Chicago Trend Event || -20 seats left!
Gene Siskel Theater  •  25 October 2018  •  08:30am - 1:00pm

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

We are excited to return to Chicago in just one week, to bring you and your team the most impactful 2019 consumer trends and actionable insights.

Inside one super-focused, trend-driven, half-day session Maxwell Luthy, Acacia Leroy, and Lisa Feierstein will get you completely in the know, prepped and ready to prosper in 2019.

What 25 October 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 reading endless trend reports; just spend three hours to jump on the fast track to ideation 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 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.

  • 10:45-11:30


    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: How to save the world

    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.

  • 13:00-13:15

    Wrap up & goodbye

    A summary of the day and farewell!

A few that have already confirmed their attendance

Some feedback from our past Chicago events

  • “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!”

  • “Well worth it”

    “A good day offering an actionable set of trend-driven takeaways relevant to our market. Well worth it.”

  • “Wonderful delivery”

    “Wonderful content and delivery. I could listen to TrendWatching's speakers all day long.”

  • “We're buzzing”

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

  • “Exceeded expectations!”

    “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 event”

    “Amazing trend event offering solid next steps with plenty of memorable, lightbulb moments to recall and put to work. Excited to get going!”

For you, and your team

Joining us in Chicago on 25 October 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 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.

Chicago Tickets

Super Early Bird ticket price for Chicago is only $449

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


Gene Siskel Film Centre

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.

Still mulling it?

Here's what happened at our Sydney Trend Event on August 21st. View the full wrap here or watch the video below!

Contact us

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

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