With three years under its belt as the leading event for industrial designers, PD+I returns in 2014 with new branding, a new venue and a new programme. The stellar line up of speakers includes well-known brands, design leaders from across Europe and luminaries from the worlds of advertising, management consulting and finance.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Making stuff happen’. While there may be more appetite for innovation now, since the economic crash resources are tighter and there is less appetite for risk. Yet there does seem to be more openness to doing things differently, especially if the process is faster, cheaper and produces a more effective product.
Here are just a few of the thought leaders that will feature at PD+I 2014: Dee Cooper, Carole Favart, Paul Flowers, Sir John Hegarty, Pierre-Yves Panis, Gavin Procter, Richard Seymour, Bill Sermon, Ralph Ardill and many others.