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Tom Palmaerts

Tom Palmaerts

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Management & Leadership, Retail & Trade
Visionair | Innovator
Keynote speaker, Breakout session, Master class
Generatie Z op de werkvloer, De toekomst van food, 2030, Jongeren trends, De toekomst van retail
Languages spoken
English Dutch
Travels from


  • 2019
  • Ready or not. Boek uitgebracht bij Lannoo
  • 2017
  • La Madrugada. Wijnmaker in Argentinië
  • 2016
  • Futuro Getaway. Drie jaarlijkse inspiratie sessie in Toscan
  • 2015
  • Trillingen. Boek uitgebracht bij Lannoo
  • 2014
  • Award Trendspecialist van het jaar
  • 2008
  • Trendwolves, Trendwatcher en managing partner
  • 2008
  • Award Trendspecialist van het jaar
  • 2006
  • 2006-2008 Onderzoeker jongerencultuur en subculturen bij Ladda vzw.
  • 2004
  • 2004-2006 Jeugdwerker bij De Verbeelding & Spirit vzw.


Tom Palmaerts is trendwatcher and managing partner at Trendwolves, a full service trend and implementation agency with a focus on young consumers and modern families.

He is a worldwide keynote speaker and trend consultant. Working for brands like Callebaut, Conway, Clariant, Telenet and Devan. 
In 2008 Tom Palmaerts was awarded “Youth trend specialist of the year” by the Dutch trendwatching platform Second Sight, as a result of his drive, originality & passion. In September 2013 Tom Palmaerts received the award Trendwatcher of The Year 13-14. The jury explained: "He is activating and can bring things in motion.” In 2015 he published a book ‘Futures’ (Lannoo, Dutch) together with Herman Konings and Joeri Van den Bergh. 

Today Tom Palmaerts is fascinated by the combination of long term thinking and contemporary cultural shifts. Trendwolves guides companies that create the future. Topics are: 2030, young female muslims, megacities, phygital retail, food, mobility, modern tribes, generation Z, ...


Keynote speaker
Breakout session
Master class


“Tom is effervescent, high-spirited and above all FRESH. His work is greatly inspirational.” Judith van Vliet (Designer Clariant Milan)  

"Tom Palmaerts opens your eyes, with a lively mix of pictures and humor. Short, sweet, and to the point. Eric Van Bael (Vice President Commercial & Public Sector EMEA at Hewlett Packard)  “Tom’s talk here in Hong Kong was really stimulating - full of inspiring insights and examples from around the world. We’ve had lots of great feedback from everyone who came.” Ollie Cartwright, The Fountain Group  

“An accelerated trip in our today’s future.” — Eric Geuens, REGIONAL MANAGER MAPFRE RE (MADRID) 

"Trendwolves allows us to identify and anticipate the new trends of tomorrow, to drive our innovation to the next level and inspire our customers." Pascale Meulemeester, VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL BRANDS & MARKETING GOURMET BUSINESS UNIT BARRY CALLEBAUT, BARRY CALLEBAUT 

“It was a great pleasure working with Tom. As one of the keynote speakers of the HR conference for the (Flemish) government, he inspired 700 HR professionals. From start, he opens their eyes about how we can survive in a 24/7 connect world? How future proof is your HR policy? He activated the audience by the statement "NO FUTURE". Let's open your state of mind! With a mix of pictures and humor, Tom brings a fresh perspective on future proof HR. Hire for attitude, train for skills. A sharp and motivational talk and start of our congress.” Joke Dielesen, MANAGER, CKC SEMINARS 




Generatie Z op de werkvloer
De toekomst van food
Jongeren trends
De toekomst van retail