Chairing Millennial 2020’s inaugural conference in Singapore

After the successful launch event in London earlier this year the Millennial 2020 concept is taking shape globally. I was pleased to chair the first Asia event, held at the high-impact Art Science Museum in Singapore, and equally pleased to see London, New York and Singapore dates confirmed for 2017.

The event is a global gathering of brands, retailers, innovators, marketers and entrepreneurs who are focused on engaging with, understanding, selling to and anticipating the global millennial customer. Mind you, a number of the presentations are already focused on GenZ so even the millennial label will change along with consumer demographics, I’m sure.

I chaired the Travel and Hospitality stream and although all of the speakers were really interesting a couple gave me new perspectives.

The Luxe Nomad and What3Words were great, while Victor Cui of OneChampionship had an amazing cross-continental story to tell of martial arts, moving countries, seeing a gap and an enthusiasm to create a broadcast empire.

Shifting to the Future Trends stream the one and only Pep Torres gave one of the most memorable presentations I’ve seen in years. Interesting, inspiring and engaging – he had me mentally ripping up my presentations! I won’t spoil the fun – watch his presentation here.

On the second day the presentation from Ludwick Marishane on ‘a bath with no water’ was both eye-opening and inspiring. This presentation really showed the reach, ambition and global changes underway – a real tribute to the programming of the event.

Some photos below, while info on the next event in New York on 1 and 2 March, 2017 can be seen on the

View of the Arts Science Museum from the Marina Sands Hotel.

Setup of the Economist stage

Great staging and AV

The CNBC studio operating throughout the event.

The Economist brought a taco van – with GM meat…

Pep Torres warming up.



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