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Cate Trotter Speaker

Cate Trotter

    • Founder & Head of Trends at Insider Trends, a London-based retail futures agency that has helped brands ranging from Chanel to Lego get ahead by tapping into up-and-coming trends and innovations
    • Top 100 Most Influential Retail Experts in the World
    • Trotter translates daunting technological jargon into fresh approaches retailers can apply to better serve their customers.
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$7,500 - $10,000

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United Kingdom

2020 Sizzle Reel

2020 Sizzle Reel

Cate Trotter - Head of Trends

Cate Trotter - Head of Trends

2018 Showreel

2018 Showreel

Cate Trotter Speaker Biography


The Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, Cate Trotter knows what’s coming next in the world of retail to keep global brands ahead of their competitors with profitable customer experiences and retail spaces.

From The Internet of Things and Wearables to Interactive technologies and Virtual reality, Cate is always on top of the latest tech innovations and trends, both online and in the real world. As a keynote speaker, she teaches companies how to spot and use these in order to boost profits, differentiate their brand, and enhance team thinking for the long-term.

She specializes in navigating complicated subjects and boiling them down into a handful of powerful takeaways, always putting the audience’s interests before her own.

Cate launched two successful businesses in her twenties, leading to her being named a Future 100 and Startup 100 entrepreneur. Her entrepreneurial background means she is able to talk from experience in her presentations, rather than an ivory tower.

She has presented to brands such as Unilever, Chanel, Absolut Vodka, Marks and Spencer, Philips, B&Q, DeLonghi and Lego. Her audience of senior team members ranges from Chief Executives, Managing Directors, General Managers and Presidents of global companies. In the past 12 months, she has given presentations in 11 European countries, as well as Peru, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico City, and New York.

Cate combines unique, powerful insights with solid data, presenting them in a no-nonsense way. She uses inspirational case studies to show how audiences can tap into these trends and get ahead.

Cate’s presentations draw on her personal connections and interviews with retail innovators, as well as first-hand experience of the world’s best retail spaces. This enables her to develop fresh perspectives that challenge and enlighten audiences.

KEY RETAIL TRENDS
This retail trend presentation outlines the most important changes ahead for retailers and identifies the long- and short-term actions they can take to get ahead. Each trend is brought to life using inspirational case studies of the businesses leading the way. At each point, Cate highlights how the businesses in the audience can profit from these shifts, revealing insights worth thousands to retail businesses.

SURVIVING AND THRIVING MID- AND POST-COVID
A look at a number of retailers from different sectors to see which businesses have done the best during COVID - and why. Audiences get clear recommendations on what their business should do to maximise sales, now and post-COVID. Insights and takeaways are adapted according to the audience's sector and the latest research.

THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE RETAIL
A look at best practice in sustainable retail, from the perspectives of execution and communication. This session can also cover the end goal for sustainable retail and can provide a roadmap for how to get there.

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL SUPPLY CHAINS
The supply chain of the future will go beyond optimisation and automation. They offer new ways for retailers to differentiate their businesses, think holistically and engage customers. This session covers all aspects of the future of the retail supply chain, gets brands thinking in new ways and uncovers new opportunities.

THE FUTURE OF DEPARTMENT STORES
In this talk Cate will late our a new vision for department stores:

  • Show department stores why they're thinking about their business in the wrong way
  • Pinpoint the value that department stores actually provide
  • Build a new vision for them based on that foundation
  • Show department stores who they can learn and be inspired by, through case studies of leading companies
  • Ensure everyone walks away with a bold new strategy for department stores to thrive 

 

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What You Missed at....

Get the lowdown on what took place at some of the world’s most important retail shows and conferences without taking 5 days out of the office. Cate and the Insider Trends team will scout shows such as NRF, World Retail Congress, Shoptalk, The Next Web and Seamless Asia and feed the key highlights back to busy office teams. Clients are welcome to give Cate key themes to focus on before she visits the event, ensuring that the right insights and networking tips are brought back. 

Regular retail innovation and trends round-ups    

These regular sessions feature the most important developments, insights, and innovations from the past quarter rolled into one easy-to-digest presentation. 

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