Carl Bass, Yves Behar, Brian Chesky, Tony Fadell, Jeanne Gang, Thom Mayne, and More Headline Bloomberg Businessweek's First

  Carl Bass, Yves Behar, Brian Chesky, Tony Fadell, Jeanne Gang, Thom Mayne,
  and More Headline Bloomberg Businessweek's First Annual Design Conference

Top Designers Gather in San Francisco on January 14 to Demonstrate How Design
       Can Make the World Better, Smarter, Cooler, and More Innovative

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 29, 2012

Today Bloomberg Businessweek magazine announced Bloomberg Businessweek Design
2013, its first annual design conference, to be held on Monday, January 14,
2013 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, CA. World-renowned designers and
creative executives across a variety of disciplines, such as architecture,
graphic design, robotics, city planning, 3D printing, data visualization,
genomics, corporate branding, and more, will break out of their silos to
discuss the state of the industry, their creative process, and ways in which
design can make the world better, smarter, cooler, and more innovative.

The all-star presenters at Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013 include: *Carl
Bass, Autodesk *Yves Béhar, fuseproject *Alberto Cairo, University of Miami,
School of Communication *Brian Chesky, Airbnb *Mark Coleran, Visual Designer
*Glen Cummings, MTWTF *Es Devlin, Stage and Costume Designer *Stephen Doyle,
Doyle Partners *Steve Duenes, The New York Times Company *Tony Fadell, Nest
*Jeanne Gang, Studio Gang Architects *Masatoshi Ishikawa

University of Tokyo *Michael B. Johnson, Pixar *Martin Krzywinski, Genome
Sciences Centre *Giuseppe Lignano and Ada Tolla, LOT-EK *Thom Mayne, Morphosis
Architects *Edward Opara, Pentagram *Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design *Janette
Sadik-Khan, New York City Department of Transportation *Anthony Sperduti,
Partners & Spade *Scott Summit, Bespoke Innovations *Patricia Urquiola, Studio
Urquiola *Pete Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture.

"Good design is often the defining element of the products, businesses,
environments and sciences that become legendary,” said Josh Tyrangiel, editor
of Bloomberg Businessweek. “These designers are setting the bar for innovation
in their respective fields, and at this event they can venture out of their
professional enclaves, come together, perhaps even collide, in unexpected and
provocative groupings, to discuss process, passions, influences, successes,
and failures."

“At Bloomberg Businessweek our  mission is to surprise, delight, and inform
our entrepreneurial readers every week by giving them access to the insight of
our editors and writers and the wisdom of the sharpest business minds around
the globe,” said Paul Bascobert, President of Bloomberg Businessweek. “We
fulfill that promise with this conference, at which C-suite attendees will
learn where design is leading businesses and communities next, and enjoy
one-on-one interactions with the Businessweek team and the stellar roster of

Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013 is the first conference launched by the
magazine since its acquisition by Bloomberg LP in 2009. An exclusive audience
of 250 attendees will be on hand for the one-day conference's four sessions,
networking periods, and closing cocktail party. Attendance is by invitation
only. Senior executives may request invitations and get additional information

Coverage of select sessions from the conference will be available across
various Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg platforms, including Bloomberg
TV,, Facebook, Twitter (@BW, #BBWdesign), and the Bloomberg
Businessweek+ app. The January 28, 2013, issue of Bloomberg Businessweek will
be a special Design Issue, devoted to ideas and discoveries generated at
Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013. It  will be available in print and on
tablet and mobile devices.

Autodesk will be providing exclusive interactive demonstrations at the event.
Sponsors and special partners for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2013 will be
announced separately.

About Bloomberg Businessweek:

Recipient of the 2012 National Magazine Award for General Excellence,
Bloomberg Businessweek offers a global perspective and comprehensive insights
to help senior executives profit from smarter, faster, and more informed
decisions. Founded in 1929, the magazine is a trusted market leader. With a
global circulation of 980,000 each week, the magazine is available in 140
countries. Drawing on more than 2,300 journalists in 146 bureaus across 72
countries, Bloomberg Businessweek covers the business world like no one else
can. The award-winning Bloomberg Businessweek+ app is available on the iPad,
iPhone, and iPod touch.


For press inquiries contact:
Bloomberg Businessweek Communications
Rachel Nagler, 212-617-7187
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