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Furnitex seminar series

July 12, 2011

Eight design industry leaders present a series of thought-provoking seminars at the Furnitex Speaker Series in Melbourne.

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*Australian Design Review is giving away a handful of free tickets to the Lee Broom event on Friday! Email the online editor, Alexa Kempton, to request a free ticket. ["alexa.kempton@niche.com.au":mailto:alexa.kempton@niche.com.au]*

The Furnitex International Industry Seminar Series will this year feature eight leading design speakers from around the world, presenting a range of thought-provoking seminars as part of the two-day series.

The seminars are held concurrently with the Furnitex Trade Fair, taking place in the Auditorium at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The hour-long seminars will see each speaker share their valuable insights on topics and trends affecting the interiors industry.

*The series includes a talk with British designer Lee Broom, hosted by (inside) editor Domingo Robledo. The talk will discuss Broom’s award-winning hospitality work, product designs and manufacturing capabilities and his thoughts on the latest design trends.*

*Thursday 21 July*
9.30-10.30am *Abigail Ahern*, ‘Creating feeling and emotion in an interior’
11.30am-12.30pm *Erica Wakerly*, ‘Creating modern interiors with the return of wallpaper’
2-3pm *Milou Ket*, ‘Trend forecast 2012/2013′
3.45-4.45pm *David Bird*, ‘Lighting for hospitality’

*Friday 22 July*
*9.30-10.30am Lee Broom, ‘A conversation with Lee Broom’ Hosted by (inside) editor Domingo Robledo*
11.30am-12.30pm *Genty Marshall*, ‘Design Futures presents: Alone, Together’
2-3pm *Roger Nelson*, ‘New ideas and creative solutions for constantly changing consumer trends and demands’
3.45-4.45pm *John Ford*, ‘Creative Lighting Design’

For more information on the Speaker Series and to book tickets, go to ["www.furnitex.com.au/events/international-industry-seminar-series":http://www.furnitex.com.au/events/international-industry-seminar-series]

*Image* Lee Broom, who will be in conversation with (inside) editor Domingo Robledo on Friday morning at the Furnitex seminar series.

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