Luxury & Hospitality Futures 2018 : In-house presentation
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Luxury and Hospitality Futures:
Uneasy Affluence

Insights to inform purpose-driven luxury

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As overt materialism falls out of favour among a new generation of wealthy consumers, the luxury market must find ways to transform elite experiences and products in order to resonate with this change in mindset. Our Luxury and Hospitality Futures in-house presentation highlights the innovators rising to this challenge, and examines the key trends set to shape the future of the sector.

From the elevation of humble goods into everyday luxuries to the potential for ethical high-end products grown in the lab, our skilled strategists present your team with visually arresting and thought-provoking insights. These are designed to fuel strategies for success in creating purpose-driven luxury for affluent consumers who are more socially aware than ever. 

Top: Plastic Rain by Andrés Reisinger
Right: The Restory, UK. Photography by Aaron Sutton


In this presentation we examine:

: Market Shifts

We explore emerging global market changes, from the decline in charitable giving amid falling trust in the third sector to a move towards inconspicuous spending on culture-laden goods that speak volumes.

: Rising Trends

We reveal the key rising microtrends shaping the future of luxury. These include revitalised hotel room service that delivers ultra-convenience and caters for healthy lifestyles; opulent airport terminals that elevate the limbo of the departure lounge; and luxury initiatives that offer engaging experiences to wealthy international students.

: Macrotrend: Uneasy Affluence

A collective backlash against ostentatious spending is fuelling new anxiety among luxury consumers. These more socially aware luxurians are increasingly uneasy about how their moral worth is linked with their wealth. Our penetrating macrotrend Uneasy Affluence examines what it means for luxury brands when spending lavishly on the goods and services they proffer is no longer regarded as aspirational.

: Q&A Session and Toolkits

We offer a series of practical take-outs on how your team can implement these future strategies in your organisation. A dynamic Q&A session means you can harness expert support intailoring the presentation’s most pertinent insights for your brand.

: Nylon Farm for Prada SS18 by DLV BBDO, Tuscany


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 ‘The Future Laboratory’s presentation did exactly what we wanted it to – offer a glimpse of even further ahead in a compelling and engaging way to prepare for what brands need next’ 

Maya Draisin, associate publisher and head of marketing, Wired

This visually arresting presentation brings the insights from The Future Laboratory’s Luxury and Hospitality Futures Forum 2018 to your team in an interactive setting, at your choice of venue. It can be tailored to suit a range of contexts, from leadership programmes to concept development workshops, or as an inspirational keynote for your company conference. The accompanying PDF report provides further insights and enables you to share all content across your organisation. 

Book now for strategic insight into the biggest issues set to confront luxury brands in the future, and find out how innovators are solving these problems. 

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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.

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.

Alekandra Szymanska, Art Director, The Future Laboratory

Aleksandra leads the creative team at the Future Laboratory, which translates insights into immersive experiences on and offline and brings to life speculative visions of the future. With a background in critical design, she is an expert in developing far future scenarios that consider long-term implications of today’s trends. Since joining The Future Laboratory in 2014, she has worked with brands including UBS, Diageo, Google, LVMH and Design Hotels.

Barry Mowszowski, Strategy Director Asia-Pacific, The Future Laboratory

Barry has worked with The Future Laboratory since 2015 to deliver strategic foresight to clients across Asia-Pacific as well as in global markets. He has worked with a range of clients and industries to use strategic trends to navigate category futures, and to drive commercial and cultural outcomes for business, government and cultural institutions. Barry is an experienced industry speaker and has presented at Apple, Creative Sydney, Westpac leadership forums and Vivid among others.

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