Founder and Head of Trends at Insider Trends, a leading London-based retail futures agency
Cate Trotter is the Head of Trends at Insider Trends, a leading London based retail futures agency.
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What Cate Trotter's clients say
"Being able to stay ahead of the game and identify future innovations has been incredibly valuable. With a relaxed style and presentations jam-packed with relevant and new facts, stats and ideas, we would highly recommend Insider Trends to any forward-thinking organisation."
"Thank you so much for your presentation yesterday. The whole team commented on how insightful it was. There was a great deal to take away!"
"We loved Cate’s energy and confidence! The session had a good balance between being informative and fun. I’d recommend Insider Trends to businesses embarking on a digital journey, which often calls for business transformation and change from tradition."
"It was so great to hear you speak. Your presentation was very thought provoking and inspiring. My colleague and I had a good follow-up conversation about it afterwards. I like the way you present, it’s very clear, there’s solid information, and you bring your personality in. We could have listened to you for much longer. Thank you!!"
"Cate gave us a great speech about blended brand ecosystems and what really fascinated me was her ability to adapt to our specific audience. Displaying great innovations is one thing but making it relevant for our customers made it all so much better."
"Very good presentation – one of the best in years. Thank you."
"It stimulated lots of ideas about how we can create stronger connections with consumers in our store environment, and was a great launch activity for our new store design project."
"Very interesting and presented very clearly – thanks for a great presentation."
"We enjoyed Cate’s dynamism and, of course, professionalism. My team was very happy with the session, I heard that it has been a very long time since they had such level of performance."
"The final presentation left the movers and shakers of the retail industry with something very interesting to mull over for the weeks and months to come. I’m very fond of Cate’s way of working, which is to gently reinforce her hypotheses through an accumulation of case studies and examples. Her slides were something to behold, they made you want to visit every store or try every app she mentioned. She refers to herself as ‘the 26th most influential person in retail’ but you’d to be hard put to imagine that there are 25 more engaging and delightful thinkers or presenters out there."
Cate Trotter's 2022 biography
Cate Trotter’s background
At Insider Trends, Cate has helped brands such as Chanel, Galeries Lafayette, Marks & Spencer, Swarovski, Fujitsu, Metro Group, Samsung, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, Puig, Nike, Lego, Johnson & Johnson, Levi’s and EE innovate and create world-leading retail ecosystems.
Cate frequently works with senior team members – including Unilever’s CEO, the General Manager of L’Oreal France, Mega Image’s CEO, House of Fraser’s CEO, Clarks’ Managing Director, Tom Tailor’s CEO, Carrefour’s Chief Operations Officer and the board of Hugo Boss.
She is a very experienced speaker, regularly making keynote presentations to audiences of up to 800 people. 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’s experience of setting up two successful businesses in her twenties led to her being named a Future 100 and Startup 100 entrepreneur. She’s been quoted 4 times in Forbes magazine and is a RetailWire BrainTrust expert. LinkedIn named her one of the top 15 most listened to professionals in the UK. Vend ranked her as the world’s 26th most influential professional in retail.
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.
Cate Trotter's 2022 talks & topics
The World in 2035
Do you know which important changes will affect our world between now and 2035? Cate Trotter will explain the most influential megatrends impacting society over the coming two decades. She’ll help you understand what these trends mean for your business, so they can push your business forward instead of under.
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.
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.
How to Thrive in An Exponential World
As the rate of change increases, radically different businesses are emerging – ones that can threaten established giants within a few months of launching. In this presentation, Cate Trotter helps established businesses understand the new mindsets, business models and technologies that underpin this super-fast growth. She will also outline how they can adapt, so they too can innovate in new ways and grow exponentially.
The Future of Technology in Retail
Discover the most innovative retail tech that can increase profits in two ways – by optimising internal operations and transforming customer experiences. Attendees will also learn a memorable framework to help them differentiate between game-changing and gimmicky technology. This will ensure that any future tech investment pays dividends.
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.
How to Spot a Trend
Future proof Retail Ecosystems
How To Create Stronger Connections With Customers
Digitally native, vertically integrated retail
The Sharing Economy
Getting Ahead in Omnichannel Retail
Cate Trotter's 2022 speaking fees
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