Food & Drink Futures Forum 2019
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Food & Drink Futures Forum 2019

London - 21 November

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Our Food & Drink 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

Guest speakers will include industry leaders and innovators who will present valuable insights in a rapid-fire Q&A session. We will also host short bespoke clinics with our team of strategists who will aim to address your current consumer concerns.

: 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 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: Humble Pizza designed by Child Studio, London

2. Humble Pizza designed by Child Studio, London


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This date is now sold out.

Due to high demand, we have released a second date for our Food & Drink Futures Forum, click here to book your tickets. 

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

Currency: GBP


Early Adopter:

Late Adopter:


until 26
September  2019


until 25
October 2019





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 food & drink 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.

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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.

Tom Savigar, Senior Partner, The Future Laboratory

Tom has guided many of The Future Laboratory’s clients through some of the most challenging market shifts and global recessions of the past 10 years. With a much-expanded team, and offices in the US and Australia, he continues to do this, working with clients as diverse as Absolut, Cadillac, The Body Shop, Lamborghini, HSBC, Courvoisier, UBS, BMW, British Gas and Marks & Spencer.

Kathryn Bishop, Deputy Foresight Editor, LS:N Global

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. 



Jessica Smith, Creative Researcher, LS:N Global

Jessica joined The Future Laboratory in 2014 after completing a Masters degree in Trend Forecasting at the Polimoda Institute of Design and Marketing in Florence. After working at ASOS and then as a freelancer at The Future Laboratory, she became a permanent member of the team, working on client projects including Nikon, Royal Salute and QIC. 

Claire Warner, managing director, Aecorn Aperitifs

Claire began her corporate drinks career in 2003 working for LVMH-owned brand Belvedere Vodka. In 2015, she was awarded Best International Brand Ambassador at Tales of the Cocktail, the Oscars of the drinks industry, and Wine Spectator Ambassador of the Year for her role as head of spirit creation and mixology. A tireless advocate for better health and wellness in the hospitality industry, Claire joined the alcohol-free world of Seedlip in January 2018 as managing director of new brands. In this role, Claire continues her mission to develop delicious drinks, regardless of their alcohol content, providing more sophisticated options for ‘what to drink when you’re not drinking’.

Edward Krish, digital campaign manager, Stranger Kitchens

Ed is an enthusiastic amateur foodie and video-maker, and in summer 2018, after completing an IB in Suzhou, China, he launched Stranger Kitchens, YouTube’s most wholesome cooking show, with cousin and best friend Hal. Armed with ingredients and a camera, the pair go knocking door-to-door until somebody accepts the offer of a free lunch, cooked in their own kitchen. They say cookery begins at home.

Hal Arnold-Forster, student, Stranger Kitchens

Eating for a living began for Hal in 1999. It was high summer, and it became clear to him that as eating is a necessary feature of existence, he should take the inevitable next step. In 2018, he started a cooking show on YouTube with a twist. With his cousin and best friend Ed, he goes from door to door to offer a free home-cooked lunch and a chat to anyone who fancies it, because, as more and more people eat with only the company of their phone, food is only as good as the people you share it with.

Heather Daniell, founder and CEO, Satisfied Snacks

Satisfied Snacks is a food start-up that aims to change how we snack. It produces a new kind of snack using a natural, patent-pending method that can transform any recipe into a crispy snack without sugar or starch or oil. Sustainability is at its core, with plastic-free packaging and manufacturing using 100% renewable energy generated on-site. Heather has a PhD in organic chemistry from Oxford University and a double major in chemistry and molecular and cell biology from the University of Connecticut. She has published several peer-reviewed scientific research papers.


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Located between London’s creative capital of Shoreditch and the financial heart of the city, it’s a short walk from Shoreditch High Street and Liverpool Street stations.

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