BUSINESS OF DESIGN WEEK FORUM BRINGS TOGETHER DESIGN AUTHORITIES

05 November 2008
Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong) - Business of Design Week (BODW) 2008, Asia's leading and most important annual event on innovation, design and brand, will take place from 8-13 December 2008.
Kowloon Tong (Hong Kong) - Business of Design Week (BODW) 2008, Asia's leading and most important annual event on innovation, design and brand, will take place from 8-13 December 2008. This year the organiser, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), an Icograda Associate member, partners with the Netherlands. A large group of renowned Dutch design masters, including Marcel Wanders, Marlies Dekkers, Rem Koolhaas and Winy Maas, will join forces with other legends from various design fields to "open minds" at BODW.

During the BODW forum, an unparalleled panel of experts, leaders and legends in the field of design will come together to discuss the interplay between design and business. This international platform for entrepreneurs, designers and experts will bridge the gap between good business and good design.

Speakers will discuss many pertinent issues from around the world and cover topics of great importance. During the Design and Communication discussion, internationally respected authorities will comment on communication and branding. From funky scripts to experimental humour, hear discussions on the role of art and graphic design in the new age of business communication. Speakers include: Irma Boom (The Netherlands), Jang-hyun Moon (ahn graphics ltd, Korea), Dave Bell (KesselsKramer, The Netherlands), Katsunori Aoki (Butterfly-stroke inc., Japan) and more.

Other topics of discussion include: Fashion and apparel, Design and new media, Business of IP forum, Design and space, Quake Solutions, Culture and the City, and Design and product technology.

On 12 December, the HKDC Annual Award Gala Dinner, an all-star highlight event of BODW, will announce the winners of HKDC's annual awards program, including the World's Outstanding Chinese Designer Award, the Design Leadership Award, the Design for Asia Award and the Hong Kong Young Design Talent Awards.

International conferences, symposiums and exhibitions will be held simultaneously during the week-long event, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.



For more information, please visit: www.bodw.com

For general information, please contact:
bodw2008 Conference Secretariat
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About the Business of Design Week
BODW is the flagship event of Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), an Icograda member, and funded by the Hong Kong SAR Government's Innovation and Technology Commission.