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FUTURE FESTIVAL DUBAI
OUR AI-Infused Dubai
Innovation Summit

On June 5-6, join the top innovators in Dubai to explore future trends & innovation through an AI-focused lens. 97% rate Future Festival as the
“best business event they’ve ever attended.”
June
5-6, 2024
100-150 Top-Tier
Innovators
Innovation &
Trend Keynotes
1:1 Meetings &
Assessments
Networking
Pro Platform
+ Takeaways
5-10
DISRUPTIVE
IDEAS
Future Festival Keynote Speaker Jeremy Gutsche

“Our Future Festival Dubai Innovation Summit is a two-day event that provides an unprecedented glimpse into future trends and industry-shaping consumer insights, driven by data from the world’s #1 leading trend firm. Presented in partnership with DXB, Future Festival Dubai anticipates insights on navigating evolving AI advancements but also uncovering overlooked opportunities crucial for future readiness. Join us for this transformative experience where AI’s monumental impact will take center stage, revolutionizing key trend categories. Prepare your company for this pivotal shift and gear up for what lies ahead alongside the world’s top innovators shaping our future. We can’t wait to see you in Dubai!”
- Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author

Our Future Festival Dubai Innovation Summit

Future Festival Dubai Innovation Summit

Our Dubai innovation event condenses the rich content of our renowned three-day Toronto conference into an accelerated and enlightening two-day experience. Focused on engaging content, this day dives deep into captivating keynotes centered around industry-spanning AI advancements. Attendees will explore the catalysts behind new and emerging trends for 2024 and beyond, gaining invaluable insights to drive innovation and future success.

The Year AI Changes You
CHANGES
YOU

This is the year that AI will change your life, job and potential. As an AI company, Trend Hunter is thrilled to present our knowledge insights and best practices related to AI impacts across each category of trends.

About Us

Trend Hunter is the world’s freshest, most data-driven consumer trend platform, with 3 billion views and insight derived from 278,063,954 visitors and AI. We’ve created 12,814 custom trend reports for 1,242 firms, and we want to show you FRESH, data-driven insights about YOUR consumer.

Join top innovators who attend our innovation conference series to get fresh, data-driven, applicable insights

insight conference networking
Insight Conference Innovation Brands

What’s different at Our AI-Infused Dubai Innovation Summit

100+ Data-Driven Insights
vs. Outdated Material
Downloadable Presentations
vs. Take-Your-Own Notes
Individual Assessments
vs. Generic Content
Energetic & Actionable
vs. Random & Outdated

AI is rapidly impacting and transforming every aspect of our lives. The New Roaring 20s are upon us, and this period of chaos will be your largest threat and greatest window of opportunity.

After every major crisis and pandemic, we enter a long period of chaos: people make up for lost time, reprioritize what's important and companies enter new markets. Now layer on the exponential change of AI. Most people are unprepared and many will be disrupted. What about you and your brand? Are you ready? You could turn 2024 into the greatest career opportunity of your lifetime.

Path Dependency
1. Path Dependency
2010-19
Opportunity Crisis
2. Crisis
2020-22
Opportunity Chaos
3. Chaos
The New Roaring 20s
Opportunity Recharting
4. Recharting
Your Future
Future Festival Dubai Nour Gaspard

“Trend Hunter has helped so many companies by advising them on trends and teaching them how to use them, and we wanted that experience. The experience was very dynamic. It was full of examples, which we really like. You incorporated everything with examples, videos, supporting material. We care about engagement and the participants were able to really participate.”
- Nour Gaspard, Project Manager Dubai Future Academy

Kick-off with Jeremy Gutsche, the world's #1 most-watched innovation keynote speaker & an AI expert

Innovation Keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche

Get inspired about CHAOS, OPPORTUNITY & AI with Jeremy Gutsche, one of the world’s top innovation keynote speakers & chaos experts, and the #1 most-watched innovation speaker on YouTube, with over 20,000,000 views. His books and keynotes have specialized in AI for almost a decade, and in his NEW keynote, he'll explore the history of innovation and how the trajectory of YOUR innovation will evolve with AI.

