June 6th 2024

Provinciehuis Antwerpen
Koningin Elisabethlei 22, 2018 Antwerp

TEDxAntwerp Salon

Design is present in all facets of our daily lives. It manifests in the products and services we use, the art that captivates us, the spaces we move and work in, and the systems that govern our companies and societies.

On June 6, TEDxAntwerp and ANTWERP. POWERED BY CREATIVES. join forces to illuminate the power of design and creativity. The event gathers decision-makers, corporate executives and award-winning designers for an engaging discourse over dinner, complemented by inspiring TED Talks from thought leaders within the creative industry.


Alok Nandi

Designer, creative director, design strategist & professor

Alok Nandi is designer, creative director, design strategist, entrepreneur, professor and public speaker in innovation, strategy and interaction design for multiple companies and institutions – using designerly tools to architect knowledge systems.
His professional experiences cover a.o. brand and advertising, film production, exhibition design and new media in publishing. Alok Nandi launched PechaKucha Brussels and IxDA Brussels and participated in multiple juries.

Currently, he explores hybrid creative contexts via Architempo, Klabfab & coCreationcamp. He is professor of innovation & design at Institute Lyfe, the hospitality-culinary co-founded by 3* Michelin-chef Paul Bocuse.

AnnaMariaCornelia De Gersem

System designer & co-creator, Circle of Circularity

AnnaMariaCornelia De Gersem is a pioneer in system design and co-creation, recognised for her crucial role in driving circular transformation. As former Head of Circular Business at Resortecs she worked towards propelling the fashion and textile industries towards circularity. At BekaertDeslee, she spearheaded pioneering initiatives such as the Transparent Circularity Project, whose innovative approach played a key role in further building the circular mattress industry.

In early 2024, AnnaMariaCornelia launched the Circle of Circularity project. With a track record of innovative concepts and dynamic leadership, AnnaMariaCornelia drives impactful change, collaborative ecosystems and sustainable innovation. Welcome to the circular future!

Bjorn Tagemose

Director, cinematographer & visual artist, Shoot the Artist

Bjorn Tagemose is a Belgian-Swedish director, cinematographer and visual artist. He is mainly active in the arts and the rock and fashion industry. He is also the founder of the artist collective “shoottheartist”.

Bjorn has collaborated with iconic artists like Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and Grace Jones, ranging from art films to complete creative direction of shows, music videos and artwork. In 2015 Bjorn created his own “immersive” Rock Opera starring the greatest punk and rock icons.

The deliberate mix of designer fashion, music scenography and visual art has enabled Bjorn to create unique visual esthetics and to make a credible name for himself.

Philip De Wulf

Philip De Wulf

Social entrepreneur, (augmented) psychotherapist, design & innovation strategy director

Philip De Wulf is a licensed psychologist from the University of Ghent, with a track record of 30+ years in consulting blue chip companies on global marketing, product & service design and innovation strategy. As a (social) entrepreneur Philip is a change agent in the conscious leadership and mental wellness arena working on ways to mainstream augmented psychotherapy practices.

He is a lecturer in Digital Experience Design at Thomas More University and was a guest lecturer at the University of Antwerp, Ghent, Maastricht(NL) and Illinois(USA).
His core belief: Immersive Design is the key to DO GOOD, DO WELL and DO BETTER.

June 6th 2024

Connect with other decision-makers, business leaders, and designers over dinner to explore the impact of design and innovation. Engage with award-winning designers on thought-provoking topics, exploring ways to leverage creativity for growth and innovation in your company.