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FORUMS

LIVEABLE SMART CITY

FUTURE RETAIL & LIFESTYLE

DIGITAL HEALTH

WORKSHOPS

DESIGN THINKING & FUTURE MINDSET

COLLABORATE & CO-DESIGN

UNLEASHING CREATIVITY

Speakers

70+

Sessions

13

Countries

15+

Conference Highlights
  • Brand Asia Forum
  • Culture & The City
  • Digital & Tech
  • Product
  • Architecture
  • Space
  • Communication
  • Creative Mindset & Design Thinking
  • Greater Bay Area & Design
  • Design for Asia
and more
Partner Country: UK

In collaboration with our partner country, the UK, the 2019 edition of Business of Design Week will take on the theme ‘Design the Future, Create Tomorrow’. From fashion to film, architecture to advertising, UK creatives have a well-earned reputation for challenging conventions and embracing the new with professionalism and flair. Together, we will investigate how design and design thinking will affect how we live, work, play and learn in the future.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

BY PROFESSION (2018)

Design Practitioners

Brand Leaders, Business Executives & Professionals

Government & Policy Makers

Students & Academia

BY SECTOR (2018)

Brand & Business Development Design/ Creative & Communications/ Media/ Technologies

Government/ Industry Association/ Non-profit Organisation

Education

Entertainment/ Manufacturing Production/ Others

Business of Design Week provides a valuable platform for decision makers, business professionals and creative minds to exchange ideas, network, and explore business and collaboration opportunities.

Industry Leaders
CEOs
Entrepreneurs &
Creatives
Academics
Educators &
University Students
Policy Makers
Civil Servants &
Public Sector Innovators

BODW 2019 Speakers
(and many more to come)

Edward Barber OBE & Jay Osgerby OBE

Founders ● Barber & Osgerby ● UK

Sarah Weir OBE

CEO ● Design Council ● UK

Dr. Paul Thompson

Vice-Chancellor ● Royal College of Art ● UK

Sir Nigel Carrington

Vice-Chancellor ● University of the Arts London ● UK

Dong-Ping Wong

Founding Director ● Food New York ● US

Thomas Heatherwick OBE

Founder and Design Director ● Heatherwick studio ● UK

Neville Brody RDI

CEO & Creative Director ● Brody Associates ● UK

Prof. Sadie Morgan

Director ● dRMM Architects ● UK

Morag Myerscough

Artist / Designer ● ● UK

Nick Mival

Director ● DCA ● UK

Young Wei-Yang Chiu

Partner ● Foster + Partners ● UK

Patrik Schumacher

Principal ● Zaha Hadid Architects ● UK

Deyan Sudjic OBE

Director ● The Design Museum ● UK

Andrew Mead

Chief Architect (ARBUK) ● MTR Corporation Limited ● HK

Vivien Fung

Senior Architect ● Architectural Services Department, The Government of the HKSAR ● HK

Kate Dawkins

Founder / Creative Director ● Kate Dawkins Studio ● UK

Sir John Sorrell CBE

Chairman ● London Design Festival; President ● London Design Biennale ● UK

Michael Young

Director ● Michael Young Studio ● HK

What people are saying?

BODW is being so instrumental in bridging that gap between business and design.

Tony Chambers

Creative Consultant. Founder
TC & Friends
(Former Editor-in-Chief, Wallpaper*)
UK

I would like to see more corporate leaders and government officials joining this event and to learn more about the design aspect of architecture.

Toyo Ito

Architect
Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects
Japan

Business leaders can realise how design can really make a qualitative difference.

Martha Thorne

Dean, IE School of Architecture and Design IE School of Architecture and Design
Executive Director, Pritzker Architecture Prize
US/Spain

Being one of the first-tier designers and design companies in Mainland China, we are eager to share our latest achievements to Asia as Hong Kong is the most “dynamic” city in Asia which has the latest designs, thoughts, products and brands.

Jia Wei

Founder & Chairman, LKK Innovation Design Group
Founder & CEO, LKKER Shared Design Platform
Mainland China

It is so exciting because there is an enormous audience craving for design inspiration and behind-the-scenes stories.

Irma Boom

Book Designer
Irma Boom Office
The Netherlands

Business of Design Week is a platform to test ideas and to learn from them.

Daan Roosegaarde

Founder
Studio Roosegaarde
The Netherlands

If there is only one design conference I would go to every year, BODW, is definitely the event I would choose.

Chelsia Lau

Chief Designer, Global Strategic Design – Shanghai, Ford Motor Company
Mainland China