Design Council completes line up for B & K Conference

So the scene is set. Mat completes the line-up of speakers for this year’s Bathroom and Kitchen Conference on 7 October in Enstone, Oxfordshire. He will speak about how the societal challenges that we face can represent creative and commercial opportunities. His talk fits perfectly with the theme of the event “Marketing the Future” and Mat joins the full line up of eight speakers who will give a completely new insight into the bathroom and kitchen industry.

Yvonne Orgill, Chief Executive of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association, organisers of the event said:

“We are delighted to have Mat join us. We have a very powerful line up and we expect bigger numbers of delegates than ever before.”

Mat Hunter is Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, which, for 70 years has championed great design. Mat heads up the organisation’s Design Challenges programme that demonstrates how the societal challenges that we face can represent creative and commercial opportunities. From supporting health and wellbeing to combatting violence and aggression, the programme has incubated numerous products and services that are now in active use.

Before joining the Design Council Mat was a partner at IDEO, an internationally renowned design and innovation consultancy, where he focused mostly on creating digital products and services. He is a graduate of Central St Martins School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art and is Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School.

Matt said:

“We have to find ways to make bathrooms and kitchens, for those with particular needs, more aspirational. We know that support for health and wellbeing is an opportunity of increasing size, especially as the number of older consumers grows disproportionately, but we also know that marketing such products and services is challenging.”

Conference speakers, this year, will talk about Marketing the Future, encouraging delegates from both the bathroom and kitchen industry to expand their horizons and take a fresh look at how they do their jobs. New ideas and stretching boundaries are firmly on the agenda.

The conference on Tuesday 7 October and its fringe events on Monday 6th will be held at the stunning Heythrop Park Conference Centre, Enstone, Oxfordshire.