Why Attend?

Join us at Altitude 360, with its famous 360° views of the capital, for a vision of the future that will change the way you see the world and your business. With keynote sessions on “the Future Consumer” from WGSN, Lego, Adidas, Appear Here, Interbrand, WeTransfer and many more, you will leave the day full of new ideas, experiences and connections.

  • Connect & partner, with the WGSN community.
  • More than 70% of attendees were senior executives in 2016.
  • Nearly 5 hours will be devoted to networking during the event.
  • Exclusive insights into future consumer trends to fuel creativity.
  • Access WGSN’s leading experts, and the way they see the world.
  • Explore the experiential space featuring innovations from cutting-edge brands.
  • Revisit the highlights through the Futures report available afterwards.
  • 25 May 2017
  • Altitude London
  • 200+ decision-makers
  • Overall 7 global events
  • 2,000+ attendees globally

Venue Details

Altitude, Westminster London

Millbank Tower
21-24 Millbank

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The Future of Consumer Experience

This year’s theme is the Future of Consumer Experience. You spend a lot of time thinking about them – what they love (or loathe); where they shop; where they socialise; what they dream. But how do you anticipate what’s ahead?

Agenda Summary

WGSN Futures is a day-long event filled with inspirational content and networking. We bring you together with 200+ senior executives from across the creative and fashion industries to share a vision of the future that will change the way you see the world and your business.

08:00 Check-in and refreshments

08:45 Chairman Session: Welcome from Carla Buzasi, Chief Content Officer, WGSN

08:55 “The Future Consumer” by Lorna Hall, Head of WGSN Insight

09:35 “Connecting” Keynote by James Poulter, Global Head of Social – Lego Life, Lego

10:20–10:40 Networking & Refreshments

10:40 “Enjoying” Keynote: speaker TBC

11:20 “Living” Keynote by Lisa White, Head of WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors & The Vision

12:00 “Caring” Panel: F* the Slogan Sweatshirt by Ravi Amaratunga Hitchcok, Head of Content, We Are Pi

12:45 Lunch

13:45 “Being” Keynote: The Age of AI by IBM Watson

14:25 “Being” Panel: The Age of AI, moderated by Petah Marian, WGSN Senior Editor, Retail Intelligence

15:05 “Learning” Keynote by Christian Kuhna, Think Tank Future Trends & Innovation Director at Adidas and Abigail Rappoport, CEO at Emoquo

15:50 Networking & Refreshments

16:10 “Sharing” Panel: The Future of the Sharing Economy, moderated by Kerry Finch, Founder & CEO at Finch Factor, joined by Laszlito Kovacs, Creative Director at WeTransfer and Ross Bailey, Founder & CEO of Appear Here

16:50 “The Brands of Tomorrow” Keynote by Andy Payne, Global Chief Creative Officer, Interbrand

17:30 Chairman’s closing comments – Carla Buzasi, Chief Content Officer, WGSN

17:40–19:45 Drinks and canapé networking session

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Past Events

Futures London

—May 2016

WGSN Futures London 2016 took place on May 25-26. Over 300 senior-level delegates in the fields of strategy (c-suite), design, marketing, retail, and digital gathered to hear WGSN experts, industry leaders, and a panel of world-class industry experts share their insight on the future of creativity and the fashion industry.

See the Highlights

Check out our other events in New York, São Paulo, Cape Town, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Melbourne.

For more information or enquiries regarding WGSN Futures Partnerships and Speakers please contact:

Ilaria Pasquinelli
Global Brand & Propositions Director
T: +44 207 715 6199
E: ilaria.pasquinelli@wgsn.com

Or for General Enquiries please contact: futures@wgsn.com