As wages continue to rise and unemployment continues to fall we are seeing a growing appetite for spending amongst consumers, but how is this playing out in the different industries?

Are Brits still holding onto the “craft” movement that has become prominent with the rise of hipsters, with Brits valuing artisan over mass produced? Or are they ready to pick up where they left off with some “fun” frivolous spending?


14:00 - 14:30 - Coffee and Registration

14:30 - 15:00 - Toby Clark presents on the Mood of the Nation “Why it’s time to shave my beard off.” Toby Clark give an economic overview of the UK and asks the question, has the “hipster” movement reached its peak?

15:00 - 15:30 - Jacqueline Bourke, Getty Images, presents on Defining Visual trends for 2016
Jacqueline Bourke, Senior Manager, Creative Insights at Getty Images will explore the aesthetic shifts that will change what we see in brand communications, advertising and design over the coming year and beyond.

15:30 - 16:00 - Coffee Break

16:00 - 16:30 - Panel on Mood of the Nation in their industry Our panel of industry experts give you an indepth look at the consumer mood in their sector and how this will impact spending in the year ahead.

Chris Wisson - Drink
Roshida Khanom - Beauty
Fergal McGivney- Travel
Nicholas Carroll - Retail
Patrick Ross - Finance
Tamara Sender - Fashion

16:30 - 17:00 - Q&A After hearing the arguments from our panel, we answer the question are consumers turning to fun or sticking with craft?

17:00 - 18:00 - Meet the Analysts Your opportunity to direct any burning questions to our industry experts.

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