Presented by Good Design Australia, the 2016 Good Design Festival brings together the annual Good Design Awards Gala Night and After Party, the Good...

Good Design Festival 2016: Exchange


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Good Design Festival: Exchange


Anne-Maree Sargeant

Anne-Maree Sargeant

Anne-Maree Sargeant


AMS wears multiple hats in the design industry - as journalist she was editor-at-large of BELLE, and founder of ID.x THE SNAP COLLECTIVE an independent Australian designer platform. 

After design studies at RMIT, AMS worked as an interior designer at BATES SMART Melbourne, and DEGW, & WOLFF OLLINS in London prior to relocating to Sydney where she was instrumental in founding the SPACE FURNITURE network for founder Kevin Jarrett.

Commemorating a 20-year milestone AMS rebranded her marketing agency AMS pty ltd. as THE SNAP COLLECTIVE, collaborating with designers, design brands and events of broad reaching creative initiatives.
As a journalist, AMS has been widely published, as trends editor for INSIDE OUT for more than a decade, editor at large of BELLE for 5 years and contributing editor to MONOCLE and SURFACE USA / SURFACE ASIA.
AMS launched THE SNAP ASSEMBLY blog in 2010, a curated selection of art, design and other cool stuff.

In association with VIVID SYDNEY - AMS is hosting GET REAL - DON'T BE FAKE!! - a constructive discussion on how to protect original furniture and lighting designs; and HANDMADE-BACK TO WHERE WE STARTED? Probing how the proliferation of mass-produced products have seen a rise in the importance of handmade, artisanal products and a return to craftsmanship

GET REAL talks will continue nationally to support original design.

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Good Design Festival 2016: Exchange 

Event Details

Presented by Good Design Australia, the 2016 Good Design Festival brings together the annual Good Design Awards Gala Night and After Party, the Good Design Exchange and the Good Design Showcase Exhibition.

Join us for a celebration and learn how great design improves the quality of our lives and helps shape a better Australia, contributing to a more prosperous and sustainable world. 

Good Design Exchange

Session One: They Stole My Design 2.00pm - 3.30pm                

What is the real cost of design theft?

ADA director Anne-Maree Sargeant in conversation with award-winning Australian designers, manufacturers and retailers – with [AdA], IP Australia and DIA NSW. 

A frank and positive discussion exploring the need for greater IP protection, the real costs of knock-off designs, and asking how can we change buyer behaviour to support original design?


DESIGNERS - Adam Goodrum & Charles Wilson  


RETAILER - Terri Winter, TOP 3 by design

With - Bradley Schott, State Councillor DIA NSW, Productivity Commission advisory panel, speaking about proposed changes to Australian Intellectual Property law. Public submissions close June 3

AND IP AUSTRALIA - Oliver Bennet, IP Australia, Senior Examiner of Trade Marks & Designs

The Authentic Design Alliance will also be hosting a number of Floor Talks at the Good Design Showcase. Find out more and register to attend HERE.



Session Two: Design Entrepreneur Awards Pitch and Awards Presentation 4:00pm – 5.30pm

New for 2016, the Design Entrepreneur Awards were created by Good Design Australia and CtechBA to recognise entrepreneurial startups in the design and business community.

Finalists will pitch their ideas to a live audience and a panel of design, business and venture capital professionals. The winner will be invited to join CtechBA’s Business Acceleration Program - valued at $25,000 - where they will gain investment, expertise and access to distribution channels to realize their concept.

Good Design Festival Closing Cocktail Party 6:00pm – 7.30pm

Guests will be invited to stay on for networking cocktails and drinks and savour the spectacular Vivid Sydney light show overlooking Sydney Harbour.


Ticket Prices:

Session One: $30 (Cocktail Party Add-on: +$25)

Session Two & Cocktail party: $55

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Related Events:

Good Design Festival 2016: Awards Gala Night

Good Design Festival 2016: Awards After Party

Good Design Festival 2016: Showcase Exhibition

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