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BEDA 50th Celebration Insight Forum EU Design Future

Insight Forum & General Assembly, Brussels May 2019

BEDA 50th Celebration Insight Forum EU Design Future

BEDA Insight Forum, a special forum to celebrate BEDA’s 50 Years Anniversary, will take place on Thursday 16 May at the ADAM Brussels Design Museum.

This symposium will give you an insight into the current position and latest developments in the design sector as part of the rich and diverse European community. We will examine the role of design in policy, communities, education and innovation and seek to ask some hard-hitting questions to spark dynamic discussion. How is design perceived by governments, industry and wider society? Can design deliver on big promises of leading innovation? What does the EU Design Future look like?

The program of the Insight Forum:11:00-11:45 Registration
11:45-12:00 Welcome by BEDA president Bart Ahsmann
12:00-13:00 EU Design Future: BEDA members on stage
13:00-14:00 Networking lunch
14:00-15:00 EU Design Future: BEDA members on stage
15:00-15:30 Break
15:30-17:30 Building EU Design Future: Design Policy workshop
17:30-18:30 Guided tour of ADAM Brussels Design Museum
18:30-21:30 Drinks and buffet dinner

It will also be an opportunity to get into very much deeper conversations with each other or network more broadly with those attending, to build new alliances, expand your knowledge on what’s happening in design across Europe and grow your influence in the European design discussion.

The EU design future will be discussed through inspiring presentations by BEDA members, amongst which Kike Correcher from READ (Spain), Severin Filek from Designaustria (Austria), Karen Hennessy from DCCOI (Ireland), Lilijana Madjar from RRA LUR (Slovenia), Christina Melander from DDC (Denmark), Fabrizio Pierandrei from ADI (Italy), Michal Stefanowksi from Inno+NPD (Poland), Isabelle Vérilhac from Cité du design (France) and Sian Whyte from Design Council (UK).

The design policy workshop will cover innovative aspects of the European industrial policy and societal challenges, to discuss opportunities for design and actions to take.

To book your ticket for this inspiring full day event, including refreshments, lunch and dinner:

BEDA Members please contact the BEDA office ( for your BEDA Member discount code.

Adam Brussels Design Museum LogoBEDA Insight Forum is supported by Adam Brussels Design Museum.

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BEDA General Assembly 2019 will take place on Friday 17 May at 9-12h to be followed by lunch at 12-13h. The GA will kindly be hosted by Wallonie Bruxelles Design Mode, address Place Sainctelette 2, 1080 Bruxelles.

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