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Call for Presenters: Foresight & Trends 2016

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 INDUSTRY
ALERT: OFFICIAL CALL FOR PRESENTERS


Sept 27-29, 2016 in Sunny
Miami, FL
Due to the high volume of submissions, we suggest you submit your
proposal early and no later than Tuesday March 15, 2016 to Romina Kunstadter,
Conference Producer at Rkunstadter@iirusa.com
OFFICIAL CALL FOR THOUGHT LEADERS
CLIENT
SIDE SUBMISSIONS ONLY!

*Please
note this call for papers is ONLY for Client side companies. If you are a consultant,
solution provider, vendor interested in speaking on the 2016 program please
scroll to the bottom of this email for details on how to submit.
We are currently
seeking client-side presenters for the 2016 Foresight & Trends Event.
Please see below for details on how to submit a proposal. Prior to submitting
please make sure the event dates work with your schedule (Sept 27-29). Also
please note that as a speaker you will receive a complimentary 3 day pass to
the event. You would be responsible for
additional travel and expenses
. If you have any questions about this please
feel free to email Romina directly: Rkunstadter@iirusa.com.
About Foresight and Trends:

The
Foresight and Trends event has been running for over 20 years. FT explores
macro trends that are/will impact all industries and reveals how companies are converting
these trends/global shifts into something ACTIONABLE. See how they are using
trends to innovate- whether it's new products, services, how they structure
internally or use trends to inform the overall strategy of the business to
ensure future success. Visit the website here: http://bit.ly/1LEK9lD
Please
see below for a look at topics that will be covered on the FT'16 program. If
you have a story to share on one of these topics or an additional trend/ story
that you feel would be a fit please submit no later than Wednesday March 15,
2016.
Details on how to submit are included below.
Future of Food
'        
Global
Issues around Food: Waste, Scarcity- what might the future look like- what is
the current state ' Food distribution- how will this change and effect retail
'        
Health
& Wellbeing's Impact on Food- How major corporations are preparing,
Partnering to have diverse offerings
'        
Vertical
Farming: How will this effect layout of cities, how people consume, what are
the major implications?
'        
Smart
Kitchens
'        
Wearables
and Food
'        
Food
and Prevention
'        
How
are consumers consuming?
o  
How
are they shopping? Retail space- How people shop? On-line vs off-line
The Home & The American Family
o  
Home
in US/ Home in Asia
o  
Future
of Family
o  
Lifestyle
in Home
o  
Education
o  
How
are traditions changing
o  
LGBT
o  
Effects
of Digital and Social on Family Dynamics and changes in how we communicate with
each other

Geographical
sense what's changing? Where are people moving too- what does this mean for us?
How will it change their behavior?

