Retail Futures 2021

Online Event - 29 April


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Overview

Join our Retail Futures online event for a packed programme of practical insights, exclusive debates and discussions, and an executive summary of the retail landscape.

In 2021, retailers must demonstrate their ability to be agile and responsive to remain relevant in the inter-Covid period. The pandemic has not only forced consumers to reconsider their spending habits, but how and where they interact with retail brands. As hyper-local shopping, e-commerce and home-based retail experiences gain ground, the sector must consider what this means for supply chains, access to goods, brand agility, sustainability and customer experience. 
 
Looking to the future, these retail shifts have the potential to filter into key touchpoints for consumers, from collaborative logistics to Civic Brand stores.

You can buy tickets for this event for just £55, or get your ticket free when you pre-order the Retail Futures 2021 PDF trend report. 

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New Event Format

This year we’re doing things a little differently. Our online Futures events will now be in a shorter and sharper format, giving you an overview of our new Retail Futures 2021 research and a teaser of what to expect from our new retail on-demand presentation, as well as exclusive debates and discussions and a live Q&A.

Want to access the full presentations? 

If you like what you see at our Retail Futures online event, you can go on to purchase the full Market Overview, Trends Rising and new Retail macrotrend as on-demand presentations. Our pre-recorded presentations can be streamed by you, and across your entire business, making this our most affordable way to share our invaluable research with your teams.

Click here to find out more information about our on-demand presentation offering.

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Agenda

‘In 2021, changing dynamics between communities and retailers will continue to bring new challenges and opportunities. Our Retail Futures online event will help identify the key trends set to redefine the retail landscape.’

Alex Hawkins, Senior foresight writer, The Future Laboratory

This online event will take place from 2:00pm to 3:00pm BST. Join us for aglobal overview of the retail 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 andopportunities to network with other attendees.

If you want to access our new macrotrend content, you can go on to purchase the full presentations, which are available online and on demand. 

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

Book your tickets now

Purchase a ticket for the event separately, or pre-order the Retail Futures Collection, which includes our new trend report and an event ticket free of charge.You will receive the report one day after the event. 

The on-demand presentations will be available to purchase after the live event. 

Members of LS:N Global get free access to the new report and online event in April. Please contact us here to receive your discount code.

This event is taking place at 2pm BST. If you are located in Asia-pacific, you will get access to the event recording to watch on-demand on Monday 3 May.

Sold separately:
£35 until 29 March
£55 thereafter

Online Event Only

 

Retail Futures Collection (£250):

Report (available for pre-order) and Event Ticket

Speakers

Rachel Kibbe
CEO, Circular Services Group

Circular Services is a consulting firm that works with fashion brands and other stakeholders on circularity and sustainability strategy. Rachel recently launched Kept SKU, a shoppable recycling channel that works with fashion brands. She is also co-founder of Skilled Laborers Brigade, a domestic circular manufacturing company. She was previously head of circularity at Retrievr, an on-demand clothing and electronics collector, and before that she founded Helpsy, an ethical fashion e-commerce store later turned municipal clothing collector. She studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design, and English and Spanish at Emory University.

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe
president and managing director EMEA and Oceania, Evrythng

Cyrus has a long history in retail technology and consumer experience, having launched his career as leader of the European e-commerce business for internet pioneer Netscape. He previously served as CEO at location intelligence leader Movvo and led RFID trailblazer OATSystems as it grew from the Auto-ID Center at MIT into the grocery standard in Europe. He has also held executive roles at Microsoft, Dell EMC and Lehman Brothers. Most recently, he built the international organisation for Silicon Valley darling SocialChorus.

Kathryn Bishop
foresight editor, The Future Laboratory

Kathryn joined LS:N Global in the spring of 2018 as its deputy editor of content, having originally worked as a senior writer within The Future Laboratory’s strategy team. With a background as a writer, editor and consultant in the luxury sector – specifically fine jewellery and watches – Kathryn is our resident luxury specialist. She also works on LS:N’s fashion content and leads its Opinion section, commissioning both internal and external viewpoints. 

