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.
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.
Save time reading endless trend reports; just spend three hours to jump on the fast track to ideation nirvana for 2019.
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Your sector has gone through a relentless transformation, but another wave of change is on the horizon. Join Head of Trends & Insights, Maxwell Luthy, 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.
Recharge and refresh!
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!
Modern society is rife with tension. Brands must find their place between cultural, social and technological polar extremes. Senior Trend Strategist, Lisa Feierstein, 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.
A summary of the day and farewell!
“Clear and pragmatic content with lots of big-picture thinking. All set to go back to my team and share.”
“I will thank my boss for a super actionable, inspiring day. We are leaving with so much to work with!”
“A good day offering an actionable set of trend-driven takeaways relevant to our market. Well worth it.”
“Wonderful content and delivery. I could listen to TrendWatching's speakers all day long.”
“KIller content, great insights and we leave with our heads buzzing. ”
“All sessions were great with fantastic delivery from a lively set of speakers offering lots of inspiring ideas and valuable insights. Now, back to the office! ”
“Amazing trend event offering solid next steps with plenty of memorable, lightbulb moments to recall and put to work. Excited to get going!”
Located in the heart of Chicago's theater district, and part of School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Gene Siskel Theater will host our event on 25 October 2018.
Museum of Contemporary Art
tuesday 21 august 2018
Pakhuis de Zwijger
tuesday 25 september 2018
LSO St Luke's
thursday 4 october 2018
National Design Centre
thursday 1 november 2018
tuesday 6 november 2018
tuesday 13 november 2018
tuesday 20 november 2018
tuesday 27 november 2018
YANG DESIGN Museum
friday 30 november 2018
tuesday 4 december 2018