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How Art is Shaping Today's Interiors
11:00 - 11:45
Session
Cob Gallery and Studios
Rachel Chudley
Campbell-Rey
Arts and Features Editor
House & Garden

Art can transform an interior, so we talk to a selection of original designers and a gallerist about how they use art to create unique spaces. The panel is made up of designers who are known for their colourful, playful and distinct work alongside a pioneering curator who gives emerging artists a platform to show their work.

Redefining Influence
12:00 - 12:45
Session
The Doers
Co-Founder
The Doers

A panel talk of experts in influencer marketing to unpick what the word influencer really means. This discussion will explore how to find the right ones to work with and what influencing the interiors world looks like, our predictions for the future and how you can make the most from it - chaired by influencer marketing specialists, Jess Sims and Kate Baxter from The Doers

The Design of Wellbeing
13:00 - 13:45
Session
John Allsopp Studio
Designer
Kitesgrove
Executive Editor
House and Garden
Colour Curator
Farrow & Ball

What does 'home' mean to you? And how do we achieve a sanctuary away from busy life with interiors that promote a sense of wellbeing? Our panel will discuss the effect colour, layout and lighting have on how we physically and emotionally interact with our surroundings and share design advice to help transform the spaces in which we live.

Lighting in Design - The Make or Break Feature?
14:00 - 14:45
Session
Associate Director
David Collins Studio
Director
Charles Burnand
Studio Suss
Designed by Woulfe

Join this informed discussion on how lighting adds such an important element to any room and advice on how to choose the best lighting for the space.

Commissioning Bespoke Items
15:00 - 15:45
Session
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio
Beata Heuman
Editorial Manager
Elle Decoration
Samantha Todhunter Design
Creative Director
The Rug Company

Elle Decoration’s Bethan Ryder hosts a lively panel talk with some of the most revered names in the industry; including The Rug Company’s creative director Milly Wright and interior designers Martin Brudnizki, Beata Heuman and Samantha Todhunter. The session will explore how to commission bespoke items – from rugs to cabinetry - and the importance of bespoke and custom design in the interiors world today.

BIID Presents: Incorporating old and new for a more sustainable project
11:00 - 11:45
Session
Owner
Materialise Interiors
BIID President and Owner
HF Design
Owner/ Director
Vorbild Architecture Limited
Interior Designer
Timney Fowler

This talk will explore how designers can incorporate existing items into a scheme whether they are the clients own, newly purchased vintage or antique pieces. The panel will give examples of projects where they have repurposed an existing piece or material, and discuss how this can deliver a more sustainable design project

Ben Spriggs in Conversation with Sella Concept
12:00 - 12:45
Session
Sella Concept
Editor
Elle Decoration
Sella Concept

Elle Decoration editor, Ben Spriggs, will host this discussion with design duo, Tatjana von Stein and Gayle Noonan of Sella Concept, about their recent projects and their involvement in this year's Design Encounter feature at Decorex.

Hatta Byng in Conversation with Nicola Harding, Harding & Read
13:00 - 13:45
Session
Editor
House & Garden
Co-Founder
Harding & Read

Editor of House & Garden, Hatta Byng, will talk about the inspiration behind this year's VIP Lounge along with a discussion about her more recent interiors projects.

Combining style and sustainability in luxury design
14:00 - 14:45
Session
Director
Ian Mankin
Owner
Sebastian Cox
The English Home
Editor
Creative Director
Victoria Meale Design

Designers and makers discuss evolving opportunities, innovations and responsibilities in the creation of beautiful, thoughtful interior schemes that balance style and ecological sensitivity.

Where is the Value in Real Estate?
15:00 - 15:45
Session
Bergman & Mar
HomeViews
Design Haus Liberty
Partnerships Manager
eporta
Rive Gauche

Our cities and their inhabitants are changing. What are the factors affecting the value curve shift in real estate? Join eporta’s Melissa McCafferty with industry leaders in property development as they answer questions about globalisation, productisation, flexibility and the new definition of luxury.

The Happy Home – an Interior Design Business Podcast Special
17:00 - 18:30
Session
Director
Wildwood PR
Owner
Moretti Interior Design
Smartstyle Interiors
Creative Director
Tessuto Interiors

How do you create a home that works in harmony with your client’s nature and personality? What biophilic design elements are important and how should they be applied? And, how can interior designers use their skills and imagination to improve mood and well-being? Listen to free advice from our expert panel, bring your own questions and be part of this special live audience recording brought to you by the Interior Design Business podcast.

