Designers, creatives and thought-leaders of the global stage join at The Forum.

Dubai Design Week’s programme includes a series of live talks, panel discussions and keynotes, bringing together a diverse line-up of regional and international designers, creatives and thought-leaders to share industry insights, exchange ideas and encourage debate.

Talks are hosted in various venues across the festival, in its hub at d3, with the main platform, The Forum, hosted in Downtown Design, in an annually conceptualised amphitheatre setting by a local design studio.


Announced as one of the key speakers of The Forum’s 2023 programme, prominent forecaster, publisher and educator Lidewij Edelkoort will join The Forum for the first time and share her insights into her work in promoting sustainability and encouraging ethical practices in the design industry. View the full programmehere.