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Keynote speaker Adjiedj Bakas is a popular trendwatcher, author & presenter at conventions, industry events, seminars, and more. With his token energetic, positive speaking style, Bakas tailors his keynotes to fit the wishes of his clients, ensuring that audiences walk away with new knowledge, actionable advice, and a fresh mindset.
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Adjiedj Bakas is a world renowned trend watcher, author and speaker. He researches social, financial, cultural, economic, technological and spiritual trends and interprets these for a wide array of clients. Highly sought-after for conferences, strategy sessions and other business gatherings, he is a captivating, stimulating, visionary, humorous, inspirational, challenging, and accessible speaker. He is provocative but always remains positive, even in times of economic decline – hence one of his favourite phrases is: “A kite rises highest when it flies against the wind.” Adjiedj Bakas is the founder and owner of Amsterdam based Trend Office Bakas.
Bakas has written numerous bestsellers about the future that have been published in countries ranging from Brazil and China to Norway and Germany. His English language titles include Plenty, The State of Tomorrow, The Future of Food, The Future of Health, The End of Privacy, The Future of Faith and The Future of Love. His newest book is Capitalism & Snowbalization. His books about the future have sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide.
He was voted ‘Trendwatcher of the Year 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, 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 trendwatcher in the country, and he was voted one of the 30 most influential people in the Dutch financial industry by Fonds.nl.
Adjiedj Bakas gives inspiring keynotes more than 200 times per year for prominent clients including Apple, Credit Suisse, Philips, Air France KLM, DSM, Google, Microsoft, Shell, Capgemini, JP Morgan, MorganStanley, ING, Nike, Adecco, Aegon, Robeco, Rabobank, ABN AMRO, PWC , KPMG, Cisco, Deloitte, E&Y and BMW.
An incredibly versatile speaker, Adjiedj Bakas 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’ lifestyle, 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.