Cate Trotter

Retail Speaker & Head of Trends at Insider Trends

Cate Trotter is a keynote speaker who has expertise in retail as well as being the head of trends at Insider Trends. Cate is a highly regarded and trusted figure in her industry having helped huge brands to innovate and create world-leading retail ecosystems. Some of the brands she’s worked with include the likes of Chanel, Marks & Spencer, Swarovski, Samsung, Mercedes, Nike, EE, Levi’s and Lego

Cate is an extremely impressive woman within her field who regularly works with senior team members such as House of Frasers CEO, General Manager of L’Oreal France and the board of Hugo Boss. Cate is an expert who gets results making her a highly sought after individual.

Cates experience and talents also cover keynote speaking and she’s no stranger to delivering world-class presentations to any type of audience. She has delivered presentations to audiences of up to 800 people in 11 different European countries as well as further afield such as New York, Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala and much more.

In her twenties, Cate had already set up two successful businesses which led her to be named a Future 100 and Startup 100 entrepreneur. Her expertise has also been noticed by the likes of LinkedIn who named her one of the top 15 most listed professionals in the UK and ranked by Vend as the 26th most influential professional in retail. Her achievements have also resulted in her being quoted four times in Forbes magazine as well as being a RetailWire BrainTrust expert.

Cate captivates her audiences by presenting unique powerful insights combined with solid data in a no-nonsense way and shows her audience how they can get ahead of trends by using inspirational case studies. Cates presentations come from a fresh perspective with her first-hand experience of the worlds best retail spaces alongside her personal connections and interviews with retail innovators. Cates aims are to challenge and enlighten the audiences she interacts and engages with and to offer insights on how to tap into new trends.

To book Cate Trotter as the after dinner speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Cate is known to cover the following topics:

  • The Future of Retail
  • Key Retail Trends
  • Futureproof Retail Ecosystems
  • Post-Digital Retail
  • Retail Innovation

“We loved Cate’s energy and confidence! The session had a good balance between being informative and fun. I’d recommend Insider Trends to businesses embarking on a digital journey, which often  calls for business transformation and change from tradition.” –  Imran Choudhary, Retail Commerce Lead, IBM

“We enjoyed Cate’s dynamism and, of course, professionalism. My team was very happy with the  session, I heard that it has been a very long time since they had such level of performance.”  –  Chanel, France 

“Very good presentation – one of the best in years. Thank you.”  –  Jamie Smalley, Managing Director, RunBreeze 

“Very interesting and presented very clearly – thanks for a great presentation.”  –  Carrie Webb, Creative Director, Paperspace Design 

“It was so great to hear you speak. Your presentation was very thought provoking and inspiring. My  colleague and I had a good follow-up conversation about it afterwards. I like the way you present, it’s  very clear, there’s solid information, and you bring your personality in. We could have listened to you  for much longer. Thank you!!” –  Michael Krueger, Senior Design Manager, Bultmann Design Works, Bremen   

“Being able to stay ahead of the game and identify future innovations has been incredibly valuable.  With a relaxed style and presentations jam-packed with relevant and new facts, stats and ideas, we  would highly recommend Insider Trends to any forward-thinking organisation.”  –  Clare Harris, Business Engagement Manager, The British Library 

“Cate gave us a great speech about blended brand ecosystems and what really fascinated me was her ability to adapt to our specific audience. Displaying great innovations is one thing but making it  relevant for our customers made it all so much better.” –  Anders Anderson, Marketing Manager, Avensia 

“The final presentation left the movers and shakers of the retail industry with something very interesting to mull over for the weeks and months to come.   I’m very fond of Cate’s way of working, which is to gently reinforce her hypotheses through an accumulation of case studies and examples. Her slides were something to behold, they made you want to visit every store or try every app she mentioned.   She refers to herself as ‘the 26th most influential person in retail’ but you’d to be hard put to imagine  that there are 25 more engaging and delightful thinkers or presenters out there. ”  –  Mike Butler, Director, McDonald Butler Associates