WORLD DESIGN TALKS

THE PROGRAM

The objectives of the program :

  • Enhance the cultural, historical and value-creation of the Moroccan and African design community for the benefit of the economy, the best live together and the sustainability of our world, in Morocco, Africa and internationally
  • Increasing collaboration between the political, territorial, entrepreneurial and civic spheres for a better living together: Design for a better world
  • Support the development of innovation communities integrating designers in Morocco, Africa and the world
  • Initiate and facilitate future events and collaborations in the years to come, in Africa, Europe and in the world
  • Inspire - mobilize - make emerge
  • Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the World Design Organization in West and North Africa

From the WDT program to conference sessions, from prestigious panelists to leading design figures, from opinion leaders to the most important companies, the program promises to be rich and unsurpassed in content.


 

 

28 • 06 • 2017

 

 

18:00

REGISTRATION

18:30 – 20:00

WELCOME COCKTAIL

20:00 – 22:00

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

REMITTANCE AFRICA DESIGN AWARD & AFRICAN MUSIC CONCERT

Masters of Ceremonies

Andrea Nadia Mensah Acogny  

Gilles Amadou Acogny / Senegal/ Benin

 

 

29 • 06 • 2017

 

 

9:00 – 09:45

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

CELEBRATION DAY

9:45 – 10:00

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION by Guest speaker

10:00 – 11:30

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

1

Economic Development, Industry, New Technologies, Digital Investments, Commerce

Moderator / Modérateur

Joel-Eric Missainhoun
Managing Partner AfricSearch
IVORY COAST / CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Mohamed Methqal
Ambassador General Manager AMCI
MOROCCO / MAROC

Pierre Yves Panis
Director of Design, Philips Lighting
NETHERLANDS / PAYS-BAS

Ralph Wiegmann
CEO, iF International Forum Design Gmbh
GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE

Mounir Jazouli
Président GAM
MOROCCO / MAROC

Speakers / Panélistes

Srini Srinivasan
Directeur Lumium et Trésorier WDO
USA / Etats-Unis

Abbas Jamie PrEng, BSc Eng (Civil)
Director - Innovation & Transformation, Africa / Aurecon
SOUTH AFRICA / AFRIQUE DU SUD

11:30

REFRESHMENTS & COFFEE BREAK + NETWORKING

12:00 – 13:30

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
15 mins per speaker / 15 mins par panéliste

2

Art, Luxe, Handycraft, Tourism and Culture

Moderator / Modérateur

Jamal Kilito
Directeur Stratégie et Marketing ONMT
MOROCCO / MAROC

Speakers / Panélistes

Marva Griffin Wilshire
Founder and Curator of Salone Satellite at Salone Del Mobile
ITALY / ITALIE

Azu Nwagbogu
Founder, Independant Curator, Art Historian African Artists Foundation
LAGOS, NIGERIA

Christopher Turner
CEO London Design Biennale
UNITED KINGDOM / ROYAUME UNIS

Pradyumna Vyas
Director, National Institute of Design/Ahmedabad
INDIA / INDE

13:30 – 15:00

LUNCHBREAK + NETWORKING

15:15 – 15:30

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION by Guest speaker

15:30 – 17:00

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

3

Education, Innovation and Design Thinking

Moderator / Modérateur

Alok Nandi
Designer - Creative Director Architempo Vice President IxDA (Interaction Design Association)
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Speakers / Panélistes

Mehdi Zouak
Directeur General / Institut National des Beaux-Arts de Tétouan
MOROCCO / MAROC

Nabil El Hilali
Ph. D. Research Professor Innovation Management & Design Thinking at ESCA Business School Casablanca
MOROCCO / MAROC

Prof. Mugendi M’Rithaa
President of WDO / Faculty of Informatics and Design | Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) / Le Cap
SOUTH AFRICA / AFRIQUE DU SUD

Lilac Adhiambo Osanjo
Director School of the Arts and Design (StAD) - University of Nairobi
KENYA

Stéphane Gouret
Director of studies L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique
FRANCE

17:30

SUMMARY & FEEDBACK – Plenary session

 

 

30 • 06 • 2017

 

 

9: 00

OPENING DAY

9:15 – 9:30

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION by Guest speaker

9:30 – 11:00

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

4

Intellectual Property, Brand and Strategy

Moderator / Modérateur

Reda Taleb
CEO Officium & Membre de la Fédération Marocaine du Design (FEMADE) Officium / FEMADE
MOROCCO / MAROC

Speakers / Panélistes

Adil El Maliki
General Manager OMPIC
MOROCCO / MAROC

David Kusuma
VP Product Development Tupperware Brands Corporation
USA / ETATS-UNIS

11:30

REFRESHMENTS & COFFEE BREAK + NETWORKING

12:00 – 13:30

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

5

Cities, Regions, Infrastructures, Marketing, Territories


Moderator / Modérateur

Hicham Bennis
Director / Directeur Pole Salons, CFCIM Maroc

Speakers / Panélistes

Mohamed Zahid
CEO Menara Holding

Hicham Lahlou
Designer, CEO International Hicham Lahlou Designer Agency

JAnne-Marie Boutin
President of APCI
PARIS, FRANCE

Birgit Mager
Co-founder and President of International Service Design Network
GERMANY / ALLEMAGNE

13:30 – 15:00

LUNCHBREAK + NETWORKING

15:15 – 15:30

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION by Guest speaker

15:30 – 17:30

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

6

Design for essential needs

Moderator / Modérateur

Antoine Choumoff
CEO Humanitarian Design Bureau
FRANCE

Speakers / Panélistes

Juliette Campaoré
Secretary General / Secrétaire générale NGO AMADE + SPONg +AIDR
BURKINA FASO

Bernard Brès
Manager / Directeur Institut International d'Ingénierie de l’Eau et de l’Environnement
BURKINA FASO

Corbin Raymond
PhD CPUT Cape Town University of Technology / Le Cap (Afrique du Sud)
SOUTH AFRICA / AFRIQUE DU SUD

Eric Eustache
General Coordinator / Coordinateur Général / Entrepreneurs du Monde
FRANCE

Said Mouline
General Manager ADEREE Organization
MOROCCO / MAROC

Anna Kirah
Managing Director NGO Design Without Borders
NORWAY / NORVEGE

17:30

SUMMARY & FEEDBACK

World Design Talks

Organized by Africa Design Days (ADD) and initiated by international designer Hicham Lahlou and the World Design Organization (WDO), this major pan-African and global continental event is an unprecedented showcase for the African innovation and design community as well as a privileged space for exchanges to develop collaborations between designers, policy makers, companies and citizens.

More than 300 participants, including 70 influential international figures in the field of innovation through design will take part in this event which will take place from 28 to 30 June in Rabat, Morocco.

In line with the objectives set by the United Nations, this event will address the challenges of sustainable development, focusing on education issues, economic development, crafts and culture and urban development.

Dates 28 to 30 June
6 Panels + 40 speakers and panelists
6 Workshops + 40 speakers and panelists
Location Rabat - Morocco
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