What I Like to talk About

Eric Noël offers a telescopic view into four macro-changes that shape our lives and the future of our organizations and countries. He organizes serious data and novel ideas to highlight both reversible and irreversible trends, emerging risks and opportunities, and mirages about the future of:


  • demographics: ageing, youth and HR
  • urbanization
  • environment
  • natural resources: water, good, energy, commodities
  • cleantech


  • militarization, potential conflicts and balance of power
  • security and non-traditional threats, including cyber risks
  • religion and democracy
  • governments and public policy making
  • politicization of everything
  • income inequality
  • social media and social cohesion


  • economic fundamentals, global competition and financial risks
  • FDI and trade flows, including logistics
  • emerged and emerging markets and transnationals
  • new middle class
  • deleveraging
  • capitalism 2.0
  • reglobalization


  • impact and speed
  • politics of science
  • economics of science
  • R&D spending and scientific education
  • technology trends
  • technology risks

My Background

A few times a year, Eric Noël steps out of his daily consulting job to present or facilitate seminars and conferences on long term trends, geo-economics and global markets. His most popular presentations are on the world towards 2030.

With increased economic turmoil, market confusion and political uncertainties, Eric Noël’s presentations, facilitated private seminars and conferences bring clarity and foresight to decision-making in a global context.

Through his on-going research and consulting, he is exposed to many of the fundamental political, economic, technological and environmental changes that affect investors and business and government leaders around the world. His macro-change monitoring and studies enable him to have 1) a unique top-down and multi-disciplinary approach on how societies, organizations and individuals can create their future or adapt to it and 2) to update his clients on tomorrow’s most critical issues.

As a global business and policy thinker and strategist, Eric tracks, studies and reframes a new, interdependent and chaotic global environment into contents that help major organizations anticipate and plan for tomorrow’s challenges.

His thinking and presentations are supported by 25 years of global research for Fortune 500 companies, large institutional investors, government agencies and international organizations. He has been involved in projects in more than 30 countries representing FDI or M&A flows above $30B. He has contributed to several foresight exercises in both the private and public sector and serves as external advisor to global organisations.


“Eric strength is his ability to help audiences make connections across business, political and economics data. While facilitating a “Future Trends” session for an executive development series, Eric was able to move our leaders out of their comfort zone. They left the session expressing a sense of urgency around leadership’s responsibility for addressing much more than the annual priorities, and committed to playing a key role in the on-going dialogue and actions needed to bring this to life in our organization. Top Qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative.”
Talent and Learning Executive | DHL

“Eric is a brilliant man whose ability to grasp, synthesize and explain a broad array of complex data is intriguing and impressive. On a number of occasions, Eric has demonstrated his ability to stimulate the thinking of groups of skeptical, time challenged and intelligent executives. The planning sessions which followed were definitely enhanced by his provocative presentations and facilitated discussions.”
MITCHELL SHACK | Leadership Development Consultant for Deloitte

“As SHRM’s Director of Global Member Programs I’ve had the chance to hear Eric speak twice on “The World in 2030”. His review of future scenarios is both wide-ranging and deep at the same time, insightful, full of data and thought provoking. His animated delivery, deep knowledge and passion for global economic, political, social and environmental affairs all combine for strong delivery.
If you ever have the chance to hear Eric, take it! You’ll walk away with a whole new perspective on what it means to be a responsible global citizen.”
HOWARD A WALLACK | Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)

“Eric Noël invites you to leave the daily hyperactivity and market and political turbulence to reflect on the world in 2030 through megatrends, mirages and ages that will affect your organization. We enjoyed his foresight sessions and his help facilitating our macro exploration and strategy development. Rich contents, stimulating process and pragmatic input.”
VP Strategy and Risk Management | BDC – Business Development Bank of Canada

“Eric Noël provided a ½ day session to the Board of Directors and Executives of Export Development Canada (EDC). The session was entitled “The World in 2030” and was based on a longer-term view of the key trends affecting EDC leading to 2030. Mr. Noël provided excellent summary papers on each key trend as pre-reading which enhanced the discussion considerably. He also facilitated the session and added insight as necessary to generate a robust discussion.”

“The session was a very effective tool in expanding the Board’s planning horizon and facilitated a much broader discussion of trends that could impact the Corporation’s future direction. The result was a Board that had considerably more confidence that the five year plan being developed for this year took all relevant future factors into account.”
EDC – Export Development Canada

“Grace à Eric Noël et à sa générosité à partager ses expériences professionnelles et son exploration du Canada vers 2030, nous avons reçu des commentaires élogieux de la part des participants. Et cette année, nous avons battu un record de participation avec 312 personnes inscrites.”
Sam Reda | Président et organisateur
15e Conférence sur la gestion des caisses de retraite
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

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Most of Eric Noël’s presentations and seminars are about making sense of a new, complicated and interdependent global environment, where politics, economics, demographics, technologies, Mother Nature, and ideologies can cooperate or collide. To help leaders anticipate and plan for tomorrow’s markets, Eric reframes a complex and fast-moving world into specific trends, uncertainties and scenarios. This helps participants structure their thoughts about the future and anticipate the implications of forthcoming changes in order to better adapt and act. He regularly presents at private, public and professional conferences and occasionally contributes as a visiting expert to foresight exercises and strategy retreats.

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