Arbeitskreis Markenführung des Rat für Formgebung bei Merck 2017

Events for foundation members

Our foundation members can take part in exclusive events. These include the Regional Meeting for Foundation Members, 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 Committee. The SmartHome + Building Committee offers a discussion platform to highlight the constantly increasing user experience requirements in brand and design contexts.

Current dates at a glance.

Brand Management Committee

The Brand Management Committee 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.

Dates 2017

Arbeitskreis Markenführung des Rat für Formgebung bei Merck 2017
28 March 2017

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt

Topic: From brand launch to global implementation
Impulse presentation: B2B doesn't stand for „Boring to Boring“: The Digital Curiosity Initiative of Merck
Short presentation: „Perfomance Materials – Current Trends of Colours and Materials“

Arbeitskreis Markenführung des Rat für Formgebung bei W. L. Gore (GoreTex) 2017
22 November 2017

W. L. Gore (GoreTex), Putzbrunn

Topic: Change in the company

SmartHome + Building Committee

The SmartHome + Building Committee was founded due to the progressive digitalisation and interconnectedness of product offerings. The participants discuss the challenges and opportunities of the constantly evolving requirements of the user-experience in the context of brands and design. In a first step, the committee will determine the importance of the topic for the companies in the building technology, the sanitary and the household appliance industry that are members of the German Design Council. In addition, it will initiate dialogue across industry boundaries. The committee meets annually

Arbeitskreis SmartHome + Building des Rat für Formgebung bei der Deutschen Telekom AG
2016

Deutsche Telekom AG, Bonn

Impulse presentation: SmartHome: "Position Magenta SmartHome"
Guided tour through the Telekom Design Gallery

Regional Meetings for Foundation Members

The regional meetings for foundation members represent an informal communication forum for all companies that are members of the German Design Council. The focus is on cross-sector networking and the exchange of information among one another. Participants receive remarkable insight into the respective company hosting the meeting and have the opportunity to discuss current challenges facing the topic of design. Tours of the company and brief informative speeches designed to serve as a basis for discussions round out the event’s proven format. The half-day meetings take place several times a year and are hosted by different foundation members.

Dates 2017

Regionales Stiftertreffen des Rat für Formgebung bei B.Braun 2017
09 May 2017

B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen

Topic: "Collaboration & Innovation – Working enviroments of the future at B. Braun"
Guided tour through the factory and round tour through the renovated building "Stadtwaldpark".

Regionales Stiftertreffen des Rat für Formgebung bei NOMOS Glashütte 2017
21/22 September 2017

NOMOS Glashütte/SA Roland Schwertner KG, Glashütte

Topic: Luxury & Design
1st day: Guided tour through the Deutschen Werkstätten Hellerau (German Factory Hellerau) and through Gartenstadt (Garden City).
2nd day: "NOMOS at the barrier of luxury, democratic luxury – what is that?" Presentation of watches and a guided tour through the manufacture.

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: