The knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) sector is a highly dynamic sector, which is constantly growing and rapidly evolving. Given the significance of this sector, it is important to understand what is likely to impact on its development in the future. In order to develop an understanding of potential factors that could influence the sector, a series of scenarios have been devised. These scenarios do not aim to provide a forecast of the sector, but rather to identify possible future drivers and how they may affect the KIBS sector in the future. Four scenarios have been developed around the three themes of globalisation, skills development in emerging nations, and technological progress.