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The most about design, architecture and innovation in Colombia´s history.
Medellín, Colombia

2023

TOM DIXON
JUAN MELLEN
TOMÁS VERA
JOSÉ MANUEL ALLARD
RODRIGO TORRES
DANIEL BONILLA
CÉSAR GIRALDO
GEMMA RIBERTI
MAURICIO ROCHA
PAUL ROWAN
KARIM RASHID

CONEXIÓN SAPIENCIA is a knowledge transfer space, an opportunity to learn, share and generate competitiveness in the city and the country, with global experts in different fields of design, architecture and innovation, who have transformed the way we see the world through their creations and knowledge.

We will celebrate our tenth edition, bringing together the design industry, the academic community and society in general in this ambitious, collaborative and visionary space, promoting knowledge for the present and the future of new generations.

Ticket

At La Feria, you will find national and international conferences.

All national conferences (Yellow Pavilion) are included in the individual ticket or in the 3-day passport, but international conferences (Conexión Sapiencia) have an additional cost.

Purchase this ticket from June 29, 2023.

Green Pavilion

PLAZA MAYOR
MEDELLÍN

2023
14 / 15 SEPTIEMBRE

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SPEAKERS

We will have the presence of global leaders in the design and architecture industry. Iconic, transformative and determined to continue to magnify the course of design.

TOM DIXON

England

Tom Dixon has established itself as one of the most elegant and provocative contemporary brands of the moment. With a small dose of eccentricity in his creations, both in commercial and domestic interior design.

His works are in museums around the world, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, among others.

KARIM RASHID

Egipto

He is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4,000 designs in production, more than 300 awards and work in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s design legend.

His award-winning designs include luxury goods for Christofle, Veuve Clicquot and Alessi, products for Umbra, Bobble and 3M, furniture for Bonaldo and Vondom, lighting for Artemide and Fontana Arte, high-tech products for Asus and Samsung, surface design for Marburg and Abet Laminati, among others.

Time magazine has described him as the “most famous industrial designer in all of America”.

PAUL
ROWAN

Canada

Co-founder of the UMBRA brand, recognized worldwide as a leader in product design. Paul has been inducted into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends as a visionary. He dedicates most of his time to the design community.

His engaging style and knowledge of today’s international design marketplace and technologies provide him with insights that educational institutions appreciate.

He has spoken at Edinborough University, George Brown College, the Ontario Economic Summit, the Idex Design Show and Schulich School, York University and more.

MAURICIO
ROCHA

Mexico

Mexican architect known for his focus on the integration of architecture with the landscape and local culture, and his commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency.

He has been recognized with different awards and honors, including an award at the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP), the AR Emerging Architecture Award and the National Design Award in the Architecture category.

Among his most important architectural works are different projects in Mexico City, such as the “Centro de Atención Compensatoria a Invidentes y Débiles Visuales del Distrito Federal“, the Audi/Porsche Automotive Complex, and several houses in Mexico City as well as in Morelos, Querétaro, Ensenada, Oaxaca.

CÉSAR GIRALDO

United States

Founder and principal designer of Cesar Giraldo Design, he is based in West Hollywood, CA, with national and international residential, commercial and hospitality projects.

In 2022, Los Angeles Times named Cesar as one of the top 25 designers in Los Angeles, as well as the CA Home + Design Awards’ favorite designer for 2019.

Cesar’s esthetic can be defined as an continuous dialogue between luxurious and innovative contemporary designs and the timeless craftsmanship of the past.

He has collaborated with major brands such as Tidelli titled, Mehraban and Straight Lines Unexpected Curves.

GEMMA RIBERTI

England

Head of Interiors – Color, Design and Product Development at WGSN.

She has 15 years of experience in trend forecasting and design research.

With a deep understanding of the socio-cultural contexts of global and local interiors markets (lifestyle, consumer behavior, aesthetics, design),

along with solid knowledge of the interrelated trend mechanisms for the creative industries.

DANIEL
BONILLA

Colombia

Colombian architect and co-founder of the design workshop that has developed works such as the Los Nogales School Chapel, with mentions in three Colombian architecture biennials, as well as international recognitions and awards.

He has designed important projects and has been a speaker at various universities and institutes such as The Royal Institute of British Architects in the United Kingdom and The Danish Royal Academy in Denmark.

RODRIGO
TORRES

Colombia

Industrial designer focused on product design, Torres lived several years in Italy, where he collaborated with brands such as Domodinamica, Poliform, Nike, Oras, Cassina, Landscape Forms, Potocco, Miller, Microsoft and Alessi.