How the Next Generation has Influenced Superyacht Design Trends
11:00 - 11:45
Session
Gosling Ltd
Partner
Winch Design

With a new generation of superyacht owners, interior design is changing within the sector. We listen to Tim Gosling and Selina McCabe discuss their views on the changing influences on superyacht design trends.

Sustainability and Luxury: How can they Coexist. Does One have to Detract from the Other?
12:00 - 12:45
Session
Founder
Elicyon
Co-Founder
Harding & Read
Editor, Interior Stylist & Brand Consultant
Interior Designer
Henry Prideaux
Co-Founder
Retrouvius

In a time when the word sustainability is on everyones lips, acclaimed designers will discuss whether luxury can co-exist with it.

Attainable, Sustainable, Now
13:00 - 13:45
Session
Product designer
Richard Brendon
Head of Product
Stylus
The Kairos Collective
Co-Founder
Harth

Breaking the mould: How is the interior design industry responding to calls for more sustainable thinking? Alongside a panel of experts, Henrietta Thompson, cofounder of Harth, explores the innovators and disrupters in this sector and discusses the ways interior designers and stylists can make their own practices more environmentally conscious.

How to Use Colour to Create a Home that Makes You Happy
14:00 - 14:45
Session
Creative Director 
Jo Berryman Studio
Executive Editor
Living etc, Homes & Gardens, 25 Beautiful Homes
Colour Curator
Farrow & Ball
Co-Founder
Turner Pocock

The idea of wellbeing is becoming increasingly popular in design, and there is now a greater understanding of how different colours can affect our moods. Our expert panel will guide you through the latest palettes, giving you tips and tricks on how to use them, giving you the confidence to build a home that makes you feel good.

Creating Houses that Work: How Interior Designers can Add Value in the 21st Century
15:00 - 15:45
Session
Director
Smallwood Architects
Founder
Studio Hopwood
Interiors Editor
Country Life
Founder and Creative Director
Sims Hilditch

The designer, television presenter and former president of the BIID, Daniel Hopwood, architect Jonathan Dinnewell and interior Emma Sims-Hilditch will discuss the this subject in conversation with Country Life’s Giles Kime.

Does ‘Instagrammable’ Equate To Good Design?
16:00 - 16:45
Session
Women's Wear Daily
Bradley Seymour
The London List

Consultant and journalist Julia Neel will moderate this conversation  with Ben Weaver, founder and editor-in-chief of The London List, and creative director Bradley Seymour, who will discuss the trend for creating “Instagrammable” spaces and whether it spells the demise of good design. 

Welcome to the 21st century, growing an interiors business in a modern age.
11:00 - 11:45
Session
Creative Director & Founder
Run for the Hills
Laura Hammett
Taylor Howes
Partnerships Manager
eporta

eporta brings together industry experts to share their experiences of innovative tools that have rocket-fuelled their company’s growth. From social media and creative branding, to project management efficiencies that will scale your business faster, the panel will share what works and what doesn’t, and how 2020 could be your best year yet.

So you're a Brilliant Designer...but do you have the Skills to Launch and Grow your Own Design Business?
12:00 - 12:45
Session
Co-Founder
Iluka London
Founder
Henrietta Holroyd Ltd
Founder and Director
Nine Yard Club
Founder
Studio Houghton
Founder
Camberyard

This year’s panel is comprised of both residential and commercial interior designers, as well as an established interiors brand. Whether it’s key marketing and business strategies you’re after, advice on how to develop your USP or another aspect of your offering or you simply want to hear on-the-ground stories from those successful in the business and learn what it’s like on a daily basis, make sure to book this valuable – and always lively – discussion.

Colour, Material and Finish Forecast: Autumn Winter 2020/21
13:00 - 13:45
Session
Creative Director
ColourHive

Colour Hive, the trend and colour experts behind MIX Magazine, present the global colour, material & finish forecast for Autumn Winter 2020/21. Profiling the influences driving consumer demands and four focused trend themes for the season. Join Creative Director, Hannah Malein to explore how these trends will inform our choices, inspire design concepts and influence material and surface applications for the decorative market.

The Key Ingredients to Building a Successful Interior Design Business
14:00 - 14:45
Session
Global Head of Partnerships
Houzz UK
Creative Director
Aflux Designs
Creative Director and Head Interior Designer
Kia Designs
Creative Director
Staffan Tollgard Design Group

How do Interior Designers build successful businesses in the modern age? Houzz brings together industry experts to answer this burning question, taking an in-depth look at how they have used innovative business strategies to grow their businesses and maximise profitability.

Attendees will gain insights into:
• Innovative branding and marketing strategies
• Scaling your business and goal-setting for 2020