endorsed | Hong Kong Design Centre Business of Design Week (BODW)

28 November 2016
03 December 2016

ico-D is pleased to endorse the Business of Design Week organised by Hong Kong Design Centre. 

Organised by ico-D Member Hong Kong Design Centre since 2002, the Business of Design Week is an annual international week-long curated programme of inspiration, exchange and opportunity in Asia at the intersection of design, brands and innovation. Every year, BODW brings together the world’s finest creative minds, thought leaders and innovators to explore the changing landscape of design, business, technology and more.


The Major Sponsors include CreateHK - The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Co-organiser: Hong Kong Trade Development Council. The Strategic Programme Partners include: Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and PMQ Management Co.


In this edition of BODW 2016 Forum (28 Nov – 3 Dec), a string of creative minds from Chicago will substantiate the Chicago Made spirit of re-invigorating and futuring. With a broad scope of Design covering fashion, product, communication, tech, workspace, food, culture and the city, BODW 2016 provides a substantive global design business programme in Asia contributing to betterment of our cities, economy, culture and societal well-being. The BODW 2016 Gala Dinner will be held on 2 Dec at HKCEC’s Convention Hall, we will present DFA (Design For Asia) major awards. The event anticipates 500+ senior business executives and guests.  


During the week-long BODW event, there will also be a new FASHION ASIA 2016 HONG KONG Forum (on 28-29 Nov) where around 300 brand creators, strategists, designers, marketers, buyers, media and industry professionals gather to discuss fashion disruption and revitalisation. The 2-day fashion conference focusing on “Commerce Re-shaped” and “Brand, Image & Media” will address key Fashion Challenges faced by brands and retailers and the changing roles of players of the fashion ecosystem.


BODW brings to Hong Kong some of the world’s design masters and influential business leaders to inspire the regional and international audience on design thinking, good designs and enterprising creativity. In addition, it also provides a valuable platform for participants to network, exchange ideas and explore business cooperation. Today, BODW enjoys the reputation as Asia’s leading annual event on design, innovation and brands.

Summary of Dates:
Fashion Asia 2016 Hong Kong Forum " Fashion Challenges"
Date: 28 Nov - 29 Nov 2016
Day 1: "Commerce Re-shaped"
Day 2: Brand, Image & Media
BODW Forum "Chicago Made"
Date: 30 Nov - 3 Dec 2016
Day 2: Plentary I; Communication & Design; Product & Design; DFA: Design for Asia
Day 3: Plentary II; Tech & Design; Workspace & Design; Food & Design; Millennium Park & Design; Gala Dinner
Day 4: Culture & The City I; Culture & the City II

Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre                 



Business of Design Week official website
Brand Asia Forum
Hong Kong Design Centre ico-D profile page
Hong Kong Design Centre official website


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