Design Leaders Conference 2018

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Who?  – a lineup of international speakers – thought leaders and industry experts

What?  – design leaders conference 2018

When?  Thursday, November 8th       Where?  The Light House Cinema

Why?  Learning and Development for design and creative leaders – sector specific leadership development.  A day to recharge, refocus and reflect on leadership, insights, industry trends, best practice.

Design Leaders Conference is a one day conference to recharge design and agency owners, design and creative directors, design and account managers, and anyone interested in leading a design team or running a successful creative studio or agency.

Design Leaders Conference brings together thought leaders and subject matter experts to lead business-focused conversations and learning on the challenges of managing creative environments, building a winning culture and running a modern creative practice profitably.

The Conference takes a deep dive into topics that pose the greatest challenges for design and creative business owners, directors, partners and managers who lead design teams and run successful creative studios.  It’s been described by attendees as an unmissable opportunity to build your network, share ideas and learn up to date industry trends and best practice.

Design Leaders Conference is focused on the business of design, running a studio or agency, and leading a design team. Keynote sessions feature executive speakers from the US, Canada and Europe discussing everything from the challenges and opportunities of defining and honing leadership style, to aligning talent and culture in dynamic design and creative environments with a profitable business strategy.

Thierry Brunfaut, founder and creative director of Base Studio, Brussels, New York and Geneva will share his story from graphic designers to entrepreneur with insights into how he designed the business at Base Studio from people and culture to processes while maintaining creative integrity that allowed both business and creativity to accelerate across three studios.

Chiara Aliotta, Art Director, Until Sunday, on her way back from speaking at the Smashing Conference in New York will explore the challenge of commercial realities for designers and creatives with insights on how to harness your passion to boost creativity and stay productive, so that you can love your work while delivering for clients. Aimed at both creative directors and design agency owners and managers, the format and content of the day means you will come away re-invigorated and inspired, with actionable insights to bring back to your agency or studio.

‘Design Leaders Conference is an outstanding event, an open platform where we can network, share ideas and listen to the opinions of other leaders nationally and internationally. It is great that we get such a valuable opportunity on this scale and level to talk to our industry peers about the challenges we face and opportunities we meet. We look forward to the next event.’  Jane O’Reilly – Image Now.

Tickets are available at  Check out the full lineup of speakers and topics on


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