Amsterdam Trend Event

25 September 2018 | Pakhuis de Zwijger
Speaker sessions  •  Who joined us  •  What they said

Thank you, Amsterdam!

Feeling #SoBlessed to have been joined by 150+ future-focused trend professionals for an awesome morning of consumer trends in one of our favorite cities.

Amsterdam sessions

  • 1 Expectation avalanche

    Featuring 5 trends with which to seize on tech-driven disruption and thrive in 2019.

  • 2 Long distance disruption

    Featuring a selection of tech, retail, and customer experience trends reshaping Asian consumerism, all set to have a global impact in 2019.

  • 3 How to save the world

    Featuring 5 trends which address the ever-greater need for trust and transparency in everything that you do in 2019 and beyond.


  • 8.15-9:00


    Check-in & get caffeinated.

  • 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.

  • 10:45-11:15


    Recharge and refresh!

  • 11:15-12:00

    Long Distance Disruption - Continued...

    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!

  • 12:00-13:00

    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.

  • 13:00-13:15

    Wrap-up & goodbye

    Summary of the day and farewell.

Amsterdam Tickets

Standard ticket price for Amsterdam is €449

For group rates, payment queries, or anything else, please contact Amsterdam Event Manager, Anton Björklund, at

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.

No paid speaking slots, no sales pitches, no panels.

Instead, you'll get everything from the latest CX innovations to Asian tech developments to 2019's social, cultural and demographic shifts. A 360° view of the consumer landscape, in just one morning.

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


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 ;)

Here's who joined us in Amsterdam

Here's what they had to say

  • “100% worth it!”

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

  • “Big-picture”

    “Clear, pragmatic, inspiring actionable content and tons of big-picture trend thinking.”

  • “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.”

  • “One word: awesome!”

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

  • “Super inspiring”

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

Contact us

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

Get in touch

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