Kyoorius Designyatra 2012 promises a stellar line up of speakers

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | August 09, 2012
In its seventh year, Kyoorius Designyatra will feature representatives from Google, Facebook, Nokia, Wieden+Kennedy, BBDO and more.

Over the years, Kyoorius Designyatra has established itself as a design conference of strong repute. In its seventh year, the conference is slated to be held over three days (from August 30 to September 1) in Goa, complete with talks, small-group seminars, hands-on workshops, exhibitions and demos by industry honchos.

Designyatra divide

The theme for Kyoorius Designyatra 2012 is 'The Divide'. It will examine the issues dividing the creative output of the industry to arrive at insights and resolutions over the three days.

The event will also see the launch of 'Digital Day', a one-day line up of speakers, which will look at exploring issues within the digital space while anticipating and forecasting the future of digital.

Kyoorius Designyatra has served as a valuable meeting point for agencies in India and abroad in the sphere of design, branding and visual communications; an opportunity to understand and learn from some of the finest minds in the field, delve into their creative process and be inspired by their work.

Increasingly, brand, marketing and communication heads of companies are attending the conference to learn from global thought leaders on how to innovate, leverage on design and take their brands to the next level.

This year too, one will get to hear from representatives from some of the leading global companies and creative agencies at the conference. The speakers line up boasts of Ji Lee, creative director, Facebook; Aapo Bovellan, director of brand and marketing, Nokia; Robert Wong, chief creative officer, Google Creative Lab; Karl Heiselman, chief executive officer, Wolff Olins USA; Josy Paul, chief creative officer and chairman, BBDO India; Kentaro Kimura, CEO and executive creative director, Hakuhodo Kettle Japan; Hanif Qureshi, senior creative, Wieden+Kennedy India; Bill Lunderman, vice-president, global strategic brand design, Colgate-Palmolive; Joachim Sauter, chairman and head of design, ART+COM; Nick Roope, ECD, Poke UK and many more.

The conference will be moderated by well known designer and writer Debbie Millman, president, Sterling Brands USA.

For the record, Kyoorius is an initiative by Transasia Fine Papers and has been championing design in the creative world through Kyoorius Designyatra and publications such as Kyoorius Design Showcase and the Kyoorius Magazine.

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