Tim Longhurst

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Australia - NSW

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Tim Longhurst identifies trends and helps organisations adapt to a changing world. As a futurist, Tim is an energetic and passionate advocate for innovation.  Tim is the founder and strategy lead of a strategy and campaigning consultancy specialising in consumer trends.

Tim collaborates with organisations to think about the future. He is an advisor and conference speaker for some of the world's largest brands.  His presentations are always tailored to the client and rely on a combination of trend research, stakeholder interviews, and consultation with Tim's wide network of futurist speakers.

Tim prepares audiences to adapt to a changing landscape. His keynotes are highly customised - filled with compelling stories, easy to follow explanations and engaging audience interaction. Tim is passionate about building organisations 'capacity for foresight' That often means challenging assumptions and presenting inspiring glimpses of the future.

Inspiring his audiences to become innovators in their fields, Tim's examples and case studies are current, practical and fun.

Having appeared on a range of media including ABC Future Tense, Sunrise, 6.30 with George Negus, A Current Affair and Today Tonight, Tim is a frequent media commentator.

Much of Tim's work has involved exploring trends with some of the world's most recognised organisations, including Nokia, Johnson & Johnson and Fuji Xerox.

Recent keynote presentations include: Future of Marketing (Hard Rock Cafe Asia Pacific); Future of Health (Australian Rheumatology Association); What's Next ? Top Ten Trends (Future Forum); Making Money with Innovation (ThinkBig CEO Forum); Future of Member Engagement (GetUp.org); Future of Healthcare (Johnson & Johnson), Future of Transport (RailCorp); Future of Technology (Fuji Xerox); Future of Hospitality (Shangri-La Hotels); Future of Education (UTS); Future of Sustainability (CSR Summit); Future of Science (Sydney Uni.).

Tim engages audiences in four ways: keynote presentations, boardroom presentations, corporate workshops & collaborative brainstorms

Keynote Presentations
Give your audience a fresh perspective.  Tim prepares audiences to adapt to a changing landscape. His keynotes are highly customised - filled with compelling stories, easy to follow explanations and engaging audience interaction. Tim is passionate about building organisations 'capacity for foresight' That often means challenging assumptions and presenting inspiring glimpses of the future.

Boardroom Presentations
Presenting trends and insights from around the world, Tim's boardroom presentations are prepared by Tim's team at Key Message with his oversight.
Tim's boardroom presentations present key drivers of change; emerging consumer behaviours and leading edge business practices in a straightforward manner.

Corporate Workshops
Tim will guide your group through a selection of key trends identified by him and his team at Key Message as most significant for your organisation.
Preparation prior to workshop involves a series of telephone interviews with workshop participants as well as an electronic survey to ensure the presentation meets the needs of participants.

Collaborative Brainstorms
Tim's innovative process for brainstorming gets people talking. The collaborative brainstorm is outcomes driven, future focused and most importantly, incredibly fun. It feels more like a dinner party than work!  Your audience - anywhere from 30-3000 - will be seated at tables of ten. Led by Tim, the group discussions will focus on our changing world in a free-flowing dialogue. Attention will then turn to identifying the opportunities for your organisation.  Ideas from around the room are captured in real time and cascade down the conference screens. Stunning visual effects bring the collective conversation to life.  For smaller groups, consider Tim's corporate workshops.


Extremely driven and inventive...gets the imagination soaring... entertaining... very well received.
- Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation

Tim is the 'big-picture' guy and always on the cutting edge with new ideas for business growth.
- SITA Aviation

The value we receive through my business and personally from Tim is always outstanding. His vision, clarity and focused purpose in communication and future trends is nothing short of inspirational.
- Firestarter

The Symposium was a huge success this year with attending Members rating it the best we have ever done! What I think made this year’s event so good was the list of keynote speakers. Tim Longhurst was great to work with, stayed on theme and in fact really added value to our theme over and above my expectations!
- GM Travelscene Corporate

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