How
will transportation change?
The Future Consumer/ Future of Consumption
o  
How
are habits changing: Neuro/ emotions/attitudes/ patterns
o  
How
are people consuming- what are they consuming?
o  
Mobile
lifestyle'What's happening in mobility- seamlessness'What are new opportunities
in mobile space
o  
Entertainment
Industry ' Innovation/ Changes/ Trends
o  
Trends
in Language (How do you speak to diff segments/when labeling a product)
o  
Luxury
Experiences/ Defining Luxury: what are consumers looking for as far as new
types of engagement
o  
The
new consumer on and offline ' how do you create a seamless experience-
creating  a seamless relationship with a
brand with the initial purchase and then when repurchasing
o  
Consumer
Lifestyle
o  
Next Gen: How is next gen different
expectations, life attitude- their attitudes and expectations of the world and
life in general
o  
Personalization
o  
Future
of Payment and Finance: bitcoin and digital currencies
Future Workforce
o  
Freelance
economy- how is government regulation effecting this? How will companies adjust
to this change?
o  
The
Gen Z ' How to hire? How to keep them engaged?
o  
Passing
down knowledge
o  
Office
Space- Remote offices, Designing for wellbeing, for serendipity
o  
Collaborative
Economy/ Sharing Economy
o  
Automation
of work ' robots
o  
What
will the work landscape look like in the future and how tech is impacting this
Wellbeing/ Health
'        
Tech
implications on health and wellness
'        
Measurement/
Self Diagnosis
'        
Robotics:  What are the implications and effects on
people?
'        
Precision
Medicine'genome sequencing and then tailoring the medicine'What's happening in
this space? What are implications?
PROCESS/ STRUCTURE/ FRAMEWORKS: Uncovering Trends,
Selecting the right ones, and converting them into new opportunities and
growth.
'        
Marketing
Mix- Move to digital ' how can you be savvier in how you do this? Challenges
and successes
'        
Brand
reinvention
'        
HOW
STRATEGIC PLANNING ORGANIZATION ARE STRUCTURED AND HOW THEY EVOLVE: Discuss
your company's structure and organization and how they evolve- How do you
organize to work and understand these trends - how are your resources organized
to do that?
'        
How
do you use trends to build out every product development launch
'        
Building
a Future Thinking Internal Culture
'        
How
are you getting the insights and integrating them
'        
What
frameworks are you using?
'        
Social
Listening- Best Practices in how to accelerate findings ' who is doing this
well?
'        
Trends
in Business Models
'        
Digital:
How is it evolving?  How do I use it to
my advantage things like Instagram and Pinterest? What vendors are helpful?
Shopping on-line- If you want to order a can of bumble bee tuna on amazon how
do you do that?
'        
Skill:
Big shift and how do you deal with the repercussions ' every company is dealing
with the how do you manage the conversation about yourself on social media and
how and when to let it go ' when do you need to pay attention- and how do you
intercept it
'        
HOW:
How do you pull frameworks again- how are you setting up internalizing and
actioning against this- How are you communicating the importance'what did you
learn coming out of the back end ?
'        
Incubators-
how to partner with startups?
EXPERIENCES/ INTERACTIVE
'        
Tour: Have a suggestion for an off-site
tour/ expedition in the Miami Area?
'        
A possible Workshop that would be relevant for this
group- Story telling for the Future, Scenario Planning, Rapid Prototyping?
ADDITIONAL AREAS AND TOPICS OF INTEREST
'        
Tech Panel Discussion: VR, Robotics, etc. and will happen
when they become mainstream

How
tech is impacting the consumer of the future ' Tech could be in product
development but also in innovation space in terms of wearable tech

Data
Mining 
'        
AUTONOMOUS WORLD Panel: 

Autonomous
Drivers' HUMAN LED FUTURES

How
is the government planning for this autonomous world

The
impact on consumer behavior and across all industries
'        
DIGITAL: Digital Piece'all the diff aspects of how
digitization is changing the world from media to health

What
happens if you insert food, health, luxury into the digital space? ' Is anyone
doing this well

What
is the next generation of ecommerce (Eg: retailers that were off line and are
now on-line- what do distribution models look like)

Live
streaming like SnapChat- look into people's lives- What are the implications?
What has already changed as a result of platforms like these?
'        
GLOBAL ISSUES: Water Scarcity ' what does that
world look like now- how will it look in 10 years and what does this mean for
us? Waste? Food Distribution? Pollution?
'        
Evolution
of Trends throughout time: Trend / Counter Trend
'        
The
Future Consumer
'        
Changes
in Home: Smart Home, Geographical Changes, IOT, Family Dynamics
'        
Behavioral
Changes/ Psychology
'        
Cultural
Changes/ Pop Culture
'        
Asian
Consumers
SUBMISSION PROCESS: CLIENT
SIDE COMPANIES ONLY:

Due to the high volume of submissions, only accepted proposals will be
notified. For consideration, please email rkunstadter@iirusa.com with the following information by Tuesday, March
15, 2016 :
  • Proposed speaker name(s), job
    title(s), and company name(s)
  • 3-4 Sentence Bio
  • The topic your session would
    cover
'        
Session
Title
'        
Session
Description (60 words or less)- What is new and unique? What will the audience
gain from this presentation? (Please
submit this as you would want it to appear in the brochure)
'        
Your
complete Mailing Address, best contact number, best email.
VENDORS/ CONSULTANTS/
SOLUTION PROVIDERS PLEASE SEE BELOW:
SPONSORSHIP
OPPORTUNITIES:
  All vendors,
consultants, agencies and solutions providers that would like to get involved
in Foresight and Trends 2016 should contact Sponsorship Director,
Jeffrey Jordon at Jjordan@iirusa.com or
at 646.895.7422

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