Trends Forum


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Thank you to all who joined us on Tuesday 27th March.
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About the Trends Forum:

With 2018 predicted to be the biggest year for wellness yet, businesses are shifting their priorities to focus on wellness beyond the products and services they offer.

Presented by Bird & Bird, Financo and MINDBODY, the Trends Forum was hosted by the founder of Welltodo, Lauren Armes. Alongside a panel of industry experts, Armes brought to life the recently published Welltodo Global Wellness Industry Report, diving deeper into the trends that are impacting the wellness market, your business, career and life! 

When & Where:

Tuesday 27th March 2018: 6.15pm – 9pm
Bird & Bird LLP, 12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1JP

What happened:

– A 1hr Q&A with industry thought-leaders and innovators – including questions from the audience
– Guests connected with other forward-thinking individuals representing businesses within the fitness, food and drink, beauty, consumer technology, fashion/athleisure, social enterprise, media and investment sectors
– Armes and our panelists led an inspiring and educational evening – designed to take your business or idea to the next level
– Guests were offered the opportunity to have a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Bird & Bird following the event
– Networking over drinks and healthy snacks
– A goody bag — stuffed with treats from our brand partners

Who was there:

– Entrepreneurs, at various stages of business ideation and growth, eager to learn more about how future trends impact business decision
– Investors interested in current and future opportunities in the vibrant global wellness sector
– Industry stakeholders servicing the needs of wellness brands – like PR agencies, brand strategists, product innovators and more
– Big brands looking to embrace innovation and new product/service development amidst a booming startup scene
– Plus, other individuals interested in the business of wellness – from a career perspective, or just out of pure curiosity!

Panelists left to right: Kevin Teague (MINDBODY), Aimie Chapple (Accenture) and Adam Thompson (Rebel Kitchen)

Kevin Teague | Senior Vice President, Managing Director at MINDBODY
Taking a front seat as the global wellness, fitness, and integrative 
health industries evolved, Kevin Teague one of the founding leaders of MINDBODY’s product teams, has been part of the technology that has helped change it.

Starting his career with MINDBODY in 2007, Teague started the companies QA department, developed the product roadmap alongside the Chief Product Officer, and eventually ran the entire software engineering team. In 2016 he shifted gears to work with the customer more, and served as the VP of Customer Service Operations for a year. Now living in the UK, Teague is the sole executive for MINDBODY’s UK customer service, sales, and marketing teams in three UK offices (London, Wyboston, Sheffield).

Aimie Chapple | Managing Director – Client Innovation UKI & Health UK at Accenture
Aimie Chapple has worked at the crossroads of health and innovation for the past 7 years and in strategic transformation of industries for over 25 years. She is a Managing Director at Accenture where she has worked closely with CXO clients, led consulting practices and businesses, and directed a number of the large strategic change and infrastructure transformation programmes undertaken over the past decade.

Aimie has been head of Health for 4.5 years whilst also being the UKI x-industry chief innovation officer, a role she began whilst previously leading Management Consulting in the UK and Ireland.

Adam Thompson | Chief Rebel (Managing Director) at Rebel Kitchen
True to the definition of being a Rebel, Adam is passionate about never settling and always questions the norm. Joining Rebel Kitchen in 2015, Adam has been largely responsible for the exponential growth that the business has seen. He has grown the team from five to over 20 people and added £4m in sales.

Not only that, but Adam’s strategic direction saw the business adopt a progressive work culture and transition to become 100% organic, without increasing prices to the end consumer. Accelerated by his decision to acquire the Unoco brand in 2016, Rebel Kitchen now has four thriving product ranges, including a range of yogurts which are created from a by-product of the water production therefore establishing a zero-waste loop in support of their sustainability goals.

Adam’s ambition is to establish Rebel Kitchen as a thought leader in Health and Wellbeing by bringing together his experience from across multiple sectors.

Designed for businesses of all sizes, the Trends Forum delivers key insights
to help you take your business or career to the next level.

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