BODW 2018

ABOUT BODW

Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands since 2002, Business of Design Week (BODW) organised by Hong Kong Design Centre brings some of the world’s most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to Hong Kong. It provides a valuable platform for business and creative leaders to exchange ideas, network, and explore new business opportunities.

Taking the theme of ‘Think ∙ Collaborate ∙ Create’ BODW 2018 will team up with Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city for seven years’ running according to The Economist Intelligence Unit, and other countries and economies to explore design and innovation in branding, space, communication, product and culture, with new conference streams on Digital & Design, Greater Bay Area & Design and more.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Business Leaders, Entrepreneurs, Marketers & Start-ups

Discover new trends and opportunities for your business and industry, develop creative leadership and create new value in business with design.

Innovators, Designers & Creative Thinkers

Be inspired by world-renowned design masters in product, graphic, digital, architecture design, etc., and learn to unleash the power of design in business.

Decision Makers

CEOs, senior managers, policy makers, government officials and industry influencers can learn to leverage the value of design in decision-making, and meet other influential people from different fields.

Meet Our 2018 Speakers

LI EDELKOORT

Trend Forecaster ∙ France

JASON FRANTZEN

Partner ∙ Herzog & de Meuron ∙ Switzerland

CAROL ROSS BARNEY, FAIA

Design Principal ∙ Ross Barney Architects ∙ United States

CHARLES RENFRO

Partner ∙ Diller Scofidio + Renfro ∙ United States

MARTHA THORNE

Executive Director ∙ Pritzker Architecture Prize ∙ Spain

KEN WONG

Creative Director & Founder ∙ Mountains ∙ Melbourne

TIN NGUYEN & EDWARD CUTTING

Creative Directors ∙ Tin&Ed ∙ Melbourne / United States

AUREL AEBI

Co-founder ∙ atelier oï ∙ Switzerland

More Speakers to Come!

WHAT OUR PAST SPEAKERS SAY

‘Design is an agent of change, which can help us to make sense of what is happening and to turn it to our advantage.’

– Alice Rawsthorn
Design Critic and Author (United Kingdom)

‘I think this is an event which is truly cross-disciplinary. We meet designers from different fields – fashion, architecture, interior, products. So it’s a big melting pot.’

– Rocco Yim
Executive Director, Rocco Design Architects Ltd (Hong Kong)

‘I think that it is a fantastic experience because you can speak with a lot of people, with many different people.’

– Massimiliano Fuksas
Founder and Principal, Studio Fuksas (Italy)

‘Business of Design Week is a platform to test ideas and to learn from them. It’s very well organized which I think it’s very important if you want to improve quality.’

– Daan Roosegaarde
Artist and Innovator; Founder, Studio Roosegaarde (The Netherlands)

‘I will recommend all the powerful politicians, business directors, the top developers come to the Business of Design Week to learn the importance of design that really matters’

– Li Hu
Founding Partner, OPEN Architecture (Mainland of China)

Explore Past BODWs

SUPPORT US

BODW offers endless opportunities for you to gain brand exposure and find potential business partners. If you would like to be our sponsor, please contact Carmen Chan at carmen.chan@hkdesigncentre.org.

GALA DINNER

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EVENT INFORMATION

DECEMBER 3 – 8

HONG KONG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE

1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

GET IN TOUCH

HONG KONG DESIGN CENTRE

1/F InnoCentre, 72 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong