Presented by NGV and Creative Victoria

Melbourne is home to many successful companies and organisations delivering world class innovative products, events and services to global markets. Outstanding local design professionals are central to the story of this success.

The Victorian Premier’s Design Awards Showcase – celebrating 25 years of design excellence celebrates the achievements of our design profession and highlights the impact award winning design has on our broader community. The exhibition themes are THEN | WHO | HOW | NOW and NEXT.

Providing insights into how design and business have worked successfully together in the past the forum explores what is NEXT. Discussion topics focus on what successful companies, services and organisations have learned during the COVID 19 pandemic, how have they continued to innovate and achieve success, what products or markets have prospered and what are the emerging opportunities going forward.

Ali Moore,
journalist and broadcaster

Grant Petty,
Founder and CEO of Blackmagic Design Associate
Professor Leah Heiss, Eva and Marc Besen International Research Chair in Design, Monash University
Phillip Binns, Vice President and General Manager, Spectroscopy and Vacuum Solutions Division, Agilent Technologies Australia Pty Ltd
Gerda Gemser, Professor and Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Melbourne