The Forum @ Downtown Design

Linda Dekkers (Fronteriors)

Kathryn Hawkes (Fronteriors)

Linda Dekkers and Kathryn Hawkes have not only used Instagram to build deeper engagement for design brands, they are now part of the rarefied circle of influencers who have successfully transition into entrepreneurs. 

At Downtown Design, the duo addressed how social media opinion leaders can use their platforms to contribute to the growth of the Middle East's design scene and how to build bridges for emerging designers and regional brands.