Future Trends and Global Economy Speakers

Looking ahead can be exciting when you're equipped for what may come. These trend forecasters are here to help you stay ahead of the game. In today's forward-thinking culture, our futurists excel in helping businesses prepare for the inevitable and rapidly approaching shifts.

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Maude Barlow, Environmental Speaker, Blue Planet Project, Profile Image

Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest citizen's advocacy organization, as well as the co...

Roberta Bondar, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Astronaut, Profile Image

Roberta Bondar

Dr. Roberta Bondar is a much sought-after speaker who makes exciting connections between how our brains adapt in space and how we can ada...

Andrew Bowerbank, Innovation and Thought Leaders Speaker, Profile Image

Andrew Bowerbank

Andrew Bowerbank is a respected authority on channel-to-market strategies for new technologies, systems and processes. Through his curren...

Patrick Brown, Business and Economy Speaker, Asia Correspondent, Profile Image

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown, a giant in Canadian journalism, was appointed as Global TV's Beijing-based Asia Correspondent in the fall of 2011. He poss...

Daniel Burrus, Futurist and Technology Speaker, Profile Image

Daniel Burrus

Daniel Burrus is considered one of the World’s Leading Futurists on Global Trends and Innovation. The New York Times has referred to hi...

Frances Cairncross, Business and Economy Speaker, Journalist, Profile Image

Frances Cairncross

Journalist Frances Cairncross is one of the UK's most respected economic commentators. Formerly Management Editor of the Economist, she h...

Jim Carroll, Futurist, Creativity and Innovation Speaker, Profile Image

Jim Carroll

Jim Carroll is acknowledged as one of the world's leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive global blue chip...

Patricia Croft, Business and Economy Speaker, Trends Expert, Profile Image

Patricia Croft

In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management. Patti Cro...

David Dodge, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

David Dodge

David Dodge is currently the chancellor of Queen's University, and a former economics instructor at Queen's University, John Hopkins Univ...

Don Drummond, Business and Economy Speaker, Policy Issues Expert, Profile Image

Don Drummond

After a brilliant career as a senior federal finance official and bank chief economist, in which he has been a force in shaping and inter...

Jon Duschinsky, French, Change Speaker, Fundraiser, Profile Image

Jon Duschinsky

At the age of 21, Jon Duschinsky co-founded the Cascaid agency in the UK. He later became head of fundraising for France's largest AIDS o...

Ken Dychtwald, Futurist, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Profile Image

Ken Dychtwald

Over the past 40 years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyl...

Maddy Dychtwald, Change Speaker, Demographics Expert, Profile Image

Maddy Dychtwald

Maddy Dychtwald is an internationally recognized author, entrepreneur, business advisor and thought leader on how population aging, incre...

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Mike Evans

Mike has developed a unique perspective from 20+ years of working alongside a star studded list of world-renowned thought leaders, includ...

Richard Florida, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist, Profile Image

Richard Florida

Richard Florida is one of the world's leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and tech...

David Foot, Business and Economy Speaker, Demographics Expert, Profile Image

David Foot, Ph. D.

Following his undergraduate degree in Australia and his doctorate in economics from Harvard University, Professor Foot’s research invol...

Sam Geist, Business and Economy Speaker, Sales, Profile Image

Sam Geist

Sam Geist is no idle armchair philosopher; his insights stem from years of front-line business experience. He grew his single sporting go...

Risha Grant, Diversity, Inclusion speaker, virtual keynote speaker

Risha Grant

Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha's personal mission t...

Alison Griffiths, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

Alison Griffiths

Alison Griffiths is an award winning financial journalist, bestselling author and experienced broadcaster. She brings to her work a formi...

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Paul Hand

Paul is a recognised global expert on terrorism whose leadership experience and advice is regularly sought after by corporations, police ...

Eddie LeMoine, Business and Economy Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Profile Image

Eddie LeMoine

Eddie LeMoine a Canadian-born international author, keynote speaker, seminar leader and corporate trainer, he specializes in leadership, ...

Josh Linkner, tech entrepreneur, author, professional speaker

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner – who started his career as a jazz guitarist – personifies innovation, entrepreneurship, and breakthrough disruption. He...

Mike Lipkin, Change Speaker, Motivator, Profile Image

Mike Lipkin

Mike Lipkin is a Toronto-based speaker, author, motivator and persuasion coach who has worked in twenty-two countries with over 1,000,000...

Dr. Gillian Mandich

Virtual Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gillian Mandich has a PhD from Western University in Health Science, specializing in Health Promotion. Her p...

Alexander Manu, Innovation Speaker profile image

Alexander Manu

Alexander Manu is a strategic innovation practitioner, international lecturer and author. He works with executive teams in Fortune 500 co...

Dr. Grant McCracken

Canadian Grant McCracken is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts with a massive g...

Ann Medina, Communications Speaker, Profile Image

Ann Medina

Ann Medina grew up in New York City. She studied philosophy at Wellesley College, Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh befo...

Professional Virtual Speaker Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, researcher and bestselling author of “Unlocking Happiness at Work” and Virtual Key...

Julia Moulden, Change Speaker, New Radicals, Profile Image

Julia Moulden

A powerful new idea is sweeping North America: that "doing good" can mean more than volunteering and philanthropy. That how we earn our l...

Kerry Munro, Business Economy Speaker, Internet, Digital Marketer, Profile Image

Kerry Munro

No one has built a larger digital media business in Canada than Kerry Munro. Having a keen sense as to how best connect consumers with te...

Mike Robitaille, Leadership, Business, Sales, Leadership Speaker

Mike Robitaille

Selling stuff is no longer enough. As internet transparency and social media organization shift power away from corporations, traditional...

Jeff Rubin, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist and Energy Expert, Profile Image

Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin is the former chief economist for CIBC World Markets and widely recognized for accurately predicted soaring oil prices back in...

Marc Saltzman, Technology Speaker, Future Trends, Profile Image

Marc Saltzman

Marc discusses the latest gadgets, social media, video games, the Internet, etc. Gadgets can include products and services related to te...

Jeffrey Simpson, Current Events Speaker, Globe & Mail Columnist, Profile Image

Jeffrey Simpson

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the Governor-G...

Dr. David Suzuki, Envrionmentalist Speaker, Business Speaker, Profile Image

Dr. David Suzuki

David has received consistently high acclaim for his thirty years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of s...

David Ticoll, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

David Ticoll

David Ticoll has been Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow's Information & Communication Techonology Skills since 20...

Brian Tobin, Business and Economics Speaker, Former Politican, Profile Image

Brian Tobin

One of the best orators in the country, The Hon. Brian Tobin inspires audiences with a vision for Canada, while at the same time giving t...

Dr. Michael Walker, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist, Journalist, Profile Image

Dr. Michael Walker

Dr. Michael Walker is a Senior Fellow at The Fraser Institute and President of the Fraser Institute Foundation. From its inception in ...

Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh advises some of the world's leading brands and corporations on what's coming next in their industry. Author of the best seller...

Nicholas Webb, Business and Economy Speaker, Thought Leader, Profile Image

Nicholas Webb

Nicholas Webb is a highly regarded international business thought leader. As a Senior Partner at Lassen Scientific, Inc., Nicholas works ...

Ken Wong, Business Economy Speaker, Marketing, Profile Image

Dr. Ken Wong

Ken Wong is an award-winning professor and frequently cited marketing authority. He is a Professor of Business, expert in marketing and b...