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Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 Headliners to Include Yves Béhar, Stephen Burks, Stewart Butterfield, Dominique Crenn, Craig Dykers, Rosanne Haggerty, Daniel Libeskind and More

February 29, 2016

New York, NY – February 29, 2016Today Bloomberg Businessweek announced the developing lineup of speakers for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016, its fourth annual design conference, to be held on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. The day-long event will bring together the world’s top designers and business leaders to explore how design makes the world better, smarter, cooler, and more innovative.

Bloomberg Businessweek Design highlights the intersection of design, technology and business, and draws attendees from every industry that relies on design to help clients and consumers reimagine how we experience the world —app development, ecommerce, graphic design, data visualization, genomics, art, architecture, fashion, cuisine, urban planning and more.

The all-star presenters confirmed for Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 to date include:

VICKI DOBBS BECK Executive in Charge, ILMxLAB @ILMVFX
YVES BÉHAR Founder, fuseproject and CCO, Jawbone @yvesbehar
IDA C. BENEDETTO Co-founder, Sextantworks @idamantium
NEAL BENEZRA Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art @SFMOMA
JANINE BENYUS Co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 @JanineBenyus
BAIJU BHATT Co-founder, Robinhood @bprafulkumar
STEPHEN BURKS Principal/ Creative Director, Stephen Burks Man Made
STEWART BUTTERFIELD Co-founder and CEO, Slack and Co-founder, Flickr @stewart
JANE CHEN Co-founder and CEO, Embrace @embracewarmer
JAMES CORNER, Founder and Director, James Corner Field Operations @fieldoperations
DOMINIQUE CRENN Chef and Co-owner, Atelier Crenn @dominiquecrenn
CRAIG DYKERS Founding Partner and Executive Director, Snøhetta @snohetta
MARIA GIUDICE Vice President, Autodesk @mgiudice
ROSANNE HAGGERTY President and CEO, Community Solutions @cmtysolutions
GEORGE HOTZ Founder, Comma.ai
DANIEL LIBESKIND Principal Design Architect, Studio Libeskind @DanielLibeskind
HELEN MARRIAGE Co-founder and Artistic Director, Artichoke @artichoketrust
MICHAEL ROCK Founding Partner and Creative Director, 2×4 @2×4
BRAD SEWELL Founder, Campaign @campaign_living
OSKAR SMOLOKOWSKI CEO, Impossible Project @Impossible_HQ
PAUL TAZEWELL Costume designer @paulgtazewell
KEN WONG Lead Designer, ustwo @kenwongart

…and more to be announced soon

“Design is central to business” said Ellen Pollock, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, who will emcee the conference. “Designers are consummate problem-solvers, devising elegant, often profitable, solutions, which makes them business people’s natural allies. At Bloomberg Businessweek Design some of the world’s best designers and most forward-thinking business executives can learn from one another how to create beauty, efficiency and value.”

The April 11, 2016 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek – available in print, online, and on tablet and mobile devices – will be a special double Design Issue devoted to the presenters and ideas that will come to life at the conference. Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016 will be covered across various Bloomberg platforms, including Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg Radio, Facebook, Twitter (@BW, #BWDesign2016), and the Bloomberg Businessweek+ app.

Bloomberg Businessweek has been internationally recognized for its innovative design and surprising covers, winning numerous distinctions from The Society of Publication Designers, Creative Review, ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors), D&AD (Design and Art Direction), Type Directors Club and Art Directors Club, among others.

Information about Bloomberg Businessweek Design 2016’s speakers, schedule and ticket purchases can be found at: www.bloombergbusinessweekdesign.com/. Follow conference developments at #BWDESIGN2016.

For press inquiries please contact:
Rachel Nagler
212-617-7187; rnagler@bloomberg.com

About Bloomberg Businessweek:
Bloomberg Businessweek offers a global perspective, timely insights, and unique stories to a new breed of business leader who has an original vision for the future and a willingness to think differently. Founded in 1929, the magazine is a trusted market leader with a global circulation of over 980,000 each week and is available in more than 150 countries. Bloomberg Businessweek covers the business world like no one else can by drawing on more than 2,400 journalists in 150 bureaus across 73 countries. The award-winning Bloomberg Businessweek+ app is available on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Samsung devices.