BIID ANNOUNCES INSPIRING INTERNATIONAL EVENT

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has announced an inspirational new event hosted by its International Committee. 'Global Perspectives - International Influencers of Our Generation’, will bring the world of design to BIID members and guests in the beautiful Lutyens Room at RIBA HQ, 13th March 2013.

As its first event of 2013, the International Committee are gathering a selection of internationally acclaimed designers and experts from design bodies, such as the UKTI, to enlighten, educate and inspire visitors at this inaugural half day seminar. Focusing on the practical issues of working outside the UK, including regions such as Asia and Europe, the event will provide real examples of success stories from members of the industry.

“Global Perspectives will provide a great platform to educate our members and put them in touch with those who are at the heart of the industry,” says Simon Hamilton, BIID International Director. “The event will look specifically at international design and the speakers will offer an insight into how to successfully work in a global capacity. We are also incredibly excited to have Lee Broom, one of the industry’s most influential figures, involved with the event.”

Lee Broom, one of the UK’s leading product and interior designers, has been confirmed as a speaker for the one-of-a-kind event. After launching five furniture and lighting collections, designing over 40 retail, restaurant and bar interiors and winning 20 awards, including the ‘Designer of the Year’ at the 2011 British Design Awards and Elle Decoration Designer of the Year 2011, Broom has had extensive experience within the industry of which he will be sharing with the seminar guests.

Following the Lee Broom interview, there will be a panel discussion mediated by Kate Burnett, Editor of The Schemer magazine. The discussion will look into the experiences of Marc Krusin and Caterina Bortolussi, who have challenged conventions to succeed working internationally, which will be followed by a Q & A session. Over refreshments, the event will provide an opportunity to network with other BIID members and industry professionals. The event will count towards BIID member’s annual CPD points; details of which will be announced shortly. The CPD course promises to be a truly unique experience, with an interesting and relevant take on the current interior design industry.

Prices for the event are as follows, BIID members £45; Non-members £60; Students £25. For more information about the event or to book tickets, please visit: www.biid.org.uk.

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About the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID)

Established in 1966, the BIID is the professional Institute for interior designers in theUK.

The BIID’s growing national and international membership represents both the commercial and residential sectors, from heritage to cutting edge. In addition to rigorous entry requirements that assess training, experience and professionalism, the Institute requires members to continue their professional development throughout their career, ensuring their continued expertise in design process, practice and regulatory matters.

The BIID is the only professional organisation for interior designers which has been granted the prestigious and rare accolade of Institute status by the Minister of State as the pre-eminent body in its field. The Institute’s mission is to encourage and support creativity and competence in the field of interior design through facilitating best practice, practical professional support, development opportunities and education.

On the national stage, the BIID is a full member of the Construction Industry Council and, as a result, is now part of Government consultations to advise on new policy and legislation. Internationally, the BIID is represented on the board of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers; the global voice and authority for professional interior architects and designers. More details at www.biid.org.uk

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