Michael Tchong

Professional Trend Forecaster, Speaker, Author

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Domestic In-Person (USA):

$5,000 – $10,000*

International In-Person:

$10m000 - $20,000*


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San Francisco, California, USA


A professional trend forecaster, speaker and author, Michael speaks and writes about cracking the code of the future applying his unique framework of Ubertrends — massive waves that are reshaping global behavior.

Michael’s high-energy and passionate approach exemplifies his trademark motto, “I help you catch the next wave before it catches you.”

Michael inspires action by showcasing innovation catalysts that are leading the charge to reinvent industries by harnessing emerging societal and technology trends.

Michael is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, where he offers workshops teach how to correctly interpret the dynamics of Ubertrends and the innovation opportunities they offer.

He is top-rated inspirational speaker who has shared his research into Ubertrends with organizations around the world, including Accor, Apple, Adobe, Cadillac, Canon, Carlson, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, Diageo, Dunkin’ Donuts, Evian, Harrah’s, Kraft Foods, MindShare, NAR, Neutrogena, Pfizer, Sennheiser, Shangri-La Hotels, Siemens, Starwood, Verizon, Visa and Zappos.

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“Michael was entertaining and engaging and brought a lot of substance to our meeting. He truly connected and made us pause for a moment and look at things in a different light.”

Jon Luther
Chairman & CEO Dunkin’ Donuts

“Michael offered compelling insights into the trends of global society, challenging our thinking about how to serve tomorrow’s customers. His style is entertaining and engaging.”

Jay Witzel
President and CEO, Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Regent

“Spot-on, funny and occasionally irreverent, Michael Tchong was easily the highest rated speaker at our 2007 Leadership Summit.”

Janet Branton
Senior Vice President, National Assoc. of REALTORS

“Michael has a way of grabbing the attention of conference participants in a way that really engages them and makes them think about the implications of the customer of the future.”

Robert Gilbert
President & CEO, Hospitality Sales & Marketing Assoc. Int.

“The members really enjoyed you. You were a great speaker and showed much wisdom.”

Howard Brodsky
CEO, Carpet One

“Michael, thank you for the wonderful keynote and for waking me up!”

Andrea Hadley
Conference Director, Internet Marketing Conference

“Michael helped our Planning Leadership Team see what we could not see and helped us to look into the future implications for our business.”

Cliff Robinson
Vice President Chick-fil-A

“Michael Tchong definitely has his finger on the pulse of today’s fast-paced digital marketplace.”

Stephanie Pfeffer
Vice President, Luxury Portfolio Marketing

“Your keynote address to the hotel owners and guests of Vantage Hospitality was truly amazing and the timing couldn’t have been better.”

Roger Bloss
Founder & CEO, Vantage Hospitality Group, Inc

“Michael was terrific. He kept the audience laughing and in awe of the new technology he discussed. People thought he was the best presenter! They are still talking about him. He was perfect for stretching everyone’s minds and giving them a glimpse of the future. He is very high energy and had great visuals!”

Shirley Hastings
Associate Dean, University of Tennessee

“Michael Tchong is a world class futurist, trendcaster and speaker.He left our audience simultaneously stunned and energized by his incredible presentation of the rapid acceleration in technology and social media.”

Joni Doolin
CEO, People Report Best Practices Conference