Food & Drink Futures 2022

Online Event - 1 December

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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 £80, 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


Food & Drink Futures 2022 Collection:

Report (available for pre-order)
and Event Ticket for £250



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


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.

Savannah Scott
senior 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.

Adam Maxwell
CEO, Voyage Foods

Adam fell in love with food at a young age and worked in fine dining throughout his adolescence and well into his time as a student at McGill University where he studied food chemistry. Throughout his career, Adam has led a multitude of projects for global brands, R&D departments and manufacturing expansion, and launched dozens of products. This has culminated in Voyage Foods, where Adam leads a team of talented food scientists and consumer packaged goods experts working to revolutionise the food industry.

Gabby Morris

Gabby is a designer and researcher based in Scotland. Her creative practice focuses on futures thinking, food systems, soil, the environment and health. She is excited about making the important and complex, tangible and delightful. Focusing on creating new experiences that empower people, are more equitable, and make us think and feel something new, Gabby designs provocations that help us consider our individual and collective futures.

Freddie Mason
creative strategist, Bompas & Parr

Freddie has a PhD from the Royal College of Art in the history of viscous materials, and is the author of The Viscous: Slime, Stickiness, Fondling, Mixtures (New York: Punctum Books 2020). He specialises in food, food experience, tactility, dream states and stories, and has worked widely with clients across the design, media, film, automotive and F&B sectors.


Register your interest

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.