Monday, 2 November 2009

Design Indaba 2010

As South Africa gears up to show the world its best foot, Design Indaba is proud to be the first major event in our historic 2010 year. The Design Indaba Conference will run from 24 to 26 February 2010 and the Design Indaba Expo will run from 26 to 28 February 2010 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Annually celebrating the best creative minds from across the world, the conference organisers have worked even harder to represent a truly global scope in 2010. Speakers hail from Lima, New York and Milan through to Shanghai – a true celebration of the creativity of the world! Look out for the full speaker list announcement to come.

Attracting more than 40 speakers and 2 500 delegates to Cape Town, the Design Indaba Conference has grown to become one of the largest multi-disciplinary design conferences in the world since 1995. Sold-out for the past five years running, timely booking is advised. Early Bird bookings for the Design Indaba Conference open on 5 November 2009.

Having attracted almost 30 000 visitors in 2009, the 2010 Design Indaba Expo is home to a winning national creative team. Curated by a panel of industry experts, Design Indaba Expo is the only 100% South African celebration of our country’s best creative talent across all the creative industries.

Design Indaba Expo organisers report that stands have been selling at double the rate of previous years, from craft, product, industrial and fashion to film, animation, graphic, jewellery and architectural design. The dedicated fashion ramp will again offer exclusive exposure to fashion exhibitors, while submissions for the film festival have already been opened to filmmakers. Stands for emerging creatives have also been opened for applications.

The new is also due to launch as a portal featuring the latest news and innovations from leading international and local designers. As an early sign-up promotion, subscriptions to the Design Indaba magazine are being bundled with free online membership. Membership offers access to the growing archive of past speaker videos, full magazine content, invites to special workshops and seminars throughout the year, and immediate access to the latest features as the site continues to grow.

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