The 2011 Design Summit on June 23 will bring together business leaders, senior government ministers, world-leading designers and architects to explore how Britain's design industry can play a more central role in driving economic growth.
The summit follows in the wake of the Chancellor's Budget for Growth which seeks to encourage the production of world-leading products and services that are "Made in Britain, created in Britain, designed in Britain, invented in Britain."
Ahead of new government strategies on growth, innovation and localism, Design for Growth will look at what's working, where more effort is needed and examine the respective roles of government, the private and third sector.
The 2011 Design Summit will explore how best to realise the potential of design to generate sustainable growth, identifying and augmenting policy initiatives that best exploit the UK's design capabilities.
Design for Growth will be co-hosted by Lord Michael Bichard and David Willetts MP, Minister of State for Universities & Science.
Leading international names in design and business will kick off the debate, including Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice-President of Industrial Design for Apple, Ian Callum and Gerry McGovern, Design Directors at Jaguar and Land Rover, and Kevin McCloud, author, broadcaster and designer.
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