Shaping the Global Design Agenda
This unique two-day international design policy conference will begin on the morning of Thursday, 6 November 2008. At a time when governments and business are seeking a better understanding of design within the creativity, innovation and cultural agendas, the conference will provide a global platform for the high-level exchange of ideas, insights and best practice from the many different countries developing, launching and maintaining effective design polices. An international line-up of speakers and panel members drawn from governments, industry and design will address strategic and tactical issues on design policy in developing and developed economies. Closing on Friday afternoon the 7th November, the conference will seek to shape and influence the global design agenda for economic and cultural growth

To register your initial interest in attending this conference, please Your name will be placed on a priority list for further information as soon as it becomes available, in addition to information on priority booking once early bird registration opens in April 2008.

International Design Casa
The design policy conference coincides with the ‘International Design Casa‘ – a series of international exhibitions and events sited at a number of different venues across the city of Torino. The Casa will offer a dynamic and intriguing opportunity to experience and compare the design power of cities and nations from across the world. The launch event of the International Design Casa will take place on Wednesday 5th November 2008, (and will be open to delegates of the design policy conference).

Further information on the Conference and the International Design Casa will be available in due course on the Torino 2008 World Design Capital website at You may wish to bookmark the site, but for now, please remember to put these dates in your calendar:

Wednesday 5th November 2008 
Opening of the International Design Casa (to run from 6th to 16th November 2008)

Thursday 6th November 2008
Day one of ‘Shaping the Global Design Agenda’

Friday 7th November 2008          
Day two of ‘Shaping the Global Design Agenda’

We look forward to welcoming you to Torino.
Paola Zini, Director, Torino 2008 World Design Capital