Profit x Design is a conference aimed at creatives, educators, and managers involved in either the creation or commercialization of new products and services. The event will take place at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Granville Island, February 24 and 25. Profit by Design aims to engage leading businesses with both top designers and investors across many innovative industries. Sounds like a fantastic networking opportunity!
Industry Canada and the Institute for Product Development will also unveil a report, entitled Product Design, Research and Development: A Canadian Manufacturing Perspective. Within this report, attendees will discover the metrics of design valuation (ROI), learn creative methods best practices, and take home the full impact of integrated creative approaches in the marketplace today.
Some of the highlights will include speakers from Bombardier, Lululemon, and Research in Motion. You’ll gain insight regarding behind-the-scenes competition, strategies, research, investment and market intelligence.
Celebrity Entrepreneur W. Brett Wilson, host of Risky Business TV and former Dragon’s Den panelist will present a networking lunch keynote sure to inspire discussion on Wilson’s diverse experience in innovation, business, entertainment and philanthropy.
“Creative-led innovation is today’s key driver for business success,“ according to Chris O’Brien Wheeler, President of Unique Industrial Design Inc. and the visionary behind Profit By Design.
“By convening design and business leaders in a series of interactive workshops and stimulating presentations, this event will give businesses the strategic models, thinking and know-how they need to drive innovation in their companies.”
Profit x Design
Venue: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, 1399 Johnston Street, Granville Island
Dates: February 24 and 25, 2012
Tickets: Register online