15 May 2009
17 May 2009
Athens, Greece
With the aim of celebrating and promoting European design, the EDConference and EDAwards ceremony will take place in Arena Filmcity at Sihlcity in Zürich, Switzerland.

The Conference will run from 15-17 May, and the Awards Ceremony will take place on 17 May.


The conference programme includes the following presenters:
  • Alex Trochut
  • Beetroot
  • Susanna Nygren Barrett, Blidholm Vagnemark Design
  • Claus Due, Designbolaget
  • The Designers Republic
  • Filip Blažek, Design IQ
  • Ginette Caron, Ginette Caron
  • Pascal Leroy, Group94
  • Hugo van den Bos, Strategy director/partner Koeweiden Postma
  • Hannes Unt & Valter Kaleta, LOOVVOOL
  • Loïc Sattler, Lysergid
  • Lars Harmsen, MAGMA Brand Design
  • Niklaus Troxler
  • Eirik Seu Stokkmo, Scandinavian Design Group
  • Ovidiu Hrin, Synopsis
For the tentative programme schedule, visit the EDConference website.


The ED Awards is the comprehensive annual awards organisation acknowledging the best in European graphic design, illustration and multimedia design. Their objectives are to promote and raise standards for communication design throughout Europe as well as properly honour and award people who invest their passion in design. It is based on the collaboration of several prestigious communication design magazines in Europe who support and promote the event. Representatives of these magazines will compose the jury.

Find out more about the call for entries.


The main objectives of the ED-Project are:
  • To celebrate European design with all its regional distinctive elements as well as its common grounds.
  • To facilitate European designers to meet, benchmark, be inspired and build networks.
  • To promote and raise standards for communication design throughout Europe.
  • To properly honour and award people who invest their passion in design
  • To create a directory of European communication design excellence, where design buyers from around the world will go to in search of collaborators.

For more information, please contact:

European Awards
Sokratous 157
176 73 Athens
T: +30 210 9593033
F: +30 210 9523607
W: www.ed-awards.com
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