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Good Design Australia Presents: 2015 DESIGN AS STRATEGY FORUM™

This year's DESIGN AS STRATEGY FORUM™ will feature speakers that share a common belief in the power of design to transform cities, social enterprises, products, services and business models. We will explore how these progressive thinkers mobilised innovation in an environment of centralised bureaucracies, pervasive inertia, ingrained habits, rigid processes, red tape, and rampant change.

Join us in the conversation as we look at the future - as an object of design.

Meet new people. Ask questions. Be inspired. Reframe your thinking.

DATE: Thursday 28 May
WHERE: The Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour
TIME: 08:30am - 5:30pm + Vivid Lightshow Cocktail Party

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

SESSION ONE: Business as an Object of Design

Larry Keeley, President, Design and Innovation, Doblin (USA)
Dr. Andre Teixeira, Chief R&D Officer, Goodman Fielder Limited (AUS)
Q&A Panel Discussion

10:45 - 11:15 Morning Tea

SESSION TWO: Place as an Object of Design

Mark Burry, Professor of Urban Futures, University of Melbourne (AUS)
Tim Horton, Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board (AUS)
Chris Wilkinson, Founder and Director, WilkinsonEyre Architects (UK)
Q&A Panel Discussion

12:50 - 13:30 Lunch

SESSION THREE: Society as an Object of Design

Tharani Jegatheeswaran, Partner, Not for Profits, CSR and Shared Value, Deloitte Australia (AUS)
Keynote TBC
Q&A Panel Discussion

15:00 - 15:20 Afternoon Tea

SESSION FOUR: Objects of Design

Dick Powell, Co-Founder and Chairman, seymourpowell (UK)
Jennifer Hill-Ling, Chairman, Hills Limited (AUS)
Nicolas Hogios, Chief Designer, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia (AUS)

Gerhard Vorster, Managing Partner, Quidni Advisory (AUS)


The Forum will be hosted by Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia and Maureen Thurston, Principal, Design Leverage, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Chair, Good Design Australia.

Tickets include tea, coffee throughout the day and a fully catered lunch. The Forum will end with a cocktail party where delegates can enjoy drinks and canapés overlooking the spectacular Vivid Lightshow on Darling Harbour (all included in the ticket price).