Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fourth FICCI Design Conclave 2009, Mumbai

Fourth FICCI – Design Conclave 2009 I Mumbai

I am delighted to inform you that Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), an apex association of Indian Industry, is organizing its annual conference "Design Conclave 2009" on September 18, 2009 at Hotel Novotel, Juhu in Mumbai. In its fourth successive year the conference will focus on issues related to Business of Design, Innovation and Technology.

FICCI – Design Conclave is a unique business facilitation forum, to network with industry as well design community. This initiative connects, engage & involve the stakeholders for charting out future course of action in the area of Design Policy and Business Promotion. The sectors in focus are Product & Industrial Design, Interior & Retail Design and Communication & Interactive Design.

The global economic meltdown has slowed down the growth rate of Indian economy, however select Indian companies have surprised markets with their unprecedented growth due to innovative product and service designs. The fact re-emphasizes that Winning by Design should be the new age mantra for India Inc.. The conference will primarily delve with three issues, which are:
How to promote “Made in India Design” locally and globally?
How to create globally competitive design consulting firms?
How to promote design thinking across various industries & sectors to create design led enterprises with robust growth?

The National Design Policy and recently formed India Design Council are first steps towards achieving the above. However, a lot needs to be done to make India Inc. speaking language of design and design speaking language of India Inc. There will be three panel discussions during the day long delibrations, which are:

Inaugural Session
Panel Discussion 1: Transforming Business through Design
Panel Discussion 2: Accelerating the Transformation and Impact of Indian Design Globally
Panel Discussion 3:
The Future of Design in India: Empowering Indian Designers to become Globally Competitive

It gives me immense pleasure to invite registrations from you/your organization to be a part of this conference as delegate. I am confident that with your presence in the conference the deliberations will be result oriented . A special discount of 20% on the registration fee is on till August 30.

I have attached the conference brochure and registration form for your ready reference. For more info on the conference, please feel free to talk to my colleague, Deepak Mukhi, Senior Assistant Director (+91-9820163535,

I look forward for your participation in the Fourth Design Conclave 2009.

Western Regional Council: 33-B, “Krishnamai”, Sir Pochkhanwala Road I Worli I Mumbai
Tel: +91-22-2496 8000 I Fax: +91-22-2496 6631
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