So, the main guest of the first GID forum held in 2012 was Karim Rashid, who delivered a lecture. The head-liner of the second forum, held in Germany at the industrial exhibition Hannover Messe, was the legendary Chris Bangle, former chief designer of BMW. In the framework of INNOPROM-2013, the GID forum was attended by several international figures in the field of design: Ross Lovegrove, Karim Rashid and Rogier van der Heide. GID-2014 was visited by Chris Bangle, Karim Rashid and Oscar Pena, Chief Art Director of Philips Lifestyle.
The Global Industrial Design Forum consists of an exposition, displaying the latest solutions in the field of industrial design and business programme, dedicated to the most relevant questions of the industry.
It is the third time when the Forum shall become a platform for the final part of the All-Russia student's contest on industrial design, called FORMA. The finalists will be evaluated by the competent jury, consisting of successful Russian and foreign designers, representatives of the Designers Union of Russia and teachers of design IHLs.
In 2013 Ross Lovegrove, the world famous designer, was the chairman of the jury.
In 2014, the jury was headed by Oscar Pena, Chief Art Director of Philips Lifestyle.
The winners will be awarded with prizes.
Besides the contest, students will have a chance to take part in the educational program of the forum – to attend lectures and workshops held by the world trend-setters, to know about relevant themes and problems of the global industrial design.
Speakers of GID 2017
Mr. Yoshikazu Tomita
Specialist in systems engineering, CEO of «innovative DESIGN LLC», Lecturer in MBA course Kwansai Gakuin University
Vice-President of Design Programs, Head of Design for Russia, Renault
Vice President Nissan Motor Manufacturing ( UK) LTD - Nissan Design Europe Division
Director of Department of economic sectors development, Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
Dr. Amarnath Wyyuru
Scientist and inventor, serial entrepreneur, chairman of "Kwinox toys and games private limited", founder of "Invent consultancy"
Master School Didactic Coordinator, IED
Dr. Kanapathy Gopalakrishnan
Chartered Engineer and Fellow in National Council of The Institution of Engineers for 2008-2020. Chairman of R&D Committee of The Institution of Engineers (India), adviser of Paragon Info Systems UK Ltd."
Dr. Azad Abdul Kader
Professor in the Department of Manufacturing Engineering, Anna University
Commercial Director Forma Industrial Design & Engineering
Industrial designer, head of Elizarova Design Studio
Deputy CEO of Consulting Solutions Technologies LLC, the Assistant to department "Graphics, design and information technologies in industrial design", VSTU
Director of Shvabe Design LLC and Chairman of the Management Board of Sverdlovsk Regional Branch of the Association of Designers of Russia
Head of the Engineering center of Ural Hi-tech park "Universitetskiy"
Director of development, "Innovative education systems" LLC; Director of the International Association of Experts in Certification
Leading Designer, UOMZ
Education Project Manager, 3D printing and 3D modelling, "Galaktika-3D" LLC
Representative of international design institutions in Russia, head of educational project Profi2profit
Expert of social and cultural programs, poet, writer, playwriter
Researcher in Ural branch of VNIITE (1972-1989)
Advertising agency «Shtoltsman and Katz», art director, leading designer in Ural branch of VNIITE (1987-1997)
Business Process Manager, AIC
Industrial designer, Creative Director, ABR, Inc.
Chief Technology officer, ABR, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, ABR, Inc.
Digital Product Designer, OpenIac Design Bureau