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29 May 2018

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Over the next year, The Future Laboratory will be the Futurists-in-Residence at London’s epicentre of luxury, the Corinthia Hotel London. Discover what we’ve got lined up and how you can get involved.

The future of luxury is about intelligent encounters, cool cultural exchanges, and the kind of exemplary food for the mind, body and soul that stimulates thinking, encourages debate, and celebrates fun. Which is why we’ve partnered with the Corinthia Hotel London, one of London’s most culturally curious luxury hotels, for a year-long partnership as their Futurists-in-Residence.

Over the next 12 months, we’ll be working together to bring our clients and their guests a glimpse of the future long before the rest of the world discovers it. We’ll program mind expanding lectures, briefings, dinners, forums and in-conversation sessions to gently provoke and challenge the status quo, while celebrating London’s position as one of the great culture and future facing capitals of the world.

Below you’ll find a list of the events we’ll be curating, so please do get in touch if you would like to attend. We look forward to sharing our visions of the future with you in an unsurpassable setting.

Events Calendar

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The date: 30 May 2018


The time: 8:30am – 9:45am


The place: The Courtroom, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD


The proposition: The Futures Store: retail revolutions in our homes and minds


The insight: serving customers in their manor, rather than having them come to yours


The Kick-off Breakfast Briefing

The Futures Store: retail revolutions in our homes and minds

Consumers are demanding levels of convenience so extreme that it is fast becoming difficult to distinguish between product discovery, the moment of purchase and the time gap between thinking about a product and having it in your home.

As Chris Sanderson and Martin Raymond reveal in their first Futures-in-Residence Breakfast Briefing at the Corinthia Hotel London, today’s consumer no longer goes shopping, but is shopping – and doing it all the time, everywhere.

We might worry about the consequences, they say, or debate the ethics of being in a shopper’s head 24/7. But if you aren’t, says Sanderson, ‘the downside is clear: falling sales and a range of new retail tools and ‘pipes to purchase’ that you are increasingly missing out on’.

But why miss out at all? Join us for breakfast at the Corinthia Hotel London, and find out at first hand what tomorrow’s new start-ups have in store – and discover the stores they’re planning to instal inside our heads.


The date: 30 May 2018


The time: 8:30am – 9:45am


The place: The Courtroom, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD


The proposition: The Futures Store: retail revolutions in our homes and minds


The insight: serving customers in their manor, rather than having them come to yours



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The date: Thursday 14th June


The time: 6:30pm-9:00pm, dinner will be served at 7:00pm


The place: Northall restaurant mezzanine, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD


The food: A banquet of futuristic delights


The drink: Astro-dizzyacs, champagne, HAL 9000s


The proposition: Do robots dream of eclectic sleep?

Invitation Only

Dare to Know Dinners

When bites and bits collide the ideas can be explosive, the lessons profound and the food out of this world.

Inspired by our company motto Sapere Aude, or Dare to Know, these small intimate dinners are designed to celebrate ideas and kick-start new ones. Once famously described as ‘a gathering of unlike minds over unlikely dishes’, they are designed to stimulate discussion, challenge thinking and drive debate.

Our first Dare to Know Dinner will take place on 14th June and will look at Morality Recoded, as in how and why we are rewriting the rules of ethics and morality at a time when robot rights, gender equality for AIs, and the rights of intelligent machines over stupid people are being hotly and seriously debated.

Agree, disagree, aren’t sure or just want to know more? Then join us for one of our intimate Dare to Know Dinners. Expect synthetic brains, choice silicon stakes, and the possibility that the only vegetables in the room will be human ones as Siri, Alexa and friends call on us for the answers to tomorrow’s big questions.


The date: Thursday 14th June


The time: 6:30pm-9:00pm, dinner will be served at 7:00pm


The place: Northall restaurant mezzanine, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD


The food: A banquet of futuristic delights


The drink: Astro-dizzyacs, champagne, HAL 9000s


The proposition: Do robots dream of eclectic sleep?

Invitation Only


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An Evening With...

This is our intimate, chatty, witty turn about the Corinthia Hotel’s many rooms, bars and soirée-like saloons with guests, friends and fellow salonistas determined to while the night away in an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity and convivial chat.

A curated series of evenings that combine entertainment, music, art and delectable flavours of food and drink futures. Guests will include Feminist Internet co-creator Dr Charlotte Webb, Silicon States author Lucie Greene, Virtual Futures director Luke Robert Mason, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck and director of The London Design Festival Ben Evans.

: Futures menus at your table
: Brain cocktails at the bar
: Soundscapes with composers
: Live entertainment


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Breakfast Briefings

A buffet of ideas and foresight solutions designed to line your brain and stomach for the fashion, beauty, retail, luxury and technology challenges of the coming days.

These highly sought-after 45-minute breakfast briefings are designed to give overworked C-suite teams an insightful and practical look into the challenges they are likely to face as everything from technology and innovation to service and driverless cars leaves us struggling with clear and practical ideas about the next big thing and how to exploit it. The Future Laboratory co-founder Martin Raymond says: ‘These breakfasts take the form of a classic executive briefing. The key idea is presented and explained, the related cases studies unveiled, relevant experts are introduced, and a usable set of actions and solutions outlined.’ In other words, these are essential briefings for market-shapers and those who need to get back to their teams with answers rather than more problems or questions. 

Our first Breakfast Briefing will take place on 30 May and will examine The Futures Store. Forthcoming highlights will include Civic Brands, The Future of Service, Health and Wellness, The Learning Economy, The Future of Work, and Placemaking 2050. Throughout the year, invited CEOs, managing directors, and heads of innovation, branding and strategy will be asked to choose and deliver their own breakfast bites.


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Campfire Conversations

In the heat of the virtual night, we discuss some of the hottest topics of tomorrow.

What can a select group of decision-makers reveal in the confines of ultimate luxury? Our Campfire Conversations will aim to find out, offering an opportunity to unwind and explore new treatments that elevate your mind, body and soul.

De-stress in the award-winning spa and enjoy our virtual campfire while listening to thought-provoking readings, sizzling debates and controversial fireside chats about AI, next-generation VR, sexist data, the Feminist Internet, gamified exercise, Pepper the robot, rewilding, extreme therapies and how Silicon Valley is fast becoming the silicon state more powerful than the United States of America itself.


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Luxury and Hospitality Futures Forum

This is our global snapshot of tomorrow’s luxury landscape and the pioneering brands that will inhabit it.

Combining expert analysis with best-in-class case studies, the forum is your definitive guide to the key changes in luxury consumer thinking and how your business can profit from them tomorrow.

Guests will enjoy a set lunch on arrival and an afternoon of inspiring keynote presentations, benchmark cases studies, expert conversations and the chance to network with like-minded professionals from the global luxury, hotel, travel and hospitality sectors. We will review the current state of play and innovations that are set to change the luxury and hospitality market over the next 3–5 years. Other forthcoming Futures Forums in 2018 will include Health and Wellness Futures (12 July), and Food and Drink Futures (21 November).


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A selection of future-facing publications carefully chosen by the insights team at The Future Laboratory to explore the cultural, economic and technological shifts our society is facing today.



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