News Release: Futurist Nikolas Badminton to Present Trends of Evolving Cities

Futurist Nikolas Badminton to Speak at BUILDEX Calgary

Renowned expert to present trends of evolving cities and how it could impact Calgary

(Monday, October 2, 2017) For the last several years, a constant theme in Calgary’s landscape has been change. In this keynote presentation at BUILDEX Calgary, renowned speaker and Futurist Nikolas Badminton will share the latest trends impacting cities around the world.

“With the impact of the economic downturn in Calgary, the city is inevitably forced to diversify its economy and expand beyond the oil industry,” says Nikolas Badminton. “In my presentation, I’ll share the current trends being adopted by major cities around the globe and how that could shape Calgary’s urban landscape.”

Nikolas will provide his keynote presentation at the upcoming BUILDEX Calgary event – an annual tradeshow and con­ference taking place on November 8 & 9 for the construction, renovation, property management, interior design and architecture professional.

Held at the BMO Centre, BUILDEX Calgary attracts 4,000 attendees annually with a robust conference program and 225+ exhibits on the tradeshow floor.

Keynote Presentation: Cities of the Future: Beauty, Brains and Brawn

Speaker: Nikolas Badminton, Futurist

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Palomino A/B, BMO Centre

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Nikolas Badminton is based in Vancouver, BC and is available for phone/video interviews prior to the event. Please contact Meryl – details are provided below.


Nikolas is a world-respected futurist, speaker, author, teacher, and conference producer. He wows audiences with keynote speeches on how exponential technologies are revolutionizing the world. He is a renowned expert in the sharing economy, the future of work, and how cities are evolving.

He regularly appears on BBC, CBC, CTV, Global News, VICE, and writes for Techcrunch, Huffington Post, Forbes, Venturebeat, Betakit, TechVibes,, and other media. More of his thinking can be seen at


About BUILDEX Calgary

Produced by Informa, BUILDEX Calgary is Alberta’s largest tradeshow & conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With more than 225+ exhibits and 40+ educational seminars, BUILDEX attracts 4,000 attendees annually.


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