Our CEO, Jeremy Gutsche, is a New York Times bestselling author who has become an advisor to over 800 brands, billionaires, CEOs & NASA, particularly focused on innovating through times of change. As one of the world's top innovation keynote speakers, he'll kick-off the innovation event with unparalleled energy. Then he'll return for a lunchtime keynote about How to Create The Future with AI.

"Gutsche is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers on the planet, well-regarded as the top trend-spotter in the world... the most energizing, inspiring & applicable... & I’ve heard Bill Clinton... Bill Gates... & Tony Robbins." - The Sun Newspaper

TREND HUNTER
FUTURISTS

Trend Hunter Futurist JEREMY GUTSCHE
JEREMY
Trend Hunter Futurist COURTNEY SCHARF
COURTNEY
Trend Hunter Futurist SEAN WATSON
SEAN
Trend Hunter Futurist JONATHON BROWN
JONATHON

Our core Future Festival curriculum is brought to life by Trend Hunter's team of Futurists -- inspiring keynote speakers and workshop facilitators relied on by hundreds of the world's leading brands. Our Futurists will spark your new ideas while delivering fresh, data-driven content from our Trend Hunter machine and deep insight from delivering more than 2,000 annual custom trend reports.

JEREMY GUTSCHE
NYT Bestselling Author & CEO of Trend Hunter
AI & The Inflection Point
Trend Hunter’s CEO, New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning innovation keynote speaker and AI expert, will guide you through how to maximize your potential and innovate in times of change. As one of the world’s most sought-after keynote speakers, he has helped over 800 brands, billionaires and CEOs make change happen.

COURTNEY SCHARF
Chief Client Officer
Experience in the AI Era
As the Chief Client Officer at Trend Hunter, she leads the Client Relations team, curating over 5,000 custom trend reports. Specializing in the future of leisure, nightlife, and entertainment, she explores experience in the AI era and its intersection with culture.

SEAN WATSON
VP of Sales Operations & Special Projects
Future Tech and the Next Frontier
As Trend Hunter's VP of Sales Operations & Special Projects, he leverages his tech expertise, AI knowledge, and unparalleled enthusiasm for TH's content. In strategic internal initiatives and as a keynote speaker, he unveils AI's impact on humanity's future and our evolving relationship with technology.

JONATHON BROWN
Chief Sales Officer
Innovate like a Rap Star
As Trend Hunter's Chief Sales Officer, he drives strategy for business innovation research, development, and marketing. With experience interviewing 500+ business leaders, he uncovers innovation best practices, drawing insightful lessons from hip-hop history and applying them to internal innovation frameworks.

Futurist Keynotes - Learn next year's trends before they happen

The Accelerated Pace of Change
The Accelerated Pace of Change

Immerse yourself in a culture of high performance and change. Jeremy's keynote offers actionable strategies to create and foster a culture that not only embraces change but actively seeks it. You’ll gain actionable strategies to empower your team in driving innovation and proactively embracing change, turning aspirations into tangible outcomes.

A.I. & The Inflection Point
A.I. & The Inflection Point

Learn How to Make Innovation Happen During the AI Inflection as we reflect on history and project into the future. This compilation of stories draws from Jeremy's best ideas gathered over 15 years of keynote speaking and a decade of leveraging AI to evolve Trend Hunter. Discover strategies to optimize your potential in the face of uncertainty, change, and the evolving age of AI.

The 18 Megatrends
The 18 Megatrends

Trend Hunter’s Megatrend matrix breaks down the world’s fast-moving trends by mapping them to evergreen consumer desires. The 18 Megatrends Matrix session seamlessly aligns these overarching trends with new phases of opportunity, providing a strategic framework to navigate the dynamic and evolving market landscape.

Healthcare Technology
Healthcare Technology

Embark on a nuanced exploration of healthcare technology, where the definition of wellness is undergoing a profound transformation. Witness technology's role as a catalyst for medical advancements, shaping a landscape where consumers are increasingly prioritizing both physical and mental well-being. We’ll explore how innovations, including more accessible AI, are actively redefining the future of healthcare and the way we approach holistic well-being.

