Kate Stockman is a successful & experienced business & brand strategist and innovation coach and runs her own FUTURE BUSINESS STUDIO. She leads strategic, creative ideation & trend-based work sessions and helps brands & companies to cut through the clutter, reconnect with their consumer & prepare them for sustainable, futureproof growth.

Kate has over 20 years of expertise in marketing, strategy, innovation, communication & PR. She works for national, international & global corporations, manufacturers and brands in a broad spectrum of segments as in food & beverages, fashion, design, entertainment, media, luxury, hospitality, beauty, youth culture, FMCG, finance, broader lifestyle area’s and institutional.

Occasionally she takes on small promising & emerging start/scale ups in order to help them take a shortcut by coaching them to set their basics & strategy right.

Kate has an impressive network of top-in-their-class experts, creatives and analysts to choose from depending on the assigned project.

Kate is Professor Trend Implementation for Idea & Innovation Management at Erasmus University Brussels since 2014.

Kate is an trend keynote speaker, writes trend columns, serves on various distinguished juries related to fashion, design (Henri Van De Velde Awards), innovation and hospitality & food and was part of the key jury of the Venuez Hospitality Awards over 10 years.

Today she publishes her weekly view on the world in transformation by spotting early future signals on her own platform katestockman.com.

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