Future of the Future 2019

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Business is being reinvented at a pace not seen before – so what should New Zealand businesses be thinking about in order to be relevant in 20 years. Or more?

That question lies at the heart of Future of the Future.

Presented with Spark Lab, Future of the Future is a series of live, high-impact business briefings by ground-breakers and future-shapers at the world’s leading companies.

A two-event series, Future of the Future consists of an Executive Breakfast in May and a Full Conference in August. Each has been carefully curated to inspire reflection, dialogue and action – to stimulate thinking that will enable New Zealand businesses to move into the future with confidence.

Here’s a taste of this year’s speakers:

  • Ian Spalter, Head of Design at Instagram, responsible for the social media giant’s ‘Stories’ design and release and all areas of the company’s brand and product offerings;


  • Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler, who has a wide range of next-generation social and tech initiatives;


  • Bruce Mau and Bisi Williams, co-founders of Massive Change Network, wielding influence at the highest national and corporate levels;


  • And Ivy Ross, Vice President of Design at Google and a recognised artist who figuring out just what, and how, Google will ‘feel’ in the future.


Future of the Future is about what to expect next. It’s about possibilities and changing realities. It is about the application of new technologies, AI, robotics, interpreting big data in a meaningful way. It is also about the human element – the future of work and leadership, fostering teams, implementing change and navigating the social and political dimensions in which business and tech are intricately intertwined.

Like last year, a three-day Semi Permanent festival ticket is available. Day one is Future of the Future, a business and tech-orientated programme that features leaders from some of the world’s most progressive companies, including Instagram, Microsoft, Kickstarter, Massive Change Network and Google. Days two and three feature an exceptional range of talent – graphic, industrial, fashion and furniture designers as well as artists, illustrators, photographers and architects. All are are pushing the boundaries of design. All are at the top of their game.


Tickets are available for Event One or Event Two – or buy a Series Ticket at a special rate and make the most of both experiences.



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