Sydney: that's a wrap! The TrendWatching tourbus is on its way to Chicago!


The curtain on stage at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art has just fallen, and that can only mean one thing: two down, three to go!

Our killer speakers combined with our in-house trend gurus to spill the beans on whats in store for Antipodean brands, agencies and consumers in 2017 and beyond... but we're not done there. Next stop? Chicago on November 10, and there's still a chance YOU can attend too!

Sydney: What went down

From the trends and innovations set to shape the next twelve months to crucial (g)local insight from Australian brands and businesses, the lively debate and lightbulb-moment-inducing trend sessions, the Sydney event proved yet again to be ton of fun. But don't just take our word for it:

It was humbling to have some of the world's most exciting brands, agencies and startups in attendance. Meaningful connections, shared over a passion for innovation and an appreciation for the toughest of business challenges, it was an inspiring vibe from the outset.


No rest for the wicked!
So what's going down in the Windy City?

Led by TrendWatching’s global team of in-demand thought leaders - and with guest speakers from organisations including Google, Mattel & Leo Burnett (and that's just for starters ;) - we’ll unveil 2017’s crucial trends, and dive deep into the key challenges and powerful opportunities they present.

Here's a selection of our speaker roster for the day:



You can view the full agenda for #TrendsLiveCHI, including the speakers that will feature on panels covering everything from data to demographics, right here.

The Venue

This year's North American event will take place in the completely renovated, pre-Chicago Fire building, Morgan Manufacturing. The venue offers over 32,000 square feet of world-class space with Chicago swagger, designed around a concept of modularity and industrial elegance.


Our non-profit partner

Every 2016 Chicago Trend Event ticket sold will contribute to TrendWatching’s donation to 826CHI to give 2 students the opportunity to receive dedicated support through the After-School Tutoring & Writing program for an entire year.

Want to know more? We caught up with them right here.

Excited? Well, duh! Chicago, get ready. We'll see on you on November 10!


In the region and want to attend? We've still got a handful of tickets left for Chicago (10 Nov). After that? London(16 Nov) and Amsterdam (23 Nov), both of which are almost sold out - so hurry! Ready to unlock and experience the trends set to shape 2017 (and beyond)? Find out more about the entire events series here