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Design to the fore in August for Informa, with new virtual event

Informa has launched a virtual event focused on the future of design. Designscape will take place 11-13 August and will be produced by the team behind design shows Decorex, designjunction, kbb Birmingham and Sleep and Eat.

The event will combine virtual symposiums, educational and topical seminars, global matchmaking and speed networking, and a product directory.

Designscape’s content programme will look at how behavioural changes and outside influences are transforming the design landscape.  On 11 August a Retail track will examine topics including: physical spaces becoming experience-driven, the intersection of retail and digital, the development of the everyday kitchen, and the shop window as a storyteller.

The second day of the programme will be dedicated to residential design, the evolving notion of luxury and the state of the residential market.

The final day will focus on the hospitality market and feature talks around the alignment of sustainability and safety, AI’s impact on customer experiences and future-proofing investment plans.

Designscape will offer matchmaking and speed networking platforms allowing visitors to arrange individual video meetings with other attendees and suppliers from the product directory across the three days.

Dana Teague, VP Design Group at Informa, said: “Designscape is a direct response to what the design industry has told us they need – an opportunity to meet with suppliers, source new products, network with existing and new business contacts as well as a place to be inspired and learn. All this on a global scale! We are committed to giving the industry something new, challenging them to think differently about design with our programme bringing together industry professionals alongside specialists looking at how behavioural change will affect every step in the design process across every sector.”

To register for the event, click here

 

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