Business of Design Week Hong Kong is Asia’s premier annual event on design and innovation, organized by the Hong Kong Design Centre
In 2018, Melbourne is the partner city for the event – the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to be coupled with the annual design showcase.
The event offers significant business opportunities for the Victorian design community, with 28 percent of all exporting Victorian design firms having clients in mainland China. It will be a platform for exchanging ideas and exploring new business and trade opportunities.
A convoy of 170 designers, design organizations and institutions will participate in the program. Approximately 90 Victorian designers and five universities will be represented at the Melbourne Pavilion, designed by Design Office. The pavilion will showcase a range of design and architecture projects and products, curated by the National Gallery of Victoria’s senior curator of contemporary design and architecture Ewan McEoin.
More than 20 speakers from Melbourne will also be part of the speaker program, including Indigenous architect Jefa Greenaway and Victorian government architect Jill Garner.
The Victorian presentation at Hong Kong Business of Design Week is supported by the Australian Institute of Architects, the Design Institute of Australia, Australian Fashion Council, and Australian Graphic Design Association.