Kate Ancketill is a leading female business speaker in retail and business futurism. As the CEO and founder of GDR, she has more than 20 years of experience in trends affecting business sectors and consumer behaviour.
As a result, she is an innovation partner to 30 of the world’s largest consumer brands, including P & G, Tesco, Waitrose, Target, Sephora, Microsoft, Google, and Lego.
As a public speaker, Kate Ancketill has experience in a variety of forms, from conference talks to webinars (live & recorded) and live broadcasts, and as a business futurist, she always delivers compelling big-picture narratives.
To corporate audiences, she advises on the future of customer experience, how marketing is evolving, and how top companies are using tech to adapt to changing demographics, environmental realities and cultural changes; she makes sure that complex societal shifts and emerging technologies relatable to any audience.
● Trends fit for the future: The surprising secret of persistently brilliant retail brands
● The Metaverse: why brands should care about the virtual world
● Sustainable brands: a practical guide to a future that works for the planet, people, and profit
● The Circular Economy: Regenerative models that work
● Loyalty, payment and NFTs: New models of customer engagement
● What every retail sector can learn from innovation in FinTech
● How Innovation in Customer Experience is the Heart of Future Growth
● The Future of Beauty and Wellness
● Longevity and the future of ageing
“Several of our delegates told us that you were the best keynote they have ever seen in their career. Great work and thank you for being part of our conference.” – Liz Smith, Senior Director, Verifone
“Kate did a wonderful job as she always does for us! She works well with us in advance of the presentation and gives us plenty of options and food for thought on what she can present for us” – Nikki Collins, Field Marketing Manager EMEA, Oracle
“A lot of highly relevant insights and examples. And you are professional in how you present it. We just received feedback that this had the best engagement at Elkjøp so far” – Hans – Petter Dovre, Format Director, Elkjop Nordic AS
“I think it’s fair to say that your delivery at the KBSA conference was breathtaking. You could have heard a pin drop at any stage! So thank you; you reignited my imagination and confirmed my desire for change and excitement for the future! I look forward to learning more through your posts and hope our paths cross again at some point! – Ian Sandford, Chairman, Four Seasons Kitchens
“A Meeting of Minds conference: How is AI changing the world? Feedback: Fascinating and scary 9.25/10 (highest of all speakers) – James Goad, Managing Director, Owen James Events
“One word kept coming up and up again when attendees were commenting on your session – ‘wow’. – Claire Knott, Conference Director, The Retail Bulletin Conference 2022
“My name is Shakir from NOUMI, we were one of the sponsors at the Retail Conference. I was very impressed with the presentation you delivered”.– Shakir Lincoln, Founder, noumi App
“Kate, the presentation was brilliant! Thank you so much. Terrific feedback on it! You looked a knockout as well. Not sure why I have to apologise for possibly sounding shallow, there is too much of a move to ignore femininity in my opinion– you have it all going on, and TRB is proud to put a classy, insanely smart, great-looking woman as our keynote!” – Karen Howard, Managing Director, The Retail Bulletin