Momo Amjad
senior strategic research, The Future Laboratory

Momo is an expert in consumer and cultural research, and won the MRS’s Young Researcher of the Year Award in 2018. They are The Future Laboratory’s senior consumer foresight lead, building bespoke consumer research and ethnographic projects for clients across all sectors and leading on LS:N Global’s Communities features. At The Future Laboratory they have worked in collaboration with brands across a variety of sectors, including eBay, Adidas, Google, Diageo, Jägermeister and Panasonic. Momo has an award-winning LLM in Legal Theory and Jurisprudence from Queen Mary University, where they became an expert in understanding why people behave the way they do, and what rules, frameworks and infrastructures drive them. After abandoning training for the Bar in London, they serendipitously went on to work at Flamingo and BAMM before joining The Future Laboratory in 2018 as a strategic researcher.

Savannah Scott
creative researcher, The Future Laboratory

Savannah joined The Future Laboratory as a creative researcher in 2020, leading visual research and design for food and drink and retail content on LSNGlobal.com, 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. Before joining The Future Laboratory, Savannah worked in creative strategy and completed her Masters in Trend Forecasting in Florence, Italy.

Rachel Kibbe
CEO, Circular Services Group

Circular Services is a consulting firm that works with fashion brands and other stakeholders on circularity and sustainability strategy. Rachel recently launched Kept SKU, a shoppable recycling channel that works with fashion brands. She is also co-founder of Skilled Laborers Brigade, a domestic circular manufacturing company. She was previously head of circularity at Retrievr, an on-demand clothing and electronics collector, and before that she founded Helpsy, an ethical fashion e-commerce store later turned municipal clothing collector. She studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design, and English and Spanish at Emory University.

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe
president and managing director EMEA and Oceania, Evrythng

Cyrus has a long history in retail technology and consumer experience, having launched his career as leader of the European e-commerce business for internet pioneer Netscape. He previously served as CEO at location intelligence leader Movvo and led RFID trailblazer OATSystems as it grew from the Auto-ID Center at MIT into the grocery standard in Europe. He has also held executive roles at Microsoft, Dell EMC and Lehman Brothers. Most recently, he built the international organisation for Silicon Valley darling SocialChorus.

Kathryn Bishop
foresight editor, The Future Laboratory

Kathryn joined LS:N Global in the spring of 2018 as its deputy editor of content, having originally worked as a senior writer within The Future Laboratory’s strategy team. With a background as a writer, editor and consultant in the luxury sector – specifically fine jewellery and watches – Kathryn is our resident luxury specialist. She also works on LS:N’s fashion content and leads its Opinion section, commissioning both internal and external viewpoints. 

Momo Amjad
senior strategic research, The Future Laboratory

Momo is an expert in consumer and cultural research, and won the MRS’s Young Researcher of the Year Award in 2018. They are The Future Laboratory’s senior consumer foresight lead, building bespoke consumer research and ethnographic projects for clients across all sectors and leading on LS:N Global’s Communities features. At The Future Laboratory they have worked in collaboration with brands across a variety of sectors, including eBay, Adidas, Google, Diageo, Jägermeister and Panasonic. Momo has an award-winning LLM in Legal Theory and Jurisprudence from Queen Mary University, where they became an expert in understanding why people behave the way they do, and what rules, frameworks and infrastructures drive them. After abandoning training for the Bar in London, they serendipitously went on to work at Flamingo and BAMM before joining The Future Laboratory in 2018 as a strategic researcher.

Savannah Scott
creative researcher, The Future Laboratory

Savannah joined The Future Laboratory as a creative researcher in 2020, leading visual research and design for food and drink and retail content on LSNGlobal.com, 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. Before joining The Future Laboratory, Savannah worked in creative strategy and completed her Masters in Trend Forecasting in Florence, Italy.

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