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Kate Ancketill

Global thought-leader in business futurism. Renowned for making complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for any audience.

In Person

£8000 - £10000

Price based on UK delivery

Virtual Event

£6000 - £7500

Kate is the CEO and founder of trends, foresight and strategy consultancy GDR.

For 25 years she has been the innovation partner to over 30 of the world’s largest brands, P&G, Tesco, Target, Sephora, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Moet Hennessy, Costa Coffee, The BBC, Clorox and Lego. She uses GDR’s professional research and strategy expertise to distil immensely complex global subjects into visually spectacular, crystal-clear narratives with actional take-outs. From climactic and economic headwinds to demographics and the advance of exponential technologies, she contextualises big shifts in consumer trends and demonstrates successful commercial adaptation, inspiring audiences with her optimism and giving them practical strategies for short and medium-term success.

Kate has been selected to speak for ten years running at the world’s largest retail tech show, the NRF (National Retail Federation)’s Big Show.

Kate’s 3 popular topics:

  • Consumer-facing GenAI – how is AI changing the relationship between consumers and brands? What do we need to do to adapt and thrive – personally, professionally, and commercially?
  • The future of retail – both physical and digital (and everything in between), and how does customer experience in the best retail impact every other industry?
  • Consumer trends – how will upcoming generations live, work, travel, consume and spend their leisure time? What do businesses need to do to adapt to their changing needs?
“Kate gets among the highest feedback for speakers at the NRF Big Show every year – that’s why we’ve invited her to give the trends keynote for 10 years running”. Martine Reardon, CMO and EVP of Content and Retail Strategy, NRF (former CMO, Macys)
“Kate is fantastic, brilliant, exceptional! A great speaker, who researches trends with unique depth and is always concerned with bringing the best and richest content, customized to each target audience”. Romano Pansera, APAS
“Thank you SO much for today Kate – I have received so many RAVE reviews and much positive feedback! Also, your content was repeatedly referenced in the afternoons exercise on future ideas- so you really made an impact! Thanks again”. Heather Muir, Nationwide

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