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Future Pioneers

Our world moves fast, and we’d all agree that it’s hard - if not impossible - to keep up. Insight businesses that not only chart the future, but prove it, serve as an almighty godsend for businesses and brands who play the long game. Those who need not only to react, but to define the years ahead, identifying the macro trends that influence shifts in consumer behaviour.

Trevor Hardy

Trevor Hardy

The Future Laboratory

CEO of The Future Laboratory. The Future Laboratory have grown to become one of the worlds most renowned consultancies. They help clients to harness market trends, understand and adapt to emerging consumer needs, position their business for success and keep them ahead of competitors. Trevors career spans management consulting and advertising agencies in Canada, USA & the United Kingdom, working with organisations such as Coca Cola, Chanel, Comic Relief, Ernest & Young and BMW.

Paul Kemp-Robertson

Paul Kemp-Robertson

Contagious

Co-Founder of Contagious. Founders Paul Kemp-Robertson and Gee Thomson wanted to create a platform to explore alternative advertising ideas, assess the impact of emerging technologies and champion a greater sense of purpose for brands. Contagious offers an intelligence platform, dedicated consultancy, quarterly magazine and live events across the globe to champion brave, innovative creativity across the industry, and equip companies to achieve it for themselves.

William Rowe

William Rowe

Protein

Founder and CEO of Protein. Protein is an insight platform that collects the best there is in global trends in a digestable feed. Protein help brands understand and connect with Influential audiences. The Protein networks includes a branding agency responsible for several campaigns with companies such as Nike, Absolut, Samsung, Range Rover and Burberry.

Jane McDaid and Kevin Goss Ross

Jane McDaid and Kevin Goss Ross

Thinkhouse

A globally connected marketing agency with offices in both the UK and Ireland. Thinkhouse help some of the worlds biggest brands understand and connect with youth audiences. A youth marketing agency, helping brands to understand and connect with 18-35 year olds. Brands they have worked with include Orchard Thieves, Heineken, Coors Light and Desperados.