ArtScience Museum, Singapore
7th - 8th September 2016

Future Forces
By The Economist

Future Forces: Discover the forces shaping our future

At FUTR, The Economist presents the opportunity to discover the forces shaping our future through specially curated experiences.

Future Forces screening

In June 2016, Economist Films was launched with the intent of expressing The Economist’s globally curious outlook in the form of short, mind-stretching documentaries.

The "Future Works" series explores the jobs of the future that are being done today. While examining the impact of new technology in creating new jobs – and transforming existing ones. It looks beyond the gadgets to reveal what it’s like to work in the emerging industries of the future. One of the films from the series, "Drone Rangers," chronicles the day-to-day work of civilian drone operators in the fields of conservation, disaster recovery and construction.

The Economist invites you to join a special screening of the Future Works series at gallery 5.

Food for thought: Is lab made meat a digestible solution?

Animal agriculture is one of the most unsustainable industries on our planet today. Without a radical technological shift, feeding demand will be hard, if not impossible to achieve.

Throughout the Summit, The Economist will bring this issue to life by providing an unforgettable experience. You will have a chance to taste the future by trying man-made meat tacos complemented by content from The Economist regarding this growing trend. During the experience, you will learn that this sustainable version of meat can taste, feel, look and in some cases bleed like meat while having a much lower environmental impact. We hope you will walk away with a fresh perspective on the revolutionizing way we may eat in the future.

All visitors will be offered an exclusive subscription offer to The Economist including a free book, Megachange 2050.

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About The Economist
With a growing global circulation and a reputation for insightful analysis and perspective on every aspect of world events, The Economist is one of the most widely recognised and well-read current affairs publications. The paper covers politics, business, science and technology, and books and arts, concluding each week with the obituary. In addition to the web-only content such as blogs, debates and audio/video programmes available on the website, The Economist is available to download for reading on Android, Blackberry PlayBook, iPhone or iPad devices. The Economist Espresso, our daily briefing smartphone app, is also available for download via iTunes App Store or Google Play.


Future Forces by The Economist:
7th - 8th September 2016

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In 2015 we created our vision for a new type of event. Millennial 20/20 was disruptive, both in terms of format and content. We were quick to identify the rapidly-changing consumer landscape driven by the digitally-savvy, mobile-first, tech-native millennial generation. Our vision was to bring together brands and retailers with the latest solutions and innovations able to meet these needs and transform each part of the customer journey.

After our successful launch in London, demand from our community took us all over the world, hosting summits in Singapore, New York and Sydney in just 18 months.

Over this time, we witnessed multiple trends, technologies, innovations and business models that held the potential to disrupt the way brands and retailers operate. It became apparent that these changes were moving at a much faster pace than we ever imagined. While still driven by empowered consumers, we identified trends that were in the near-future that we wanted to bring to life through our events.

FUTR is our own evolution. FUTR is actively engaged in next-generation commerce. FUTR is the must-attend event to identify what’s next.

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This isn’t just a conference and exhibition. FUTR is an authentic global community for those who want to stay at the cutting-edge of insights, technology and solutions. The move to FUTR is not only a change of name, but a new commitment to year-round conversation for analysis and insight-sharing. A watering hole for the future-focused leaders who want to see “what’s next”, understand how to bridge ‘the gap between now and next’, while carrying forward authentic values with no baggage. FUTR is both cross-industry and global. We strive to find the lessons from across the globe to inspire and mobilise leaders as they seek to connect with today’s consumer.

M20/20 was the launch pad for us to understand this space; to listen and learn what leaders and innovators really want. FUTR is the next chapter.

Whether it’s accessing brand-new content at one of our summits, attending insightful roundtables and workshops, or gaining knowledge from our newly-launched research platform FUTR Insights; we want you to be part of FUTR for all Future Trends.

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