The Global Design Forum aims to be the world’s focal point for the development of a new global agenda for design. Never has such an event had such crucial importance – because design itself must now set the agenda.
In 2013, the Forum will open in the early evening of 16th September with a special conversation-style session with maverick thinker Peter Saville, whose graphic output has created a host of cultural markers over the last generation. This will take place at the Victoria & Albert Museum, followed by an exclusive drinks reception for all delegates.
On the following day, the Forum will move to the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre. The day will comprise of four main sessions in which we will explore the complex interaction between technology, demand and consumer behaviour underpinned by video interventions from influential innovators from round the world; we will question how a ‘creative city’ defines its cultural collateral while enhancing its local communities and wider economy; furthermore, we will host a panel debate with senior industry figures pinning down the shifting definitions of ‘designer’ and ‘brand’ and the rise of the personality. Add to this the ‘Six Best Ideas’ session of 6-minute pitches, when pioneering entrepreneurs present their killer idea to an array of distinguished judges, with voting by our audience members. The day is set to stimulate design thinking in myriad forms.
All delegates will become members of the London Design Festival’s VIP Programme which will offer a series of bespoke and exclusive design experiences throughout the Festival period (14-22 September).
Book your ticket now and benefit from our Earlybird rate until 1st July 2013.
The Global Design Forum is curated and delivered by the London Design Festival.