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Futures Forums 2020


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Overview

Join us as we embark on our third year as Futurists-in-Residence at London’s epicentre of luxury, the Corinthia London. Discover what we have lined up in our 2020 programme and how you can get involved.

Over the next 12 months, we’ll be hosting five Futures Forums at the Corinthia London. Each includes an in-depth look at emerging industry-specific trends, exploring everything new and next that will affect your present and future consumers across retail, beauty and wellness, luxury and hospitality, food and drink, and media and youth.

It’s a unique opportunity for you and your colleagues to take a few hours out of your normal day to consider the bigger picture: to pause and reflect on the challenges and opportunities that the future holds. Find out more about the Futures Forums, or book tickets below.

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Futures Forums

We take 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. Choose from five of our sector-specific events below:

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Food & Drink Futures Forum

New flavours, pioneering innovators and the latest trends that will define eating, drinking and entertaining in the decade ahead.

We will take an in-depth look at industry-specific trends, exploring everything new and next in the food and drink sectors. We will hear from The Future Laboratory’s expert speakers who will present inspiring best-in-class case studies and examine the attitudes and motivations of the latest food and drink consumer tribes. An exclusive In Conversation session between The Future Laboratory and a leading industry expert will also be included.

Guests will enjoy a set lunch on arrival. There will also be ample opportunities to network with your peers, industry influencers and our keynote speakers.

 


The date: 27th October 2020


The time: 12:00pm–6:30pm


The place: The Courtroom, Corinthia London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD


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Media & Youth Futures Forum

A detailed look at emerging Generation A and Z behaviours, and how Millennials are using new media tools to change the global brand landscape.

The event will begin with a detailed global market overview, followed by the key consumer trends that are changing the face of the media and youth sector. We will hear from The Future Laboratory’s expert speakers who will present inspiring best-in-class case studies and examine the attitudes and motivations of young consumers. An exclusive In Conversation session between The Future Laboratory and a leading industry expert will also be included.

Guests will enjoy a set lunch on arrival. There will also be ample opportunities to network with your peers, industry influencers and our keynote speakers.

 


The date: 3rd December 2020


The time: 12:00pm–6:30pm


The place: Northall Private Dining Room, Corinthia London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD


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Speakers

Chris Sanderson
co-founder

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.

Martin Raymond
co-founder

Martin is editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine as well as LS:N Global, the online lifestyle news and consumer insight portal. Having written several books on trend forecasting, including The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook and The Tomorrow People, Martin contributes regularly as an expert on trends and business for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

Kathryn Bishop
Deputy Foresight Editor

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. 

Victoria Buchanan
Senior Futures Analyst

Victoria specialises in future thinking and consumer research. She uses her creativity and strategic thinking to develop bespoke foresight projects for leading brands, such as L’Oréal, Spotify and Google, so that they can prepare their businesses for the future. She also regularly contributes to industry panel discussions and publications in the futures field.

Holly Friend
Senior Foresight Writer

Holly joined LS:N Global in late 2016 and writes across the website, including the daily Need to Know. As well as working with brands such as Vans, Spotify and Lacoste, she’s the go-to expert for emerging consumer trends in Youth and Travel & Hospitality, and is always seeking out what’s next in the entertainment industry. When she isn’t in the office, she’s probably drinking coffee and writing short stories in an airy café. Before joining LS:N Global, Holly forecasted travel trends for WGSN.

Chris Sanderson
co-founder

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.

Martin Raymond
co-founder

Martin is editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine as well as LS:N Global, the online lifestyle news and consumer insight portal. Having written several books on trend forecasting, including The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook and The Tomorrow People, Martin contributes regularly as an expert on trends and business for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.

Kathryn Bishop
Deputy Foresight Editor

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. 

Victoria Buchanan
Senior Futures Analyst

Victoria specialises in future thinking and consumer research. She uses her creativity and strategic thinking to develop bespoke foresight projects for leading brands, such as L’Oréal, Spotify and Google, so that they can prepare their businesses for the future. She also regularly contributes to industry panel discussions and publications in the futures field.

Holly Friend
Senior Foresight Writer

Holly joined LS:N Global in late 2016 and writes across the website, including the daily Need to Know. As well as working with brands such as Vans, Spotify and Lacoste, she’s the go-to expert for emerging consumer trends in Youth and Travel & Hospitality, and is always seeking out what’s next in the entertainment industry. When she isn’t in the office, she’s probably drinking coffee and writing short stories in an airy café. Before joining LS:N Global, Holly forecasted travel trends for WGSN.