The Forum @ Downtown Design

Carla Saliba (Infographic.Iy)

Mohamed Elshahed (Writer & Curator)

Perspectives on regional design industries, shedding light on the current state of design ecosystem in the region.

Featured experts from the design and creative industries and in concurrence with the MADAR exhibition, this panel offered insights on the ecosystem behind a design industry, highlighting the various stages of starting a design business.

The panelists mapped out the different stakeholders in a design economy, identified the issues and anticipated opportunities to inspire designers to partake in the solution making process in their local economies.

Chaired by Ghassan Salameh, Guest Curator Dubai Design Week.