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
We might worry about the consequences, they
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 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
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
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:
The place: Northall restaurant mezzanine, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD
The food: A banquet of futuristic
The proposition: Do robots dream of eclectic sleep?Invitation Only
This is our intimate, chatty, witty turn about the Corinthia Hotel’s many rooms, bars and soirée-like saloons with guests, friends and fellow
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
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
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.
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.
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).
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.