Global Editor of WikiTrend.org and the Executive Director of the Avant-Guide Institute in New York City, Daniel Levine helps international industry leaders reach their target markets by creating meaningful and profitable experiences for their customers. As a speaker who has been rated “Best Speaker Of The Conference” an astonishing 96% of the time, Daniel will have your audience buzzing with inspiration, scribbling down ideas with intensity, and laughing with delight.
Daniel can spot international trends before anyone else. He and his staff of "cool-hunters" are on the cutting edge of every new social development. He enjoys bringing his knowledge and strategies to businesses, so they can learn how to reinvent their image, stay ahead of the trends, and better serve their customers.
Hailed as a "genius" by Elle magazine, Daniel Levine is a celebrated international trends expert with an uncanny ability to help destinations, brands and businesses be more relevant, innovative and profitable.
Daniel works with many top companies worldwide – from Wyndham Hotels and Carlsberg Breweries, to BMW, Deutsche Telekom and MasterCard. He is also a highly-acclaimed presenter for his keynotes at global conferences including World Travel Market, The American Express Summit, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Marketwatch, HBO Europe and others.
Daniel's first job out of college was writing some of the biggest books for Frommer's. As the founder of the Avant-Guide Institute, Dan is the author of over 20 bestselling books, Daniel is a well-known expert on consumer marketing, tourism and global cultural trends. His latest book describes the social effects of the economic downturn and offers a prescription for destinations, businesses, brands, products and services to capitalize on the behavioral changes of their customers. His next book, The Meaningful Economy is a prescription for consumer-oriented businesses and travel stakeholders to capitalize on the behavioral changes of their customers.
Daniel is often on television — including BBC, NBC, Fox and many others. He is also a regular consumer trends expert guest on international radio, from Europe and the United States to Australia and South Africa, and he is regularly quoted in newspapers and magazines worldwide.
A wide variety of tourism and consumer-oriented businesses seek out Daniel when looking to understand the impact of forthcoming social and cultural trends and to "hip" up their image. While Daniel's expert presentations are highly entertaining and packed with captivating visuals, the focus is on the practical. Using inspirational and enlightening examples of where consumer culture is headed, Daniel demonstrates how creative businesses from around the world are reaping major benefits by responding to real-world trends in innovative new ways.
Daniel has the unique experience few speakers/experts have in the foodservice and hospitality industriesand brings this to each event as well as his superior understanding of their "customers" – namely, the guests and potential guests who patronize fast casual restaurants across America. That's because social trends are not specific to a single industry; trends show what people are thinking and feeling and this informs all their dining and lifestyle decisions – including where and how to eat. And that's actually where the real value of having a trends expert like Daniel is special: He knows consumer trends better than anyone else and he can give this audience fresh insights and inspiration based on what businesses across numerous industries are doing to successfully attract the same customers. Daniel also understands that a majority of franchisees are relatively small and face financial and staffing limitations so he takes that into account and will have everything lead up to specific marketing tips that are inexpensive, easy to implement, and well within the systems that are already in place for franchise owners and managers.
“In over 19 years of organizing events — in which I’ve booked more than 250 keynote speakers — Daniel Levine is without a doubt one of the top four or five we have ever had…. Audiences can’t stop talking about his presentations. He really makes us look good”
“In the months since his presentation, I still hear from members what a terrific impact Daniel had on them. To experience Daniel is to discover conference gold.”
“I feel really excited, proud and lucky to have hired Daniel Levine. He was instrumental in helping us create our most colorful and successful event ever”
“I can’t believe how many delegates came up to me gushing about Daniel, saying that he alone was worth the price of the conference”