YEAR 8 – 2008 – PUNE

Design Next – Inspiring Transformation

Key Areas of Focus

Design in India

Value of Design

Design and Social Impact

Design in a Sustainable Concept

Designing the Future

Distinguished Speakers

Peter Kersten BNO Ambassador and Past President, BNO, Netherlands
S Sundar President, Association of Indian Design Industry (AIDI)
Ravi Mokashi Punekar Head - Department of Design, IIT Guwahati
Theo J J Groothuizen Counselor - Science & Technology, Royal Netherlands Embassy
Amit Nandi General Manager – Marketing Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Leimei Julia Chiu Director, International Design Center, NAGOYA Inc., Executive Board Member, ICSID & Vice President, ICOGRADA
Sandy Speicher IDEO, USA
Antonia Ward Managing Editor, UK Design Council
Philippe Delivgne Head, Institut Superieur de Design, France
Pankaj Jhunja Head - Design Realization and Quality, Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India
Prashant Subhedar Director, Bang Design
Amit Gulati Director, Incubis Consultants
Franck Eurvard Chief Executive Officer, TACO Faurecia Design Center
Aparna Piramal Director, Ergo
Anil Mathur Chief Operating Officer, Godrej Interio
Anuj Prasad Director & Chief Designer, Desmania Designs
Raphael van  
Amerongen Merkx + Girod Architects, Netherlands
Jocelyn Wyatt Social Impact Lead, IDEO, USA
Badve Chandrasekhar Director, Lokus Design
Peter Mcgrory Professor, Design Management, University of Art and Design, Helsinki
Jos Oberdorf Partner, NPK Design, Netherlands
Jacob Mathew Founder Director, Idiom Design& Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Markku Salimaki Director, International Design Business Management, Finland
Lisbeth Juul Head of Press, INDEX, Denmark

This year was a momentous year in the history of Design Summits. It is in this year that the CII-NID Design summit evolved into "India Design Festival". Diverse festival activities with a focus on myriad design applications are the hallmark of this festival. Activities like exhibitions, workshops, open houses, spread over a week's time were organized during this festival. Activities that were organized during the 1'st India Design Festival were On-the-Spot Student Design Competition, Symposium on 'Innovations in Composites', Designers Showcase, Design Open Houses and many workshops on topics such as Furniture Design, Opportunities in Automotive Design, Design Innovation for MSMEs', Product Design Strategy, Integrated Platform Strategies, Design for Craft.