Food & Drink Futures 2022

Online Event - 1 December



Join our Food & Drink Futures online event, where we’ll be exploring the ever-changing meaning of nourishment in turbulent times and discover the cultural rituals, flavour profiles and bio-hacks that are set to propel the food and drink market in unexpected directions over the coming decade.
The desire to eat and drink is a constant human need in a world in which change is inevitable. But food and drink are being redefined by global citizens who are pushing for positive impact on people, planet and profit.

In 2022, we’ll take a closer look at how future-fit food systems and new technologies will transform the sector. As consumers continue to realign their social beliefs to fit their dietary requirements, brands will need to respond, refocusing on niche communities, ingredients and experiences. 

Join us to uncover the next frontier for food and drink. You can buy tickets for just £60, or join The Future Laboratory community and get inside access to our full programme of online events taking place in 2022. 

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Why join?

Tune in live on 1 December, as our analysts offer an exclusive look at a new in-depth food and drink macrotrend, launching on LS:N Global.

Purchasing a ticket to this event grants you access to:

  • The hour-long Zoom session, featuring an overview of our new food and drink trends
  • A guest speaker panel and live Q&A session
  • An executive summary PDF of the research featured
  • The on-demand recording to watch at your own convenience

Members of our trends intelligence platform LS:N Global also get exclusive access to our Food & Drink Futures 2022 trend report, launching on the day of the event.

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‘In 2022, brands will need to rethink the parameters of the food and drink industry. Consumers will be looking for meaningful and sensory experiences, whether that be through intriguing ingredients or in the metaverse. In this event we’ll unpack new opportunities and mindsets that will define food and drink for the next decade’

Savannah Scott, creative foresight analyst, The Future Laboratory  

This online event will take place from 2:00pm to 3:00pm GMT. Join us for a global overview of the food and drink landscape, an executive summary of our new macrotrend, and exposure to the minds and experts behind the trends.

There will also be a live Q&A session hosted by our experts and opportunities to network with other attendees.

Please complete your details on the following form to download the full agenda.

Book your tickets now

You can now book tickets to our online event.

Or why not join The Future Laboratory Community and get free access to our entire package of online events for the year? Join our Community here.

Members of LS:N Global get access to The Future Laboratory community and all online events for free.

You can RSVP to this event by logging in to the platform here.


Food & Drink Futures online event:

£60 until 1 November
£80 thereafter



Get access to all 2022 online events
and networking for £450/year 


Chris Sanderson
Chris Sanderson (He/Him)
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.

Savannah Scott
Savannah Scott (She/Her)
creative foresight analyst, The Future Laboratory

Savannah leads visual research and design for food and drink and retail content on, The Future Laboratory's trends intelligence platform. Savannah is a regular contributor to LS:N Global's daily news and weekly articles, alongside leading visual research for a number of annual macrotrends and sector reports. She is also a member of The Future Laboratory's Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce and co-runs the company's Mental Health Network.

Holly Friend (She/Her)
deputy foresight editor, The Future Laboratory

Holly Friend is a trend forecaster and futurist obsessed with consumer behaviour. As The Future Laboratory’s senior foresight writer and in-house Generation Z expert, her work shapes the trends intelligence platform LS:N Global, including micro and macro trend reports, renowned Trend Briefing events and Futures Forums. As well as being quoted by The Guardian, The Times and Dazed, Holly also consults on projects for some of the world’s leading brands – from Spotify to Vans – and presents insight-packed keynotes at industry events around the world.


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Join our Community

We are excited to announce the launch of The Future Laboratory Community, a space for us to make better futures happen – together.

With this year’s events programme in full swing, and with a wide range of new microtrends and macrotrends, we wanted to ensure that our members and attendees are getting the most out of their experience, and that doesn’t just come from working with us but with each other too. And so The Future Laboratory Community was born.

Members of the community get access to all four 2022 online events, including Food & Drink Futures, as well as weekly news updates, live Q&As, Lunch & Learns and the opportunity to network with other community members and our in-house experts.