munich creative business week 2024

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. With new festival headquarters, a new key visual, and a new highly topical, society-relevant motto "How to co-create with nature", mcbw will take place in Munich for the 13th time from May 11 to 19, 2024. Check out the program and plan your inspiring nine days of design in Munich.

mcbw design summit 2024

How can we (re)learn to live, manage and design together with nature? This year's mcbw design summit 2024 is all about nature as a co-creator. Together with the Italian architect and mcbw creative explorer Stefano Boeri, as well as many other internationally renowned speakers, we will present innovative design approaches and put nature centre stage. Save the date: The mcbw design summit will take place on Monday, 13 May 2024 at Munich Urban Colab. Available now: Early Bird tickets.

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Stefano Boeri is creative explorer for munich creative business week 2024

With his work, renowned Italian-born architect and professor of architecture Stefano Boeri is exemplary of the new mcbw motto, How to cocreate with nature. As Author and publisher of Green Obsession. Trees towards Cities. Humans towards Forests (2021), Boeri will be the keynote speaker at the mcbw design summit scheduled for May 13, 2024 at Munich Urban Colab.

mcbw annual theme 2024: „How to co-create with nature“

Together with our partners and other interested parties, we set out to explore the many ways in which design can help us (re-)learn how to work in partnership with nature, to accept it as a co-designer, and to live and grow side by side with it: collaboration instead of domination. To steer these reflections in a distinct direction, we have coined a tagline that sums up our concern and our mission for the future in a nutshell: "How to co-create with nature".

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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.

The 13th munich creative business week will take place from May 11 to 19, 2024. Find out here how you can become an mcbw 2024 partner.

Nature as co-designer

The world is still in a state of upheaval, and it is impacting all areas of life and all industries. One of our greatest challenges is our relationship with nature. For this exploration we have defined four focus topics in accordance to the annual theme 2024.

1. Re-Learn!

Design approaches modelled on nature

2. Re-Generate!

Design approaches for the benefit of nature (and mankind)

3. Co-Work!

Design approaches in collaboration with nature

4. Un-Limit!

Design approaches that merge nature and technology

mcbw creative spots


Recap: mcbw 2023

For the 12th time the munich creative business week took place in May 2023 under the annual motto "Why disruption unleashes creativity" with 333 speakers and over 65,000 visitors, making it Germany's largest design event. Inspiration, ideas, dialogue, networking, innovation, technology - #designconnects! Click through our mcbw archive and find out more about our programme and partners.







Free Full Stream: The mcbw talk&connect 2023

The mcbw talk format with the keynote on disruptive design by mcbw creative explorer Leyla Acaroglu is now available to stream in full! Also included: the keynotes by Sep Verboom and Sascha Frieseke as well as the Disruption Deep Dive panel moderated by Annette Diefenthaler, which shows how design can drive social, economic and sustainable change for the better.

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.

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Further information

You like to participate with your event as an mcbw partner in 2024? Find more information on our event packages here.

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