SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is partnering with DesignSingapore Council for the Innovation By Design Conference during the fourth-annual Singapore Design Week (SDW). The two-day conference, which is the feature conference of SDW, will take place March 7 and 8 at the Hotel Fort Canning in Singapore and feature programming from Time Inc.’s Time, Fortune and Wallpaper* brands.
For more information: https://new.designsingapore.org/sdw
At Innovation By Design, prominent international and Singapore-based design, business and public sector leaders will convene to share their insights on how design is a key driver of innovation, how it has a transformative impact on individuals and corporations, and creates possibilities for a better world. Businesses, communities and economies are increasingly thinking about design to help raise productivity, unlock new opportunities for growth, and improve the quality of everyday life. The official theme of the conference is: “Design. Innovate. Transform.”
Confirmed speakers include: Andre Fu, AFSO; Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer, Pepsico; Mokena Makeka, Founder and Principal, Makeka Design Lab; Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Daan Roosegaarde, Studio Roosegaarde; as well as top editors and executives from Time, Fortune, Wallpaper* and Time Inc.
“Time Inc. recognizes Singapore’s position as a global design and business hub. The city has driven the strategic adoption of design among businesses and public agencies,” said Norman Pearlstine, Vice Chairman of Time Inc. “We are pleased to collaborate with DesignSingapore Council on the Innovation by Design Conference. Participants can expect to hear unique insights from some of the world’s foremost business and design leaders that our global brands have convened.”
“Singapore Design Week 2017 is very different from other design festivals, in that our narrative of design has broadened over the years, and this has been demonstrated through our programming. SDW will engage businesses and C-suite leaders to help them understand how design can be used in business strategy. It will showcase the importance of design in social innovation and national identity. For this purpose, we are thrilled to collaborate with global media company Time Inc. for the Innovation by Design Conference,” said Agnes Kwek, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council. “Also, we welcome the debut exhibition Singapore + Wallpaper* Handmade Classics. Designers and the public will be able to view and be inspired by original, one-off works by international talents. These collaborations with Time Inc. enhance Singapore as a global city for design.”
In addition, Singapore + Wallpaper* Handmade Classics will mount a debut exhibition in Singapore. It is a specially curated showcase of original, one-off pieces and unique design collaborations commissioned by Wallpaper* magazine and created by internationally renowned talents from past Handmade editions. The theme of the exhibition – MultipliCITY – acknowledges Singapore’s heritage of adaptability, versatility, diversity and invention. The exhibition is from March 9- June 11 at Gillman Barracks.
In its fourth edition, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2017 will be held from March 3-12, 2017. The annual SDW brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, the SDW is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public, and aims to raise awareness of good design, deepen the appreciation and understanding of design innovation and encourage the use of design for innovation and productivity. Through this platform, the Council also hopes to enhance the synergy among our design partners, and in turn boost Singapore’s profile and attractiveness as a global city for design. www.designsingapore.org/SDW
ABOUT TIME INC.
Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is a leading content company that engages over 150 million consumers every month through our portfolio of premium brands across platforms. By combining our distinctive content with our proprietary data and people-based targeting, we offer highly differentiated end-to-end solutions to marketers across the multimedia landscape. Our influential brands include People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple and Southern Living, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom, including Wallpaper. Time Inc. has been extending the power of our brands through various acquisitions and investments, including Viant, an advertising technology firm with a specialized people-based marketing platform; The Foundry, Time Inc.’s creative lab and content studio; and the People Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). The company is also home to celebrated events, such as the Time 100, Fortune Most Powerful Women, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year, the Essence Festival and the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.
About DesignSingapore Council
The vision of the DesignSingapore Council is for design to differentiate Singapore from global competition. As the national agency for design, the Council’s mission is to develop the design sector, and to help Singapore use design for innovation and growth, as well as to make life better. The DesignSingapore Council is part of the Ministry of Communications and Information.
The National Design Centre supports the DesignSingapore Council’s efforts to enhance the vibrancy of the design ecosystem as well as catalyse industry collaborations and business opportunities for innovation and growth.
Singapore was designated a UNESCO Creative City of Design in December 2015. This designation will support the development of a creative culture and eco-system in Singapore that fully integrates design and creativity into everyday life. It also enables Singapore to collaborate internationally with the cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN). The City of Design Office will be sited within the DesignSingapore Council to coordinate and implement programmes that contribute towards the UCCN mission.
Further information about the DesignSingapore Council, the National Design Centre and Singapore’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Design is available at www.designsingapore.org
About Singapore Design Week
Into its fourth edition, the Singapore Design Week (SDW) 2017 will be held from 3 to 12 March 2017. The annual SDW brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, the SDW is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public, and aims to raise awareness of good design, deepen the appreciation and understanding of design innovation and encourage the use of design for innovation and productivity. Through this platform, the Council also hopes to enhance the synergy among our design partners, and in turn boost Singapore’s profile and attractiveness as a global city for design. Further information: www.designsingapore.org/SDW