Future of Rail: trends in rail passengers, rail freight, railway innovation - Rail Trends Keynote

Future of the Auto Industry - mega trends impacting the auto industry. Futurist Keynote for Belron

How to make virtual keynotes more real and engaging - how I appeared as an "avatar" on stage when I broke my ankle and could not fly to give opening keynote on innovation in aviation for. ZAL event in Hamburg

"I'm doing a new book" - 60 seconds to make you smile. Most people care about making a difference, achieving great things, in a great team but are not interested in growth targets. Over 270,000 views of full leadership keynote for over 4000 executives

Futurist Keynote Speakers - how Futurist Keynotes transform events, change thinking, enlarge vision, sharpen strategic thinking, identify opportunities and risks. Patrick Dixon is one of the world's best known Futurist Keynote Speaker

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Colonies on Mars, space travel and how digital will help us live decades longer - comment before keynote for 1400 at Avnet Silica event

Future of Travel and Tourism after COVID. Boom for live experiences. What this means for future of aviation, airlines, hotels, restaurants, concerts halls, trends in leisure events, theme parks. Travel Industry Keynote Speaker

Quiet Quitters: 50% US workforce wish they were working elsewhere. How engage Quiet Quitters and transform to highly engaged team members. How to tackle the Great Resignation. Human Resources Keynote Speaker

The Great Resignation. 50% of US workers are Quiet Quitters. They have left in their hearts, don't believe any longer in your strategy. 40% want to leave in 12 months. Connect with PURPOSE to win Quiet Quitters. Human Resources Keynote Speaker

Future of Human Resources, virtual working, hybrid teams, motivation, management, future of motivation and career development. How to develop high performance teams. HR Keynote Speaker

Speed of change often slower than people expect! I have successfully forecast major trends for global companies for over 25 years. Focus on factors driving long term changes, with agile strategies for inevitable disruptive events. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Agile leadership for Better Risk Management. Inflation spike in 2022-3 - what next? Expect more disruptive events, while megatrends will continue relentlessly to shape longer term future globally in relatively predictable ways. Futurist Keynote Speaker

Crazy customers! Changing customer expectations. Why many decisions are irrational. Amusing stories. Lessons for Leadership, Management and Marketing - Futurist Keynote Speaker VIDEO

TRUST is the most important thing you sell - TRUE for every business. How to BUILD TRUST, win market share, retain contracts, gain new customers. Future of logistics and supply chain management - Futurist Keynote Speaker

Future of Sales and Marketing beyond COVID - hybrid event in Vilnius: physical audience of 800 + 300 virtual. Digital marketing, location marketing. How to create MAGIC in new marketing campaigns. Future of Marketing Keynote Speaker

Chances of 2 people in 70 having same birthday? Managing Risk in Banking and Financial Services. Why the greatest risks are combinations of very unlikely events, which happen far more often than you expect. Keynote speaker on risk management

Compliance is Dead. How to build trust. Reputation of banks and financial services. Compliance Risks. Why 100% compliance with regulations, ESG requirements etc is often not enough to prevent reputational damage

Life's too short to do things you don't believe in! Why passionate belief in the true value of what you are selling or doing is the number one key to success. Secret of all leadership and marketing - keynote for 1100 people in Vilnius October 2021

Future Manufacturing 5.0. Lessons from personal life for all manufacturers - why most manufacturing lags 10-15 years behind client expectations in their day to day life. Manufacturing 4.0 --> Manufacturing 5.0. Future of Manufacturing Keynote

80% of sales are won or lost in 3 seconds, How to grow your business by giving attention to small things that really matter. Future of Marketing, Futuris Keynote Speaker - Pardavimu formule in Vilnius

Future of plastics, micro plastics and oceans - what next in protecting marine ecosystems. Future of biodegradable plastics. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker VIDEO / POST

Futurist Keynote Speaker: Posts, Slides, Videos - 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 and consumer choices. Comment during keynote for Boehringer Ingleheim by Futurist Patrick Dixon. Impact on food packaging, supply chains and waste disposal / recycling.

Extract from The Future of Almost Everything - latest book

One of the easiest ways to save energy, forests and raw materials is to recycle. A $500 billion industry is assisted by subsidies and public goodwill, and will grow rapidly over the next three decades, especially in emerging markets, mainly as a result of new laws. 34% of all copper used in factories is already from recycled sources; 500 million tons of steel is recycled in America each year; and 20% of all steel production is recycled, in a process that saves 75% of energy in that industry.

In America alone, the business of recycling corporate waste is worth more than $80bn a year, growing 1% a year, creating 450,000 jobs. But over 2000 landfill sites are still taking waste and only 10% of solid waste is recycled. Every American produces 2kg of waste a day, or 64 tons over an average lifetime, America throws away 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. As I predicted, the Chinese government has now banned most imported plastic and paper waste, which means 40% more American and European household waste will be processed locally.

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.

A single recycled plastic bottle saves enough energy to run a 100 watt light bulb for four hours. From carbon emissions point of view, plastics are a very long term method of carbon capture:  they are inert, and carbon molecules in almost all plastics will not convert to carbon dioxide for thousands of years – unless they are made of biodegradeable polymers, a relatively new market that will be worth $6 billion by 2023.

We will see many innovations in collecting and sorting domestic refuse. Car breakers’ yards in the EU are already achieving 100% recovery. Entire cars are cut into small granules of eighteen different materials, separated automatically in a continuous process.

The same technology is already being used for domestic and commercial waste in countries with high labour costs, sorting tens of millions of tons a year without human beings involved.  But emerging nations will continue almost entirely to sort by hand.

BUY NOW: The Future of Almost Everything - published by Profile Books.

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