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David Dean

Senior Consultant, GDR Creative Intelligence

Hong Kong

David Dean is a Senior Consultant at GDR Creative Intelligence. GDR is a leading player in global marketing and retail foresight research.

David has always taken a maverick approach, whether re-launching Tango soda, or marketing Walt Disney attractions in the UK. With more than 10 years agency and consultancy experience, his engaging presentations condense the dizzying world of innovation into actionable insights. He is carbon neutral so being a frequent flyer, he plants lots of trees – more than 1,000 since 2006.


GDR Creative Intelligence collaborates with more than 2,000 creative agencies across the planet to deliver the latest trends in the retail, marketing and digital spheres. GDR collates pioneering marketing and retail trends then presents these themes to the biggest, international brand owners and retailers globally at a senior level. From Changi Airport to the Citi Group, Macy's to McDonald's, from San Francisco to Shanghai, GDR delivers the future of commerce all around the world.

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