William Higham

Consumer Futurist & Strategist

A consumer futurist William Higham runs the strategic consultancy Next Big Thing, with clients ranging from media, advertising, technology, finance and music. Regularly featured in the media, William’s expert analysis of economic trends and financial data ensures he is always in demand for his opinion. A terrific keynote speaker, Higham has addressed a wide ranging span of clients on a number of topics across the globe.

With a mission to help brands monetise emerging customer trends by forecasting and identification, William focuses on all consumers in all sectors to give the widest range of opportunities for corporations. Speaking at events organised by global brands including Barclaycard and Sainsburys, William is a consummate professional as a futurist speaker, tailoring his presentations to his audience, allowing them to takeaway what they need from his extensive knowledge.

Highlighting digital developments such as frictionless payment across media and social platforms, Higham shows how our desire for ownership is becoming ever more concerned with aesthetics and emotions. Offering tactical advice on how best to capitalise from this ongoing trend, William is an ideal keynote speaker for retail environments.

To book William Higham as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • How Can You Take Advantage Of Tomorrow’s Trends?
  • Products & Services That Will Resonate With Tomorrow’s Consumer
  • 5 Trends That Will Give Your Company A Competitive Edge
  • The Attitudes Of A Post-Recession Consumer
  • What Will The Future Hold For You – & Your Customers?
  • How To Spot Trends & Influence People

See what people had to say about William when they hired him for corporate events:

“His insights into the attitudes & behaviour of UK consumers proved highly useful”
Wayne MD Content & Production, BBC

“William’s presentation was extremely high standard. I look forward to working with him again.”
AmyEMAP Conferences

“William is a rare talent, cutting through the hype to reveal what is really round the corner.”
JoInsights Head, Omnicom Group

“He delivered a really engaging talk that was well-received by the audience.”
NicoChairman of ‘Media Futures

“It was a great pleasure to work with such a professional speaker as William Higham.”
BirgitBaltic Conferences, Estonia

“We hired William Higham for two events as part of the Trade Horizons Roadshow, which ran across the South West in Summer 2018. This series of events was designed to support the growth of South West businesses through international trade. William went beyond the usual whistle-stop tour of emerging trends in technology, offering unique perspective on what companies need to know to remain competitive in the 21st century. William framed these insights in a compelling, entertaining and convincing manner, encouraging delegates to rethink their approach to consumer behaviour and psychology.”
JimBusiness West

“Let me start off by saying Will was amazing.  We had a few technical issues during his presentation and in fact two of his videos didn’t play despite us checking these.  He continued on without these playing and carried this off perfectly we couldn’t have asked for more of Will.  He then went on to do a piece for camera and network with our delegates when a lot of speakers would have just wanted to escape the nightmare scenario,  so please pass on our sincere thanks to him.” – Vanessa

“William was thought provoking, had an engaging style and certainly set an agenda and context for change. The presentation definitely fitted in with the tone and context we were aiming for, so certainly pleased with the brief. Many thanks to you and William, it was great working with you both.” – Mike, Philips