Business Forum at the Design Exchange

Taking place at Toronto’s Design Exchange (DX) on March 24, 2010 from 9:00am to 4:30pm, this event showcases a number of speakers, the list of which follows:


The State of Design: The Canadian Report 2010

Presented by: Philippe Richer, Deputy Director, Service industry and Consumer Product Branch, Industry Canada; William Nicol, Economist, Service Industry and Consumer Product Branch, Industry Canada; and Jean-Michel Laurin, VP, Global Business Policy, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters.


Creativity in Design: A Pedagogical Framework to Support Creativity and Innovation

Presented by: Steven Stott, Education Program Manager at AutoDesk UK, and Mike Santolup, Teacher of Design, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, London District Catholic School Board.


Design Policy

Presented by: Samantha Sannella, President and CEO, Design Exchange, and Linda Lewis, Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University.



Presented by: WhalePower & EnviraNorth Systems LTD.


Stories from the Trenches: How DIAC is Connecting SMEs to Strategic Design

Presented by: Arlene Gould, Strategic Director, DIAC, and Tim Poupore, Chair, DIAC.


Breakout Sessions
Presented by: Cooler Solutions


Participate in this engaging forum about the importance of design in our lives. The cost is $20 for DX members, and $55 for non-members. For further details and to learn how to register, please visit or contact Noa Bronstein, Professional Development Coordinator by telephone at 416.216.2120 or by e-mail at