8 International Keynote Speakers Announced

Thought provoking, inspirational, mastermind of our time…just a few quotes used to describe the opening international keynote speakers addressing the futures of various topics from marketing to media and fashion to luxury. 

1) Mike Butcher MBE, Editor at Large, TECH CRUNCH

2) Rita Clifton CBE, Brand Expert & Deputy Chair, JOHN LEWIS PARTNERSHIP

3) Michael Ward, CEO & Managing Director, HARRODS

4) Jeff Hoffman, Co-Founder, PRICELINE GROUP & BOOKING.COM

5) Manish Vora, Co-Founder, MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM

6) Chatri Sityodtong, CEO & Founder, ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

7) Mark Adams, Senior Vice President & Head of Innovation, VICE MEDIA

8) Roy Wentzel, Head of E-commerce – MENA, PUMA


Love at first sight? What to expect at FUTR World

FUTR Summit

A b2b only focussed day bringing together leaders from major brands, retailers, corporates & e-commerce to create a melting pot of ideas and tools to succeed with the modern customer. Hear from inspiring international and regional speakers, as they deep dive into the latest trends to inspire, engage and leave executives with unique insights to transform their business operations or personal development goals.

FUTR Festival

A spectacular, world-class line up of progressive music artists across multiple genres with a focus on up-coming talents. Expect an eclectic mix of established & on the rise talent performing. Artists will take to the stage within the main venue, offering intimate sets where fans can get up & personal.


Joining brands – both large and small – in an immersive ‘future of’ showcase giving visitors a peek into the technology, artistry, creativity and innovation industries are planning towards including beauty, fashion, wellness, travel, fitness, retail and more. Expect VR, AR, AI experiences, instagrammable moments, product takeaways and inspiring talks! Plus these will run alongside performances by professional athletes, influencer meet & greets, mindfulness workshops, media challenges and much more.


Hate getting FOMO? Tickets released soon!

A new multi-faced event spread over 3 days, focussed on entertainment, innovation & lifestyle within 3 spaces: FUTR Summit, FUTR Live, FUTR Festival, will launch in December 2021 in the UAE! Tickets will be released soon. Be the first to receive notification by signing up to our newsletter now.


International & local artists, influencers, creatives and business powerhouses set to arrive in December 2021

With an underlying focus on entertainment, innovation and lifestyle, the ‘future of’ will be the cornerstone of FUTR World Middle East in December 2021. It will welcome an array of international and local artists from music to creatives and entertainers to leaders in business. Brands will reveal products to visitors, retailers will take part in activations, creatives will collaborate in installations (never been revealed anywhere in the world before), influencers will be available for meet and greets and to top it off some of the best up-coming music talents will be performing in an intimate setting. FUTR World is being positioned to organically grow over the coming years to evolve and empower the modern customer, alongside some of the biggest industry powerhouses in to make this a truly innovative gathering on the globe’s event calendar.


Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism partner with FUTR World Middle East

The world’s first FUTR World will debut in Abu Dhabi Decembert 2021 at the Manarat Al Saadiyat, as the curtain raiser for Retail Abu Dhabi Week. FUTR World presents a multi-experiential, immersive and retail innovation festival that brings top social influencers in the digital world, inspiring business leaders and music icons together in a melting pot of creative expressions, innovative discoveries, future cuisine and fun festivities. The event will be Supported and Hosted by Department of Culture & Tourism and welcome Strategic Partner Retail Abu Dhabi.