Apu Jan is a London-based fashion designer. After graduating from the Royal College of Art, UK; Apu Jan has been showcasing his designs at London Fashion Week consecutively starting from 2013 Autumn/Winter. His designs are renowned for integrating fiction-inspired designs, unique knitwear techniques, and themes inspired by fantasy, history, literature and a fusion of East and West. Apu Jan has garnered a great deal of attention and praise from the international media. He was one of 10 designers shortlisted for the Vogue Italy New Talent contest and has been named as one of GQ TAIWAN's men of the year. A selection of APUJAN's garments have been exhibited for half a year at the La Cite de la Dentelle et de la mode in Calais, France.
Alice Wang graduated from the Royal College of Art, MA Design Interactions. With a background in BA Product Design from Central St. Martins and huge interest in psychology, her works are often reflections of social issues we live within.
Her previous projects have been invited to show in museums such as Today Art Museum, Design Museum Holon, and Shanghai Art Museum. She is now the director of Alice Wang Design based in Taipei, Taiwan. They've worked on a broad range of projects from graphics to brand consultancy. On the other hand, they've curated shows and events such as Edible Tales, which included food related design projects by designers from over 25 cities worldwide.
Yen Po-Chun was graduated from M.A. of Department of Communications Design, Shih Chien University. He is now the Art Director of Yendesign. Yen Po-Chun has been working in the Chinese music industry for a long time, and has steadily published many amazing works. He was also the visual design coordinator of multiple mega events and ceremonies, such as the 28th Golden Music Award (2017), the 8th Golden Comic Award (2017), Art Taipei 2012 and 2014, and the solo exhibition “Looking Glass – Daniel Lee retrospective” of Taipei Fine Art Museum. His main concept is to make communication the foundation of the final realization, and develop the conversation of diverse visual senses.
Tung-Jung (David) Sung
CEO of Taiwan Design Center (TDC)
Tung-Jung (David) Sung received a Ph.D. in Management from Macquarie University (Australia). He is currently CEO of Taiwan Design Center (TDC) and a distinguished professor in the Department of Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST). Prof. Sung has won the prestigious 2009 and 2010 Red Dot Design awards. He also received NTUST outstanding teaching award and NTUST excellent research & creativity award. He has served as the juries of design or innovation awards, including Golden Pin Design Award, Taipei Invention Award, and Taiwan SMEs Innovation Award. His recent research interests have focused on service design, design management, product design and social innovation & design.
VP Product Management at Rado
Hakim El Kadiri has been responsible for product development at Rado since 2011. His technical and marketing background and passion for the beautiful things in life, such as design, art and photography, inspired him to join the watchmaking industry. For Hakim, watchmaking is a field where the creation of beauty is ever present, merging innovation, design and technology.