Professionals Day

The all-day professional program will be focused on networking and interconnection of companies, designers, architects, and developers. We also wish to discuss the cooperation between design and marketing.

The Professionals Day program will start with a formal part that will take place on the Meat Art main stage and Design Stage in the GONG multifunctional auditorium, Dolní oblast Vítkovice. It will host lectures of designers and other company representatives.

The informal social evening will offer a chance to meet the participants, free discussion, and individual conversations. The guests will also have an opportunity to explore all the festival premises within the complex.

The Professionals Day Program Will Include

Michal Riabič (Slovakia) – product designer (cooperation with TON, Philips, ABB, etc.). Since 2004, he has devoted his work to furniture design while emphasizing ergonomics and innovative solutions. He has received many design awards (CEZAAR, Good Design Award, Czech Grand Design, etc.).

MSIC – Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre Ostrava

A joint-stock company established with the support of Moravian-Silesian Region, City of Ostrava, Technical University of Ostrava, University of Ostrava and Silesian University of Opava. Its goal is to cultivate the business environment in the region and support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises. At the festival, MSIC will present one of its programs – TeachArt Voucher aimed at supporting businesses to ensure greater competitiveness by joining companies with creative experts from the product and industrial design environment.

Viktor Pokorný – owner of the Invira company (medical equipment).

In cooperation with MSIC, Invira has envisioned and implemented a project that managed to link the construction and production processes with the designers and create medical designer products intended for home use.

Charlie Isslander – graphic designer from Brno. Currently, he is working with the Atkin company. He has collaborated with world-renowned brands such as Lacoste, Lamborghini, Mastercard, L’Oreal, or the Czech companies Škoda or Radegast.

MSID – Moravian-Silesian Investment and Development.

A joint-stock company established by the Moravian-Silesian Region as part of the POHO2030 project focused on the regeneration of the Karviná region including the possible commercial sector involvement in the restoration of the coal mining area between Karviná, Havířov, and Orlová. This area has great potential and is ideal for the implementation of advanced technology and innovations.

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.