Damien Castelain and Srini Srinivasan will have the pleasure of opening the WORLD DESIGN POLICY CONFERENCE conference cycle the week of October 19 to 23, 2020.
Damien CASTELAIN PRESIDENT
OF LILLE METROPOLE
Reelected President of Lille Metropole in July 2020 (previous mandate 2014-2020).
Having initially trained as geographer Damien CASTELAIN is Mayor of the City of Péronne-en-Mélantois since 1998 (one of the 95 cities of Lille Metropole).
He was previously appointed Vice-president for Urban ecology of Lille Metropole from 2008 to 2014.
Srini SRINIVASAN PRESIDENT
DE LA WORLD DESIGN ORGANIZATION
Presently, Srini is the President of WDO (World Design Organization, formerly Icsid), working with its global members to promote design for a better world.
He is the Chairman & CEO of LUMIUM DESIGN, Inc., a Silicon Valley based, world class, award-winning product Design Company that has developed 300+ products in the Consumer Electronics, Medical, Industrial Goods, Security and Surveillance domains. Lumium has design studios in Santa Clara, (USA), Ahmedabad, Kochi & Mumbai (India) and in Tokyo, Japan to execute creative design projects for global clients.
Srini is an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at Tongji College of Design & Innovation, Shanghai and also a member of its International Advisory Board. He is on the Advisory Board of Indus Design School, Indus University; and Wellingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Mumbai, India. In his role as Advisory Board member, Srini helps and mentors technology start-ups as well as educational institutes.