Cate Trotter Insider Trends

Cate Trotter is a vastly experienced and much sought after retail speaker, who delivers public and private presentations to global audiences. These range from intimate sessions with C-level executives to keynote addresses to thousands at leading industry events.

Cate was named one of LinkedIn’s 12 Top Voices in the UK for 2017 and is regularly quoted by publications such as Forbes. According to iQmetrix, she is one of the Top 20 Global Retail Influencers, and was listed at 26th place in Vend’s Top Retail Influencers list.


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One of Cate’s great strengths is her ability to navigate an audience through complex subjects, which she boils down into a handful of resonant, powerful and memorable takeaways. Cate’s style is friendly, passionate and engaging. Her presentations are renowned for the way she makes great content and powerful insights the star of the show.

She speaks first-hand from her experiences of visiting stores and delivering retail safaris in New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Sao Paulo, Berlin, Amsterdam and further afield.

Cate launched two successful businesses in her twenties, leading to her being named a Future 100 and Startup 100 entrepreneur. This entrepreneurial background ensures Cate has great empathy with her audience and their challenges.

In addition to opening and closing conferences around the world, Cate has delivered retail presentations to Chanel, Nike, Galeries Lafayette, EE, Johnson & Johnson, Debenhams, Jaguar Land Rover, Levi’s, The British Library and more.

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Cate’s public speaking credits include:

• The International Salon Spa Business Network 2019, Florida, US

• FuelDay2019, The Netherlands

• ConneXion, Munich, Germany

• Retail Festival 2019, Lithuania

• Omnichannel Forum, Switzerland

• EME Summit, Stockholm, Sweden

• Retail Detail Congress, Antwerp, Belgium

• Studiogeschaefte – Speaking tour of Vienna, Cologne and Hamburg

• New Retail Day, Copenhagen, Denmark

• Peruvian Retail Congress, Lima, Peru

• Retail Week masterclass, London, UK

• ECR, Vienna, Austria

• Fodevaredagen, Island of Fyn, Denmark

• EXMA Trend Shopper, Bogota, Colombia

• Avensia B2B Summit, Stockholm, Sweden

• Grupo Roble – Speaking tour of Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala

• TextilWirtschaft Forum, Frankfurt, Germany

• Retail Insight, Oslo, Norway

• Retail Tomorrow, Hampshire, UK

• ICSC Innovation Forum, Amsterdam


Cate has also spoken privately at events in locations such as Mumbai, New York, Brussels, Munich, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Prague, Lapland and Iceland.



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“It was a great experience. The majority of delegates voted Cate’s presentation as their favourite part of the day. We loved how visual it was. It positioned us as a leading voice on retail and supplied our members with unique insights to take away.”

Jessica Pearn, Communications Manager, New West End Company


Cate was brilliant at setting the scene and engaging the audience. She spoke with confidence, shared in-depth research and gave some really interesting examples. Cate is an expert speaker who can be relied upon to deliver.

Megan Dunsby, Commercial Content Editor, Retail Week


“It was an absolute pleasure to see Cate on stage for her world class keynote.

She was inspirational and highly engaging. She shared valuable stories that will help retail business continue to grow.

I highly recommend Cate as a world class international speaker. She will add value to a conference that needs someone with her expertise in retail, innovation and future trends.”

Gautam Ganglani, CEO – Chief Energizing Officer, Right Selection


“You were just mesmerising on stage. Your keynote speech was the real Aha! moment of the entire day.  The examples you cited from across the globe were simply amazing.”

Anurag Jagnani, Deputy Manager, Management Assurance, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Mumbai, India


“She provided a fresh and original perspective. Her presentation was extremely well delivered with a good sense of humour.”

Dr Christopher Knee, Deputy General Manager, International Association of Department Stores (IADS), Paris, France


“What really fascinated me was Cate’s ability to adapt to our specific audience. Displaying great innovations is one thing, but making it relevant for our customers made it all so much better. She picked out the low hanging fruits of innovations that our customers could start implementing the day after. We could tell that our customers enjoyed the presentation and that it gave them something real that they could use for their business.”

Anders Andersson, Marketing Manager, Avensia


“It was so great to hear you speak. Your presentation was very thought provoking and inspiring. My colleague and I had a good follow-up conversation about it afterwards. I like the way you present, it’s very clear, there’s solid information, and you bring your personality in. We could have listened to you for much longer. Thank you!!”

Michael Krueger, Senior Design Manager, Bultmann Design Works, Bremen


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