Business of Design

September 18, 2007

Proventus' CEO Daniel Sachs and 11 other top executives from Europe and the US take part in the "Business of Design", a series of special breakfast discussions at the Royal Festival Hall on London's South Bank.

The talks, sponsored by the Financial Times, are part of this year's London Design Festival, which runs until September 25.

The first Business of Design breakfast is on September 18 when Daniel Sachs will discuss investment in the design industry with Matteo di Montezemolo of Charme Investments and Angad Paul, chief executive of Caparo, the industrial group behind three-year-old British brand Established and Sons.

Branding with design is the focus of the next session with Steve Ridgway, chief executive of Virgin Atlantic, Frank Stephenson, design director of Alfa Romeo, and Nick Jones, the man behind the Soho House private club, restaurant and hotel group.

On September 20 it is architecture and development with Mike Hussey, managing director of UK developer Land Securities, Spencer de Grey of leading architecture firm Foster & Partners and David Rosen of London estate agency Pilcher Hershman, in conversation with FT property correspondent Jim Pickard and FT architecture critic Edwin Heathcote.

And on September 21 Murray Moss, the owner of cult store Moss in New York and Los Angeles, Florence Delorme, marketing chief of Habitat, and Vittorio Radice will discuss design retail, from mass market department store revamps to niche boutique expansions.

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