October 15, 2019
City of Design, Dunajska cesta 123, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Wooden icon is a festival intended for the promotion of use of wood, knowledge exchange within woodworking sector and proactive integration and connection of stakeholders within the wood chain.
WOOD 180˚ (Brands Stage)
Experts on new materials and innovative technologies in wood processing.
WOOD 180˚ (Awards Stage)
Wood 180 ° are presentations of Big SEE wood awarded projects in wood. Speakers are going to talk about the products that were created on the account of their own development strategies and they are also planning to present their development visions needed for successful business operations in the new world.
Event organised by exhibitor on its own exhibition space enlarges the visibility, attracts business partners and clients (i.e. meeting with woodworkers, designer, architect, general manager, owner…). When organised in the frame of the Month of Design the event is additionally promoted in digital and printed media as the Month of Design Partner Event.
WOOD ICON CONFERENCE
Conference intends to encourage the innovative practices in woodworking industry. There will be some woodworking professionals discussing topical issues addressing the development of innovative woodworking in Slovenia and wider region. The following topics will be discussed at the conference: research and development projects, adequate human resources, links between business and education, primary wood processing in the region, technological innovations in the field of woodworking, business opportunities of high added value, woodworking policies, wooden constructions, design and branding in order to establish more competitive markets.
ROUND TABLE WOOD POLICIES
At the Round table Wood policies, representatives of various woodworking niches and representatives of forestry institutions and government will discuss the dilemmas of development of Slovenian woodworking sector. What kind of vision do we have, which strategies we use, how to measure their effects, what are examples of good practice, what are your recommendations for creating a successful wood policy?
BIG SEE VISIONARIES TALKS
BIG SEE WOOD VISIONARY AWARD is intended to reward exceptional personalities who enrich and inspire wood industry in the Southeast Europe. The award winners will be discussing the background of their life-paths, the forces of their creative passions, influences they have been affected by, personal values and challenges.
BIG SEE WOOD AWARDS AND EXHIBITION
BIG SEE WOOD AWARDS recognise and expose excellence in wood from Southeast Europe in categories:
– City and community
– Interior and furniture
– Small wooden products
Curators: Kristina Dešman & Danaja Jovandić, Assistant Curator: Špela Valenčič
Gala award giving ceremony with exhibition opening will be on October 15 2019.
EXHIBITION OF THE MONTH OF DESIGN AND BIG SEE AWARDED PROJECTS
The awarded Southeast European projects will be displayed in the national pavilions at the BIG SEE exhibitions in the following areas: architecture, interior design, product and fashion design, wood design and creative tourism. They aim to promote business and creative excellence of the Southeast Europe and as such they offer an in-depth insight into the current situation in the field of creativity in the region.
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