The 2020 edition of Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s leading event on design, innovation and brands, is set to begin on November 30. This will be the first BODW hybrid event complemented with live simulcast on TV and social media to bring together visionaries, innovators and creative leaders across sectors and industries from around the world to help redesign a better future. You can register now at www.bodw.com.
This year’s theme is “VISION 20/21”. BODW will harness the power of collaborative creativity to provide timely insights into future trends that could help us find clarity in uncertainty.
Global creative leaders to inspire a new vision of success
Over 100 local and international design and business leaders will converge at the BODW Summit on 3 – 5 December 2020. This year’s Summit will feature plenary talks, forums and masterclasses, and explore timely topics namely brand futures, connected health, safe travels, circular economy, immersive tech, creative leadership, entwined spaces, communication and design, and culture and the city.
Speaking participants include Thomas Heatherwick, Founder of Heatherwick Studio; Neville Brody, CEO & Creative Director of Brody Associates; Morag Myerscough, artist and designer; Tim Brown, Chair of IDEO; and Sou Fujimoto, Director of Sou Fujimoto Architects Inc.
Going beyond virtual, live global with TV partnership
To enable its global audience to participate in the summit, this year’s BODW will be a hybrid event transmitted live on TV and social media. A number of sessions will be produced in hybrid live format in partnership with ViuTV for streaming on BODW’s customised virtual platform. Selective sessions will also be aired on ViuTV channels, live streamed on social media, and screened at partner locations during the Summit.
In addition, BODW participants will be able to connect with other participants through the Summit’s virtual networking platform. The platform facilitates scheduled virtual meet-ups and live chats, so participants can expand their network and explore new business collaborations.
An exciting schedule of conferences and parallel events
The week of the Summit will kick off with a Leadership Forum on Design Education (30 November 2020), followed by a Design for Asia Forum with DFA Awards winners as speakers (1 December 2020).
Next, Fashion Asia Hong Kong will host a two-day Fashion Challenges Digital Forum (2 – 3 December 2020) and the “10 Asian Designers to Watch” Virtual Exhibition (December 2020 – January 2021). The annual festival deTour 2020 (27 November – 6 December 2020), creativity showcase DesignInspire ONLINE 2020 (3 – 9 December 2020), and Business of IP Asia Forum (3 – 4 December 2020) for IP professionals and business leaders are also part of the programme, along with a host of other parallel events.
You can see the entire BODW program on their website and discover the exciting line-up of global design and business leaders who will speak at the Summit.
Business Of Design Week 2020 Program and reservation: www.bodw.com Dates: 30 November – 5 December 2020 Live Broadcast Platforms: Virtual livestream, with selective sessions broadcasted on social media, ViuTV channels, and screened at partner locations across the city Languages: English, Cantonese and Putonghua (with simultaneous interpretation)