Retail Futures Forum 2019
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Retail Futures Forum 2019

London - 25 April

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Our Retail Futures Forum takes 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

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.

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Why Attend?

In 2019, consumer data profiling will be central to the retail landscape. Retailers will have to ensure that every brand touchpoint is hyper-personalised to cater for consumers’ continually evolving needs.’

Rachael Stott, Senior Creative Researcher, 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.


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Tickets can now be purchased at our Early Adopter rate.

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

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until 14 March 2019


until 02 April





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

We take an in-depth look at the biggest shifts in retail and present the key rising trends to help you navigate this changing landscape. 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.

If your business would like to reach The Future Laboratory’s vast network of innovators across brands and agencies, we offer sponsorship opportunities throughout the year for all of our events and more. Please get in touch here for details.

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


Severin Matusek, Co-founder, Co-matter

Severin is the co-founder of co-matter, a platform that explores what makes communities thrive. With more than 10 years’ experience of building start-ups around highly engaged groups of people, Severin is a frequent speaker on community leadership, and works with global brands to bring people together in more meaningful and participatory ways. You can connect with him via Twitter or listen to his podcast.

Rachael Stott, Creative Researcher, LS:N Global

Rachael joined The Future Laboratory in 2014, and is responsible for leading research to identify and visually communicate global cultural trends across the lifestyle sectors. With a personal interest in conscious business, Rachael’s strength lies in translating our strategic foresight into creative visual outputs to help inspire clients to apply this thinking. As our fashion and retail expert, she has worked on projects for clients such as adidas and the British Fashion Council, and is regularly quoted as an expert in publications such as The Guardian, Retail Week and The Business of Fashion.

Lee Murphy, Co-founder and CEO, Mysnapp

Lee co-founded mysnapp as a platform that fuses retail and entertainment. He kick-started mysnapp by securing the UK contract to make the Big Brother house shoppable. The focus is now on making music videos shoppable. Mysnapp will be relaunched as Post Kulture later this month. The vision is to create shoppable (youth) culturally relevant content, allowing users to shop while they watch music or read fashion editorials.

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.


Our Retail Futures Forum will 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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