Our Retail Futures Forum takes an in-depth look at industry-specific trends, exploring everything new and next in the sector that is set to affect the future consumer in the next 3–5 years.
Trends to be explored will include new ways to personalise grocery e-commerce, alternative retail systems that are professionalising the waste sector, and the rise of third-party platforms that curate and validate digital-first brands and their products. We will also debut a new retail macrotrend.
Guest speakers include industry leaders and innovators who will present valuable insights in a rapid-fire Q&A session. Our team of strategists will also be on hand to address your current consumer concerns during short bespoke strategic clinics.
: Top: Future of Retail by Victoria Ling for The Future Laboratory
: Right: Store-front Salvation, Max Guther for The Future Laboratory
‘In the next decade, retailers will need to rethink how they establish lasting and meaningful relationships with consumers beyond the purely transactional. Brands that cater for the ever-changing human needs of today’s consumers, whether they are physical, mental or emotional, will be the ones that triumph in this landscape.’
Rachael Stott, Senior Creative Researcher, LS:N Global
As well as gaining key consumer and industry insights, attendees will have direct access to our research and strategy teams, 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, industry influencers and the keynote speakers.
Image credit: The Future Laboratory's Retail Futures Forum 2018
You can now book tickets at the Early Adopter rate.
For bulk-booking and member discounts, please contact Accountmanagers@thefuturelaboratory.com directly.
A detailed global market overview highlights the key obstacles and opportunities in the sector.
We take an in-depth look at the biggest shifts in retail and present the key rising trends to help you navigate this changing landscape. We hear from leading industry innovators, present inspiring best-in-class case studies, and examine the attitudes and motivations of the latest retail consumer tribes. Guests will also enjoy a set lunch on arrival.
If your business would like to reach The Future Laboratory’s vast network of innovators across brands and agencies, we offer sponsorship opportunities throughout the year for all of our events and more. Please get in touch here for details.
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.
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