 Food Leisure
Food Leisure

Explore how AI is reshaping entertainment, tourism, nightlife, media consumption, and culinary experiences. We'll dive into evolving CPG and restaurant markets, while examining how social media and advanced AI are impacting the culinary landscape and redefining consumers' notions of "fun." By learning about evolving consumer desires for curated and connected food and leisure experiences, you’ll learn to thrive in this transformative era.

Innovate like a Rap Star
Innovate like a Rap Star

Explore the correlation between the "elements of an innovator" and the "4 elements of hip hop" (DJ, MC, Breakdancing, and Graffiti). This keynote looks to hip hop to extract innovation lessons, bridging diverse worlds for shared insights. Adapting Trend Hunter’s Create the Future framework, the session offers practical insights, providing aspiring innovators with valuable tools for the challenges of tomorrow.

Future Tech and the Next Frontier
Future Tech and the Next Frontier

Explore the accelerated evolution of technology as we dive into the latest AI advancements, automation, NFTs, and the Metaverse. As these complex innovations become more accessible to the masses, we are being propelled into a transformative era. Join us as we envision how the Super Future will be shaped by the convergence of these cutting-edge technologies.

Future of Mobility
Future of Mobility

Revolutionizing UAE's Future on Wheels
The UAE is set to shine with an incredible opportunity in its mobility scene! We’re talking about the cool and smart future of getting around. The UAE is making 25% of rides in Dubai driverless by 2030 and making half of Abu Dhabi’s public transport eco-friendly by 2030. It’s not just about getting from A to B; it’s about being a game-changer in the global race for smart and green mobility.

AI Policy & Governance
AI Policy & Governance

AI Governance in the AI Era
Just like history saw periods of brilliance after tough times, the UAE is gear-ing up for a transformative era in AI policy and governance. With policies like the UAE AI Strategy 2031, aiming to position the UAE as a global hub for AI, and the commitment to incorporating AI into education and healthcare, the opportunities are vast. It’s not just about dealing with challenges; it’s about becoming a pioneer in the AI landscape.

 Keys to Creating the Future
Keys to Creating the Future

Unlock your untapped potential by overcoming the '7 Traps of Path Dependency.' Renowned keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche reveals disruptive thinking strategies to navigate chaos, change, and the AI revolution. Drawing insights from his award-winning books and experience with 750 brands, billionaires, CEOs, and world leaders, Gutsche empowers you to seize the future. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock innovation potential and thrive in the evolving landscape.

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 5th
  • 8:00
    Registration Open
  • 8:30
    Welcome Coffee | Meet & Greet
  • 9:00
    Morning Show
  • 9:15
    AI Music
  • 9:30
    AI Policy & Governance
  • 10:00
    The Accelerated Pace of Change
  • 10:45
    Coffee Break
  • 11:00
    AI & The Inflection Point
  • 12:00
    Lunch Break
  • 13:15
    The 18 Megatrends
  • 14:00
    Innovation & Trend Hunting Panel
  • 14:30
    Coffee Break
  • 15:00
    Healthcare Technology
  • 15:30
    Debriefing Exercise & Closing Remarks
Day 2 - Thursday, June 6th
  • 8:00
    Registration Open
  • 8:30
    Morning Show
  • 9:00
    Sponsor Keynote
  • 9:15
    Innovate Like a Rap Star
  • 10:00
    AI Panel
  • 10:30
    Coffee Break
  • 10:45
    Food & Leisure
  • 11:15
    Future Tech and the Next Frontier
  • 12:00
    Lunch Break
  • 13:15
    Future of Mobility
  • 13:45
    Future of Tourism
  • 14:15
    Reflection & Prioritization
  • 14:30
    Coffee Break
  • 15:00
    Keys to Creating the Future

Schedule may be subject to change without notice until a week prior to the event.

Maximize your Future Festival Dubai Experience with the Future Book and Trend Report

2024 Trend Report
• Takeaways Notes and Frameworks
• Key Insights from Each Speaker
• The Must-Know Top 20 Trends in 2024
• The 2024 Megatrends Framework
• Workshop Exercises and Homework Questions

Event Map

Expo City Dubai - Al Wasl Avenue - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Conference Center
Expo City Dubai
Al Wasl Avenue - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Future Festival Dubai Media Partner Dubai Future Foundation
Future Festival Dubai Media Partner Expo City Dubai

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