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September 26 - 29, 2019 Vancouver Convention Centre West
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Industrial designer and prolific visionary Karim Rashid is one of the most unique voices in design today. With more than 4,000 designs in production, nearly 300 awards to his name, and client work in over 40 countries, Karim’s ability to transcend typology continues to make him a force among designers of his generation. Karim is a frequent guest lecturer at universities and conferences globally, aspiring to change the world by making design a public subject.
Interior designer Aly Velji has been involved in the design industry for many years, specializing in both residential and
commercial markets. A regular on HGTV, CityTV and CTV, Aly is the go to design, décor and lifestyle expert.
Acclaimed designer Brian Gluckstein is renowned for creating luxurious, liveable interiors. As principal of Gluckstein Design Planning, his portfolio includes residential projects in cities such as Aspen, Palm Beach, Miami and New York, and high-profile commercial projects such as the Four Seasons Hotel Palm Beach. As a regular guest expert on nationally broadcast television show Cityline for over 20 years, Brian has offered design solutions and advice on home style.
Helsinki-based trend analyst Susanna Bjorklund uncovers the futures, conducts research on customer centricity, changes in consumer behaviour and values, and implements new design processes. She has gathered a wide experience in the fields of design and marketing. Susanna has worked as a fashion designer and as a journalist specialized in fashion, living, interiors, design and futures trends. In the field of marketing, she has been in charge of the visual entities for multiple print and TV commercial productions.