Assen Assenov - Director, Sofia Design Weekhttp://edno.bg/enSofia Design Week is an international design festival.It was created in 2009. Takes place every June. Spreads all over town. Sofia Design Week presents the leading trends in contemporary graphic, product, interactive and communication design.
Kelly Berman - Expo Manager, Design Indaba, South Africahttp://www.designindaba.comSince 1995, Design Indaba has been committed to a vision that is built on the belief that creativity will fuel an economic revolution in South Africa.As such, Design Indaba is a celebration of design in a country iconic of the triumph of the human spirit.
Eszter Bircsak - Project supervisor of education and curating, KIBU-Kitchen Budapest http://www.kitchenbudapest.huKitchen Budapest, opened in June 2007, is a new media lab for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication, online communities and urban space and are passionate about creating experimental projects in cross-disciplinary teams.
Aric Chen - Creative Director, Beijing Design Weekhttp://www.bjdw.org2011 Beijing Design Week & the First Beijing International Design Triennial is a celebration for new ideas and novel designs, as well as for trading purposes.Beijing Design Week is schedule to be an annual event co-presented with one famous Chinese design institute such as Tsinghua University
Caroline David, Head of visual arts, Lille 3000, Francehttp://www.lille3000.com In 2004, Lille became the European Capital of Culture. Lille drew its strength from the artists and residents who transformed the city for the duration of one year. Strong signs remain present in the collective memory as in reality: the Metamorphoses, Parallel Worlds, the maisons Folie, the festivities and a wonderful enthusiasm.
Eriko Esaka, Director, International Design Center Nagoya Inchttp://www.creative-nagoya.jpwww.idcn.jpIDCN, the largest integrated design center in Japan, opened in Sakae, the heart of the shopping district in Nagoya, in November of 1996. Through our highly equipped facilities and our global information exchange network, we conduct a wide variety of activities ranging from communication exchanges, to research and development seminars, to designer and design business venture training workshops, to planning and production sessions.
Thomas Geisler, Design Curator at the MAK, Vienna and co-founder of Vienna Design Weekhttp://www.mak.athttp://www.viennadesignweek.at The aim of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK is to show and enable people to experience the many-faceted creative work in the fields of product, furniture and industrial design as well as experimental design.
Agnieszka Jacobson, Creative Director, Lodz Design Weekhttp://www.lodzdesign.com Lodz Design Festival is an event which, since its creation in 2007, has been the ground for thought and experience exchange for artistic circles who identify with design in general, and for business. The festival to became the largest Polish event on design only few years after it had been launched as a local, minor exhibition.
Jovan Jelovac, Founder and chairman, Belgrad Design Weekhttp://www.belgradedesignweek.com Belgrad Design Week is the annual meeting point of South East Europe’s creative industries, in Serbia, now in development to become a year-round one stop solution for the creative community.
Alain Lardet, President, Designer's days Parishttp://www.designersdays.com Promoting design with creative exhibitions in an annual design festival in Paris is the objective of a group of professionals, editors, manufacturers and distributers brought together within the designer's days association. These prestigious companies, from a variety of sectors in the field of home design all share the strategy of ongoing collaboration with contemporary designers in the framework of their product development.
Masuzaki Maho, Director, DesignTide Tokyohttps://designtide.jp/pc"Trading Design, Trading Ideas". As long as the designers’ aims are focused on our society, "design" cannot be converged into a simple format.By presenting the ideas that generate designs, we present a stream of new thoughts and forms. DESIGNTIDE TOKYO is a field to trade design, and to trade idea.
Reiner Packeiser, Head of Exhibition Department at Vitra Museum, MUSCONhttp://muscon.orgMUSCON is an exchange platform for design, architecture and art institutions. In times of rushing and turbulent changes, we believe that it is even more important to promote pragmatic transcontinental networking opportunities and to build up long-term cooperative relationships.
Hans Robertus, Director, Dutch Design Weekhttp://www.dutchdesignweek.nl Dutch Design Week is a professional organization that, supported by the Eindhoven Design community, seeks to develop a stimulating and dynamic design climate in all cultural, social and economic domains in the region of Eindhoven. To that end, DDW organizes events, conferences, lectures and workshops based on three major dimensions: cultural stimulation, social cohesion and economic enhancement.
Isabel Roig, Managing Director, Barcelona Design Weekhttp://www.barcelonadesignweek.com BCN Design Week, organized by BCD Barcelona Design Centre, is an international business focused event framed in the field of design and aimed at those companies and professionals in any industry or productive services that use knowledge and creativity as a driver of its business activity.
Ake Rudolf, Project Coordinator, DMY- Berlin Design Weekhttp://dmy-berlin.comDMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design where both renowned and young, experimental designers launch new products, prototypes and foresighted projects.
Špela Šubic, Curator at Museum for Architecture and Design, BIO -Slovenian Biennale of Designhttp://www.culture.si/en/Biennial_of_Industrial_Design_(BIO) The Biennial of Industrial Design is a cultural event directly linked to various sectors, naming industry, the economy, the design profession, innovation, education, and development. Through its work the BIO Secretariat brings the activities of industry and the profession closer to the general public.
Matsuzawa Tsuyoshi, Director, and President of E&Y, DesignTide Tokyohttps://designtide.jp/pc"Trading Design, Trading Ideas". As long as the designers’ aims are focused on our society, "design" cannot be converged into a simple format.By presenting the ideas that generate designs, we present a stream of new thoughts and forms. DESIGNTIDE TOKYO is a field to trade design, and to trade idea.
With the support of Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Division for Cultural & Scientific Affairs