Business of Design Week 2020 

The change and uncertainty of 2020 has shown how vulnerable we all are. However, as we look forward to 2021 and beyond, we have the power to change how we view these times, find fresh impetus and imagine new possibilities based on our real needs and what truly matters. Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s leading event on design, innovation and brands, organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and co-organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), with Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) as the Lead Sponsor, will bring together design visionaries, creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across sectors and industries around the world to offer participants a glimpse of the ‘new normal’ from 30 November – 5 December 2020. Under the theme “VISION 20/21”, BODW will harness the power of collaborative creativity to provide timely insights into future trends that could help us find clarity in uncertainty. Global Creative Leaders to Inspire a New Vision of Success Over 100 local and international design and business leaders will converge at the BODW Summit on 3 – 5 December 2020, with over 15 of them from the UK with the continued partnership of the UK as a strategic partner. Being curated on the theme “VISION 20/21”, this year’s Summit will feature plenary talks, forums & masterclasses, and explore timely topics namely Brand Futures, Connected Health, Safe Travels, Circular Economy, Immersive Tech, Creative Leadership, Entwined Spaces, Communication & Design and Culture & the City. Some creative masterminds who will speak in the Summit include: Thomas Heatherwick CBE (UK), Founder of Heatherwick Studio; Neville Brody RDI (UK), CEO & Creative Director of Brody Associates; Morag Myerscough (UK), Artist and Designer; Tim Brown (US), Chair of IDEO; Sou Fujimoto (Japan), Architect & CEO of Sou Fujimoto Architects Inc.; Mark Read (UK), CEO of WPP; Jim Hackett (US), Special Advisor of Ford Motor Company; Kigge Mai Hvid (Denmark), Partner of JA Studio; Luo Cheng (Mainland China), Chairman and President of ARTOP Design; and Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Hong Kong), Founder of THE FABRICK LAB, etc. Use "MP5K7X8" enjoy 50% discounted summit passes 

WAFVirtual

WAFVirtual Programme. Keynote speakers will include; Ben van Berkel of UNStudio, Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, Anuradha Mathur of University of Pennsylvania, Dilip da Cunha of Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Ralph Johnson and Jean Mah of Perkins&Will, Ole Scheeren of Büro Ole Scheeren, Vicente Guallart of Guallart Architects and Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang. Taking place on the 30 November – 4 December 2020, the worldwide architectural community will engage in a week of live content, special prizes, talks, panel discussions and networking opportunities with peers and our WAF partners. Registration is FREE. View the full WAFVirtual Programme here. To register for free for WAFVirtual in December 2020 please visit www.worldarchitecturefestival.com/WAFVirtual or @worldarchfest #WAFVirtual About World Architecture Festival (WAF) World Architecture Festival and INSIDE World Festival of Interiors will take place at the FIL exhibition centre, Lisbon on the 23-25 June 2021. Awards entries for WAF and INSIDE 2021 will close on 8th January 2021

BuildTech Asia

Singapore EXPO, Hall 3 & 4 1 Expo Dr

The 9th edition of BuildTech Asia is the one-stop platform where over 300 international and regional brands will gather to engage with the key industry stakeholders across the regional Built Environment value-chain. BuildTech Asia 2021 will showcase the latest products, services, smart solutions and technology innovation across the entire building life-cycle through the 6 exhibit profiles such as onsite construction machinery & equipment, building materials & solutions, architectural & quality finishes, productive technologies, facilities management, and infrastructure products and services all under one roof!

Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) and the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP)

Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford

32ND ANNUAL HICAP DATES & LOCATION ANNOUNCED HICAP Relocates to Singapore with AOCAP in 2021 SINGAPORE and SECAUCUS, New Jersey – Northstar Travel Group and The BHN Group announce that the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) and the Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP) will occur at the Fairmont Singapore & Swissotel The Stamford in 2021. The 32nd Annual HICAP event will be held 20-22 October 2021, while the 6th Annual AOCAP will be conducted 19-20 October 2021. The events will feature a cross-over networking event on the evening of 20 October. The companies plan to host the events as live, in-person conferences. For 31 years, HICAP has been the unequaled annual gathering place for Asia-Pacific’s hotel investment community, attracting the most influential owners, developers, lenders, executives, and professional advisors from around the globe. For more information: www.HICAPconference.com.