The 20th edition of the annual event, which will take place from 28 November until 3 December 2022, gathers more than 90 designers, both in-person and virtually, from the UK, France, Thailand, Japan, South Korea and the Netherlands.
Taking place at Hong Kong's M+ Grand Stair Museum the programme includes forums, exhibitions and lectures curated around the theme: Design for Change.
The theme is broken down into five main pillars, including Brand Transformation, Culture and the City, Metaverse and Metaliving, New Urban Models and Social Design Innovation.
"After the pandemic, enterprises, large and small, and diverse ecosystem actors are driven by a new sense of purpose and urgency to address the rapid changes and enormous challenges of our time," said the Business of Design Week's organisers.
"Design empowers a shift to practices that are more socially and environmentally responsible and more resilient amid global challenges."
Speakers will share their insights on upcoming trends to help businesses brave these new changes with a design mindset.
Chairman of London Craft Week, Guy Salter OBE MVO and Marissa Wu, co-founder lead curator and executive director of Design Trust, will address creative placemaking, while Michael Young and Norman Copenhagen designer Simon Legald will talk about environmentally responsible production practices.
Ross Lovegrove will sit down with Tina Chao, chief marketing and digital customer experience officer at McDonald's Hong Kong and Chul Bae Lee, senior vice president and executive head of LG Electronics' Life Design Innovation Center, to discuss consumer experience and brand innovation.
The Netherlands, celebrated for its iconic design movements and circular innovation, is the strategic partner country for Business of Design Week this year, along with its platform for creative pioneers, CreativeNL.
A host of leading figures from the Dutch design industry are set to speak at the event including design talents Nikki Gonnissen, co-founder of Thonik, and Dr Koen Olthuis, CEO of Waterstudio.NL.
They will participate in important conversations on designing climate-resilient communities, milestones in modern design and more.
To provide full access to an international audience, panels will be broadcast on ViuTVsix at 8 pm – 10 pm from 30 November to 2 December, with the full programme live-streamed on the digital design knowledge platform bodw+ and on social media platforms.
BODW is organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), a non-governmental organisation formed as a partner of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in 2001.
Tickets for BODW 2022 are available to buy online. For more information, visit the event website.
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