Keynote speaker on global trends, author of 16 Futurist books - Patrick Dixon.

 

How interest rate policies will change: future inflation risks, global economy

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

Why governments are changing interest rate policies and targeting slightly higher inflation rates. Risks of targeting inflation rates as low as 2% with little room for macro-economic shocks or deflationary events. Predictions by many economists have been unreliable in the 2008-2011 global crisis, partly because economists tended to underestimate the financial and political complexities. Challenges to global economy and vulnerability of some developed nations to deflation, despite short term inflation caused by higher oil prices and other commodity shortages. Economic outlook for US and Europe in the midst of urgent attempts to avoid another recession.

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What is Innovation? Smart, fast, radical ways to innovate

Innovation Keynote Speaker - invent your future

Here is a strange thing:  the paradox of innovation: CEOs often complain about lack of innovation. Workers often say leaders are hostile to new ideas.  But what exactly IS innovation?

A common frustration for managers is finding better, practical, low cost ways to get the job done - but a common frustration for workers is being asked to do stupid things in an inefficient and life-wasting way. Workers can then be labelled as obstructive and uncooperative, while management is heavily criticised by them for being out of touch, heavy-handed, arrogant and ignorant. That’s why innovation workshops are often electrifying

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Making sense of the 2007-2015 economic crisis - what next? Look back from 2100 - VIDEO

Future Trends, Economy, Markets, Keynote Speaker

When historians look back in 100 years time – what will they make of the sub-prime crisis and all that followed?

What links will they make between the rise of China as a mega-industrial nation, buying huge amounts of dollars, keeping their own currency low, and costs of borrowing low for developed nations.

Of course we are talking about a wider issue than China, but China is a dominant force in this regard.

Think about the future as history....

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Why so many marketing directors hate marketing - join the revolution

Future Marketing Keynotes, Mobile,Digital Consumer

Most marketing directors find other people's marketing messages irritating, whether TV ads, direct mail campaigns, SMS marketing, outbound call-centre marketing, billboards, press ads, mobile marketing. Consumers are increasingly fed up too. Get ready for the biggest shifts in marketing strategy for a generation - forced on the industry by the ever-growing influence of social networks, coupled with online search, impatient and intolerant consumers...and by massive overload with general advertising noise. Getting noticed means more than shouting louder. The future is about personal relevance, information and revelation as you become a consumer guide along their journey of life. It means a radical rethink about command and control, blockbuster campaigns.

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