London Design Festival
17th September- 25th September 2011
Stepping into its ninth successful year, one of the world’s most renowned annual design events is back. The London Design Festival boasts over 200 partners, 280 events across 25 disciplines, bringing to you the best creative talent across the capital.
Art of Architecture: Foster + Partners
27th August- 22nd September
As Foster + Partners have been appointed to head the West Kowloon Cultural District, the Hong Kong Arts Centre took up this opportunity to introduce the firm’s past, present and future to the public.
Curated by writer and critic, Richard Cook this exhibition features over 277 projects from 20 different countries highlighting the issues of infrastructure, sustainability, urban planning, history and culture.
Paris Design Week:
12th-18th September 2011
The first Paris design week boasts more than 70 showrooms, art galleries and institutions. Showcasing the designs for living in the heart of Paris, the 7-day affair in 6 influential districts promises an avant garde and refreshingly novel exhibition.
Hospitality Architecture + Design Expo 2011, Singapore
31st May – 2nd June
The two-day design conference held at Marina Bay Sands provides a platform for hospitality industry insiders to network and discus trends in travel, products an designs in addition to hearing from key speakers in the industry.
Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2011, Italy
12 – 17th April
Photo credit: Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
Held at the revamped Fiera Milano exhibition centre in Milan, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile is the biggest event in the Milanese design calendar, where the world’s most creative home décor designers will be gathered to premiere their 2011 collections.
FUSE 2011, USA
11 – 13th April
Hundreds of leaders and industry innovators will converge on Chicago this year at one of the most popular conferences within the global brand design community. This year’s keynote speakers include famed physicist Michio Kaku, designer Karim Rashid and legendary entrepreneur Ian Schrager.
ITB Berlin 2011
9 – 13th March
With over 180,000 visitors and 10,000 exhibitors from 180 countries, the ITB Berlin is the world’s largest travel trade show and the ideal B2B platform for making contacts and staying informed of the latest trends in the travel industry.
1 – 3rd March
The biggest showcase of sustainable designs and products in the world is expected to draw over 40,000 visitors, with over 1,000 exhibitors and some fascinating free conferences and seminars. Fittingly this year’s event moves into the ExCeL exhibition centre located at the heart of the new Green Enterprise District in London’s Docklands district.
Green Cities 2011, Australia
27th February – 2nd March
The Melbourne-based conference remains one of the most influential ‘green development’ conferences in the Asia-Pacific region, definitely recommended for those seeking to learn about developments in green building and sustainable communities.
Stockholm Design Week 2011, Sweden
7 – 13th February
The Stockholm Furniture Fair and Northern Light Fair will take centre stage at this week-long design spectacular, showcasing some of the best in Nordic design.
Interior Design Show 2011, Canada
27 – 30th January
Canada’s brightest and best design professionals shine at the largest contemporary design fair in the country – with guest appearances from some of the world’s most acclaimed designers and architects from Miami to Milan.
SMART – Investment and International Property Expo, Singapore
9 – 10th October
International Property Show, Dubai
1 – 3rd February 2011
More than 20,000 visitors from 100 countries coming to see over 200 exhibitors. This event is a big player, opening the door for investment opportunities worldwide.
Japan Home and Building Show
17 – 19th November 2010
A popular event with architects and developers– this show is one of the largest expos showing renovation products and services on the home building market.
Interior Lifestyle China
13 – 16th October
100% Design Shanghai
4 – 6th November 2010
A Design Advisory Panel dictates who exhibits at this prestigious event – and usually it’s the cream of the design crop.
Home and Lifestyle fair, Taipei
9 – 12th November
Expected to attract 30,000 buyers and high-end consumers, this show highlights the best of Taiwanese home design.
Real Estate Investment China Summit
1 – 2nd December 2010
100 case studies, 35 speakers and 2 days of focused investment advice. Investing in China can be a tricky business, so if you want to understand the ins and outs, this is the place to be. Speakers include Zhao Peng, head of China Partners Group and Hideo Kondo asset management director at DHC Pension Fund.