Amsterdam Trend Event
Pakhuis de Zwijger  •  25 September 2018  •  08:30 - 13:00

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2019 is on the horizon, picking up pace, here sooner than you think ;)

Peak-planning season is nigh and we are excited to return to Amsterdam, right on time, to present the most impactful 2019 consumer trends and deliver actionable insights to you and your team.

Inside one super-focused, trend-driven, half-day session, Henry Mason, Acacia Leroy, and David Mattin will get you completely in the know, prepped and ready to prosper in 2019.

Featuring best-in-class innovation tracked by our global network of spotters, this is your opportunity to get inspired by Alibaba and the city of Edmonton, household names like Nike, Singtel, and Absolut, as well as the disruptive startups that you don’t yet know of but won’t soon forget.

What 25 September will bring

  • 1 The trends for 2019

    Experience the most opportunity-rich consumer trends for 2019, brought to life on-stage; big picture, tightly curated, and ready to apply as you make plans to prosper next year.

  • 2 Insight and opportunity

    Grasp the opportunities that next year presents to your organization, illustrated across dozens of real-world innovation examples, neatly wrapped up inside three future-focused sessions.

  • 3 A fast track

    Save time on reading endless trend reports; just spend three hours to jump on the fast track to planning nirvana for 2019.

  • 4 Decks

    Receive a digital download of everything presented on the day.


  • 8.30-9:00

    Registration, coffee or tea

  • 9:00-10:45

    10 TRENDS FOR 2019 Part 1: Expectation Avalanche

    Your sector has gone through a relentless transformation, but another wave of change is on the horizon. Join Global Head of Trends & Insights, David Mattin, as he identifies 5 urgent trends reshaping consumer expectations in 2019.

    Brands will FUTURE PROOF employees and customers disoriented by the pace of change. Consumers seeking to reconnect will congregate around VILLAGE SQUARES. And for 2019’s LAB RATS, the pursuit of peak performance will mean endless experimentation.

  • 10:45-11:30

    Quick break!

  • 11:30-12:15

    10 TRENDS FOR 2019 Part 2: Walking the Tightrope

    Modern society is rife with tension. Brands must find their place between cultural, social and technological polar extremes. Managing Director, Henry Mason, takes us through 5 trends that will empower you to walk the tightrope that is 2019.

    In a world of shaken trust, subversive innovators will fly UNDER THE RADAR to find success. Learn how brands must cultivate ever-more polished and ethical AI-fueled IN-HUMAN RESOURCES, and see how your data-powered, INTIMATE CX can survive in a landscape of heightened privacy concerns.

  • 12:15-13:00


    An attendee favorite of our previous events series, we return with an exclusive dispatch from Acacia Leroy, our Singapore-based APAC trend expert.

    She will unveil and unpack a 2019 selection of tech, retail, fintech and customer experience trends (from ELECTRIC CITIES to OMNICHANNEL WELLNESS) that are reshaping Asian consumerism and destined to have a global impact. Miss it and miss out!

A few that have already confirmed their attendance

What Amsterdam attendees said last time around

  • “Big-picture”

    “Clear and pragmatic content with lots of big-picture thinking. All set to go back to my team and share.”

  • “Super inspiring”

    “I will thank my boss for a super actionable, inspiring day. We are leaving with so much to work with!”

  • “100% worth it!”

    “An inspiring day filled with new ideas and lightbulb moments. 100% worth it!”

  • “One word: awesome!”

    “From the venue to the speakers, to the consumer trends presented, it was an awesome day from beginning to end.”

  • “We're buzzing”

    “KIller content, great insights and we leave with our heads buzzing. ”

  • “Fantastic event”

    “A fantastic event with a great set of presentations, speakers, panelists and guests.”

  • “High-energy”

    “A high-energy day with a super-engaged audience offering actionable, relevant insights.”

  • “First-class content”

    “A great program featuring first-class content with a lively interplay between TrendWatching's team and the audience.”

  • “Excellent presentation”

    “An excellent level of detail which made the presentations easy to understand and immediately actionable.”

For you, and your team

Joining us in Amsterdam on 25 September will give you and your team the inspiration, foresight and focus required to glide through 2019 planning, and get ready to execute.

From the latest CX innovations to Asian tech developments to 2019's social, cultural and demographic shifts, our speakers will deliver a 360° view of the consumer landscape, in just one morning. No paid speaking slots, no sales pitches, no panels.

If you're craving an unholy quantity of actionable insights from TrendWatching and you're forever short of time, this morning truly is for you.

Amsterdam Tickets

Super Early Bird ticket price for Amsterdam is only €399

For group rates, payment queries, or anything else, please contact Amsterdam Event Manager, Anton Björklund, at anton@trendwatching.com.


Pakhuis de Zwijger

Smack in the middle of some of Amsterdam's most exciting new maritime developments, renowned Pakhuis de Zwijger is a converted warehouse that beautifully marries the old with the very new. Quite fitting for a trend event ;)

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Questions? Contact Anton Björklund, our Amsterdam Event Manager, who will get back to you ASAP.

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