“The best trend event I've been to with an engaged, open-minded crowd and extraordinary networking opportunities.”
“A wonderfully actionable and immersive day into what is impacting the lives and behaviors of consumers globally. ”
“An inspiring day of consumer trends and the opportunities they present to delight our customers; featuring actionable insights, from start to finish!”
“A thought-provoking, actionable and highly relevant set of new ideas and insights that we will put to use immediately.”
“Our team gained new perspectives, fresh insights and the speakers were great.”
“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!”
08:45 - 09:30
Get yourself checked in for the day ahead and enjoy a light welcome breakfast
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.
10:15 - 11:00
Hear from David, TrendWatching’s Global Head of Insights and World Economic Forum appointee, on the macro themes that will shape business and consumerism globally in the next decade.
Gain a fresh take on pressing issues – from thriving tech to the demise of demographics – and identify the biggest opportunities for your business.
11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:15
Dive into the first set of Asian consumer trends, each one an actionable innovation opportunity for you. In this punchy, power-packed session, Acacia will share brand new trends including PLANET STEWARDS, RADICAL REINVENTION, and AUTOMATION THEATRE.
This keynote will explore opportunities unlocked by shifting social status, AI-powered CX, evolving social networks, new currencies and financial systems, and more. Get ready to think up your strategic business response to each one!
12:15 - 13:00
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!
13:00 - 13:45
13:45 - 14:30
Join Nia in a candid fireside chat with Singapore-based industry leaders and innovators – hand-picked from our TrendWatching Insight Network community – as we discuss the opportunities and challenges of working with trends in the real world. You will get back to the office inspired to hit the ground running, to turn trend insights into real ideas, and supercharge the innovation culture within your team.
14:30 - 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
15:30 - 16:15
Buckle up for the next set of Asian consumer trends, each grounded in an urgent macro shift – from new social conventions, to tech-driven inequality, to the urban challenge and the wellness economy – that will impact every industry in the coming years.
In this session, Nia will again share brand new trends, including AIR DIMENSION and NEW HIRES, that will emerge from those shifts. Each one is an actionable opportunity for you to better serve your customers’ and the world’s best interests.
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 - 17:30
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!
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.