The Trends for 2020

Singapore Trend Event // Last tickets
National Design Centre  •  6 November 2019  •  09:30 - 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. \o/

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 National Design Centre in Singapore on Wednesday, 6 November!

Snapshot of confirmed 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

  • 08:45 - 09:30

    Registration and Networking

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

  • 09:30 - 10:15

    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.

  • 10:15 - 11:00

    Trends for 2020 - Global Outlook

    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

    Coffee Break

  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Trends for 2020 - Asian Perspective

    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!

  • 12:30 - 13:15


  • 13:15 - 14:15

    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!

  • 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 - 16:15

    Trends for 2020 Part 2

    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.

  • 16:15 - 16:30

    The 2020s Awaits!

    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

    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!

Singapore tickets

Save your seat from just S$399 with Late Bird prices

For group rates, payment queries or anything else, please contact our Singapore Event Manager, Tricia Auyong at


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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