The Trends for 2020

Sydney Trend Event
MCA  •  29 August 2019  •  09:00 - 17:00

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Snapshot of confirmed Sydney attendees

Past Sydney feedback

  • “Great information”

    “Heaps of great information, we’ll take so much back to the office and put it to use in the coming days, weeks and months. ”

  • “Excellent event”

    “Excellent event, lively speakers; now it's time to build great plans for the year ahead.”

  • “Enjoyed it!”

    “An inspiring day of trends and a tour of innovations picking up speed. We got a huge amount out of the day and thoroughly enjoyed it!”

  • “Expectations surpassed”

    “Very impressed by the breadth and balance of content presented. My already high expectations were met, and surpassed! ”

Sydney program

  • 09:00 a.m. - 09:45 a.m.

    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.

  • 09:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    Trends for 2020 Part 1

    Dive into the five trends – BRAND COINS, BIOMATCHES, DISCOMFORT SEEKERS, 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!

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Coffee Break

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Innovation Roadmap

    Understand the end-to-end process of working with trends. Learn how to prioritize trends most relevant to your business, as well as the steps to transform trend insights into innovation ideas. Walk away with the set of tools you need to launch your next winning innovation!

  • 12:30 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.


  • 01:30 p.m. - 02:15 p.m.

    Asia: Charting the Future

    Buckle up for a lightning round of the best-in-class innovations coming out of Asia, pioneering the way to the future for the rest of the world. Gain valuable insights that you can translate and adapt for your business, in Australia and around the globe.

  • 02:15 p.m. - 03:00 p.m.

    Business of Purpose

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

  • 03:00 p.m. - 03:30 p.m.

    Coffee Break

  • 03:30 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.

    Trends for 2020 Part 2

    Explore five more trends, including THE MALE COMPLEX and ANTI-AFFLUENZA, each representing an actionable opportunity to innovate for real impact in the next decade. Gain inspiration from best-in-class innovations from every corner of the globe, from Belgium to Brazil.

  • 04:45 p.m. - 05:00 p.m.

    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!

  • 05:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.

    Drinks Reception

    Join us for a glass of bubbly and a ton of networking with fellow future-focused attendees.

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Museum of Contemporary Art

Beautifully located at Sydney's Circular Quay, the Museum of Contemporary Art will host The Trends for 2020 on Thursday, 29 August 2019.

2018 Trend Events

Here's what happened at our Sydney Trend Event in 2018. Watch the video below!

Our Exclusive Accommodation Partner

The Collectionist Hotel is our exclusive accommodations partner for the Sydney Trend Event.

Use the code "trendwatching2019" to get 20% off bookings at The Collectionist Hotel when you travel to Sydney for our event!

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