World-leading design leadership and management consultancy firm PARK will host a second Design Leadership Retreat for 2017, to be held on October 10th and 11th. Due to the popularity of the May retreat, PARK will be repeating the theme of Design Thinking – What’s Next.

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The retreat focuses on bringing creative minds from successfully designed businesses together to collaborate in an environment that is conducive to finding the best solutions to common challenges within the field. Those attending the event will be Chief Designer Officers, VP’s of Design, Design Directors and Design Managers from leading companies in the U.S. and Europe.

Past attendees of [Raymond] (which is now in its 12th year) have included Kellogg, Nestle, LEGO, Johnson Controls, Kimberly Clark, Diebold, Crown, Texas Instruments, Toyota, Unilever, Assa Abloy, Heineken, Hewlett Packard, and many others. Previous retreats have addressed prevailing industry topics such as Customer Experience, Open Innovation Business Modeling, and Outsourcing, to name a few.

[Raymond] holds this retreat annually to uphold the importance of collaboration in the design field without the worry of competitors stealing ideas. Attendees are curated to ensure no overlap will occur, keeping the full potential of co-creation and problem-solving at its best.