The Trends for 2020

New York Trend Event
Metrograph  •  1 October 2019  •  09:00 - 13:00

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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 has curated fourteen urgent trends that represent the biggest opportunities – in product design, marketing, CX and business models – for brands large and small. 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 Metrograph in Manhattan on Tuesday, 1 October.

Snapshot of confirmed New York attendees

Past New York feedback

  • “Super insightful”

    “We had a great time, it was super insightful and thought provoking.”

  • “Well worth it”

    “A good day offering an actionable set of trend-driven takeaways relevant to our market. Well worth it.”

  • “Wonderful delivery”

    “Wonderful content and delivery. I could listen to TrendWatching's speakers all day long.”

  • “Great”

    “Great sessions offering solid next steps with plenty of actionable insights to recall and put to work!”

New York program

  • 8:15-9:00

    Breakfast + Networking

    Enjoy a light welcome breakfast and morning networking!

  • 9:00-9:30

    Welcome to the 2020s!

    From WeChat to WeWork, from Uber Black to Black Panther, 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.

  • 9:30-10:30

    10 Trends for 2020 - Part 1

    Dive into our first cut of trends shaping business and consumerism in the coming years. Max 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.

  • 10:30-11:15

    Asia: Charting the Future

    Buckle up for a lightning round of the best-in-class innovations coming out of Asia. From Hyderabad to Hangzhou, experience a snapshot of the future for the rest of the world. Gain valuable insights that you can translate and adapt for your business, both abroad and at home.

  • 11:15-12:00

    Your Future Partners - Networking

    Our global attendees always say how much they value meeting like-minded peers. This interactive breakout will foster connections between diverse, future-focused minds to carry you through the next decade.

  • 12:00-12:50

    10 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.

  • 12:50-1:00

    Ready, Set, Go!

    A quick-fire review of the key themes and learnings from the day. It’s time to make the leap from anticipation to innovation and bite the ass off 2020.

New York tickets

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