DesignInspire Exhibition 2017. Image courtesy HKDC
Presented annually by the Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002, Business of Design Week is Asia’s flagship design industry event.
The five-day conference features a stellar program of over 70 leading design speakers from across the globe. Previous speakers have included: Tim Brown IDEO; Charles Adler, Kickstarter co-founder; Ross Lovegrove, Lovegrove UK; Mario Bellini, Mario Bellini Architects; and Winy Maas, MVRDV Holland.
The program explores the latest trends in brands & innovation, communications design, product and service design, architecture, urban design and more. Previous brands represented have included: Absolut, Airbnb, Alessi, BMW, Braun, Camper, Coca Cola, FC Barcelona, Georg Jensen, IKEA, Lamborghini, Lego, Moleskine and Samsung, to name a few.
Business of Design Week is run in parallel with a range of other design events including DesignInspire, a major three-day public design exhibition and trade show at the Hong Kong Conference & Exhibition Centre; the BoDW CityProg; community program deTour; Brand Asia Forum; and the DFA Awards. During the week, Hong Kong hosts around 130,000 delegates from more than 30 countries.
Business of Design Week attracts an audience from design and non-design firms, start-ups, SMEs, multi-national corporations, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers, industry and professional associations, and design educators.