Unveiling the World Future Trends Summit

Keeping up with the pace of change can be exhausting. That said, it's critical in a world where what's next can be the difference between profit and extinction. To be curious about the future is one thing; to proactively engage in understanding the future is another. The desire to change, innovate and develop both individually and professionally is a constant challenge. What does it take to ignite the passion within and compete for the future?


Welcome to the 2012 World Future Trends Summit, (Formerly Future Trends) taking place October 15-17 in Miami – where global visionaries gather to uncover and implement the biggest trends that stand to have the greatest impact on the future of business. It is the only conference that offers a co-creative and practical hands on approach to trends, combining real world business cases, inspirational keynotes, and structured workshops – bringing you the best in content from around the world: US, Asia Pacific, Latin America and EMEA.

Here are some of the highlights from this year's program:

• A Whole New Format for a Whole New Event: Includes Business Cases, Global Keynotes and Workshops. Download the brochure to see full descriptions.

• Global Keynotes. High-level Keynotes hit the stage to talk about the newest worldwide trends, insights and innovations. Including: Joe Sabia, Digital Producer & Creative Consultant, Daniel Epstein, Founder, Unreasonable Institute, Tom De Blasis, Global Design Designer, Nike, Luciana Stein, Head of south & Central America, Trendwatching.com, Toffael Rashid, Regional Director, Planning, Leo Burnett Asia Pacific, Bas Verhart, Co-Founder and Executive Director, THNK - The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, Rob van den Dam, Global Telecommunications Industry Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), Jonathan Ford, Creative Partners, Pearlfisher, David D. Burstein, Author, Fast Future: How the Millennials are Shaping Our World, Steven Van der Kruit, Creative Director & Visionary, Firmenich Perfumery, and Jaspar Roos, Chief Inspiration Officer, ABN AMRO. Download the brochure to see the full speaker list.

• Eleven Real World Business Cases. Corporate practitioners present realistic view of trends in action and reveal projects that worked, ones that didn't, and what was learned along the way.

• Six Workshops. Learn the fundamentals behind trend implementation and application. From Rapid Prototyping, to Scenario Testing and Trenz®Walk, you will learn the best in trend analysis and exploration.

• The Return of Trenz®Walk. Spotting trends isn't about finding that one next big thing; it's about observing change, what's new, what's the same, what hasn't changed over time, what has evolved, what has disappeared completely. As "cultural anthropologist", you will go on a voyage of discovery into the latest trends.
*Trenz®Walk is limited to 25 participants per session on a first come first serve basis.

• Global Focus. As the world becomes so interconnected and cultures collide, navigating the trend scene can become even more difficult. We've created a holistic format that offers an innovation and realistic approach to trends, incorporating content from around the world: US, Asia Pacific, Latin America and EMEA.

• Tangible Take-Aways to Bring Back to Senior Management. After each session, your team will work together to create a PowerPoint that will be immediately distributable to your colleagues when you leave the event.

Join us in reinventing the future. Register now as a reader of our blog with code FT12BLOG and save 15% off the standard rate. Visit our website to register.

The Future Trends Event Team

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