Dezeen promotion: ten Dezeen readers can receive a 25% discount when booking their place for this year's Global Design Forum, taking place on 16 and 17 September in London.
Dezeen is media partners for the event, and the first ten of our readers to visit the Global Design Forum website and enter the promotion code dezeen295 when booking will receive £100 off the ticket price of this year's event.
Global Design Forum will take place during London Design Festival in September and all delegates will become member of the VIP Programme, which offers a series of exclusive experiences throughout the festival.
The next day, talks continue at the Purcell Room in the Southbank Centre and are split into four sessions, including a discussion about design and the economy, a panel debate with industry experts and series of six-minute presentations by entrepreneurs.
Speakers will include entrepreneur Brent Hoberman, advertising expert Sir John Hegarty, trend analyst Chris Sanderson, designer Ross Lovegrove, and acting deputy mayor for culture Justine Simons. Visit the website for a full list of speakers and more details.
Images show highlights from last year's event, where we interviewed Tom Dixon about copying in design and Ben Terrett about the his design for the UK government website.
Read on for more information from the organisers:
Global Design Forum returns during the London Design Festival 2013
The second Global Design Forum returns as the major thought leadership event during the London Design Festival in September 2013. The event brings together some of the brightest and most revered individuals from the worlds of design, business and education. Coming together into one room, they present and debate the most important and controversial ideas with the aim to set the global agenda for design.
Best ticket offer for Dezeen readers: the first 10 readers to book will benefit from a 25% discount on the standard ticket price. Enter Promotion code: dezeen295 at www.globaldesignforum.com/book-your-ticket/.
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.
Speakers across the day include top entrepreneur Brent Hoberman, advertising’s frontrunner Sir John Hegarty, trend analyst Chris Sanderson, leading designer Ross Lovegrove, and Acting Deputy Mayor for Culture Justine Simons to name a few. Check globaldesignforum.com for more speakers and new announcements.
Furthermore, all delegates become members of the London Design Festival’s VIP Programme which offers a series of bespoke and exclusive design experiences throughout the Festival period (14-22 September).
Book your ticket now.