Australia Presentations Tour 2023

27 February - 12 March

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From February 2023, The Future Laboratory’s co-founder Chris Sanderson will be touring Australia offering companies and organisations the unique opportunity to experience our perceptive analysis of future trends, future markets and future consumers through the lens of their own business, consumers and strategic framework

Our expert team of researchers, analysts, strategists and editors have crafted a selection of forward-looking presentations covering our latest global macrotrend research.

Perhaps you want to equip your team with the latest trends and practical insights, or maybe you are looking for an inspiring keynote to share with your team, department or entire company. 

Browse our selection of trend presentations below and choose which insights you want delivered directly to your company.

‘It’s never been more important to have access to great insights, and to be informed and inspired. The Future Laboratory’s in-house presentations take your teams away from the everyday and lift their line of sight towards the extraordinary, while always delivering practical insights and strategic implications that enable your teams to make a better future happen.’
Chris Sanderson, co-founder, The Future Laboratory




Accredited Beauty

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the unrelenting climate crisis and the impact of inflation on customer spending, the beauty and wellness sectors are entering a new age of products and experiences built on expertise, innovation, evidence and certification.

Now, as we explore in this presentation, companies must bring their expertise, research and accreditation to the fore, not only to prove the worthiness of their products but also to inspire spending. Science and technological expertise will also be crucial to safeguard the industry against future shocks, securing supply chains and fuelling fresh directions for formulas, products and experiences.


Adaptive Appetites

Explore the ever-changing meaning of nourishment in turbulent times and discover the cultural rituals, flavour profiles and bio-hacks that are set to propel the food and drink market in unexpected directions over the coming decade.

We’ll take a closer look at how future-fit food systems and new technologies will transform the sector. As consumers continue to realign their social beliefs to fit their dietary requirements, brands will need to respond, refocusing on niche communities, ingredients and experiences. 
This presentation offers the chance to delve into our new macrotrend, Adaptive Appetites, due to be launched at our Food & Drink Futures 2022 online event, taking place on 1 December. 



Hyperphysical Stores

Companies across the retail sector have been demonstrating resilience despite a turbulent start to the Transformative Twenties.

In a post-Covid landscape, changing consumer needs are driving retailers to rethink bricks-and-mortar stores to be more engaging, sensorial and memorable.

Our new Hyperphysical Stores macrotrend presentation explores how e-commerce is accelerating to offer multi-layered and sometimes confusing experiences for customers and brands, while bricks-and-mortar shops are becoming bastions of extraordinary, sensorial moments.


Guilded Luxury

As the world enters a new chapter of global uncertainty, luxury brands are seizing on safeguarding strategies to build long-lasting and enriching relationships with their clientele.

In this way, luxury brands are transforming into members’ clubs, with tiered levels of access offering different benefits and services, whether it’s private boutiques for the highest spenders or nonfungible tokens (NFTs) for the digitally driven that deliver early access to new or bespoke products.

In this presentation, which can be presented in-house, we explore the key shifts for the luxury and hospitality sector for 2023 and beyond.


Betterverse Building

With a bandwagon led by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the metaverse is gaining momentum and heralded as something much more profound and powerful than just another iteration of the world ‘wild’ web.  

But as the virtual land grabs begin, how can we ensure this hyper-immersive, world-changing frontier is built and governed in the right way rather than dominated by big tech?  

Our new Betterverse Building presentation helps businesses tap into this digital space, understand its massive potential and explore why we need to build a Betterverse – a metaverse that stands for equitability, inclusion, representation, accessibility, transformation, and personal and planetary betterment. 


Your presenter

Chris Sanderson, co-founder,
The Future Laboratory

Chris is co-founder of The Future Laboratory where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and Trend Briefings, which he co-presents with the team globally. Chris presented Channel 4 TV’s five-part series Home of the Future and is a SuperBoard member of The British Fashion Council’s Fashion Trust.

Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include luxury group Kering, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, Marks & Spencer, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo, H&M, General Motors, BBDO, Design Hotels, Condé Nast Media and Omnicom.

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Book a presentation

Chris will be available for presentations in Melbourne from 27 February and Sydney from 6 March.

The above presentations can be tailored to suit your business needs, from training programmes to concept development workshops, external publicity launches and thought-leadership events.

All of our presentations draw on research from LS:N Global our trends intelligence platform, and connect business leaders with the latest trends, innovations and changes in consumer behaviour in a live environment. 

For more information, or to book a private briefing for your own business or event, please complete your details on the following contact form.

Looking for something bespoke? We can create or tailor our research to suit the needs of your business. Get in touch to find out more about customised prices.

Choose from our presentations:  


Hyperphysical Stores
Guilded Luxury
Accredited Beauty

Adaptive Appetites
Betterverse Building


Book a Presentation

‘It was great to be back at an in-person event - the presentation was truly insightful, and the presenter engaged and entertained the audience, unpacking the key trends around the future of Travel. The Future Laboratory were a pleasure to work with, and from the outset they really grasped onto what we were looking to deliver, to ultimately help inspire a room of
Australia's leading travel clients’
David Cook – Head of Trade Marketing, Nine