The Trends for 2020

Singapore Trend Event
National Design Centre  •  6 November 2019  •  09:00 - 17:00

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2020. It’s coming! The mythical strategic horizon for a generation of trend watchers is upon us \o/

Except it brings on difficult questions. Are robots taking over our jobs? Is social media shaping toxic behaviors? Will millennials ever stop buying avocado toasts?!

Join our top analysts in Singapore on Wednesday, 6 November and you’ll leave empowered to launch better innovations in 2020 and beyond!

Snapshot of past Singapore attendees

Past Singapore 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!”

  • “Thought-provoking”

    “A thought-provoking, actionable and highly relevant set of new ideas and insights that we will put to use immediately.”

  • “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!”

Singapore program

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Reviewed & Renewed!

    Veganism was fringe. AI was a distant dream. Taking a picture of your lunch was... weird. How the world has changed in just ten years!

    Kickstart the day with a rapid look at the major innovations that shaped consumerism in the last decade. Gain the insights and signal-analysis you need to not miss a single opportunity in the next decade.

  • 10:00 - 11:15

    Trends for 2020 Part 1

    Dive into the five trends – ATOMIZED EXPERIENCES, AUTOMATION THEATRE, and more! – shaping business and consumerism in 2020 and beyond. Identify emerging consumer expectations around key consumer themes – including the experience economy, technology, sustainability, and more!

  • 11:15 - 11:45

    Coffee Break

  • 11:45 - 12:45

    Innovation Roadmap

    Understand the end-to-end process of working with trends. Learn the key to prioritize trends most relevant to your business, how to build a Trend Framework and spot your own trends, as well as transforming trend insights into innovation ideas. Walk away with the set of tools you need to launch your next winning innovation!

  • 12:45 - 13:45


  • 13:45 - 14:15

    Panel Session

    Join us for a candid fireside chat with two industry innovators, as we discuss the highs and lows of working with trends and innovations in the business world.

  • 14:15 - 15:00

    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.

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Coffee Break

  • 15:30 - 16:45

    Trends for 2020 Part 2

    Get a download of the next set of trends anchored in positive impact. Gain inspiration from the best-in-class innovation examples from Asia and the world, and leave empowered to launch innovations that make a difference for the next decade!

  • 16:45 - 17:00

    2020: Welcome to the Future!

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

Singapore tickets

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National Design Centre

The National Design Centre is Singapore's hub for user-centered design. It is centrally located in the arts, cultural, learning, and entertainment precinct in the Bras Basah-Bugis district.

Past Singapore events

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.

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