Co-founder of the Future Laboratory and world-renowned futurist, Martin Raymond has an uncanny knack for discovering the next big thing. The editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine and LS:N Global, Martin is a fascinating conference speaker on a variety of topics, including retailing and fashion trend forecasting, consumer insights and brand strategy.
Considered one of the world's leading futurists with an uncanny knack of discovering the next big thing, Martin Raymond co-founded The Future Laboratory with Christopher Sanderson. Martin is editor-in-chief of Viewpoint magazine and LS:N Global, the online global lifestyle news and consumer insight network and is a fascinating conference speaker on a variety of topics including retailing and fashion trend forecasting, consumer insights and brand strategy.
Martin has written several books, including crEATe: Eating Design & Future Food and The Tomorrow People: Future Consumers and How to Read Them Today .
Martin Raymond is a regular media commentator on trends and business for the BBC, the BBC World Service programme Culture Shock, Channel 4 and ITV.
Born in Ireland, he moved to the UK in 1984 to work as a journalist in the design, fashion, film and video sectors. He founded VideoGraphic, and later became an associate editor at Screen International. Martin went on to edit and relaunch Fashion Weekly, the UK’s fashion business bible. A return to his native Dublin in the 90s to present RTÉ television’s fashion magazine programme Head to Toe was followed by a four-year tenure at the London College of Fashion, as senior lecturer in fashion journalism.
He maintains a busy schedule of lecturing at more than 12 colleges and universities throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
He is also a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)