Australasia’s premier interior, architecture and design event, designEX is back with new dates, a new team and an exciting new format for 2012.

designEX 2012 will be held from 14 May to 16 May, 2012 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, and will feature some of the most happening products from leading brands while providing a platform for visitors to connect with local and international design leaders.

Lauren Ebbeck, the newly appointed Group Exhibition Director from Diversified Exhibitions sees designEX 2012 as marking a vibrant new stage in the event’s evolution.

Lauren is drawing on her 12 years of experience working with luxury brands within the publishing, beauty and fashion industry to present the latest in global technologies and product design to the Australian design market.

She explains that the 2012 event is being organised with significant format changes aligned with industry and key stakeholder feedback. The new dates will allow potential exhibitors and key decision makers who were previously unable to participate in the design exhibition due to a clash with the Milan Design Week, to now come to the Sydney event.

Lauren has also put together a team of design enthusiasts to manage production and operations at the revitalised designEX 2012 show. An advisory group will continue to work alongside the new team to ensure every aspect of the show is not just relevant, but essential to exhibitors and visitors.

New initiatives at designEX 2012 include a carefully curated and inspired Seminar Series, which will provide unique opportunities to gain inspiration from progressive local and international design thinkers, crafted by Office for Good Design.