BODW 2017

The acclaimed Business of Design Week (BODW) will take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 4-9 December. Curated along the theme of “ITALY Makes a Difference”, BODW 2017 offers a fresh perspective towards “design-driven innovation”    through the design dialogue between Italy and Hong Kong.


Italy Makes A Difference

BODW 2017 sees Italy return as official partner country, with leading Italian and international designers across a number of fields actively participating in the week-long event. Guided by the curatorial theme “Italy Makes A Difference”. Business of Design Week 2017 brings a star-studded line-up of design masters to Hong Kong Presence of the world’s top architectural masters a highlight this year’s edition, which will also shine a spotlight on Italy’s legacy of cutting-edge design


BODW 2017 will unlock new business opportunities at an international level through a broad scope of programmes covering themes such as Brands & Innovation, Communication & Design, Product & Design, Design for Asia, Space & Design, Culture & The City, and Heritage & Design, which makes its debut at this year’s edition.

The Heritage & Design session makes its debut at BODW 2017, and is anchored by a string of leading creative minds from Italy who have been invited to share their insights with attendees. Speakers in this session will include master luthier Lapo Vettori (Paolo Vettori Daughter & Sons), Giulio Vinaccia (Giulio Vinaccia & Associates), Jacopo Foggini (Galleria Jacopo Foggini), musician and independent producer Zhu Zheqin, Dadawa (KANJIAN Creation) and more. The new focus on design heritage is part of the ongoing growth in scope of BODW, representing the event’s legacy of celebrating the rich world of design. The multi-disciplinary event serves


Master speakers

BODW 2017 will see some of the most influential thought leaders in the business of design share their fascinating insights with audiences, with an impressive lineup of experts from architecture. Masters speaking at this year’s edition include Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas (Studio Fuksas); Professor Jacques Herzog (Herzog & de Meuron); Alberto Meda (Alberto Meda Design); Mario Bellini (Mario Bellini Architects); Sou Fujimoto (Sou Fujimoto Architects Inc.); Marco Balich (Balich Worldwide Shows); Ben van Berkel (UNStudio); Dr Paul Thompson (Royal College of Art); artist Edoardo Tresoldi; Mitja Borkert (Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.); Oscar Farinetti (Eataly); Rocco Yim (Rocco Design Architects Ltd), and many more.