The Power of Design | 6 Programme Pillars

Social Innovation & Wellness: Building Connected, Thriving Communities

Design has the unique power to bring the community together and enhance the quality of life. Visionary designers and entrepreneurs strive to develop innovative design solutions to address societal needs while tackling community challenges.  By implementing human-centric design, and service-oriented strategies, global creatives join forces to strengthen community bonds, improve urban settings, and contribute to a more equitable and prosperous society for all.

New Urban Models: Building Habitable Futures

Home to the majority of our global population, cities must tackle the rising environmental and social challenges by promoting more sustainable and inclusive urban models. Architects and designers collaborate to create innovative solutions that foster change, improve well-being, and, as a result, establish a sustainable habitat for future generations by addressing geographical mobility, economics, and people-centric design.

Hospitality Design: Green Experiences, Lasting Impressions

The hospitality industry has been taking the initiative and factor in environment-friendly solutions in strategising businesses.  Embracing sustainable principles, hotels and restaurants strive to minimise their environmental impacts in their operation without compromising unique customer experiences. These initiatives inspire smart design and novel business strategies, resulting in memorable journeys that foster customer loyalty and elevate brand reputation.

Culture & the City: Fortifying Urban Vitality

Design leaders and cultural advocates work together to promote higher quality living and responsive urban design by preserving cultural spaces and empowering creative industries. This theme emphasises the critical role of collective creativity in fortifying vibrant, lively cities that improve our daily lives.

AI & Technology: Unleashing Creative Potential

As technology drives the convergence of the physical and virtual worlds, artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to further disrupt creative production and media. Pioneering designers are adjusting to this watershed moment, leveraging innovation to discover new paths and reimagine the landscape of design across professional and recreational domains.

Transformative Brands: Pioneering Change in a Dynamic World

Confronted by global challenges such as the climate crisis and economic fluctuations, brands must stay agile and adapt to meet the ever-changing demands of consumers. They must foster a culture of design innovation and alternative business models to stay relevant in the unpredictable business landscape.