AUS Trend Briefing 2018 - Sydney
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Trend Briefing 2018

7 February, Sydney

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From the political to the personal, the old world order has broken down. But beyond the evident dislocation, fragmentation and division, new systems are evolving. 

Driven by fresh attitudes, ethics and unprecedented circumstances, the future looks very different from what has gone before.

Join us to gain a deeper understanding of the key trends that are set to transform the business landscape and gain an invaluable strategic toolkit. 

Top: Mirror Maze by Es Devlin, The Fifth Sense by Chanel
Right: Dyson Research and Development centre

Why Attend?

This is an event designed to inspire innovation and reframe strategy, where we will show you how to harness insights for future business success.

An alt-right US president, Grexit (grey, gloomy Brexit), looming recession and spiralling distrust in everything from NGOs to our most trusted news sources – the world in 2018 is a dangerous, uncertain place, but ultimately one of opportunity.

As we shall see, brands will move to fill the void left by a breakdown in governance and commerce as Civic Brands come into their own. Experts will make a comeback and demand that we pay attention or suffer the consequences as The Focus Filter is increasingly challenged. And while the alt-right insists that the nuclear family still reigns, in our Neo-kinship trend we examine the realities of families in the world – the technology, virtual reality and digital spheres as well as the physical realm. 

: Anxy magazine campaign. Photography by Michelle Le

Book your ticket now

Tickets can now be purchased at our Early Adopter rate.

For bulk-booking and member discounts, please contact directly 

You can buy tickets for the Melbourne event here

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until 10
October 2017


until 14 November 2017




Culture, economics, politics, technology and market insights come together in a stimulating afternoon of ideas and strategy. 

Our Australian Trend Briefing 2018 will cut across broad research areas and examine the data in detail, providing a unique picture of tomorrow’s growth opportunities. Coffee breaks, lunch and networking sessions offer the chance to debate the topics of the day with your fellow innovators.

To view the full line-up and to download the agenda for the event, complete your details on the following form.



Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder, The Future Laboratory

Christopher Sanderson is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and LS:N Global Trend Briefings, which he co-presents with the team in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and Helsinki. Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include Gucci Group, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, M&S, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo and H&M.

Ruth Marshall-Johnson, Foresight Director, The Future Laboratory

Ruth Marshall-Johnson is a trends industry specialist with experience in translating cultural and consumer research into highly effective strategy for leading brands and organisations. Ruth specialises in identifying and explaining the relationship between cultural development and consumer behaviour and brings this practice to her work as a start-up mentor, guest lecturer at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Communication and speaker at international seminars.

Barry Mowszowski, presenter and partner of The Future Laboratory

The former strategy director at creative technology agency DT Sydney is currently undertaking an Executive MBA degree at the Berlin School of Creative Leadership, after being awarded the 2013 Contagious magazine Scholarship. He has also received both Cannes and Effie awards for his work. Barry is an experienced industry speaker and has presented at Apple, Creative Sydney, Westpac Leadership Forums and Vivid, and is a strategy lecturer at The Communications Council of Australia.



Located in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards on Wilson Street in the emerging Redfern Waterloo precinct, Carriageworks is Australia’s largest contemporary multi-arts centre. Its artistic program is ambitious, risk-taking and committed to reflecting social and cultural diversity.

The vast spaces of the former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops retain a distinctive 19th-century industrial atmosphere, and host resident organisations as diverse as Force Majeure and the Sydney Chamber Orchestra.

Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW 2015. If you’re travelling by train, the nearest stations are Redfern and Macdonaldtown, and the following buses stop at Codrington Street at City Road, which are both a five-minute walk from the venue: 422, 423, 426, 428, 370, 352.

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