Mark Stevenson, ‘reluctant futurist’ and award-winning author of the best-selling An Optimist’s Tour of the Future and We Do Things Differently is expert on global trends and innovation. He is a strategic advisor to the Ministry of Defence, Medecins Sans Frontiers and The Production Group as well as global ambassador for environmental law pioneers ClientEarth and a mentor at the music industry innovation hub The Rattle. You think Covid was shocking? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Mark will talk about his work on helping organisations prepare for ’The Long Emergency’ of the next 30 years, why this moment in history is unique – and the profound effect the events and touring industries can have – or squander. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.