Daniel Levine

Danie Levine

Energize your audience with the world’s most celebrated consumer trends expert, Daniel Levine, the Executive Director of The Avant-Guide Institute in New York City.

Daniel is a trends marketing visionary, celebrated keynote speaker, and the leader of a huge international team of “cool-hunters” — thousands of trend-spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. Hailed as a “genius” by Elle magazine, Daniel has an uncanny ability to help destinations, brands and businesses be more relevant, innovative and profitable.

Daniel Levine is a respected presenter who is known for delivering powerful keynotes at select major conferences worldwide, including World Travel Market, EIBTM, UNWTO Summits in Asia and Europe, Meetings Africa Business Tourism, the American Express National Summit, and others.

A well-known expert on both travel marketing and global cultural trends. He is the author of over a dozen best-selling travel-related books, he is regularly featured in newspapers and magazines worldwide, and he is often on television and radio as trends expert. For over a decade Daniel has been the Executive Director of the Avant-Guide Institute (AGI) where he is the hands-on leader of a huge international team of “trend-hunters” — over 10,000 spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. As a corporate consultant, Daniel has worked with numerous travel-related companies — from MasterCard and Samsonite to Tourism Australia and South African Tourism — who seek his trends expertise to help them be more relevant, innovative and profitable.

As a global trends expert focusing on tourism, Daniel is intimately familiar with the travel industry in general, and business travel in particular. Having worked extensively with business tourism clients, Daniel is uniquely positioned to interpret social trends through the prism of travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers.

 

 

 


TOPICS
The Future of Business Travel
How corporate travel will thrive from economic change and shifting consumer behavior

 

 

 

How have changing economic times affected businesses and travelers’ values and attitudes? What is motivating them to make travel and buying decisions? Based on thoughtful new research from Levine’s forthcoming book, this extraordinary one-of-a-kind presentation demonstrates how successful corporate travel professionals will not just survive, but thrive, by embracing change to turn current economic challenges into profitable opportunities.

Spotlighting remarkably original cases, Daniel demonstrates how creative companies from a wide range of industries are profiting and prospering from the latest trends and technologies. Then he explores how business travel stakeholders can take advantage of these same trends and technologies in innovative new ways to save money, create efficiencies and provide additional layers of safety. While this presentation is inspirational, funny and packed with amazing visuals, the focus is on the practical.

Audiences will learn about powerful new trends that will significantly impact your work, discover straightforward strategies to take advantage of these developments, and walk away with remarkable insights and tactics you can immediately put to use.

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Full Biography

Daniel Levine is an international social trends expert with an uncanny ability to help consumer-oriented brands and businesses be more relevant, innovative and profitable. Global Trends Expert The author of over 20 bestselling books, and regularly featured in newspapers and magazines, Daniel is the Executive Director of the Avant-Guide Institute (AGI) and the hands-on leader of a huge international team of “trend-hunters” — over 9000 spotters who track the latest ideas and experiences from around the globe. As a corporate consultant, Daniel has worked with numerous companies, brands and destinations who seek his trends expertise to help them be more relevant, innovative and profitable.

A wide variety of businesses seek out Daniel when looking to understand the impact of forthcoming social and cultural trends and to “hip” up their image. MasterCard selected Daniel to be the spokesperson of a major television campaign to reach stylish spenders. South African Tourism chose Daniel to be the face of a major campaign to attract business tourism. Deutsche Telekom AG asked Daniel to help them understand what’s happening in the world of tourism, restaurants, nightlife and retail. Samsonite teamed with Daniel when launching their style-driven Black Label line. Saatchi & Saatchi tapped Daniel to be the judge of their first ever Lovemarks holiday contest to help give it credible cool. Both HBO and NBC turned to Daniel when they needed an exceptionally well-connected expert to produce international segments for primetime lifestyle shows.

Daniel is an award-winning speaker and presenter who is known for delivering highly praised keynotes for select major businesses and conferences worldwide, including World Travel Market (England), Mandarin Oriental Hotels (Worldwide), BrandMarker (Europe), International Luxury Market (France), Jumeirah (Dubai), EIBTM and others.

While Daniel’s presentations are inspirational and packed with captivating visuals, the focus is on the practical. Using inspirational and enlightening examples of where culture is headed, he utilizes the full resources of the Avant-Guide Institute to demonstrate how creative businesses from around the world are reaping major benefits by responding to real-world trends in innovative new ways. Then he demonstrates how you too can immediately take advantage of these same trends to transcend market challenges, win customers and dramatically increase sales.

The author of over 20 bestselling books, Daniel is a well-known expert on corporate marketing and global cultural trends. Daniel is often on television — including BBC, NBC, Fox and many others. He was featured on a 20-city broadcast TV media tour and has appeared as an expert on both news and lifestyle programming. Daniel is also a regular trends expert guest on international radio, from Europe and the United States to Australia and Africa and he is regularly quoted in newspapers and magazines worldwide.