Luxury & Hospitality Futures Forum 2018
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Luxury & Hospitality Futures Forum

London - 12 September

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

From the bundled buys model of selling high-end clothing to the untapped potential of the luxury sports fan market and the growing demand for lab-grown diamonds, we will present the early adopters who are challenging the luxury status quo. Alongside key industry trends, we will unveil our luxury macrotrend examining a key shift that will affect the sector in years to come.

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: Nylon Farm for Prada SS18 by DLV BBDO, Tuscany
: Right: 
Marc Newson’s limited edition cognac bottle for Hennessy


Why Attend?

‘The impact of technology on sustainability and access is just one of the key themes we will explore at this year’s Luxury and Hospitality Futures Forum, providing attendees with essential insight into how such factors will shape the mindsets of modern consumers, and future innovations emerging in the luxury and hospitality sectors.’

Martin Raymond, co-founder, 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.

: Gucci Garden by Alessandro Michele, Florence


Book your ticket now

Tickets can now be purchased at our Early Adopter rate.

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

Currency: GBP


Early Adopter:
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until 13 July 2018


until 16 August 





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

We explore the biggest shifts in luxury and hospitality into 2019, from redefining the luxury hotel to a new consumer mindset. 
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.

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


Thomas Kochs, managing director, Corinthia Hotel London

Thomas started as managing director in May 2017 and is responsible for managing Corinthia hotel’s flagship property, which opened on Whitehall Place in 2011.

He joined Corinthia Hotel London from the Hotel Café Royal, where he was managing director for just over a year. He was previously managing director of Claridge’s from 2010 to 2015.

Marc Blazer, chairman and CEO, Overture Holdings

Marc is also chairman of the board of Noma Holdings, executive chairman of PRIOR, director of Ahimsa Partners and co-owner of 108 Holding ApS.

He was previously at ChaseMellon Financial Corp, global head of international banking at Cantor Fitzgerald, president of Overture Acquisition Corp and CEO of Protagoras Capital. In 2006, he was named one of Investment Dealers’ Digest 40 Under 40.

Oliver Williams, co-founder, WealthInsight

WealthInsight is a leading wealth consultancy that provides intelligence on high-net-worth individuals to the wealth, luxury and non-profit sectors. As a recognised expert in the field, Oliver frequently writes about the elusive habits of the wealthy and is often interviewed by the world’s press on the subject.

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.

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.

Meredith Smith, Strategy Director, The Future Laboratory

Meredith Smith is a Strategy Director at The Future Laboratory, working with clients across retail, beauty, FMCG, conviviality and hospitality to make insights actionable, working with brands like VF Corp, Chanel, P&G, Pernod Ricard, L’Oreal and Hilton Worldwide’s Luxury Division. Meredith is obsessed with consumer behaviour, from mundane acts to guilty pleasures. Her specialist areas are also her passions – strategic foresight and innovation. 



Our first Futures Forum to be hosted at one of London’s most culturally curious luxury hotels, the Corinthia Hotel London, located just minutes from the West End and the River Thames.

The Courtroom, Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD

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