Aston Martin design director, Marek Reichman, is the latest name to sign up for national design conference ‘Design Means Business’ to be staged later this year in Gateshead.
Held at The Sage Gateshead on 15 and 16 March, he will join Sir Richard Needham from Dyson and other key speakers on design from, Herman Miller, King of Shaves, Hasbro, and Nissan.
Over 250 people from industry and the design community are expected at the two day conference, which is being organised by Design Network North and business services firm RTC North.
Supported by The Design Council, Design Means Business is an opportunity to listen, learn and be inspired by experts from leading companies, design led businesses and design agencies.
Covering a range of design topics, delegates will also be able to take part in interactive workshops, meet exhibiting companies and network with industry leaders and designers from across the UK.
Each element of the programme aims to enhance delegates’ learning experience, regardless of their level of design experience.
The conference will build on the success of Design Network North’s monthly ‘Rise & Design’ networking events, which have attracted over 900 attendees since the project was launched in March 2009.
Masterclasses will include topics such as fostering creativity, customer focused design, product design, accessing new markets, branding and the design process.