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Munich Creative Business Week

Veranstaltungsplakat für die Designwoche Munich Creative Business Week mit einem Kakadu in einer Kaffeetasse  Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung des Bildes.
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Successful new focus

The Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) will once again set the Bavarian capital alight from March 9 to 17th 2019. Germany's biggest design event has become even bigger. Again the Munich Creative Business Week is accommodating two separate areas:

CREATE BUSINESS! is targeting a trade audience with various forms of presentation and dialogue. At the same time, DESIGN SCHAU! is combining exhibitions and promotional activities to whet the appetite of a wider audience for design.

Following the guiding principle Design Connects, the eighth edition of MCBW is announcing more than 200 events and addresses experts as well as the general public interested in design.

MCBW 2019’s full program is now available.

In 2018 the new focus enchanted public and experts alike: MCBW all in all welcomed 78,000 visitors, a new record.

Besucherr inmitten von Objektmöbeln auf der MCBW 2018  Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung in einer Diashow.

MCBW Opening

Besucher bei einem Event der Munich Creative Business Week Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung in einer Diashow.


Besucher auf der MCBW StartUp Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung in einer Diashow.

MCBW StartUp

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MCBW START UP is the platform for founders and fresh ideas of the 'Munich Creative Business Week'

Meeting place for the design community and beyond

A kaleidoscope of events, exhibitions, readings and high-caliber awards gives visitors to the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW) the chance to experience design and creativity from every conceivable angle.

Trade audiences and the interested public: The MCBW's wide-ranging program has always been open to an extensive target group, because good design needs to be appreciated – by observers and customers alike. That is why Munich is the perfect location for a design event that has successfully raised the industry's visibility in a short space of time.

The MCBW specifically aims to forge links between companies and designers operating in different disciplines, and to encourage public dialog about sustainable developments, trends and ideas. The subject matter ranges from product, service and communication design to architecture to fashion and jewelry design.

The MCBW targets a trade audience comprising young professionals, students and start-ups. Yet at the same time, it seeks to get the public at large excited about the social, cultural, economic and sustainability aspects of good design.

Munich Creative Business Week

The Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and the City of Munich both support the MCBW, which is organized by bayern design GmbH. iF International Forum Design GmbH is a founding partner. As MCBW partners, BMW Group and Steelcase provide substantial support.

Further information

Auditorium bei den iF Awards  Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung des Bildes.
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iF design award

Since 2013 the iF design awards were presented each year in Munich at a glamorous gala during MCBW. On stage at BMW Welt, all winners took receipt of the golden iF Award. During the upcoming MCBW, again the event is going to be one of the highlights.