BODW 2021 Trend Report

Global Design Reset: A Primer of Business of Design Week (BODW) 2021

CatchOn & Editorial Team·12 October, 2021

NOW is the time for a #ReSET.

At #BODW2021, leading entrepreneurs, creatives, and designers from around the globe will deep dive into eight key movements that will Reshape, Redefine and Rebuild our living experiences. 

In this comprehensive primer to Business of Design Week 2021, discover the future of eight pillars and how it leads to a brighter and sustainable future.
Our post-pandemic world is in a state of flux, and we have never been more in need of a new beginning. Navigating the future calls for fresh thinking, decisive leadership, and collaborative creativity across disciplines. This report examines disruption in ways big and small: Brand Rejuvenation, Connected Health & Wellbeing, Creative Mindset and Innovation Leadership, Culture & The City, Designing an Intelligent Future, Hospitality with Purpose, New Urban Models, and Phygital Reality. As global business leaders envisage a game-changing plan to chart a purposeful path forward, societies must find the talent, confidence, and innovation needed to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world and execute big ideas across various fields, so that we can rewrite, redesign, and rebuild the future we desire. Rethink, Refresh, and Reset with leading entrepreneurs, creatives, and designers from different sectors who will collectively shine a light on how we can thrive amid crisis, co-create a sustainable future, and make a meaningful impact through human-centred design and technology.


This trend report is produced by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) in partnership with CatchOn, a Finn Partners Company.


[Download Full Report]

Global Design Reset: A Primer of Business of Design Week (BODW) 2021