Edge: the Creative Business Forum, takes place on 21 May. Topics include intellectual property, finance, branding and marketing advice from creative luminaries including James Dyson, Peter York and Alan Yentob.
Contact: www.london-first.co.uk/ edge for booking details.
Venue: The Commonwealth Centre, Kensington, London W8.
Sir Paul Smith discusses his new venture for nurturing new design talent by hosting the Design Museum and the British Council’s Great Brits exhibition at his Milan headquarters during the Milan Furniture Fair. Tickets are £10, £6 for supporters and concessions.
Contact: talks@designmuseum. org or call 020 7940 8783 to book.
Venue: Design Museum, 28 Shad Thames, London SE1.
Innovative and Cost-Effective Strategies for Retailer Brands on 20 May includes seminars from leading retailers including Express Dairies, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury’s. A half-day workshop, Innovation on a Shoestring, takes place on 21 May.
Contact: 020 7970 4770 to book your place.
Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground (Grace Gate entrance), St Johns Wood Road, London NW8.
A public showcase of Max Fraser’s Design UK Edition 2, a guide to where to shop for design products, takes place from 16-20 May.
Venue: Viaduct, 1-10 Summers Street, London EC1.