Mr. adjiedj bakas is a trendwatcher who lives in eu mr. adjiedj bakas rope but has his roots in both india and south america. with a sharp eye, he observes developments in europe both large and small and, in this time of globalization, also in the rest of the world. trends that are relevant for companies, but also for government authorities and non-profit organizations. trends that can be used for reassessing products and services or for the development of new products and services. bakas acts as a visionary, open minded and versatile, with an eye for detail as well as the big picture. his most recent book 'megatrends europe' is a collection of his observations on the future of europe. this book is already available in english and later on in 2006 will be available in other languages as well. bakas acts as consultant as well as giving lectures and workshops in various countries. with roots in three continents (europe, asia and south america) and over twenty years’ experience as a trendwatcher, bakas is the personification of globalization. he advises companies and government departments and has been described as ‘inspiring’ (director magazine), ‘visionary and optimistic’ (metro), ‘he has a great sense of humour’ (bbc radio), ‘he is definitely not politically correct’ (deutschlandfunk). according to euroforum congress centre he is ‘europe’s most important trendwatcher.’ the hungarian newspaper népszabadság called him ‘challenging and honest’ and süddeutsche zeitung wrote: ‘this man sparkles with enthusiasm and can tell a story well.’ about his book megatrends europe the guardian said: 'this trend predicting compendium is a neatly written and relentlessly compelling read. great!' cnn talked about 'a compelling book!' and bbc world described one of his books as: 'the most inspiring and optimistic book about europe’s future i've read!' bakas travels widely, is a passionate art collector and his talks give great satisfaction to many different sectors.