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(GIanmarco Chieregato) Courtesy Studio Fuksas

Studio Fuksas and Jacques Herzog among speakers at Business of Design Week 2017

Dezeen promotion: Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas of Studio Fuksas and Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron are among over 70 speakers announced for Business of Design Week in Hong Kong next month.

The 2017 edition of the annual design conference is set to focus on architecture, with other speakers including Italian architect Mario Bellini, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto and designer Daan Roosegaarde.

Visitors will also get a chance to listen to Jacques Herzog, co-founder of Herzog & de Meuron
Speakers at this year's BODW include Herzog & de Meuron co-founder, Jacques Herzog (Adriano A. Biondo)

BODW 2017 takes place from 4 to 9 December, at the SOM-designed Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Other speakers on the programme include Italian architect Mario CucinellaShekou Design Museum director Ole Bouman and Royal College of Art rector Paul Thompson.

Sou Fujimoto, Director of Sou Fujimoto Architects will hold a talk at the conference
Sou Fujimoto will also speak at the conference, which takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (David Vintiner) 

Now in its 16th year, BODW is run by non-profit organisation Hong Kong Design Centre.

Italy is the partner country for this year's edition, so the theme of the talks is "Italy Makes a Difference". The aim is to offer a fresh take on design-driven innovation through a meaningful dialogue between Italy and Hong Kong.

The programme will be divided up into topics: Brands and Innovation; Communication and Design; Product and Design; Design for Asia; Space and Design; Heritage and Design; and Culture and The City.

Italian architect Mario Bellini is also listed as a speaker for BODW 2017
The theme of this year's event is Italy Makes a Difference, and Italian architect Mario Bellini is also set to speak (Marie Letz)

More than 120,000 visitors are expected to attend the week-long BODW 2017 programme. Tickets range from HK$700 to HK$ 4,000 (£68 to £388), with optional extras including a gala dinner, the BODW summit, networking events and other activities taking place across the city.

Tickets are available to buy on the event website from now until 1 December 2017.