speak about trends in the labour market, in the healthcare sector and about the future of public administration. His work is always well grounded in research information about trends and the future, but never fails to entertain. Unorthodox, optimistic, inspirational and animated: he is one of the most appealing speakers currently available.
He has sold more than 500,000 books worldwide. His successful English language titles from his trend series include: Beyond the Crisis in 2009 (about the future of capitalism) and number one Amazon.com bestseller, World Megatrends in 2009 (about the future of humanity) and Living without Oil in 2009 (co-authored with fellow trendwatcher Rob Creemers). His most recent book, The Future of Faith in 2010, explores how economic, political and environmental changes will reshape the ethics, morality, religion and spirituality that underpin our lives. He is currently working on the book The Future of Health.
Adjiedj Bakas is an inspiring, visionary and entertaining speaker. His main interest throughout his working life has been identifying economic, technological, demographic, environmental, spiritual and security trends. His ability to share his knowledge in an entertaining way makes him a much sought-after speaker at conferences and events.
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