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Design and Marketing Personalities Online at ZDW Conference

The next year of the Zlin Design Week Conference is here. During the week from 8 to 14 May 2021, inspiring online lectures by Czech and world experts on the topic of design and marketing, passionate discussions, transfer of experience and motivation await those interested. For example, Maksimilian Kallhed, Joana Lacerda or the Najbrt studio will perform.

 This year’s Zlín Design Week Conference will welcome a number of experts from the Czech Republic and around the world in a new online format that allows you to watch their speeches from anywhere and for free. There will be 7 speakers, who will share a wide range of ideas and experience in twenty-minute videos that will be uploaded daily on social networks and the web. There will be podcasts from other 6 speakers from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Those will offer in-depth insights into the perceptions of how they perceive the cooperation of design and marketing, what their experiences are and how the topic affects their work.

Visitors can look forward to Maksimilian Kallhed, the founder of the Pop Up Agency, an independent creative consultant, and entrepreneur. He has collaborated with government institutions, global brands, and networks of advertising agencies. He tries to democratize and break stereotypes in creativity.

Marek Weidlich is a talent from the world of industrial design. He has experience mainly with the means of transport design – cars for Škoda, Porsche or Pininfarina, yachts, and sports boats.

Last but definitely not least on the list is Joana Lacerda, a Portuguese businesswoman, human rights activist, and impact enthusiast. She works as a business development manager at ThePowerHouse, which combines technology and fashion for long-term sustainability. For more inspiring speakers, visit

The conference is part of the Zlin Design Week festival. It will take place from 7 to 14 May 2021. Although this time it will take place untraditionally online, the organizing team tried to create a full-fledged program. Thanks to this environment, the content will be within reach of all visitors, whether from the Czech Republic or abroad. For current information about the upcoming Conference, follow the website, Facebook, or Instagram.

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