Health & Wellness Futures Forum 2018

Health & Wellness Futures Forum

London - 12 July

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Our Health and Wellness Futures Forum will look in depth at industry-specific trends and their impact from the short to the long term. 

As consumers become absorbed by the idea of substantiated self-improvement and wellness becomes further integrated into the mainstream mindset, the health and wellness sector is opening up new opportunities for innovation. We will unveil key trends such as Wellness Architecture, Extreme Therapies and Inclusive Fitness alongside our in-depth sector macrotrend. We will not only examine the biggest issues set to confront health and wellness brands in the next 18 months, but more importantly, present the innovators solving these problems. 

Guest speakers will include industry leaders and innovators who will deliver key 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: Manifest 1.0, Brooklyn. Photography by Julie Molloy
: Right: Hims, US


Why Attend?

In 2018, inclusivity and accessibility will define the health and wellness sector. Wellness communities are embedded in the very fabric of cities, and health is becoming the definitive consumer concern.

Martin Raymond, The Future Laboratory co-founder 

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 on 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.

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The event is now sold out owing to popular demand, but we can now bring it to life in your organisation as an incisive in-house presentation.


Currency: GBP


Early Adopter:
Late Adopter:


until 23 May 


until 14 June




A detailed global market overview highlights the key obstacles and opportunities in the sector.

We will then examine the key trends shaping the health and wellness landscape and how technology will facilitate a greater convergence of the two as new healthcare touchpoints emerge in 2019. We will hear from leading industry innovators, present inspiring best-in-class case studies, and examine the attitudes and motivations of the latest health and wellness consumer tribes.

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Martin Raymond,
Co-founder, The Future Laboratory

A dynamic, if reluctant presenter, Martin is editor-in-chief of LS:N Global, our online lifestyle news and consumer insight portal. He has also written and co-authored a fascinating range of books, including crEATe (Gestalten), The Tomorrow People: Future Consumers and How to Read Them Today (Financial Times Prentice Hall), and the aforementioned The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook, which is the definitive work on trends and the trend forecasting arena. 

Daniela Walker Insight Editor, LS:N Global

Daniela joined LS:N Global in 2013, and she now oversees the Micro Trend, Safari and Tribe sections of the website. She is also one of the lead writers for our annual macrotrends. Writing across the consumer lifestyle sectors, Daniela has a fondness for food and drink, advertising and all things gender-related. Before working at LS:N Global, Daniela was a freelance journalist, writing in-depth profile pieces on creatives such as chef Fergus Henderson and choreographer Akram Khan.

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.

Jessica Smith,
Creative Researcher, LS:N Global

Jessica joined The Future Laboratory in 2014 after completing a master’s degree in Trend Forecasting at the Polimoda Institute of Design and Marketing in Florence. She has since become the editorial expert across the health, wellbeing and beauty sectors, and has spoken at external events such as the Global Wellness Summit in Miami and the Balance Festival in London. She was previously a marketing executive at Telegraph Events, working on health and fitness consumer shows such as the Be:Fit, The Ski & Snowboard Show, and the London Bike Show. At The Future Laboratory, she has worked on a range of client projects, including Nike, Nikon, Royal Salute and QIC.

David Plans, chief science officer, BioBeats Group

In his early career David studied artificial intelligence and media, using algorithms to investigate the nature of human behaviour. He helped build the first European merger for open-source start-ups and worked in the UK’s National Health Service to deploy a mobile app that allows users to report chronic illness. In 2012 he founded BioBeats, a start-up that creates digital products that change the way people approach stress and enable them to take control of their wellbeing. 

Hannah Rose Thomson, head of strategic partnerships and health, Elvie

Hannah looks after health and wellness relationships for Elvie, the London femtech company creating extraordinary products to improve women's lives. Its first connected product, Elvie Trainer, makes pelvic floor exercise fun and easy, addressing an issue that more than one in three women suffer from. In 2017, Elvie Trainer was awarded an NHS Supply Chain tender, as well as being included in goodie bags at the Oscars. Hannah helps professionals integrate Elvie Trainer into the care that they deliver, as well as looking after research on the positive impact this has on patients.

Brendan Murdock, founder, anatome, Murdock London and Verdant

Brendan is the founder of high-profile brands including Murdock London. After years of advising on brands he created brand and business strategy agency Verdant. Brendan also recently launched anatome, a brand built on the principle that nutritional and emotional balance is the route to a healthy, fulfilling life. He has worked with nutritionists, herbalists and sports scientists to develop a range of everyday essential oils, vitamins and nutrients. The inaugural store in London’s Shoreditch sells sports apparel and accessories, and has a health café serving bespoke teas. An in-house nutritionist offers one-to-one consultations on health and wellbeing.


Dr Tom Waller, founder and senior vice-president, Whitespace

Whitespace is lululemon’s in-house innovation and R&D team. This collection of world-class strategists, inventors, engineers and scientists are pioneering the creation of human-first product experiences to disrupt the health, wellness and sports industries through applications of the science of feel. Tom’s expertise in enabling human potential was originally honed as a member of Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Research Institute. He has since built up almost two decades of experience leading innovation for athletic and commercial success with a legacy of breakthrough consumer products, gold medals, world records and championship titles.


The Future Laboratory’s home at Elder Street has its own story to tell. The Grade II-listed property is built on the site of a Roman cemetery and in the precincts of the medieval Priory and Hospital of St Mary Spital.

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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