RENOWNED KEYNOTE SPEAKER, TREND WATCHER & FUTURIST

About Richard van Hooijdonk

Trendwatcher, futurist and international keynote speaker Richard van Hooijdonk takes you to an inspiring future that will dramatically change the way we live, work and do business.

His inspiration sessions have been attended by over 420,000 people. Richard is a regular guest at radio and television programs. With his international research team, he investigates tech trends like robotics, drone technology, autonomous transport systems, Internet of Things, virtual reality, biotech, nanotech, neurotech, blockchain, 3D and 4D printing and of course augmented and virtual reality and their impact on various industries. Findings are published weekly in the form of compelling articles, e-books and white papers.

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What did others say about Richard?

luchtmacht

The symposium ‘Pilots vs. Nerds, Airpower in the Information Age’ was a great success. Nothing but positive feedback from the participants. In no small part thanks to your commitment and dedication, we were able to achieve this result.

Alexander Schnitger
Lieutenant-General Royal Netherlands Airforce
Politie

Richard van Hooijdonk’s contribution to the congress was particularly dynamic and inspiring! The participants experienced recognition, awareness and certainly, a wake-up call. There were no signs of a post-lunch dip! In short, an excellent contribution through a highly professional performance.

Jan Struijs
Police
Roelof-Hemmen

Richard van Hooijdonk is today’s foremost trend watcher. He explores how the latest technological developments impact each aspect of our lives, providing an exciting and sometimes disconcerting view of our future. And make no mistake; the future is coming at us with the velocity of a comet. Not only is Richard a child of the future; he is a great storyteller as well.

Roelof Hemmen
Presenter RTL news and BNR news radio
douane

With your presentation 'Trendz 2030' you awakened the customs organisation. At the end of the day it turned out that your presentation had made the biggest impression. You made sure the issues were put on Strategic Management’s radar.

Alex Drost
Customs and the Tax and Customs Administration
deloitte

A dazzling journey through new technology. The enthusiasm and energy during his presentation, combined with the visuals, provided a successful kick- off to our event.

Patrick Steemers
Partner Deloitte
stedin

99% was incredibly enthusiastic and 1% very enthusiastic :)! You've caused quite a stir within the group. Well done!

Joost Gulden
Head of Sales Stedin
atos

An impressive and noteworthy presentation for our employees and customers. The rate at which change is happening - which you eloquently brought across in your energetic speech - requires a disruptive approach. To be continued!

Rob Pols
CEO Atos
Heineken

Enthusiastic speaker, a good and versatile story. Everyone was ‘wowed’ by the lecture.

Maarten Buikhuisen
Directeur Global Solutions Heineken
matrix

Great keynote that really opened our eyes. Sparkling and energetic, from beginning to end. Thanks Richard, for showing us this different view of the fitness market and its future.

Arjan van Dijk
Commercial Director Matrix Fitness Benelux
thales

Richard has inspired us and given us food for thought through his ‘own way’ of presenting - characterised by humour and interaction. It gives people energy, stimulates creativity and encourages thinking in opportunities.

Marcel Grisnigt
Vice President Thales
deltares

A spectacular kick-off to our ‘Away Day’. With many examples, he shows which changes are necessary to keep up with the technological developments. The presentation sparked many discussions throughout the day and inspired ideas for follow-up actions.

Gerard Blom
General manager Deltares
deheus

Afterwards everyone was enthusiastic. Not only because of the way you illustrated the generic trends but also because of the way you applied them to the agricultural and livestock industry - the market in which De Heus operates.

Joost Belt
Global Director – De Heus
sigmax

Richard knows how to interpret the new developments in an inspiring manner, while simultaneously outlining their impact. Our visitors were challenged and inspired. Richard, thanks for an exciting and 'wondrous-ful’ presentation!

Leo van den Ende
CEO Sigmax
mtt

A great story, interactive, supported by many facts and anecdotes. He has convinced us.

Peter Zoeteman
Managing Director, Maritime Technology
ArjoHuntleigh

Richard is very interesting and a true visionary. He brings the future so close that you can almost feel it. We found it interesting to see where technology will lead and how it will change our company and our business models.

Jan van Megen
Country manager - Arjo Huntleigh
tno

Richard van Hooijdonk provides a dazzling presentation on numerous technological developments and their impact on society and the economy. Credible, high-speed and to the point. Inspires to think and act.

Henk Geveke
Managing Director TNO Defence
sweden

With lots of energy, Richard inspired us about the bewildering future of ‘value-based’ healthcare at the Swedish Embassy in The Hague. Thank you very much!

Andreas Rentner
Swedish Ministry of Economic Affairs
abab

Highly recommended for any entrepreneur who wants to move with the times or rather; keep ahead of the times. Very inspiring.

John Verhagen
Chairman of the Executive Board ABAB
vpm

Richard van Hooijdonk was the perfect inspiration and he encouraged everyone to have an open mind! His enthusiasm, positivity and many tangible facts make him very credible.

Tessy Erns
Chairman Association of VPM
draka

The connections have been made. We now know how to participate, innovate and conquer new markets in a unique way. Thanks for the fantastic session.

Rob van Veen
Commercial director, Draka
X-ICT

Richard's enthusiasm and inspiration were contagious. We’re still talking about it. He gave us food for thought; it was great to be able to share in his passion. He brought the future closer!

Gerard van der Vegte
Director X-ICT
Zorg-van-de-Zaak

Such an energetic and enthusiastic speaker! From the first few minutes, the audience hung on his every word when he spoke about ‘the future of healthcare.’ Especially the way he personally deals with these developments got people talking. It was a perfect start of our annual staff conference.

Angeline van Dijk
Director - Zorg van de Zaak

Videos

Below you will find some videos of various performances and interviews with, among others, RTL Boulevard, RTL News, VARA and BNN. More videos can be viewed here.

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