Cate Trotter

The Founder of Insider Trends, Founder of Insider London, Senior Manager of Innovation Consulting for GHD Digital & Senior Innovation Specialist for Level Crossing Removal Project

Cate Trotter received a 4.5 star rating across 5 events in 2023

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"Cate Trotter is a standout keynote speaker on retail trends, blending vast experience with deep insights into consumer behaviour and digital innovation. Her work with global brands like Google and Chanel, combined with her accolades as a top retail influencer, ensures audiences receive unparalleled expertise. Cate's engaging presentations on sustainability, innovation and future retail strategies make her an invaluable asset for any event seeking to inspire and inform."

How to hire Cate Trotter

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Cate Trotter's official speaking topics are listed below:

  • Innovation
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainability
  • Business Strategy
  • Digital Transformation

Official Feedback from In-Person & Virtual Events

Feedback from In-Person Events:

"At Fujitsu, we have worked with Cate on several occasions and she has always been a great speaker, providing valuable insights to our customers on the future trends in retail. Recently, we worked with Cate on a Retail Safari which is something we have never run before and the day was a great success. Cate was very accommodating to work with and it was visible that Cate put a lot of time and effort into selecting the best retailers for us to visit in New York. Our Customers were very impressed. Thanks, Cate!" - Jessica, Marketing Manager Healthcare & Innovation, Fujitsu UK

"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, 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, Managing Director, RunBreeze 

"Very interesting and presented very clearly - thanks for a great presentation." - Carrie, 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, 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, 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, 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, Director, McDonald Butler Associates 

Feedback from Virtual Events:

"Happy? Only happy? She rocked!!! Sent out our survey monkey today but only judging by the feedback I got form people so far she will get really high scores. In a nutshell, she was excellent, her pres spot on, even our president was fully inspired and looking for new creative retail/consumer solutions. Perfect match." - Frank, PR Director, Duracell

  • 2023 - Achieved an Enterprise Design Thinking Practitioner credential from IBM
  • 2022 - Senior Innovation Specialist for the Level Crossing Removal Project
  • 2022 - Senior Manager of Innovation Consulting for GHD Digital
  • 2022 - Named a Rethink Retail Top 100 Global Retail Influencer
  • 2021 - Named a Rethink Retails Top 100 Global Retail Influencer
  • 2019 - Named a Vend Top 50 Global Retail Influencer
  • 2018 - Named a Vend Top 50 Global Retail Influencer
  • 2017 - Named a LinkedIn Top Voice
  • 2017 - Winner of the Top Retail Management Blog of 2017 
  • 2017 - Named a Top 20 Global Retail Influencer by iQmetrix
  • 2017 - Named a Vend Top 50 Global Retail Influencer
  • 2012 - Named a TechNation 200 Thought Leader by TechCity Insider
  • 2011 - Named a Future 100 Entrepreneur by Striding Out
  • 2010 - Named a StartUp 100 Entrepreneur by Startups
  • 2008 - Founder, General Manager & Head of Trends of Insider Trends 
  • 2008 - Founder & Head of Tours of Insider London
  • 2005 - Marketing Consultant for Better Thinking