Food & Drink Futures Forum 2019 - 27th November
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Food & Drink Futures Forum 2019

Corinthia London - 27 November (New date added)

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Due to high demand, we have released a second date for our Food & Drink Futures Forum. Join us as we unveil the ideas and innovators that are set to define the future of the food & drink sector.

From the booming market for food delivery to the rise of single-person households, changes in how we live and work are forcing us to rethink routine eating occasions. Now, consumers are seeking out sociable and intimate experiences behind closed doors, re-establishing the home as a vital frontier for the future of the food and drink sector. 

On the day, we will explore how an elevated approach to convenience is paving the way for new concepts that reinvigorate the experience of eating and drinking at home.

: Top: Ratio by The Future Laboratory
: Right: Mosaic Foods, US


4. Mosaic Foods, US-1


Why Attend?

In 2019, consumers are rethinking how and what they eat. Shifts in our food and drink systems will create both challenges and new opportunities for brands – locally and globally.

Alex Hawkins, Foresight Writer, The Future Laboratory 

As well as gaining key consumer and industry insights, attendees will have direct access to experts, who will be on hand to answer questions about how best to apply and tailor these insights to your specific business needs. There will also be ample opportunities to network with your peers and industry influencers.

Image credit: Humble Pizza designed by Child Studio, London

2. Humble Pizza designed by Child Studio, London


Book your ticket now

Tickets can now be purchased for this extra date.

For bulk-booking and member discounts, please contact directly.

Currency: GBP


4:00pm Registration

4:30pm Introduction

The Future Laboratory introduces the key themes and topics of the afternoon’s event, including the changing landscape of food and drink, which is increasingly homing in on health, convenience and sustainability

4:40pm Trends Rising

In our first session, we will explore key market shifts, including new opportunities in saturated markets such as chocolate and coffee. We will also examine eight microtrends, from the rise of food tech companies pioneering new plant proteins to category-defying spirits and the brands re-inventing the traditional aperitif to reflect modern drinking styles.

5:10pm Macrotrend: Home Eatertainment

Has convenience culture disconnected us from each other? How can brands bring time-pressed consumers together? This in-depth sector macrotrend will explore how food and drink brands can take a more convivial approach to convenience, cater for changing dining dynamics, and elevate the experience of eating and drinking at home.

6:00pm Strategic Implications

Our Strategy and Innovation teams offer practical and clear advice on how to apply the trends and insights to create more strategic campaigns and products that sell

6:30pm Networking: champagne and canapés in Bassoon Bar

7:00pm Dinner in Northall Private Dining Room

Image credits: Our Place, US


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Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder, The Future Laboratory

Christopher Sanderson is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and LS:N Global Trend Briefings, which he co-presents with the team in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and Helsinki. Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include Gucci Group, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, M&S, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo and H&M.

Aleksandra Szymanska, Art Director, The Future Laboratory

With a background in critical design and a penchant for experimental art, Aleksandra is our go-to source for avant-garde concepts and speculative scenarios. Having started as a freelance contributor, she joined LS:N Global in 2014. Aleksandra charts current developments in art direction, design and 2D and 3D visual arts, building detailed analysis of the aesthetic directions emerging across lifestyle sectors. She has a wide personal network of curators, artists and designers, and enjoys acting as a connector between creative practitioners and the industry.


This forum will be hosted at one of London’s most culturally curious luxury hotels, the Corinthia London, located just minutes from the West End and the River Thames.

The Courtroom, Corinthia London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD

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