Kate  Ancketill

Fee Band

  • Conference Speakers£5k to £10k
  • Reputation, Branding & Marketing, AI & Robotics, Retail, Transformational Leadership

A leading authority in global retail and business futurism. With retail, consumer, brand, hospitality, and technology specialisation, Kate makes complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable for audiences. 


As the CEO and founder of GDR, Kate Ancketill has more than twenty-five years experience in business futurism and trends. She is the innovation partner to around thirty of the world’s largest consumer brands, supplying market leading consultancy and professional speaking to P&G, Tesco, Waitrose, Target, Sephora, Microsoft, Google, and Lego.

Kate delivers big-picture narratives on how macro forces are affecting the economy, the planet, culture, and technology. Her team of researchers and strategists identify global trends and innovation case studies that represent successful business adaptation, from which others can learn. She advises on the future of customer experience, how marketing is evolving, and how the best of the best are using tech to adapt to changing demographics, environmental realities and cultural change.

She has considerable experience in Conferences, Webinars (live & recorded), TV, radio, podcasts, panels, board advisory, client presentations, and print. Kate has worked extensively with media organisations of all sizes, from national broadcasters to specialised trade publications.

Kate’s expertise and skills are highly regarded globally. She is the trends keynote speaker for the world’s largest retail organisation, the National Retail Federation in the US.



Motivational Speaker & Founder Business Futurist

Kate Ancketill ASBN 2024

You MUST adapt

NRF 2018

Lockdown Promo

Retail's Hard Reset


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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