On Jan 15th and May 16th, join the top innovators in New York to explore future trends & prepare for the years ahead. 97% rate it higher than any other innovation conference.
Our New York Business Conference is an exclusive event that takes all of the essential information from our three-day festival in Toronto and packs it into one accelerated program. Over the course of one action-packed day, you will learn about future trends, key consumer insights, and disruptive innovations that will cause major industry shifts. We will help you stay ahead of competitors and anticipate these changes with our groundbreaking frameworks and workshops.”
– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author
Our New York Business Conference combines the best of our trend research with our proven innovation strategies. It will kick off by diving into the 6 Patterns of Opportunity outlined in CEO Jeremy Gutsche’s New York Times bestseller, ‘Better & Faster.’ The event will also highlight a variety of informative, data-based trend modules that will explore everything from Millennial consumers, to the future of IoT. Best of all, you’ll walk away with $4,000 worth of presentation materials, as well as access to our exclusive Innovation Assessment — a comprehensive tool that will help you to identify key strengths and development points for your company.
"I invite you to come with your team, because that's something you want to share. That's something you want to create a culture around, and we can all learn from this." – CEO, Global Brand President
"TrendHunter Future Festival gets you thinking in a new way about what is possible!" – Director, Consumer Insights
Why visit? We'll suggest a dozen secret spots for after the New York innovation conference
Looking to discover trends & innovation in New York?
Whether you’re a lifetime New Yorker or you’re visiting the city for the first time, our New York business conference is the perfect opportunity to check out the top trends in action. Some of the city’s most innovative hotspots include places like Dirt Candy, which is a vegetarian tapas restaurant that is changing the face of good-for you-food and good-for-you cocktails. For those more interested in testing out the latest technology, the Apple Cube is an underground store that showcases the company’s most impressive products. To cap off a long day in the city, there’s no better place to decompress than at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. With 10 shuffleboard courts available, you can grab a molecular cocktail and then challenge your friends to a little friendly competition.
Plus, explore a dozen more unique places in New York with our special Future Festival trend book!
Schedule for Future Festival New York 2019
Networking Breakfast • 7:30am
Meet and mingle with other attendees over a continental breakfast and a hot cup of joe.
How to Make Innovation Happen • 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.
Generations: The Evolution of Millennials, Boomers, Xs & Zs • 9:30am
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 • 10:30am
Play: Future of Leisure, Nightlife and Entertainment • 11:00am
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.
Life: Lifestyle Trends, Wellness & The Future Family • 11:30am
Learn about the key drivers of consumer behaviour and how that is impacting wellness, travel and technology in the era of the personal brand. We’ll dive into what is motivating purchasing decisions, loyalty and how to create a meaningful connection to consumers.
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.
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.
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.
Networking Break • 3:00pm
Tactics: Innovation Tactics, Frameworks & Best Practices • 3:30pm
Leaders today are under increased pressure to find winning innovation strategies, but there are few avenues to learn how others do it. Gathered from personal interviews with today's business leaders, this session focuses on reporting actual innovation techniques used in business today.
Super Future: AI, Robots, Globalization and the Mechanized Future • 4:00pm
Jeremy Gutsche closes Future Festival 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.
Networking After-Party with Cocktails & Appetizers • 5:00pm