2 days of learning and inspiration on design, sustainable development, prospective trends, innovations, brands best practices
Material and Sustainable Systems Researcher
Irem Arig is a Material and Sustainable Systems Researcher, with a background in Textile Design. After spending her formative years between Istanbul, Dusseldorf, Singapore and Shanghai, she studied and worked in London, starting her own brand specializing in contemporizing textile traditions such as yarn spinning and weaving. She later joined one of Asia’s largest new material libraries, MateriO Shanghai, as a librarian, curator and Chief Researcher in the Department of Materials & Design. Today, she works under her own research studio Re:mtr (short for rethink material), as well as part of Hyloh’s collaborator network. She is driven by a curiosity in material stories, design processes, and regenerative development. She enjoys raising awareness, sharing knowledge, and exploring tools to aid more responsible and inspired material selection.
Hyloh is a global consultancy making a positive impact through the application of materials, processes, and circular design thinking. Working with brands, governments and material manufacturers, Hyloh often acts as the translator between the technical and the creative. The final work product can include a materials or sustainability strategy, research and recommendations, a digital database, a studio session of inspiration and concept generation, an exhibition, or educational content
MOET HENNESSY DIAGEO
With 10+ years’ experience, HU Bin helps companies identify long-term innovation opportunity spaces by connecting consumer insight and strategic foresight. Good at transforming opportunities into disruptive product and service solutions, by leveraging his trans-cultural, trans-industry and trans-disciplinary knowledge, he founded FuturistCircle, China's first futures community that connects futurists, trend-spotters and change-makers with futures thinking.
Born in Cognac in 1971, Cyril Camus received his Business education in France, the USA, and China, before starting his career in the Wines and Spirits industry in Beijing in 1994. After returning to the Cognac based family company in 1998 Cyril first took on the Marketing Director role, repackaging the core range of the company and strengthening its authenticity and heritage values.
Since becoming President of the Group in 2003, he has engaged fully with China, through the creation of the CAMUS-YUANLIU company to distribute his brand as well as other fine wines and spirits in the Chinese market, and through the distribution of well-known Chinese brands such as MOUTAI in international markets.
In the most recent years, MOUTAI has become the leading brand of Chinese Spirits in the international Duty-Free market, while China has become one of CAMUS’ largest market.
The Camus Group also conducts its activities in China through Maison Camus Lounge in Beijing, a luxury cognac lounge dedicated to the enjoyment of the Finer Things in Life.
Cyril Camus became a Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest distinction) in 2017.
China Country Manager
Laboratoire Dermatologique INDERMA
China Sales & Retail Marketing Manager
Professional on art & culture licensing program working with both National & International museums, galleries, art institutions, artists and libraries.
Senior Brand Strategist
As a post 80s born in Southeast China, Dora has lived in major cities in Greater China including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. She has a deep understanding about the Chinese culture and Chinese consumers, knowing they’re diversified groups according to their different geographic origins, educational backgrounds and generations. For Somexing agency, she is a senior brand strategist, helping clients investigate the Chinese consumer insights, learn the latest trends and develop relevant and inspiring creative ideas.
JUJUWANG, installation artist, graduated from UC Berkeley. Often draws inspiration from the great nature, poetry and eastern philosophy, mixing with contemporary visual and techniques, she explores the common ground between art, nature, and culture. Her works have been exhibited in China, U.S., France, England, Switzerland, Korean, and have received wide attention. At the same time, she has had numerous successful collaborations with top luxury brands including ACQUA DI PARMA, AP, AUDI, DIOR, CANADA GOOSE, GIVENCHY, SWAROVSKI, TIFFANY etc. In 2019, JUJUWANG was one of the three global talents to receive “Swarovski Designer of the Future Award”. In 2020, she was enlisted as one of the young artists on the "YOUTH POWER" by "ART POWER100" China, and was awarded "Young Artist of the Year" by Robb Report. From 2019-2020, she was awarded "Future Leader of the Year" and "Committee Leader of the Year" by AmCham Shanghai.
"Being born in Shanghai and growing up in California, both the rich Chinese history and contemporary American culture had big influence on me. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I travelled to ancient Chinese villages to explore the deep rooted heritage that has amazed and inspired me, but is little known to our modern societies. I started to draw inspiration from eastern philosophy (handcrafts), the great nature, and poetry, mixing with contemporary visual and techniques, and explores the common ground between art, nature, and culture. Today, we and all human arrive at the point where synergy across all fields (human, art, organizations, culture etc) is much needed than we have achieved, where I am determined to devote my lifelong career in working under synergy and to bring my works onto the world stage. " Juju Wang
Global senior VM manager
MADE IN EARTH
Based on the ancient Eastern philosophy ‘Oneness With Nature’, ICICLE selects
high-quality natural fabrics and crafts them with ethical care. In a minimal contemporary style,
ICICLE reveals the art of nature through the pursuit of a free and balanced urban life.
CARLA PEREZ TANGUY
Beauty Care Marketing & technical director Apac
MATTHIEU ROCHETTE SCHNEIDER
Textile designer Youyang Song developed PEELSPHERE, a 100% biodegradable and circular material made from fruit waste and algae using advanced material engineering. designed as an alternative to real and synthetic leather, the new textile is both aesthetically pleasing and versatile — with a mission to inspire a sustainable, healthy, and balanced lifestyle through its quality and beauty. ‘I’m passionate about biomaterial research and sustainable development. my purpose [here] is to inspire and contribute to a better planet with new eco-friendly materials and sustainable strategies,’ shares Song.
In Dec 2021, Peelsphere received the The Kering Generation Award for sustainable innovation.
TANG LU JI
GM of Shanghai Lesu 3D Technology Co.,Ltd
Executive Director of China 3D Printing Culture Museum
Head of Shanghai BaoShan District Intelligent Manufacturing R & D Center
Vice president of Shanghai BaoShan District Cultural Industry Creativity Promotion Association
DENG Xiongbo is the founder and multi awarded Creative Director of Shenzhen Lingyun Creative Packaging (LEADWAY).
Considering the growing consumer awareness toward shopping experience and aesthetic, he believes that the brand and designer should create a more enjoyable experience and design service in China.
His work has been awarded by The Pentawards, The Dieline Awards, D&AD, The One Club, Red Dot Awards, iF design awards, IDEA, Graphis Design Annual, Core77 Design Awards, Topawards Asia…among others. In 2020, DENG Xiongbo was the Pentawards Designer of the Year.
Lifestyle Journalist, Curator and Co-Founder
Mimi YAN, Founder of MY studio, is graduated from Lyon II University, with the Master degree « Mode & Creation ». She was the former chief editor of ELLE DECORATION China (2004-2012), and has founded the jury of EDIDA China Awards. She is now a prominent curator in China who specializes in the fields of design and lifestyle. In 2017, she launched the project “Elevated Memories”, aimed to showcase designers who bring progress to traditional craftsmanship, by incorporating modern aesthetics and industrial production knowledge.
Business development Director Scent & Care