The first annual Creative Futures Summit will take place from May 13-14, 2015, in London.
The two-day event, hosted by Drapers stablemates WGSN and the i2i Events Group, will focus on trends in design, product, retail, marketing and consumer behaviour.
Speakers include designer Patrick Grant, Liberty managing director Ed Burstell and Gandy’s Flipflops co-founder Rob Forkan and Covetique chief executive Nicola McClafferty.
The event will include keynote speakers and panel discussions on the new media and marketing landscape; disruptive tech and marketing; emerging production issues and experience design in retail.
On the final day of the summit WGSN will hold its Global Fashion Awards, which celebrates companies and individuals across 21 categories, at the Park Lane Hotel in London. The shortlist will be announced in January.