This September, Pentawards, the world’s leading and most prestigious competition for packaging design, will be hosting its first ever three-day online festival: the Pentawards Festival.
The Festival will begin with two days of talks from keynote speakers and design experts like renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister and Daniele Monti, Director Brand & Packaging Design, Consumables Private Brands at Amazon, and will close with a live 2020 Gala Ceremony revealing this year’s competition winners.
Speakers will take the virtual stage on the 22 and 23 September to share their latest insights and discuss some of the most important topics affecting our industry today. A whole breadth of topics will be covered, from understanding the importance of beauty and cultural meaning in design, to moving beyond ‘normal’ design and improving diversity in the industry. Each session will be held in English and will include a Q&A.
On 24 September, the final day of the Pentawards Festival, the team will be hosting a live Gala Ceremony to reveal the winners of this year’s competition. The Bronze, Silver and Gold winners across the competition’s six main categories will be announced, as well as the exclusive Platinum, Diamond and Special Awards winners.
Everyone is welcome to join any session they choose, including the Gala Ceremony. For more information and to register for free, visit the Pentawards website.
TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Why Beauty Matters
Keynote speaker: Stefan Sagmeister, Sagmeister Inc
I’m going to stop designing and start writing. More.
Dave Roberts, Creative Director, Superunion UK
Understanding Cultural Meaning to Strengthen Brands & Packaging
Ashwini Deshpande, Co-Founder Director, Elephant Design
WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
The Boredom of "Normal" Design
Keynote speaker: Daniele Monti, Director, Brand & Packaging Design | Consumables Private Brands, Amazon US
Breaking New Ground: How a startup business designed packaging through innnovation
Chen Lu, Design Director, Xiaomi
Black People: You belong here
John Glasgow, Co-Founder, Vault49
THURSDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2020
Gala Ceremony and Winner’s Announcement
For full details on the Festival agenda and for registration links, visit https://bit.ly/3jcahpV