The World Design Week network assembled during a summit in Milano on Thursday 14 April as part of the official programme of Triennale di Milano. Dutch Design Week is member of the steering group of this brand new network to be launched in the course of the next months. The network consists of more than 50 design festivals/weeks around the world, including Barcelona Design Week, Beijing Design Week, Helsinki Design Week, Tokyo Design Week, London Design Festival, Paris Design Week, Istanbul Design Week, NYCxDesign and San Francisco Design Week. It connects global design weeks and their partners, such as academies and companies representing the design industry. The objective is to elevate the global conversation, understanding, education and connection of people with design.