On May 30th and 31st, join the top innovators in Ecuador to explore future trends & innovation. 85% rate Future Festival as the “best business event they’ve ever attended.”
Our top Ecuador Innovation Conference is a two-day innovation event that provides an unprecedented look at future trends and industry-shifting consumer insights based on data collected by the world’s #1 trend firm. At Future Festival, you will not only learn how to navigate major industry changes, but also how to find overlooked opportunities, and ultimately prepare for the future. We look forward to seeing you at our business innovation event!”
– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author
Our Ecuador business event is an accelerated version of our three-day conference in Toronto. The first day is content-focused and will build on Trend Hunter’s 6 Patterns of Opportunity to explore key catalysts of new and emerging trends for 2019 and beyond. The second day is dedicated to inspiring action through workshops that challenge attendees to prototype 5 to 10 disruptive ideas that can be scaled and brought back to the larger team. The Ecuador Innovation Conference will end with our signature Future Party, complete with demos of some of the most cutting-edge tech activations today.
The Ecuador Innovation Conference will be held at the luxurious Hilton Colon Guayaquil, located on Avenue Francisco de Orellana. Just six kilometers away from the Malecón 2000 boardwalk, this five-star venue assures high-end service and a premium environment.
The Hilton Colon Guayaquil occupies space in the city’s top financial and commercial district. As a result, its conference space is highly equipped, air-conditioned, and will provide complimentary Wi-Fi.
Hilton Colon Guayaquil
Av, Francisco de Orellana, Mz. 111, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Schedule for Ecuador 2019
How to Win the Future
Future of Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs
Future of Play: Play, Nightlife and Entertainment
Future of Work: Experience, Excellence & Engagement
Innovation Tactic 1: Special Guest #1
Networking Lunch & Jeremy Gutsche Booke Signing
Future of Shop: Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing
Future of Marketing: Hyperconnectivity & Becoming Consumer-Centric
Innovation Tactic 2: Special Guest #2
The Super Future: AI, Robots, Globalization and the Mechanized Future
Disruption Workshop Part 1
Disruption Workshop Part 2
Future Festival Party
How to Win the Future •8:30am
What great ideas are so close within your grasp? Most people don’t realize it, but you are much closer to new opportunity — and disruption — than you might think. As Bill Gates describes, business is going to change more in the next ten years than it has in the last fifty. In this highly rated keynote, you will learn how to stay ahead.
Future of Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs •10:30am
Stop using labels like ‘Millennials.” Gain insight while uncovering new ways to think about modern consumers, what motivates them, and how to more accurately target them. Deep-dive Trend Hunter's Micro-Generations to unveil a more sophisticated approach to consumer behavior and segmentation.
Networking Break •11:00am
Future of Play: Play, Nightlife and Entertainment •11:15am
Consumers of all sorts are prioritizing unique, worthwhile experiences over products. Dive into the evolution of entertainment expectations across travel, nightlife, leisure and all things fun and how that will impact and influence a variety of industries.
Future of Work: Experience, Excellence & Engagement •12:00pm
Explore the ever-evolving dynamics of today’s workforce and learn why your organization’s success depends on understanding and applying the 4 ‘E’s of modern work culture. Be prepared to learn statistics and implications gleaned from the Trend Hunter Innovation Assessment, revealing what’s holding you back from building your best team yet.
Innovation Tactic 1: Special Guest #1 •12:45pm
Networking Lunch & Jeremy Gutsche Booke Signing •1:00pm
Future of Shop: Retail Innovation, Omnichannel & Marketing •2:30pm
In order to understand the future of retail, forget what you think you know about siloed, multi-channel approaches, and accept that omnichannel – the creation of seamlessly interchangeable platforms across all entities – is the foundation for successful retailers.
Networking Questions •3:15pm
Future of Marketing: Hyperconnectivity & Becoming Consumer-Centric •3:30pm
Modern technology has shifted how consumers engage with brands, and it’s no longer enough for ads to be entertaining and memorable. Uncover tactics for leveraging the future of marketing tech, authenticity and brand love to create impactful marketing strategies.
Innovation Tactic 2: Special Guest #2 •4:15pm
The Super Future: AI, Robots, Globalization and the Mechanized Future •4:00pm
Jeremy Gutsche closes the conference by painting a picture of what the
world could become in the more distant future. Extrapolating upon the
insights that Trend Hunter projects will shape the foreseeable future, Jeremy
touches on everything from technology to culture; focusing on opportunities
that can be leveraged for the better of society, our pursuits and the planet.
Day 2 - Disruption Workshop Part 1 •9:00am
This workshop is designed to help you and your team anticipate upcoming threats to your business, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and become better acquainted with the next 3 -5 years of your industry. Participants will work within groups to imagine what would happen if the iconic companies of our time decided to enter your space.
Participants walk away with:
• Higher Performance Innovation Methods for Your Brand
• How to Find Better Ideas, Faster
• Predicting the Pace of Change, Creating Urgency & Action
• Finding Overlooked Ideas Using The 6 Patterns & 18 Megatrends
Networking Break •11:00am
Disruption Workshop Part 2 •11:30am
Networking Lunch •1:00pm
Future Festival Party •3:00pm
Our Future Party is an experiential endeavor that is designed to kick-start creative thinking, prevent complacency, promote collaboration and inspire a cross-pollination of ideas. The show spotlights an eclectic presentation of some of the world’s most innovative technologies and guarantees attendee engagement.
The Future Party offers a multitude of networking opportunities, as well as immersive, hands-on experiences involving AR, VR, lifestyle innovations and more.
*Note: This is a Custom Event offered through a partnership. All ticket inquires are handled by the participating event partner.