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Keynote Webinar:
 Recharting Customer Experience in the Age of Customer Freedom

Keynote Webinar:
Recharting Customer Experience in the Age of Customer Freedom

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021
11:30 - 12:30 pm EST

Hosted by Trend Hunter and SAP

Presented by
Jeremy Gutsche, Trend Hunter CEO & NYT Bestselling Author
and
Adrian Nash, Head of Strategy, SAP Customer Experience
Webinar Host Jeremy Gutsche Webinar Host Adrian Nash

This past year, businesses had to sprint to meet consumer expectations. 2020 brought on amazing digital transformations, proving that change happens during chaos.

Today we are operating in a Business-to-Everyone world, where B2B and B2C are almost one in the same. Meeting your customers needs where and when they arise, is essential.

Is your business ready to rechart Customer Experience to meet tomorrow’s expectations?

Join Adrian Nash, Head of Strategy of SAP Customer Experience, and Jeremy Gutsche, Author and CEO of Trend Hunter, to explore how brands that invest in customer experience are more resilient and future-ready.

1 Hour Webinar: Keynote, Fireside Chat, followed by a Q&A:
• How to invest in your customer needs
• What's the future for brands?
• How to get ahead with data-driven trends
Trend Report Webinar:
 CPG + The New Normal

Trend Report Webinar:
CPG + The New Normal

Tuesday January 19th, 2021
1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Hosted by
Mary Van Puymbroeck, Senior Research Advisor and Futurist
Interviewing
Kareth Middlemass, CPG Food & Beverage Innovation Executive (Formerly at Nestle, Loblaw Groceries, Pfizer and Unilever)
Webinar Host Mary Van Puymbroeck Webinar Guest Kareth Middlemass

What we know: Consumers have drastically shifted this year. As we move into a post-crisis reality, will these behaviours stay, shift or revert back?

Join us for a timely webinar, as Futurist Mary Van Puymbroeck reviews the 2021 Trend Report: Consumer Packaged Goods in the New Normal. Backed by Trend Hunter’s consumer insights and big data, this report covers the behaviours and trends leading the future.

To dive even deeper we’ve invited CPG Food & Beverage Innovation Executive, Kareth Middlemass fireside to discuss the macro forces that could very well impact CPG as we know it. Whether you’re in CPG or not, this webinar will reveal opportunities for all industries.

1 Hour Webinar: Report Walkthrough, Fireside Chat, followed by a Q&A:
• Learn how to navigate the new normal
• Spot opportunities within the trends
• Plan and move ahead with confidence
Trend Report Webinar:
 Top 20 Trends for 2021

Trend Report Webinar:
Top 20 Trends for 2021

Tuesday December 1st, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Hosted by
Armida Ascano, Chief Content Officer
Webinar Host Armida Ascano

Get ready to kick start the new year with an innovative mindset. Join Trend Hunter Chief Insight Officer - Armida Ascano for a researched, data-backed comprehensive list of trends your business needs to know for 2021. Make your lunchtime count, with this inspirational and actionable session that’ll springboard your 2021 into success.

Register for this session to hear about:
• Boost 2021 with forward-thinking insights
• Know what your customers will want in 2021
• Get inspired to take action
• Feed your culture of innovation
Interview with Nick Thompson

Interview with Nick Thompson

Monday November 2nd, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Hosted by
Jeremy Gutsche, Trend Hunter CEO & NYT Bestselling Author
Interviewing
Nick Thompson, Editor-In-Chief of Wired
Webinar Host Jeremy Gutsche Webinar Host Nick Thompson

As 2021 comes into sight, understanding what the future could look like is paramount to every business. Join us for this timely webinar with Editor-In-Chief of Wired Nicholas Thompson.

Ten years ago, Nick Thompson and Jeremy Gutsche were on CNN together predicting the world in 2020. In the discussion, they reviewed emotion-sensing technology, virtual reality, and paperless offices, but they missed one major event: that whole global pandemic part.

In this webinar Nick and Jeremy, get another shot at predicting what's next!

