Join Global Thought Leaders Live At The ‘Global Design Reset’, Business of Design Week (BODW) 2021

Join Global Thought Leaders Live At The ‘Global Design Reset’, Business of Design Week (BODW) 2021

The past two years have been a whirlwind, a result of the unprecedented pandemic. Businesses globally have been navigating with the new normal, using fresh thinking, decisive leadership and collaborative creativity across disciplines to adapt to the times. From 1 to 4 December, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is proud to present its Business of Design Week (BODW) 2021, Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands since 2002, bringing together global business leaders to discuss this rapidly evolving world. 

Set to take place from 1 to 4 December, the BODW 2021 Summit will gather over 80 of the world’s foremost brand leaders, design masters, entrepreneurs and innovators for an action packed and inspiring programme.

The theme will revolve around ‘Global Design Reset‘ with eight key topics:

  • Brand Rejuvenation
  • Connected Health and Wellbeing
  • Creative Mindset & Innovation Leadership
  • Culture & the City
  • Designing an Intelligent Future
  • Hospitality with Purpose
  • New Urban Models
  • Phygital Reality

RethinkRefresh, and Reset with leading entrepreneurs, creatives, and designers from different sectors who will collectively shine a light on how we can thrive amid crisis, co-create a sustainable future, and make a meaningful impact through human-centred design and technology. Speakers will include:

  • Bruce Mau Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Massive Change Network, Bruce Mau Studio ·US
  • Thomas Heatherwick, CBE Founder Heatherwick Studio ·UK
  • Jason Bruges Creative Director & Founder Jason Bruges Studio ·UK
  • Refik Anadol Media Artist RAS. Refik Anadol Studio ·US
  • Suhanya Raffel Museum Director M+ ·HK
  • Jonathan Cheung Design JediGAP Inc., Pangaia, Unspun and more ·US
  • Richard Ekkebus Director of Culinary Operations and F&B The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong ·HK
  • Yat Siu Co-founder & Chairman Animoca Brands ·HK
  • Abi Go Head of Product Marketing, Xiaomi International Xiaomi Corporation ·Mainland China
  • Aric Chen General and Artistic Director Het Nieuwe Instituut ·The Netherlands
  • Ascan Mergenthaler Senior Partner Herzog & de Meuron ·Switzerland
  • Bernt Johannessen Industry Manager Epic Games ·Sweden
  • Bill Bensley Founder and Creative Director BENSLEY ·Thailand
  • Daigo Daikoku Art Director & Graphic Designer Daikoku Design Institute, Nippon Design Center ·US
  • Freeman Lau Founder KL&K Creative Strategics ·HK
  • Hua Li Founder & Principal Trace Architecture Office ·Mainland China
  • Liu Jiakun Principal Architect Jiakun Architects ·Mainland China
  • Lofai Lo Director & General Manager ViuTV ·HK
  • Mark Wee Executive Director Design Singapore Council ·Singapore
  • Mika Tohmon Designer Daikoku Design Institute, Nippon Design Center ·US
  • Neil Jacobs CEO Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas ·Singapore
  • Paul Priestman Designer & Chairman | Global Creative Director Priestman Goode | CRRC Sifang locomotive ·UK
  • Robert Greenwood Partner / Managing Director Asia Snøhetta ·HK
  • Sadaf Zarrar Director Content Strategy, Global Nutrition Category The Coca-Cola Company ·Singapore
  • Steve Leung Founder Steve Leung Design Group· HK
  • Prof. Winka Dubbeldam Founding Partner | Miller Professor & Chair, Weitzman Architecture Archi-Tectonics NYC LLC | University of Pennsylvania ·US
  • Yenn Wong CEO & Founder JIA Group ·HK
  • Zhu Pei Dean, Professor | FounderCentral Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture | Studio Zhu Pei ·Mainland China
  • Andrew Mead Head Of Architecture MTR Corporation Limited ·HK
  • Dr Brandon Gien CEO | Deputy Chair Good Design Australia | Australian Design Council ·Australia
  • Brian Yiu CEO of FILA China FILA Sports Co., Ltd. ·Mainland China
  • Cecile Poignant Trend Forecaster cecilepoignant.com ·France
  • Prof. Cees de Bont Dean School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University ·UK
  • Prof. David Schonthal Clinical Professor & Director of Entrepreneurship Programs, Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University ·US
  • Edward Bell General Manager, Brand, Insights & Marketing Communications Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd ·HK
  • Eric Quint Former Senior Vice President, Chief Brand and Design Officer 3M Company ·The Netherlands
  • Frederik Gollob Chairman European Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong ·HK
  • Gong Yan Director Power Station of Art ·Mainland China
  • Henri Arslanian Crypto Leader and Partner | Adjunct ProfessorPwC Hong Kong | The University of Hong Kong ·HK
  • Ian Spaulding Chief Executive Officer ELEVATE ·HK
  • Maria Sebregondi Co-founder & President Moleskine Foundation ·Italy
  • Michel Lamunière Chairman & CEO Tatler Asia Group ·HK
  • James Chambers Asia Editor & HK Bureau Chief Monocle ·HK
  • Prof. Jeremy Myerson Director WORKTECH Academy ·UK
  • Jesper Jos Olsson Group CEO and Founding Partner White Peak & Stey ·Mainland China
  • Prof. Justin CY Wu Associate Dean (Health Systems) | Chairman and Director Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong | CUHK Medical Services ·HK
  • Lilli Hollein General Director and Artistic Director Museum of Applied Arts ·Austria
  • Li Xiaodong Architect | Professor of History and Theory of Architecture Li Xiaodong Atelier | School of Architecture, Tsinghua University ·Mainland China
  • Peggy Chan Principal Chef-Consultant | Executive Director Grassroots Initiatives | Zero Foodprint Asia ·HK
  • Dr Rocco Yim Principal Rocco Design Architects Associates Ltd ·HK
  • Ronna Chao Chairman Novetex Textiles Limited ·HK
  • Ryan Anderson Vice President of Global Research & Insights Herman Miller ·US
  • Dr Sam Bucolo Executive Chair | Adjunct Professor of Design Australian Design Council | Swinburne University ·Australia
  • Sara Mao Director, Christie’s Education Asia Pacific | Vice President & Auctioneer Christie’s Education | Christie’s ·HK
  • Sean Carney Chief Experience Design Officer Philips ·The Netherlands
  • Simon Arnold Managing Director – Zung Fu Hong Kong & Macau Zung Fu Company Limited ·HK
  • Tiffany Dahlen Associate Partner MAD Architects ·Mainland China
  • Tiffany Lau Executive Director & APAC Head of Urban Ecosystems JLL ·HK
  • Tino Kwan Principal Consultant Tino Kwan Lighting Consultants Ltd ·HK
  • Vanessa Cheung Group Managing Director​ | Founder Nan Fung Development Ltd. | The Mills ·HK
  • William Drew Director of Content The World’s 50 Best Restaurants ·UK
  • Prof. Yongqi Lou Vice President Tongji University ·Mainland China
  • Yujie Luo Founder | Lecturer, Course of Construction Basics, School of Architecture LUO studio | Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) ·Mainland China
  • Prof. Yung Ho Chang Founding Partner, Principal Architect Atelier Feichang Jianzhu (FCJZ)·Mainland China

The programme will kick off on 1 December with an opening ceremony at 8:00pm HKT, live on ViuTV Channel 6.

The full timetable can be found here.

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