John's Green World

Qi – Brilliant people doing EXTRAORDINARY things

Thursday the 8th of October, 2009 from 18:00 to 23:00

BRILLIANT PEOPLE DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS

The opening conference will feature brilliant people, beautifully designed products and stunning art to inspire us to think differently about living in a way that is consistent with a healthy planet.

THE SPEAKERS

The people who strive through their thoughts, their writings, their design and actions for a more sustainable world. Who are these movers & shakers?

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Willie Smits, Chairman of the Masarang Foundation

An eye opening talk about reforesting devastated land, increasing the

well-being of communities, reducing temperatures and conserving wildlife in the process

SINGGIH-S-KARTONO

Singgih S Kartono, Designer and Founder of Magno Design

A member of the Jury at International Young Creative Entrepreneur award 2009: “How do you make a successful business based sustainable principles?”

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John Hardy, Jewellery designer and founder at the Green School in Bali

A maverick that moved from the world of fashion & luxury design to build a holistic education for children in a sustainable environment and starting a the first bamboo building company in Bali

Singh-Intrachooto

Singh Intrachooto, Design Principal, Osisu, Thailand

Recipient of Thailand’s Emergent Designer of the Year Award, Elle Décor’s Designer of the Year as well as Top Environmentalist 2008 Award from Thailand’s Department of Environment

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Kenneth Cobonpue, Industrial Designer

Kenneth has won global recognition for embodying the ideals of Asian design. Through innovation of production and materials, he seeks an alternative to the Western definition of modern design

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Lone Droscher Nielsen, Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Project, Borneo

The star of BBC and Discovery Channel who leads the largest primate rescue project in the world, with more than 600 orangutans in its care.

THE PRODUCT

During the event people can talk with designers and get to grips with beautiful products with Qi provenance. Attendees can learn about the production values and brand ethos and actually buy the products without needing to trawl the internet and wait for delivery. Many of the products are shown in Asia for the first time and sourced in partnership with Eco-Age, London.

THE PROGRAM

WELCOME

18:00-18:50 welcome cocktail with product showcase.

Qi PART ONE

19:00-19:10 Opening remarks

19:10-19:30 Willie Smits “re-foresting rainforests”

19:35-19:55 Singgih S Kartono “a successful sustainable business”

20:00-20:20 John Hardy “the green school: the future of education”

20:25-20:35 Introduction to the art, food and products

20:35-21:25 Main canapés and rainforest raffle sales.

Qi PART TWO

21:35-21:55 Singh Intrachooto “innovating design thinking”

22:00-22:20 Lone Dröscher Nielsen “a win-win future”

22:25-22:30 Closing remarks

22:30-23:00 Dessert & coffee/tea.

23:00 Raffle results

24:00 End

THE VENUE

National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

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