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LET'S TALK: THE BUSINESS OF DESIGN

The Design Talks have become the leading public forum for discussion and debate among the region’s most influential, creative and successful designers in the calendar. This year it was once again chaired by Esra Lemmens, Founder & Director of the Esra Lemmens Agency.

WANT TO SPEAK AT DESIGN TALKS 2020?

With more striking and successful work being completed across hospitality, corporate, retail and residential sectors than ever before, this year’s Design Talks provided a fantastic opportunity to share insights and discussions with the leading creative minds in the region.

Click here to view the pdf version of the 2019 Agenda.

2019'S SPEAKERS INCLUDED:



Firas Alsahin
Co-Founder & Design Director
4SPACE Design



Steven Velegrinis 
Head of Masterplanning
AECOM



Stuart Allen
Managing Director & Founder
Allen Architecture Interiors Design



Waleed Shaalan
Design Director
AREP



Matilde Boelhouwer
Founder
Atelier Boelhouwer



Juan Roldán
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
American University of Sharjah



Phillip Jones
Principal / Managing Director – Middle East & North Africa
B+H Architects



Paul Bishop
Owner
Bishop Design



Steve Kiernan
General Manager
Bond Interiors



Carla Conte
Founder & Creative Director
Brand Creative



Brian Boggs
Co-Founder
Brian Boggs Chairmakers



Chris Barnes
Owner and Founder
Broadway Interiors



Sayed Habib
General Manager
Danube Home



William Bennett
Senior Landscape Designer
desert INK



Justin Wells
Director
dwp



Ivar Krasinski
Founding Partner & Design Director
EDGE



Esra Lemmens
Founder
The Esra Lemmens Agency



Sejal Patel
Lead Designer
Gensler



David Lessard
Design Director
H+A Architects



Oliver Baxter
Insight Programme Manager
Herman Miller



Cristina Mateo, Ph.D.
Executive Director
IE School of Architecture and Design



Indu Varanasi
Founder/Director/Architect
IRD Design



Jacinda Raniolo
Lead Creative Designer
Godwin Austen Johnson



Yullianna Porter
Head of Workspace Design
JLL Mena



Carol Finnie
Regional Director MENA Region
JPA Design



Benjamin Piper
Partner & Design Principal
Killa Architectural Design



Krystyna Kielbon
President
KK Interior Design Group



Kristina Zanic
Owner
Kristina Zanic Consultancy



Patrick Bean
Design Director
LACASA Architects & Engineering Consultancy



Julie Blondeel

Magna Cum Laude Graduate



Prateek Sharan
Co-Founder
Modomoro



Antonia Wormer

Co-Owner
New Citizen Design



Kevin McLachlan
CEO
NOMAD|K Design Studio



Morgan Fleming
Design Director, Principal
Perkins&Will



Pallavi Dean
Founder & Creative Director
Roar



Laurent Haddad
Head of Interior Design
RW Armstrong



Juan Hildebrand
Managing Director
Schwitzke Middle East



Sergio Mendes
Founder
Sergio Mendes Design



Ahmed El-Sharabassy
CEO & Founder
Sharabassy Built - Environment Studio



Kristian Stinson
Co-Founder & Commercial Director
Studio EM



Nemanja Derman
Lead Designer
Stylis



Margriet Vollenberg
Director & Art Director
Organisation in Design & Ventura Projects



Tom Skyring
Design Director
Wilson Associates



Ellen Søhoel
Founder
XBD Collective



Vera Dieckmann
CEO & Creative Director
XO Atelier



Yasmin Farahmandy
Senior Interior Designer
A++ Human Sustainable Architecture