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What to expect at Design Talks 2017

workspace at INDEX Design Talks 2017 brought to you by OFIS will nurture new ideas and exciting solutions for the region’s upcoming projects. The Design Talks provide cutting-edge educational content to the region’s design community.

The 4-day conference will discuss the latest hot topic, trends, forecast and technologies to keep your projects at the peak of innovative design. Plus, all sessions are CPD accredited which means YOU earn professional credits for every session you
attend to help you keep your CV up-to-date. workspace at
INDEX Design Talks brought to you by OFIS is the place to
guarantee you the tool to excite your clients and take your
projects to the next level of innovation in design.




Previous Speakers

As the largest design conference in the Middle East, workspace at INDEX Design Talks brought to you by OFIS bring together global influencers from all over the world to discuss the most important need-to-know subject matter. Previous speakers include:

  • Gavin Philips, Workplace Consultant, Steelcase
  • Steven Pratt, Regional Director of Sales, Interface
  • George Kahler, Founder, KAHLER Design
  • Parthasarathy R, CEO, CADD Centre
  • Phil Pond, Director, Scarlet Opus
  • James Farnell, International President, Retail Design Institute
  • Matt Judge, Principal, Eight Inc
  • Alia Khoja, Head of Research & Studies, Axis Interior
  • Oliver Baxter, Insight Programme Manager, Herman Miller

All sessions are CPD to earn credits towards professional qualifications as well as enhance your CV. 

Previous sessions at workspace at INDEX Design Talks brought to you by OFIS include:

  • Productive Workplaces from Biophilic Design
  • Sustainability in the Workplace
  • How 3D Printing is driving Sweeping Changes in the Design Industry
  • Ergo Advantage
  • Design Human Experience
  • The Retail Design Institute’s 2016 Trendcast
  • How To Design a Mall
  • Engagement & The Global Workplace
  • Impacting public health and wellness through design
  • The Science behind making employees in the workplace
  • Engaging the Customer through Design
  • Interior Design Products Inspirations
  • The Benefits of holistic environment

Design Talks: Essential Information


If you have something amazing to share with our audience, complete the 2017 Speaker Application form. We'd love to hear your ideas!


Find out more about our brilliant headline sponsor of the workspace at INDEX Design Talks, OFIS - Visit the website


Watch this space to see what topics will be covered in 2017. The full 2017 Schedule including the topics and speakers will be uploaded soon. 


  • Design Talks Sponsor


Media Partners

  • AEC Online

  • Design 4 2day

  • Eye of Dubai

  • Eye of Riyadh

  • Lamasat

  • Interior Design

  • Construction Week

  • Architect

  • Office Bit

  • Retail Focus

  • Work Design Magazine