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David Mattin

Evangelist at Large

David Mattin, one of TrendWatching's Evangelists at Large, is a sought-after keynote speaker and widely published writer. In 2018 David was appointed to the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Consumption, which brings together experts from industry, academia and the public sector to promote innovative thinking on key shared challenges in the 21st-century.

David is an in-demand keynote speaker known for high-energy and inspiring sessions on emerging trends in innovation, business and consumerism. He appears regularly at leading conferences, including The Next Web, the NEXT Conference and 15 Seconds, as well at closed events for a wide array of brands, including Audi, American Express, Marriott, Virgin, Vodafone, and Condé Nast International. He recently delivered keynotes for Pampers and HEPMA Congress in February 2020.

David is also a widely-published writer. His business, innovation and trends journalism has appeared everywhere from Quartz to Fast Company, the Guardian to Google Think Quarterly. David was named a LinkedIn Top Voice of 2017 for his writing on technology and business. An experienced broadcaster, David also has written and presented documentaries for BBC Radio.

As an innovation and consumer insight expert, he is regularly quoted across UK broadsheets and by international media. David is the co-author of Trend Driven Innovation, published by Wiley New York.

After graduating from the University of Cambridge, David's career began at The Times newspaper in London.

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  • “David gave a great presentation to our C-suite, senior leadership team”

    “David gave a great presentation to our C-suite, senior leadership team – a truly inspirational speech that was also very clear & pragmatic. He provided us with some fantastic lightbulb moments to drive our company in new trend-driven directions. He totally communicated key trends messages in a way that our audience could understand and apply. Many, many thanks!”

  • “An amazing and uplifting speaker!”

    “David Mattin is an amazing speaker who has the ability to captivate the audience as soon as he enters the stage. He is able to coin important global trends and delivers them in highly informative talks that are very uplifting and engaging. David held the opening keynote at NEXT Conference twice. The video of his NEXT16 talk is one of the top viewed.”

  • “I have not had such rampant feedback!”

    “David delivered an awesome keynote. I have not in my experience had such rampant feedback about a presentation. His excellent talk got our day off on the right foot, and the momentum carried from there.”

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