Expert Trend Forecaster
How to become a trend forecaster
Key trends in business, society, culture and politics
Strategies for thriving in the 21st century
Innovation & creativity
The 21st century consumer
The future of work
Moderating and facilitating
Chris Sanderson is an expert trend forecaster and works ahead of the curve in consumer intelligence and brand development, helping businesses develop and implement future-proof strategies.
As Co-founder of The Future Laboratory, he has a deep understanding of how technology, society and culture are evolving, and the real-world impact this will have on organisations and people who wish to thrive in the 21st century.
Chris was previously contributing style editor at British Esquire and a contributor to Luxury Briefing. Before co-founding The Future Laboratory, he was UK communications director for board brands Quiksilver and Vans, and a lecturer in visual communication at the University of the Arts in London.
He has also served on the advisory panel for the British Council's Creative Industries Unit and he was the presenter of Channel 4's trends and technology show, Future Family. He sits on the British Fashion Council's Superboard which supports the work of the Fashion Trust.
Chris is a highly experienced presenter and moderator who brilliantly strikes the right balance between explaining the challenges that lie ahead, and making the audience optimistic about the possibilities the future holds at the same time.
Drawing on deep research, two decades’ experience in forecasting and a wide range of real-world examples, he shows you the key changes happening in the world, how they will impact your particular business, and what you should be doing to embrace exciting new possibilities.