Chris Sanderson

Fee Band

  • Conference Speakers£5k to £10k
  • IT & Online Business, Creative Thinking, Social Responsibility

Chris and his team draw on up to 2,500 creatives, designers, analysts, stylists, DJs, gamers, cultural academics and trend scouts to keep in touch with what’s coming.


Chris Sanderson is creative director of Viewpoint; the international trend forecasting magazine. He is also the co-founder and Director of trend research company The Future Laboratory.

As Strategy and Insight Director of The Future Laboratory, he is responsible for delivering consumer insight, trend forecasting and brand strategy to a client list that includes American Express, The New Yorker, Veuve Clicquot, the Gap, Nokia, British Vogue and Procter & Gamble. Recent personal projects include directing Futurescape, a series of short films about the future for Channel Four television. Chris is also responsible for The Future Laboratory’s conference, briefing and media events.

Chris has a monthly column in UK luxury industry bible, The Luxury Briefing, and previously was contributing style editor at British Esquire. He has also worked as a freelance creative director on strategic planning for fashion brands.

Prior to founding The Future Laboratory, he worked as as UK communications director for surfwear brand Quiksilver, and as lecturer in visual communication at The London Institute. He is a regular speaker and consultant for The British Council, where projects include setting up magazines in India and Estonia, and overviewing the growth of the creative industries in Scandinavia. In 2004 he was appointed to the British Council Creative Industries advisory panel.


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JLA Presents

Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

Samira Ahmed, Eniola Aluko, Julia Gillard, and Alex Mahon

We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London