Magnus Lindkvist

Trend Spotter Extraordinaire

Magnus Lindkvist is a futurologist who weaves together the most important and exciting current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. His talks are a multimedia-infused boost of intellectual inspiration about topics ranging from trendspotting and innovation to the business world of tomorrow.

"Where the day takes you, that's where you're going"

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  • The World and Your Industry: Portrait of a Bright Future
  • Trendspotting and Futurology - How to think ahead and understand a chaotic, uncertain and global world
  • Future Possibilities and Possible Futures - A megatrend safari
  • "Darwinnovation" - How to be innovative in a global, uncertain world
  • "The Attack of The Unexpected" - Thinking Ahead in Turbulent Times


He presents in English.

How he presents

Magnus' speeches are a whirlwind of ideas and inspiration that will energise and intellectually refresh listeners using a mix of images, videos, sound and, of course, a world-class delivery of the spoken word.


  • Minifesto
  • When The Future Begins: A guide to long-term thinking
  • The Attack of the Unexpected
  • Everything We Know Is Wrong: The Invisible Trends That Shape Business, Society and Life


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In Detail

Magnus is a graduate of Stockholm School of Economics and UCLA School of Film, Television and Theatre and has made a career out of fusing the measurability and tangibility of the business world with the imaginative storytelling of Hollywood. He founded his company Pattern Recognition in 2005 to help companies make sense (and money) out of the future. In 2009, he won the coveted "Business Speaker of the Year" award in Sweden. In 2008, he created the world's first academically accredited course in Trendspotting and Future Thinking at Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. Magnus is a member of renowned conference TED - technology, entertainment and design.


Magnus leaves few senses unshaken in his keynote speeches. "With the intelligence of a scientist and the humour of a stand-up comedian", as one listener remarked, "he takes you on a vivid journey that you never want to end." Using measurable macrotrends and applicable consumer insights, he paints a picture of tomorrow's world tailor-made to your particular area of expertise or industry.


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Technologies Summit

Magnus Lindkvist always delivers a relevant and mind-expanding presentation. He’s a different league to many other speakers. He pitched at exactly the right level for the CIOs.

Global Advisory Company

Disruptive Innovation Forum

Magnus Lindkvist is probably the best keynote we have had in 25 conferences. He adapted his expertise to our sphere and yet expanded our thoughts. He is engaging and fun.

Global Business Conference Organiser

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