Business of Design Week (BoDW) is Asia's leading annual event on design, innovation and brands – a five-day conference that attracts more than 120,000 visitors from all over the world.

Held in the first week of December each year, the event brings together some of the world's most outstanding design masters and influential business figures to discuss the latest and best in design trends and achievements.

Melbourne is the first city in the southern hemisphere to be chosen as a partner for the event, following BoDW partnerships with Italy, Chicago, Barcelona and Sweden, among others. The partner city or country is selected each year based on the strength and profile of its design sector, and given a particular spotlight at the BoDW event.