European Design Innovation Summit Presentations

Slides of presentations are available as PDFs below.
We will update this page also with links to the videos of the presentations.

Speaker profiles are available on separate page


Monday September 17, 2012

Opening of the European Design Innovation Summit
Mr Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission

Welcome to World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Mr Jussi Pajunen, Mayor of Helsinki

Design innovation
Mr Erkki Virtanen, Permanent Secretary, Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Design for Growth and Prosperity
The report and the recommendations of the European Design Leadership Board

Ms Deborah Dawton, BEDA
Mr Thierry Wasser, Guerlain

Press Conference


Tuesday September 18, 2012

Prof Helena Hyvönen, Dean, Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture 

Growth and Prosperity in Europe through Design Innovation. Six views on European Design Innovation.

Experience diversity
Mr Stefan Sielaff, Head of Group Interior Design Strategy, Volkswagen AG

Competitiveness through design
Mr Jyri Häkämies, Minister of Economic Affairs

Closing of the European Design Innovation Summit
Mr Antti Peltomäki,  Deputy Director General, Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, European Commission