The Trends for 2020

Bangkok Trend Event | Brought to you by Simplework
Pearl Bangkok Dome  •  8 November 2019  •  09:00 - 16:30

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A new decade is upon us! This is your team’s chance to break free from ‘business as usual’ and lock in a strategy that blows your customers away in the coming years.

Our team is curating twelve key consumer trends that represent the biggest opportunities – in product design, marketing, CX and business models – for businesses across all industries. Cutting edge and actionable, join us to download what you need to level up your offering in 2020.

If you want to hit the next decade running, join our top analysts at the Pearl Dome in Bangkok on Friday, 8 November!

Click here to get your tickets.

Snapshot of past APAC attendees

Past APAC feedback

  • “The best”

    “The best trend event I've been to with an engaged, open-minded crowd and extraordinary networking opportunities.”

  • “Actionable”

    “A wonderfully actionable and immersive day into what is impacting the lives and behaviors of consumers globally. ”

  • “Inspiring”

    “An inspiring day of consumer trends and the opportunities they present to delight our customers; featuring actionable insights, from start to finish!”

  • “Great speakers”

    “Our team gained new perspectives, fresh insights and the speakers were great.”

  • “So important”

    “It's so important to think about the future; for our clients; for their customers; events like this enable us to do that in a very focused and efficient way!”

Bangkok program

  • 08:15 - 09:00

    Registration and Networking

    Get yourself checked in for the day ahead and enjoy a light welcome breakfast

  • 09:00 - 09:45

    Welcome to the 2020s!

    From WeChat to WeWork, from Grab and GoJek to Gangnam Style, the last decade rewrote consumer expectations in radical ways.

    Kickstart the day with a rapid look at the biggest strategic lessons of the 2010s and equip yourself with the foresight toolkit you’ll need to thrive in 2020 and beyond.

  • 09:45 - 10:45

    Trends for 2020 Part 1

    Dive into our first cut of trends shaping business and consumerism in the coming years. David will share five yet to be published trends for 2020, including BRAND COINS, METAMORPHIC DESIGN and SELECTIVE PRESENCE.

    This keynote will explore the myriad of opportunities unlocked by new currencies, AI-powered marketing and biometrics, and we will persistently prompt you to plan your reactions.

  • 10:45 – 11:15

    Coffee Break

  • 11:15 – 12:15

    Innovation Roadmap

    In this interactive session, team up with fellow attendees to unpack and analyze one trend – AUTOMATION THEATRE – and learn the process of moving from trend insights to innovation ideas. Get your creative juices flowing as you work and compete with the room on one rapid-fire innovation challenge!

  • 12:15 – 13:15


  • 13:15 - 14:00

    Fireside Chat: Trends in Thailand

    Join us for a candid fireside chat with Thailand-based industry leaders and innovators, as we discuss how key global consumer trends are playing out in the local market. Gain practical insights into local Thai relevance and implications of global themes, and leave ready to unlock new local opportunities!

  • 14:00 - 14:30

    Business of Purpose

    Stepping into 2020 there are pressing challenges businesses must tackle. Learn why Purpose is the new Profit, and leave inspired to innovate for GOOD.

  • 14:30 - 15:00

    Coffee Break

  • 15:00 – 16:00

    Trends for 2020 Part 2

    Join us as we look at the five urgent macro shifts (from changing lifestyles, to tech-driven inequality, to the wellness economy, to a climate in crisis) that will impact every industry in the coming years.

    We will reveal the five 2020 trends (including AIR DIMENSION and NEW HIRES) that will emerge from those shifts, giving you a chance to better serve your customers’ and the world’s best interests.

  • 16:00 - 16:30

    The 2020s Await!

    Wrap up your learnings, pen down your innovation commitments, and get ready to take your trend insights out for a successful decade ahead!

  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Networking Reception

    Our global attendees always say how much they value meeting like-minded peers. Join us for a round (or two!) of drinks and canapes, while fostering connections and exchanging insights with fellow future-focused minds!

Bangkok tickets

Save your seat from ฿9,900 with Early Bird rates

Our Bangkok 2020 Trend Event is brought to you by our exclusive partner in Thailand: SimpleWork. For any questions and queries, please contact our Bangkok Event Manager, Tipaporn Pruksprateep.


Pearl Bangkok Dome

One of Bangkok's most prestigious eco-intelligent buildings, The Pearl Bangkok, will be host to our Trend Event. Centrally located in hip and happening Ari, the event will unfold at the Dome, a half-spherical open space in the front of the building.

Past APAC event

Here's a video from our sold-out Singapore Trend Event on The Future of Experiences which took place in May 2019 at the National Design Centre.

Contact us

Our Bangkok Trend Event is brought to you by our exclusive partner in Thailand: SimpleWork. For any questions and queries please contact Tipaporn Pruksprateep, our Bangkok Event Manager from SimpleWork, who will get back to you ASAP.

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