BUSINESS OF DESIGN, a seminar/talks programme, aimed at designers and design businesses in various fields of design, will be launching in Cape Town today and Johannesburg later in October 2014, and is geared to improving the way design businesses think and perform, while guiding, inspiring and offering practical tools to better their businesses.
Founded by Laurence Brick and Cathy O’Clery of Platform Creative Agency, and the creative duo behind 100% Design South Africa, and Trevyn and Julian McGowan of SOURCE, Southern Guild and GUILD International Design Fair, this two-day programme will see talks presented by 34 of South Africa’s most recognised design leaders, creative visionaries and business specialists – covering fields such as marketing, media, accountancy, copyright and intellectual property, commerciality, product development, branding, exporting to international markets, general inspiration and keys to success.
Through extensive dealings with local creative enterprises, the Business of Design founders have recognised that there is a need in the industry for assistance with developing good business practice, professionalism and growth, and aim to fill this gap through the dynamic Business of Design programme.
A Business of Design Scholarship Fund has been introduced to support the business-skills development of promising creative entrepreneurs who lack the means to cover the full fee of the talk seminars, and Business of Design will be approaching companies to fund such scholarships.
Cape Town, 15-16 October at Rotunda at The Bay Hotel, Camps Bay
Johannesburg, 22-23 October at Sage Conferencing, Sage Technology Park, Woodmead
Cost R3 950 per delegate. Booking details on the website.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Book before 26 August and pay R3 500, with a half-term payment option.
Contact Tracy Lynn Chemaly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 073 419 9875 www.businessofdesign.co.za