marcus evans, the producer of high-level business events for the world’s leading business decision-makers, has announced The Industrial Design Summit 2010, taking place from 22-24 November 2010 in Cannes, France.

“High-calibre participants, very efficient and effective networking, professional organisation!” 3D Systems Engineering

Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event.  The primary objective of the Industrial Design Summit is to explore the key aspects and issues related to best practices in product design and development as drivers for innovation in efficiency, user interaction and creativity.

Keynote Speakers include:

•Frank Nuovo, Founder and Principle Designer, Vertu

•Henrik Otto, VP Global Design, Electrolux

•Susan Perkins, VP Global Design, Tupperware

Louis Lindenberg, Director of Design & Sustainability, Unilever

•Roberto Giolito, Design Director, Fiat Motors

The summit’s programme topics have been pinpointed and validated by the cross-industry design community as the top critical issues they face. Key topics for 2010 include:

•User-Centred Design – Examining social, political and economic pressures to forecast consumer behaviour patterns to elevate product success
•Forging the Link – Crossing the gap from design thinking to doing with real world applications for efficient, creative and successful product development
•Risky Business – Leveraging design planning with proven project management tools to maximise the odds of a winning product launch
•Engineering A Brand Lifestyle – Uniting diversified product design portfolios with brand DNA to heighten product impact and brand loyalty
•Exploring New Frontiers – Identifying lucrative market gaps in emerging markets to safeguard long-term profit success
•Eco-Design Evolution – Evaluating the latest holistic advancements in sustainable design to lower carbon footprints and budgets
•Unlocking Resource Potentials – Removing excess from the design process to find the path of least cost resistance from idea to market launch
•Spotlighting Product Validation – Evaluating tools to optimise product testing processes to maximise NPD investments
•Social Entrepreneurship – Harnessing the power of social enterprise models to create profitable products that benefit man while boosting appeal

About marcus evans
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