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We’re always striving to better understand all the ways that people interact with brands in the industries that we focus on.   We want to know what gets them hooked and what keeps them coming back for more. Here are some of our latest observations and research.  Feel free to download and send us a note with your thoughts. 

For over 12 years, our annual hospitality trend report has been a recognized industry resource for predictions and insights about the coming year. It’s hard to believe how different the world looks today than it did when we first published our 2020 trend report: We’re Not In Kansas Anymore. Overnight we shifted our focus from developing growth plans to helping our clients navigate the seemingly impossible present.

 
WE’RE DEFINITELY NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE


In light of the new normal, we decided to revisit our predictions and update our report with new insights and recovery ideas for the road ahead. Order-in from one of your favorite restaurants, sit back, and let’s take a deep dive into where the hospitality industry is heading next.

CHECK OUT OUR LIVE PRESENTATION RECORDED MAY 20, 2020

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2020 TRENDS REPORT

WE'RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE
Published November 2019
Developed by the Carbonate team in partnership with leading hospitality consulting firm af&co., this report reflects the acknowledgement that the hospitality industry has undergone major fundamental shifts, and now new rules apply. The greatest challenge facing the industry is that the tried and true isn’t gaining traction in the same way and operators must find new ways to reach and engage with guests in a constantly changing world. This report highlights the hottest food & beverage trends, food cities, and hotel and design trends, as well as creative ways hospitality marketers are adapting.
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Andrew Freeman, founder of af&co. and Carbonate, has been a keynote speaker and brand spokesperson for a wide variety of events, conferences, and meetings. Named as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, he brings a combination of experience, passion and creativity to his speaking engagements.

PREVIOUS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Nightclub & Bar Show

  • Culinary Institute of America

  • Hospitality Innovation Planet (Madrid)

  • Norwegian Hospitality Association (Norway)

  • San Francisco Travel Association 

  • Golden Gate Restaurant Association

  • Ideation Fresh Foodservice Forum

  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Leadership Conference

  • Destination Hotels Annual Meeting

  • And many, many more!

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