Events for foundation members

Our foundation members can take part in exclusive events. These include the Design + Innovation Working Group, at which the host company offers valuable insights into its work. Brand managers get together for a frank discussion of real-world case studies on the Brand Management Working Group.

There are the following working groups:

Current dates at a glance.

07.05.2020 Manufacture + Craft Working Group Mühle Shaving, Stützengrün
16.09.2020 Design + Innovation Working Group markilux GmbH, Emsdetten
11.11.2020 Foundation Members’ Annual Meeting Stuttgart
12.11.2020 German Brand and Design Congress Stuttgart, Germany

Brand Management Working Group

The Brand Management Working Group is open to those responsible for design, corporate design and brands at manufacturing companies that are members of the German Design Council. This is where those responsible for brands discuss practical examples at eye level or introduce best-practice examples. Participants become acquainted with the company hosting the event, while receiving valuable insight into the respective design and brand strategy.

The meetings are hosted by different foundation members each time and occur once or twice a year.

5 June 2020

Erwin Hymer Group, Bad Waldsee, Germany

The Erwin Hymer Group unites numerous caravan and motor home manufacturers, accessory specialists as well as rental and financing services under one roof.

Schedule to be confirmed.

1 December 2020

Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions, Kulmbach, Germany
Behind Glen Dimplex Thermal Solutions (GDTS) is the family-run Glen Dimplex Group from Dublin in Ireland, founded by Martin Naughton in 1973 and now a global market leader for electric heating solutions and domestic appliances.

Schedule to be confirmed.

Design + Innovation Working Group

The Design + Innovation Working Group is an informal communication forum for all member companies of the German Design Council. The focus is on cross-industry networking and exchange. Participants gain interesting insights into the host company and discuss current challenges in the field of design and innovation. Company tours and impulse lectures round off the proven event format.

The half-day meetings take place twice a year with various foundation members.

16 September 2020

markilux GmbH + Co. KG, Emsdetten

Schedule to be confirmed.

Branding + Design Right Working Group

This working group discusses current changes in case law and their effects on day-to-day work. In addition, the event format offers the opportunity to bring in one's own questions and discuss them not only with a specialist expert but also with colleagues from the circle of founders.

27 April 2020

BRP Renaud und Partner mbB, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BRP Renaud and Partner have been successfully representing and advising national and international clients  since 1977. They specialize in advising clients on corporate law.


During the meeting, updates will be given on highly relevant topics - from DSGVO to Brexit. Furthermore, information will be provided on employee invention law and patent strategies, on dos and don'ts of social media marketing and new developments in case law.

Manufacture + Craft Working Group


07 May 2020

Mühle Shaving, Stützengrün, Germany

Schedule to be confirmed.

Design + Art Committee

Many brand-conscious companies regard their commitment to art and culture as an important part of their corporate culture. The reasons for motivation and implementation examples are as impressive as they are exciting - they should be deepened in the working group. The target group of the Design + Art Working Group are art-loving managing directors, owners, design and brand managers.

Dates to come

Design Forum DX — DAX

DX — DAX is a design forum of the German Design Council, it was founded in September 2017 and is concerned with all aspects of the digital transformation.


Dates to come



Impressions of past events:

Regional Meeting for Foundation Members of the German Design Council at Walter Knoll 2014
Regional Meeting for Foundation Members of the German Design Council at Storck Bicycles 2015
SmartHome + Building Committee of the German Design Council at Deutsche Telekom AG 2016
Regional Meeting for Foundation Members of the German Design Council at B.Braun 2017
Regional Meeting for Foundation Members of the German Design Council at RECARO 2016
Brand Management Committee of the German Design Council at Merck 2017
Regional Meeting for Foundation Members of the German Design Council at B.Braun 2017



Previous hosts of the events:


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