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MIFF Webinars

Interaction and learning continues whilst sitting in the comfort of your own seat!

The MIFF Webinar series has been introduced by the MIFF organiser to continuously enrich our industry by encouraging us to keep learning and interacting during trying times.

Each episode invites guest speakers to share timely case studies based on the current market situation, and how the furniture industry can adapt to a "new normal" in order to explore more opportunities in the future.

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As more countries easing the reopening of economy, businesses need to readjust the business model to fit with the new normal lifestyle. From offline to online (O2O) or vice versa, how can the adoption of this model works for businesses to succeed in this new normal?

While the world is searching for the cures of COVID-19, as an entrepreneur, are you ready to reopen your business with O2O for the new normal? Does your business ready for the new consumer behaviour?

Get all your answers from our speaker MIFF FDC Chief Judge, Dr. Eric Leong. It’s time to get your business prepared to thrive in this new era – the COVID-19 Era.

The future is no longer tomorrow, the future is now!

Speaker: Dr Eric Leong
MIFF FDC 2020 Chief Judge
Head of Interior Architecture & Design School, The One Academy, Malaysia

Dr Eric Leong is a celebrity design guru for 29 years; he is also known as DREL. A popular home makeover series and appearances on lifestyle shows aired on Malaysian television and radio have earned him the crown “King of Design”. He is also the chief judge of the MIFF 2020 Furniture Design Competition.

Language: English and Mandarin

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The impact of the global pandemic has transformed our daily lives in the long run. Social distancing gives significant shifts of consumer behaviour that can be seen nowadays. It has redefined the way we work, spend leisure time and socialise - where most of it is now done within the comfort of home. Will this new social norm create an opportunity for designers and the furniture industry to grow?

The second episode of the MIFF Webinar Series presents MIFF Furniture Design Competition (FDC) chief judge Dr. Eric Leong together with two invited design entrepreneurs to discuss how designers can help to improve the world post COVID-19. The panel will discuss what the "new normal" is and how designers can contribute to a better world through design.

Join us now to book your slot. Limited spaces are available.

Speakers:

  • Lim Bo Qiang (Design Entrepreneur, Paperworks Studio & Basicology, Malaysia)
  • Quek Kheng Long (Chief Designer and Managing Director, Johann & Joann Concepts, Malaysia)
  • [Moderated by] Dr. Eric Leong (Head of Interior Architecture & Design School, The One Academy, Malaysia)

Language: English

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COVID-19 has disrupted the global supply chain and the economies of many countries around the world. This webinar features insightful speakers from three continents and countries - China, Germany and the United States - to share their take on how the landscape has changed.

Speakers:

  • 王明亮 Wang Mingliang (Founder & Director of Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets International Exhibition Co. Ltd., China)
  • Thomas Russell (Senior Editor, Furniture Today, USA)
  • Helmut Max Merkel (Editor-in-Chief, MÖBELMARKT, Germany)

Language: English

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