Marie-Michèle Larivée

Trend forecaster, future speaker & entrepreneur

Marie-Michèle Larivée is a trend expert, speaker, teacher, future seeker and entrepreneur (intuition + entrepreneur). Marie-Michèle Larivée lives and breathes for trends, innovations and speculative futures.  She analyzes evolution in consumer behaviours and translate her discoveries in strategies. With a human approach and a methodology developed over the years, she inspires companies put words and colors on data. Marie-Michèle Larivée helps humans to trust their intuition to build a better future. In the past, she worked with various companies, professional organizations, higher education helping them demystify trends. She often refers to “trends” as the “T” word as it is widely used and overused. Trends are often directly and solely associated with fashion, although trends are reflection of the current mood of society and this encompasses more than on industry.  

Her approach relies on human and human behavior analysis. With a master’s degree from Italy, she developed a successful methodology. She is a trend-spotter for international research units and innovation lab including Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies,SoonSoonSoon and Trend Watching (TWIN) weekly reporting on innovations in Canada. She covers the future of retail, future consumers and future of fashion. Marie-Michèle Larivée  is also a lecturer at Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM). She is a trusted source for media and go-to trend expert for International publications. Marie-Michèle Larivée  comments have been seen and heard in Business Insider, Dazed, Teen Vogue, Sourcing journal, La Presse, Elle, ABC radio and many more. She is also often interviewed on her role to read the future, a rare discipline in Canada. 

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Trends is a word that is widely used and overused. Often directly associated with fashion, although trends are reflection of the current mood of society. Trends and shifts happen following different mechanisms and this presentation decrypts them. This presentation demystify trends and offers an expert look on ongoing influences from macro to micro trends and distinguishing fads. It dives deep into innovation adoption curve and other trend mechanisms.

Did you know that a specific methodology exists to predict the future? Noise and inherent information often come and blocks your vision. The future comes grey, it is the color of uncertainty. This presentation presents the tools and specifics to actually being able to read the future and enlighten your or your company’s vision. What is the first step? Attending this presentation 

This workshop is a collaborative design initiative. Where using the collective intelligence, we are able to forecast the future of your specific subject. Orchestrate by Marie-Michele Larivée, this workshop envisions a brighter future. At the end of the workshop, your team is elevated and had built a collective vision of what the future look like.  

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