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On March 30th, join Chicago's top innovators to experience next year's trends before they happen.
85% rate Future Festival as the "best business event they've ever attended."
50-100 Top-Tier Innovators
Innovation + Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings + Assessments
After Party & Networking
Trend Report Platform + Takeaways
YOUR NEXT LEVEL
Our Chicago Innovation Conference is a 1 Day Accelerated Program that
brings Chicago innovators the best of our epic Future Festival - Trend Hunter's multi-day trends, insight and innovation mega-event.
This is our second year bringing the accelerated trends & innovation conference to Chicago,
so it's a great opportunity to experience next year's trends from the #1 trend firm
while prototyping your future."
– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author
Our CPG Innovation Conference offers key insight into the world of consumer packaged goods. Hear from our roster of innovation speakers as they speak to shifts in consumer preferences and present key innovation tactics to help you stay ahead of the competition. Learn how industry shifts have changed “foodie” culture, how a preference for authenticity has inspired new approaches to marketing, and see how CPG industry trends can be broken down with Trend Hunter’s 18 Megatrends to shed insight into evolving consumer needs. Plus, much more!
This 2-day event will feature a panel session where industry leaders will present real-world examples of how they innovate, and a workshop session that will provide actionable takeaways to accelerate the pursuit of your next big idea. Our Future Party experience will also help to spark inspiration, allowing you to network with fellow CPG companies as you explore industry-shifting products and experiences firsthand. Plus, all conference attendees will walk away with $4000 in takeaways, making it easier than ever to share your Innovation Conference experience with your colleagues following the event.
Why visit? We’ll suggest more than a dozen innovation hotspots for you to explore following the Chicago CPG Innovation Conference
There are plenty of sights to see while visiting Chicago for our CPG Innovation Conference. Following the conference, check out cultural hotspots such as the Design Museum of Chicago or the American Writers Museum. You can follow up your visit with a drink at Eno, where you can sample award-winning wine and enjoy their expansive cheese and chocolate menu. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, experience flavor innovation at Alinea Restaurant, whose menu focuses on molecular gastronomy with a variety of traditional foods that are deconstructed into new shapes, colors and textures.
Plus, explore a dozen more unique hotspots in Chicago with our exclusive CPG Innovation Conference workbook!
We are currently living through history's highest ever rate of change, and seemingly far off innovations will be here sooner than we think. In this session, Jeremy will prepare you for the Super Future, where AI, VR, and other evolving technologies could soon reign supreme.
Forecasting Micro-Generational Desire
Generational thinking gets an update through a new approach to segmentation. Deep-dive the Micro-Generations to uncover the answer to what today’s consumer truly desires and why.
Rewriting the Rules of Retail
Inspect the motivations behind consumers’ purchasing behaviors and what it means to offer a purposeful retail experience. What can you do to become more customer-centric?
Unpacking Consumer Behaviour
Learn how opposing trends are competing to shape consumer psychology and behavior. How is your brand plugging into major cultural shifts?
Cracking the Leisure Code
To learn what consumers really want, look no further than what they do in their free time. Find out what motivates consumer leisure choices and what they mean for your business.
Marketing in the Crisis of Authenticity
Explore how marketing has changed to reach an age where traditional tactics no longer exist. What is the best way to capture the attention of a consumer who craves authenticity?
Future-Proofing Work Culture
Deep-dive the new definition of work/life balance using Trend Hunter’s Innovation Assessment. What does today’s consumer – perhaps even your own employees – consider a good corporate culture?
Innovating Through Ritual
Explore case studies of how the most innovative people productionize out-of-the-box thinking within their teams. Are our imagined orders helping or hurting innovation? How can you create new ones?
Networking + After-Party
2020 Tour Schedule - Theme: Innovating Through Chaos
1 Ticket Upgraded to VIP (Includes 1 Custom Trend Report)
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NOTES: All prices are in USD. All ticket sales are final. However, if you notify us by email at least 1 week advance, tickets are transferable to other coworkers or events within 1 year.
Custom reports with the purchase of a VIP ticket are limited to a maximum of 2 reports per brand. Bonus Custom Reports must be requested between now and 45 days after the event. Conference details are subject to change.
Updated Refund Policy
Book with Total Confidence
As the situation surrounding COVID-19 changes daily, we have updated our refund policy so that you can feel totally confident when purchasing an event ticket.
What happens if my event gets rescheduled?
If your event gets rescheduled to a future date, you will have a choice between the following options:
Transfer your ticket to the newly scheduled date
Transfer your ticket to any other 1-Day event in a different city (within a 1-year period)
Gain access to our Future Festival Virtual event option (+ 3 months of access to Trend Hunter’s eLearning Platform for General ticket holders)
What happens if my event gets canceled?
If your event is canceled with no future scheduled date, you will be entitled to the alternate ticket options above or a full refund.