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Meeting Professionals and Jim Carroll!

Meeting professionals worldwide have come to acknowledge Jim Carroll as one of the world’s leading global futurists, trends and innovation experts as a result of his massive global blue chip client list and fascinating keynotes related to future trends and innovation. They know that Jim helps transform growth-oriented organizations into high-velocity innovation heroes! Simply take a look at some of the most notable keynotes that he has delivered around the world.

Even NASA has invited Jim in to help shape their thought process about the future!

Jim Carroll on stage for the PGA!

When the PGA – Professional Golfers Association of America – chose an external speaker to open their 94th Annual General Meeting, they went with Jim Carroll. They’d never hired an external speaker before in their history, and after the keynote, Allen Wronowski, the President of the PGA had this to say: “Futurist Jim Carroll helped stimulate the thought process with his keynote address about the incredible rate of change that we as a society find ourselves in, and I was delighted with the lively discussion in the hallways, the passionate positions taken at the microphones ….” Jim Carroll can challenge the PGA to think passionately about linking future trends to innovation – he can do the same for you!

Jim is also well known for his perspectives on the future of the events industry worldwide. He has been the keynote speaker for numerous chapters of Meeting Professional International, the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International, Destination Marketing Association International, Fairmont Raffles Hotel International. He’s been covered in various MPI publications, Convene Magazine and other event industry publications.

Jim Carroll on stage in September 2011, keynoting the IMXchange - Interactive Manufacturing Exchange -- conference, with a talk on the future of manufacturing and the necessity for continuous, relentless innovation


Jim’s insight is sought internationally. In July 2011, he was one of two speakers to address fifty of the most senior CxO level executives in St. Andrews, Scotland, at an invitation-only event – the other speaker being Jimmy Wales, the Founder of Wikipedia. In October 2011, he was the opening keynote speaker at the 2011 World Pharma Innovation Congress in Scotland. He has previously keynoted other events such as the Linde Healthcare Summit in Munich, Germany, the Swiss Innovation Forum, the Toshiba Mobility Exchange in Sydney, Australia, the annual Business Outlook Forum in the Cayman Islands for hundreds of senior financial executives, and the SAP Business Forum in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jim’s client list is a veritable who’s who of global leaders — including NASA ; Lockheed Martin; the World Pharma Innovation Conference; Fairmont/Raffles Hotels International; the Linde Group (Germany); RGA Reinsurance; National Australian Bank; Pfizer; Diners Club; HJ Heinz; PPG; Johnson & Johnson; Blue Cross Blue Shield ; General Dynamics / Northrop Grumman; Bombardier; Signature Travel; Microsoft; the US National Recreation and Parks Association; Yum! Brands; Burger King; US Department of Defense – Commissary Agency; Rockwell Collins; Oracle; the International Association of Conference Centres; Pearson Learning; US Air Force Research Laboratory; McKesson; Siemens; US Navy, Marine, Air Force Child Youth Programs; Nestle….all of these organizations have engaged Jim Carroll for a keynote or leadership meeting which focused on future trends, innovation and growth! There are hundreds more – check the client list.

The world’s largest organizations turn to Jim Carroll when seeking insight into the future. Shouldn’t you?

Jim has researched key innovation success factors for dozens of industries, associations, professions, companies and individuals. Hundreds of thousands have shared his insight with highly energized presentations in Zurich, Munich, Palm Springs, Sydney, Cayman Islands, Los Angeles, Miami, Costa Rica, London, Nassau, Munich, New York, Vancouver, Stockholm, Budapest; everything from small Board-level sessions with 12 people ; high level CEO leadership meetings to 5,000 person conference keynotes.

Jim is globally recognized for his unique wisdom and insight into trends. BusinessWeek on Jim: “a leading source for innovation insight;” CNBC guest expert on innovation; insights also covered by ABC News, INC, Fast Company, the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), American Way, The Age (Sydney, Australia), CAPITAL Magazine (Dubai/United Arab Emirates) CEO Magazine Hungary, Association LEADERSHIP, the National Post and PROFIT.

Jim is also an author, with books including Ready, Set, Done: How to Innovate When Faster is the New Fastand What I Learned From Frogs in Texas: Saving Your Skin with Forward Thinking Innovation.