munich creative business week

Organized by bayern design, munich creative business week (mcbw) is the largest design event in Germany and provides a platform for new ideas, trends, and creativity. mcbw fosters interdisciplinary dialog and brings together the public, experts, designers, company representatives, and students from design, architecture, the economy, and other disciplines to deliver comprehensive design experiences over the course of nine days. Under the theme "How to co-create with nature", mcbw took place in Munich for the 13th time from May 11 to 19, 2024 with more than 190 partners and over 200 events.


Recap of nine days design

That was the mcbw 2024

Thank you for participating
Co-Creation Power

Thank you for participating

Thanks to you, we can look back on an incredibly exciting munich creative business week, which once again showed us what creative synergies can achieve. For nine days, a wide variety of contributions on the topic of design shed light on this year's motto "How to co-create with nature". The figures also speak for themselves again this year. With around 65,000 visitors, munich creative business week is and remains the largest design event in Germany. It is precisely because of this concentrated design power, the inspiring buzz and the wonderful outcome that we organise mcbw every year full of motivation. Time to say thank you! Thank you for your participation, your contributions and your never-ending commitment to thinking about our future and playing a part in our unstoppable desire to make a positive contribution.

Facts und Figures

Recap mcbw 2024

It is only thanks to you, your visits, participation and support that mcbw can become even better and bigger every year. We would therefore like to thank you for your commitment, your passion and your knowledge that you have shared with us. 









Keynotes, Panels, Dialogues

Design Summit 2024

How can we (re)learn to live, manage and design together with nature? This year's mcbw design summit 2024 was all about nature as a co-creator. Together with the Italian architect and mcbw creative explorer 2024 Stefano Boeri, as well as many other internationally renowned speakers, we presented innovative design approaches and put nature centre stage. 

Inspirational Neighborhood

Designwalk Haidhausen

You missed the mcbw designwalk 2024 or want to listen to it again? No problem, because here you can find all the interviews with this year's 9 design stations and you can also click through the various speaker profiles for more information. Including: Jules & Mel in the HERE Store, Suupinga, Macy Munich, Studio B, Studio 11, Wineslingers, REIBOLDS, Silberfabrik and the "Breisässer Platz" of Die Städtischen. We wish you fun while listening! 

Public Space 2024

Installation at Kunstareal

With "Turning Point", Blackspace has created an installation for the mcbw public space at Kunstareal on behalf of bayern design that takes up the 2024 motto "How to co-create with nature" and calls on people to celebrate nature together. Michael Keller, Managing Director of Blackspace: "It's time for something to change. Nature can exist without man, but man cannot live without nature".


We keep you updated

See you again in May 2025 at the latest! Get all the news and updates on munich creative business week 2025 with our regular updates.

Creative Spots

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The munich creative business week takes place every year in May. During 9 days of mcbw, the creative scene meets in Munich to learn about the latest trends, technologies and innovations in the various design disciplines, to exchange ideas and to network.

Thanks to our sponsors and media partners

Planning and implementing the largest design event in Germany is only possible with strong partners at our side. We try to offer almost all events during the 9 days of mcbw free of charge to make participation possible for all interested parties. If you share our vision of a diverse and strong metropolitan region and want to present your organization as a digital pioneer, then become a sponsor or media partner of mcbw 2024. Please contact us.


Germany's largest design event, small footprint

Unfortunately, over 200 events with international speakers and guests from all over the world cannot take place without CO2 emissions. We try to keep these as low as possible wherever possible: Our team uses rail and public transport, we avoid travel abroad and, if there is no other option, we offset our emissions. We are absolutely uncompromising on other points: we work with regional service providers, agencies and suppliers, such as for our vegetarian and vegan catering, and try to avoid packaging waste. Together with our partners and visitors, we want to constantly improve. Thanks to you!


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You already have an idea for an mcbw event and are interested in a project promotion? We have summarised our frequently asked questions.

Do you already have a cool concept for an installation or exhibition and would like to realise it with us at the mcbw public space or mcbw pop-up? Write us an email and connect with us.

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