Keynote Speaker: Mr Masaaki Kanai, Chairman and Representative Director, Ryohin Keikaku (MUJI) and Mr Jaime Hayon, Founder, Hayon Studio
Making its debut this year, the “Innovation by Design” Conference is the signature event of Singapore
Design Week. The conference is a key platform for prominent international and local business leaders and
designers to share their experiences and insights on how design influences the innovation process and the
impact it has on business success. Through the stories of each speaker, the conference hopes to inspire
and spark new conversations between business leaders and designers.
The keynote speakers for the inaugural conference include Mr Masaaki Kanai, Chairman & Representative
Director of Ryohin Keikaku Co. Ltd. – the parent company of Japanese retail giant MUJI, well-known
globally for its distinctive minimalism design and high quality; and Mr Jaime Hayon, award-winning
industrial design from Spain, who has been named by Time Magazine as “one of the 100 most relevant
creators of these times”.
This year’s conference will also feature home-grown talents and business leaders. We have 2 parallel tracks - the "Design" Track which will feature our award-winning Singapore designers and the "Innovation" track which will feature local business leaders of successful design-led businesses.
The conference is open to participants from businesses, the design and creative community, start-ups and
students. Please register to attend: http://innovationbydesign2016.peatix.com
For other Singapore Design Week events and programmes: www.designsingapore.org/SDW
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