Featuring expert speakers from brand owners and leading design consultancies, the two-day PD+I conference will set the innovation agenda and explore opportunities for growth through themes such as sustainability and open innovation. It will look at how to communicate the value of design to business and government as well as how best to protect and maximise value from intellectual property.
Covering every aspect of the business of design, the conference will also consider client relationships, examine brand owners' strategies and explore how innovation generates growth. The programme will feature product design in consumer, medical, telecoms, automotive and aerospace applications.
Join us in 2017 for PD+I North, the place for the industrial design community to meet and discuss innovation.
PD+I continues to grow and build further upon its stellar reputation as one of the world's top industrial design events. Drawing in well-known brands, design leaders from Europe, North America and Asia and luminaries from the worlds of advertising, management consulting and finance it is an unmissable event.
Last year's delegates and speakers attended from as far afield as Europe, North America and Asia and the fantastic programme included something for everybody with keynotes such as: Nobody Needs Another Designer, How Design Can Contribute to the Prosperity of Nations, The Art of the Unexpected, Proportionate Protection, The Future of Urban Mobility, From Crystal Ball to Cultural Forge and Happaratus.
PD+I North is an extension of the PD+I brand, bringing the success format of the conference to a new audience in Manchester alongside PDM Event, the event for the design, moulding, packaging, recycling and composites elements of the industry.