Trend Report Webinar:
 Tech + The New Normal

Trend Report Webinar:
Tech + The New Normal

Tuesday October 27th, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Hosted by
Mary Van Puymbroeck, Senior Research Advisor
Taryn Boyd, Senior Manager, Operations & Client Strategy
Interviewing
Elena Lyrintzis, Voice of Consumer Leader for Google
Webinar Host Mary Van Puymbroeck Webinar Host Taryn Boyd Webinar Guest Elena Lyrintzis

As the pandemic continues to cause changes to our daily lives, technology has become a catalyst for addressing emerging problems. These innovative ideas are having lasting changes, impacting various industries in their approach to consumer needs. We’ve been tracking these ideas at Trend Hunter, documenting relevant trends with data-fuelled insights to help brands and businesses today. That’s why we’ve created our new Tech in the New Normal report, highlighting today’s most relevant tech trends to offer insight into what’s ahead.

You can explore this report at our Tech + the New Normal webinar, where Trend Hunter’s Senior Research Advisor Mary Van Puymbroeck will walk you through our new Tech in the New Normal report. This walkthrough will be followed by an interview with Elena Lyrintzis, Voice of Consumer Lead for Google, hosted by Trend Hunter’s Taryn Boyd, Senior Manager of Operations & Client Strategy, providing an industry expert perspective on the future of tech and innovation tactics to keep you ahead of the curve. No matter your industry this session is designed to inspire, showcasing you you can use key trend data to jumpstart your own innovative ideas.

Register for this session to hear about:
• Discover how businesses are navigating the new normal
• Uncover the patterns in today’s emerging tech trends
• Apply innovation insight to the ideas in your pipeline
• Hear industry expert perspectives on the future of tech
• Plan your next steps with confidence
Trend Report Webinar:
 Entertainment + The New Normal

Trend Report Webinar:
Entertainment + The New Normal

Tuesday October 6th, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Hosted by
Mary Van Puymbroeck, Senior Research Advisor
Taryn Boyd, Senior Manager, Operations & Client Strategy
Interviewing
Tara Murphy, Director of Consumer Insights at Cineplex Entertainment
Webinar Host Mary Van Puymbroeck Webinar Host Taryn Boyd Webinar Guest Tara Murphy

Entertainment has gone through many evolutions since the onset of the pandemic, with restrictions and changes to daily life inspiring new approaches and ideas. At Trend Hunter, we’ve been tracking these trends, cataloging and analyzing the innovative ideas that brands and businesses are implementing to stay relevant. In this webinar session, we’ll be deep-diving into today’s most impactful entertainment trends, walking you through our new Entertainment in the New Normal report. This report is centered around entertainment trends across a wide range of industries, exploring the creative approaches that are appealing to the new needs of today’s consumer.

This webinar is designed to accelerate innovation no matter your industry, showcasing how trends can be categorized and explored in-depth to reveal patterns that support innovative thinking. Trend Hunter’s Mary Van Puymbroeck will walk you through our Entertainment in the New Normal report, exploring relevant, data-fuelled trends that showcase how the entertainment industry is currently evolving. Following this walkthrough, Trend Hunter’s Taryn Boyd will interview Tara Murphy, Director of Consumer Insights for Cineplex Entertainment, gaining an industry expert perspective on the future of entertainment and innovation tactics to keep you ahead of the curve.

Register for this session to hear about:
• Discover how businesses are navigating the new norma
• Uncover the patterns in today’s emerging entertainment trends
• Apply innovation insight to the ideas in your pipeline
• Hear industry expert perspectives on the future of entertainment
• Plan your next steps with confidence
Trend Report Webinar:
 Marketing + The New Normal

Trend Report Webinar:
Marketing + The New Normal

Tuesday September 22nd, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Hosted by
Amrit Dhillon, Senior Research Advisor
Gil Haddi, SVP Client Success
Interviewing
Tasja Kirkwood, VP Marketing and Insights, Viacom CBS
Webinar Host Amrit Dhillon Webinar Host Gil Haddi Webinar Guest Tasja Kirkwood

As consumers and businesses alike continue to adapt to new daily realities, the way we approach marketing has shifted. That’s why we at Trend Hunter want to offer insight into the years ahead, with a webinar outlining new marketing innovations found in our Marketing in the New Normal Trend Report. This report highlights pandemic-influenced innovations in marketing, diving into trends centered around authenticity, social media, corporate responsibility, and much more!

No matter your industry, this webinar will accelerate innovation as we explore the wide-reaching effects of today’s most impactful trends. In this session, Trend Hunter’s Amrit Dhillon will walk you through our Marketing in the New Normal Report, breaking down how you can categorize, analyze, and reflect upon emerging trends to reveal the patterns that are shaping the years ahead.

