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Design Insider Forum / CPD Event 2024

Impact of AI and Automation
Date: 28th March 2024
Time: 2pm - 7pm
Venue: Gresham showroom, 28 St John's Ln, London EC1M 4BU
Ticket Price: £85 each +VAT

Design Insider is thrilled to launch our first Design Insider Forum, a half-day event dedicated to unravelling the complexities and opportunities of AI in the design industry. Discover the innovative tools and technologies that are reshaping our sector and learn how to harness them to elevate your design and business strategies.


The forum will consist of three sessions, each designed to offer deep insights and actionable knowledge. Our programme includes an inspiring keynote address, engaging panel discussion, and inclusive round table discussions. These sessions are tailored to meet the needs of every professional level, from burgeoning designers to seasoned directors, and cover a wide range of roles within the design community, including creative, marketing, and sales professionals.

In our commitment to promoting professional development, attendees will earn CPD points for each session, ensuring that your participation contributes to your career growth.

To complement the intellectual nourishment, we will provide a selection of food and refreshments.

Design Insider AI Forum Programme

2:00pm Arrival and Welcome
Begin your Design Insider Forum experience with a warm welcome. Settle in, collect your event materials, and prepare for an afternoon of insightful discussions and networking with peers.

2:30pm Session 1: Keynote Address by Kwame Nyanning, Managing Director, AI Product & Experience at
Learn from a leading voice in AI! Kwame Nyanning will differentiate between AI hype and it’s application, walking us through 7 key principles for designing with AI. We will hear examples of the structure of inspirational strategic use cases, including how AI links with sustainability.

Networking Break: Coffee and Sweet Treats
Engage with fellow attendees in a relaxed setting. Enjoy a coffee break complemented by a selection of sweet treats.

3:30pm Session 2: Panel Discussion - Navigating the AI Landscape
Alys Bryan, Editor of Design Insider, will guide a panel discussion featuring three influential voices from the design and commercial sectors. Stefano Casati, Managing Director & Principal Architect at Imagine by Casati, alongside Abby Le Marchand, Associate Principal at HLW, and Charlie Keitch, Industrial Designer and Brand Management at Jones & Partners will share their insights. Together, they will unpack the myriad opportunities and challenges AI introduces to our field.

4:30pm Session 3: 1-1 Conversation – Collaborative Exploration of AI
Dive deeper into the topic of AI’s role in commercial interior design and supply through this 1-1 conversation with Barbara Bischoff, Interior Designer at Wimberly Interiors. This session is designed to dive deep into our guest’s knowledge and will be followed by an open audience round table which will amplify diverse perspectives, encouraging all attendees to share their views and learn from the collective experiences of their peers.

5:30pm Drinks & Networking
Finish the day on a high note with drinks and continued networking. This is an ideal opportunity to solidify new connections and reinforce existing relationships within our community.