On January 17th, join the top innovators in Orlando to accelerate innovation & trends.
85% rate Future Festival as the "best business event they've ever attended."
Our Orlando Innovation Conference is a 1 Day Trends & Innovation Program that will train your team in the must-know consumer insights, trends and innovations surrounding your industry. Engaging, content-rich presentations will leave you buzzing, and networking opportunities with top innovators will leave you inspired."
– Jeremy Gutsche, CEO & NY Times Bestselling Author
Future Festival’s Orlando innovation conference will probe what makes Millennials and Gen Z tick and reveal findings from our 100 million person virtual focus group relating to retail, IoT, taste and preference, and much more. Discover how our 18 megatrends can help push your team to the next level, and turn insight into action with our takeaway materials including a personal assessment and recap presentation decks.
"The best, most engaging and most relevant business event I have ever attended." – Chief Strategy Officer & SVP of Marketing, Universal Orlando
"If you want to plan for a better, faster, and winning future for both you and your business, Future Festival is for you." – Director, Global Innovation Sourcing
Why visit? We'll suggest a dozen experiences for after the Orlando innovation conference.
Orlando is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the US, and with Disneyworld, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld there, it’s no surprise as to why. Our Orlando Innovation Conference will show you global trends, but if you want to experience them first-hand, head to the East End Market. The next generation of farmer's market and eatery, this is a creative hub that facilitates a better understanding of sustainable food when it comes to your eats and supporting the local economy. For dinner, check out the CowFish at Universal Orlando. It’s a burger and sushi bar that gets creative with food. Ask for the “Burgushi.” For dessert, cash in some calories at the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM in Downtown Disney, or go on a culinary adventure in the city with the highest number of food trucks per capita!
Explore our favorite Orlando secrets examples of innovation while in Orlando!
Schedule for Future Festival Orlando 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