Following this walkthrough, Trend Hunter’s Gil Haddi will interview a marketing industry expert, exploringhow they are navigating pandemic uncertainty and overcoming it, as well as innovation tactics for moving forward in the new normal with confidence.

Register for this session to hear about:
• Discover how businesses are navigating the new normal
• Uncover the patterns in today’s emerging marketing trends
• Apply innovation insight to the ideas in your pipeline
• Hear industry expert perspectives on the future of marketing
• Plan your next steps with confidence
Trend Report Webinar:
 Food Culture + The New Normal

Trend Report Webinar:
Food Culture + The New Normal

Tuesday September 8th, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Hosted by
Mary Van Puymbroeck, Senior Research Advisor
Taryn Boyd, Senior Manager, Operations & Client Strategy
Interviewing
Kareth Middlemass, CPG Food & Beverage Innovation Executive
Webinar Host Mary Van Puymbroeck Webinar Host Taryn Boyd Webinar Guest Kareth Middlemass

Trend Hunter has seen a multitude of new innovations emerging, and we want to share our tools and framework to help you navigate rapid change in the years ahead. The Food Culture in the New Normal Trend Report highlights pandemic-influenced innovations in food that have emerged as a result of evolving consumer needs, including evolutions in dining, flavor, grocery, cooking, and much more!

Regardless of your industry, this webinar will ignite innovative thinking as we explore the impact of evolving trends. Trend Hunter’s Mary Van Puymbroeck will walk you through our Food Culture in the New Normal report, showcasing how to break down, categorize, and reflect upon trends to see the patterns that are re-shaping the food culture space.

Following this walkthrough, Trend Hunter’s Taryn Boyd will be in conversation with an industry expert, exploring how businesses are overcoming pandemic uncertainty and leveraging new trends as they create the future.

Register for this session to hear about:
• Discover how businesses are navigating the new normal
• Uncover the patterns in today’s emerging food culture trends
• Apply innovation insight to the ideas in your pipeline
• Hear industry expert perspectives on the future of food culture
• Plan your next steps with confidence
Trend Report Webinar:
 Retail + The New Normal

Trend Report Webinar:
Retail + The New Normal

Tuesday August 25th, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Hosted by
Hayley McGlone, Manager, Client Research & Strategy
Ady Floyd, Director of Client Success
Interviewing
Roberta Isfer, Innovation Experience & Content Director
Webinar Host Hayley McGlone Webinar Host Ady Floyd Webinar Guest Roberta Isfer

The world is facing rapid change and uncertainty as a result of the pandemic, which is why Trend Hunter wants to help you put your future in focus. To help you prepare for the year’s ahead, we’re offering a webinar walkthrough of our new Retail in the New Normal Report, outlining trends such as omnichannel retail and low-touch-stores that are emerging to address new pandemic-influenced needs.

This webinar is designed to inspire new ideas and ignite fresh thinking, even for those outside the retail space, as we explore how trends are evolving in light of the pandemic. Trend Hunter’s Hayley McGlone will walk you through our Retail + The New Normal Trend Report, showcasing how our research on emerging trends in this space can be categorized, broken down, and reflected upon to offer inspiration and ideation for your own projects and ideas.

Following this walkthrough, Trend Hunter’s Ady Floyd will discuss all things innovation with Roberta Isfer, Innovation Experience & Content Director at VISA. Roberta will speak to her own innovation processes, in a discussion centered around navigating pandemic-uncertainty, and the importance of looking both inside and outside your industry to find innovation inspiration

Register for this session to hear about:
• Discover how businesses are navigating the new normal
• Uncover the patterns in today’s emerging retail trends
• Apply innovation insight to the ideas in your pipeline
• Hear industry expert perspectives on the future of retail
• Plan your next steps with confidence
Innovation Panel:
 The New Normal

