Cate Trotter

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.

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 Trotter

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.

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

Cate Trotter speaks about the future of retail and the future of business. She has helped C-level executives from Chanel, Nike, Tesco, Hugo Boss, Carrefour, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal and more raise their game. She has 30,000 followers on LinkedIn and is regularly named one of the world’s most influential people in retail.

She regularly presents all over Europe and increasingly speaks further afield – in America, South America, India, South Africa and the Middle East. She’s challenged and informed exclusive CEO summits and delivered the opening keynote at conferences for 1200 people.

Keynote Topics

  • Future of retail
  • Future of business

Cate Trotter creates bespoke content to fit each client’s brief. She works hard to ensure that audiences walk away with clear takeaways, a new point of view, and a sense of excitement.


“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

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