JUAN MANUEL BARRIENTOS

Colombia

Colombian chef and entrepreneur. Creator and founder of the restaurant franchise El Cielo, such as La Serenissima (pizzeria chain), Cuon, Kai, El cielo Classic (Hotel Intercontinental de Medellín). Only Colombian chef to win 2 Michelin stars.

JUAN MANUEL BARRIENTOS

Colombia

Colombian chef and entrepreneur. Creator and founder of the restaurant franchise El Cielo, such as La Serenissima (pizzeria chain), Cuon, Kai, El cielo Classic (Hotel Intercontinental de Medellín). Only Colombian chef to win 2 Michelin stars.

JOSÉ MANUEL
ALLARD

Chile

PhD in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication. His work stands out for the development of projects, applied research and promotion of design oriented to emergencies and crises.

He participated in the co-organization of the 6th Biennial of Design in Chile: “Diseño en Alerta”, the publication “Diseños para la Emergencia” and workshops at the Politecnico di Milano, Royal College of Art (UK) and Universidad Centro (Mexico).

TOMÁS
VERA

Colombia

Founder of VERDI, textile studio that weaves interior design, fashion accessories and art pieces, the only Colombian brand to exhibit for 2 consecutive years at the Salone del Mobile in Milan.

JUAN
MELLEN

Spain

President of the Design Institute of Spain (D!OS). Juan has 20 years of experience in the development of innovative business models and the implementation of promotion, marketing and communication plans for the industrial sectors of consumer goods, especially in companies producing the industrial segment of the habitat and professional services of industrial design, graphic, interior design and architecture.

JUAN
MELLEN

España

Presidente del Design Institute of Spain (D!OS). Juan tiene 20 años de experiencia en el desarrollo de modelos de negocios innovadores y la implementación de planes de promoción, marketing y comunicación para los sectores industriales de bienes de consumo, especialmente en empresas productoras del segmento industrial del hábitat y servicios profesionales de diseño industrial, gráfico, interiorismo y arquitectura.

14 / 15 SEPT

Green
Pavilion

PLAZA MAYOR
MDE - COL

THE BIGGEST MINDS IN DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE AND INNOVATION.

Invita

Aliados

Patrocina

Encuentra pronto más información

Medellín es una ciudad ubicada al noroccidente de Colombia, con casi 4 millones de habitantes, la cual hace parte del Valle de Aburrá, junto con otros municipios del Área Metropolitana.

Su clima es templado-cálido con una temperatura entre 25-30 grados centígrados (77 a 86 grados Fahrenheit).

La locación del evento es en Plaza Mayor Medellín. Este es el complejo ferial más grande de la ciudad, está ubicado en la Calle 41#55-53. La Feria De Diseño se realizará en el Recinto de Exposiciones, el cual hace parte del complejo.

Encuentra pronto más información

  • Comprando el ticket de ingreso, podrás tener acceso a todo el contenido de la Agenda Académica.
  • Las charlas y conferencias destacadas tendrán un valor extra.
  • Estudiantes de semestres 8, 9 y 10 tienen un descuento del 25% para compra de boletas en taquillas, mostrando carné vigente. Carreras que aplican para el descuento: Arquitectura, Interiorismo, Diseño Gráfico, Diseño Industrial, Diseño Arquitectónico, Diseño de Producto, Diseño de Espacios, Diseño de Modas, Publicidad.

Bicicleta. Un medio amigable para circular por la ciudad y llegar a Plaza Mayor, tomando la cicloruta de la Av. San Juan. 100 biciparqueaderos disponibles.

Metro. Exposiciones y Alpujarra son las dos estaciones más cercanas a Plaza Mayor.

Metroplús. Estación Plaza Mayor con acceso directo al lugar.

Rutas de Buses. Que circulen por la Avenida Ferrocarril hasta la calle 33: 1811, T4 016, T4 019

Carro. Tomar la Avenida Ferrocarril sentido norte-sur, antes de la glorieta de Exposiciones.

Hotel Dann Carlton
Cra. 43A #7-50, Medellín, El Poblado.
www.danncarlton.com
+57 3122850105
info@danncarlton.com

Hotel Dann Carlton Belfort
Calle 17 #40B-300 Medellín, El Poblado.
www.hoteldanncarltonbelfort.com
+57 3206966714
reservas@hotelbelfort.com

The Click Clack Hotel
Calle 10B #37 – 29, Medellín, El Poblado
www.clickclackhotel.com
+57 (4) 604 3232
info@clickclackhotel.com

The Art Hotel
Carrera 41 # 9 – 31, Medellín, El Poblado.
www.arthotelmedellin.com/es
+57 3178926114
reservas@arthotelmedellin.com

Ibis Medellín
Cl. 20 #44 16, Medellín, El Poblado.
ibis.accor.com
+57 45903565
ibis.medellin@accor.com

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