Innovation Panel:
The New Normal

Tuesday August 11th, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Hosted by Sean Watson, Director of Sales Operations and Special Projects
Webinar Host Sean Watson
Join Sean Watson as he hosts a conversation with top industry leaders on how they have worked through the chaos accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. In this panel discussion, you will get to hear from George Nukuto, Principal Scientist at Smuckers and Scott Vanderwel, SVP of Operational Improvement and Digital Operations at Rogers Communications, to hear how they are working through this time of rapid change.
Register for this session and learn more about:
• How industry leaders can continue to innovate
• The pandemic’s impact on business practices
• Tools for pushing through uncertainty
• Next steps for navigating the new normal
• Webinar follow up asset - COVID Impact Report
Innovation Webinar Future Series

Create the Future:
5-Part Innovating Through Chaos Series

Hosted by Jeremy Gutsche, Trend Hunter CEO & NYT Best Selling Author
Webinar Host Jeremy Gutsche
Join Jeremy Gutsche for a free 5-part webinar series on Innovating Through Chaos. Gutsche established himself as an innovation expert in 2008 with the release of his award-winning debut book, Exploiting Chaos, and has gone on to help hundreds of brands, billionaires and CEOs to fuel creativity and strategic thinking in times of rapid change and uncertainty. He revisited these themes in a new double-sided book, Create the Future + The Innovation Handbook, which features frameworks that will shape each webinar.
WEBINAR 1
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
1:00 pm
The Ability to Change in Chaos
Break free from the traps holding you back from change.
WEBINAR 2
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
1:00 pm
Culture of Innovation
Build an organizational culture that can adapt.
WEBINAR 3
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
1:00 pm
Opportunity Hunting in Chaos
Identify new opportunities in times of rapid change.
WEBINAR 4
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
1:00 pm
Adaptive Innovation
Dive deeper into tactics for innovating through chaos and uncertainty.
WEBINAR 5
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
1:00 pm
Infectious Messaging
Create messaging that breaks through the noise.
Innovation Webinar Chaos
Webinar Host Jeremy Gutsche
Tuesday April 7, 2020
1:00 pm EDT

Innovating Through Chaos

Hosted by Jeremy Gutsche, Trend Hunter CEO & NYT Bestselling Author

Join Jeremy Gutsche for this webinar exploring the themes of innovating through chaos and recession readiness. Featuring content from his newly released book, Create the Future, this session will give you the tools to successfully navigate times of chaos and uncertainty. Consumers’ needs are evolving by the minute, and it is critical to adapt. Learn battle-tested tactics that companies like Disney, CNN, Apple, Patagonia, Uber, AirBnB, and Microsoft used to defy the odds and get their start during challenging times.

Register for this session and learn how to:
• Turn chaos into opportunity
• Build a culture of innovation
• Filter through the noise to identify key shifts
• Create messaging that resonates
• Equip your team for success in uncertain times
Work Culture Webinar
Webinar Jaime Neely
Tuesday April 21, 2020
1:00 pm EDT

Navigating the New Normal of Work

Hosted by Jaime Neely, Chief Culture Officer at Trend Hunter

Join Jaime Neely in an exploration of how the workplace must shift and adapt during times of chaos. In recent years, a call for unconventional methods of work became increasingly urgent, with many opting out of the traditional office and into the gig economy. In the midst of volatility, even more transformation is needed to ensure the needs of the modern employee are met.

Register for this session and learn how to:
• Transform your company culture to be more agile
• Maintain employee engagement during times of chaos
• Think on your toes as an employer
Megatrends Innovation Webinar
Webinar Host Armida Ascano
Tuesday May 5, 2020
1:00 pm EDT

18 Megatrends of the New Normal

Hosted by Armida Ascano, Chief Content Officer at Trend Hunter

Armida Ascano walks you through the macro shifts happening amid the chaos of today’s world. Using the 18 Megatrends Matrix as its foundation, this webinar will dive into how consumer desire has and will continue to, shift during times of volatility. If consumercentricity was a part of your mission before the chaos of COVID, it will be an even higher priority moving forward.

Register for this session and learn how to:
• Use consumer desires as a driving force
• Develop associative thinking to better predict trends
• Remain consumercentric through volatility

Our Speaker Expertise

Innovation Webinar Books

Trend Hunter’s webinars feature tactics from Jeremy Gutsche’s award-winning books: Exploiting Chaos (2008), Better and Faster (2015) and his newly released double-sided book, Create the Future + The Innovation Handbook (2020). They also build on insights from Trend Hunter’s Innovation Assessment, developed by Jaime Neely, and framework of 18 Megatrends and 6 Patterns of Opportunity created by Armida Ascano.