The third instalment of the biannual programme has an all-new talk schedule, including first-time Business of Design speakers and fresh topics, with the Cape Town conference hosting guest international speaker Jim Brett, President of West Elm, the US-founded homeware retail store.
Business of Design is a two-day conference led by top industry experts and design professionals to guide, inspire and offer practical tools to change the way people do business.
'Business of Design appeals to all industries,' says co-founder Trevyn McGowan of Source, Southern Guild and GUILD. 'We've not only had designers and architects attend, but people from retail, accounting and marketing. Because the programme is geared towards both business skills and design thinking, it bridges the divide between the two, encouraging new ways of going about one's work.'
ore speakers will be announced over the coming weeks. Business of Design is accredited by the IID, allowing for CPD points to be allocated to registered delegates.
Cape Town: 7-8 October (Inner City Ideas Cartel, 71 Waterkant Street)
Johannesburg: 21-22 October (venue TBC)
Early bird discount until 31 August R3,300.
Full price: R3,950
Alumni discount: R3,000
For more information visit www.businessofdesign.co.za