World Design Summit, Montreal

20170530_WDSM2017_BanniereWeb_350x150_ENDesigning the future. The world design Summit– Montréal 2017 (WSD) is an unprecedented international gathering of diverse disciplines of a common focus: how can design shape the built environment of the future? Montréal will house designed professionals, government and business leaders, industry representatives, media and NGOs from around the world. For the 10 days, attendees will come together to transcend silos, foster corporation and enhance professional development. More than a mere celebration of design, the summit will demonstrate the tremendous power of design to create viable solutions to global social, economic, cultural and environmental challenges.

Become a “Friend of the Summit” by Purchasing Rebated Tickets in Advance

“Friends of the Summit” can obtain tickets directly from WDSO at a unit price of $595, whereas regular admission tickets will cost $850 for members of an Association and $1,100 for non-members. Only 550 “Friends of the Summit” tickets will be available. (Tickets are non-refundable)

The ticket includes

  • Access to all conferences held in the context of the Congress, from October 16 to 20, 2017 at Montréal’s Palais des congrès
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Access to Expo from October 17 to 20
  • Lunchboxes (3)
  • Delegate supplies and material

For more informationvisit the World Design Summit website

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Call for Sponsors

Call for Exhibitors

2017, the world’s design professionals will be at the World Design Summit in Montreal from October 17th to 20th. We hope that you will join us by exhibiting at the trade show to be held at the Montreal Convention Centre.

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Members of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), the Association des architectes paysagistes du Québec (AAPQ) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) will be joining architects, industrial designers, urban planners, graphic designers and interior designers for a truly multi-disciplinary Congress. We are organizing this event in partnership with the World Design Summit Organization (WDSO).

We are offering this exhibit space first to the companies who have exhibited with or sponsored the CSLA or AAPQ in the past. Highlights of the event include:
– delegates from 80 countries
– representatives of 50 international organizations, and
– 4,500 to 7,000 expected congress delegates

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Historic agreement on cooperation signed by seven influential international design associations on the road to the 2017 World Design Summit Montreal

October 27th, 2015 – Gwangju, Republic of Korea  – Seven international organizations agreed to work together to make the world a better place by addressing global social and environmental problems through design. During the International Design Congress Summit hosted by the city of Gwangju and the Korea Craft Design Foundation the design agency of the Ministry Sports and Tourism Korea, all organizations agreed to and declare the following:

We the participating the organization in the 2015 IDC in Gwangju Korea, recognize the critical role played by design in creating a world that is environmentally sustainable, economically viable, socially equitable, and culturally diverse. The 2017 World Design Summit Montreal will be a historical opportunity to connect, generate a common voice, engage decision makers and lead by developing and action plan.  We call on the international community in an active collaboration to ensure the success of this process.

This historic declaration was announced at the conclusion of the International Design Congress Summit. “ I want to extend my gratitude to Honorable Sheila Copps and Professor Swoo Kyung Suh the Co-Chairs of the Gwangju summit for their inspiring stewardship. In addition, I salute our international design partners Ico-D, Icsid, IFI, IFHP, IFLA, Cumulus, IxDA, and the World Design Summit Organization for their collaborative wisdom that is symbolized with this declaration. In addition, I ask colleagues, designers as well as practitioners, educators and students from all fields to participate in this ‘design movement’ and co-create vital momentum leading to the WDSO Montreal 2017”, stated Don Ryun Chang, Organizing Chair of the 2015 International Design Congress.

About the 2017 World Design Summit

From October 16 to 24, 2017, Montreal, a UNESCO ‘City of Design’ will showcase all the disciplines of design by hosting the 2017 World Design Summit.  A truly international event, the Summit will host 18 simultaneous congresses with over 100  topics and some 4,500 delegates in attendance from 80 countries and also includes an exposition with over 350 exhibitors. Delegates will represent six professional disciplines associated with the built environment: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design and Urban Planning.

According to the Honourable Sheila Copps, Chair of the Board of Directors of the World Design Summit Organization, “hosting such an event will showcase design know-how throughout the world. I would particularly like to salute the founding partners of the summit, ico-D, IFLA and IFHP, whose commitment will allow this important event to take place”.

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