Registration to DME award gala 04.08.2011

One of the highlights of Innovation Festival IF... Tallinn and Design Night (16.-25.09.2011) is a festive celebration of Design Management Europe Award in Tallinn. The winners of the DME Award will be announced at KUMU (Art Museum Estonia) in Tallinn, Estonia on the 23rd September 2011. 

15 nominees shortlisted for the 
Design Management Europe Award 2011 

A selection of the most innovative and dynamic companies across Europe were nominated last week for the 2011 Design Management Europe Award by an international jury of business experts. The award recognises the critical role of management in the successful implementation of design and innovation and aims to promote best practices to a wide audience. 

The jury session determined the shortlist of companies and organisations for five categories. The jury consisted of notable business and design management experts from Europe: 
Jan-Erik Baars, Associated Partner Van Berlo Strategy and Design (the Netherlands) 
Michal Stefanowski, President Association of Industrial Designers (Poland) 
Carlos Aguiar, Design Associate Professor University of Porto (Portugal) 
Jan Kriekels, CEO JAGA (Belgium). 

The shortlisted nominees are: 
27 Region (France), Caetano Bus (Portugal), Franz Blaha & TM Concepts (Austria), Heineken International (Netherlands), Lékué (Spain), Nanimarquina (Spain), Piodao (Portugal), Plastia (Czech Republic), Rolf (Austria), Supelsaksad (Estonia), T+Huis (Netherlands), Teixidors (Spain), Velvet Creative (Estonia), Vestel (Turkey), and Viteo Outdoors (Austria). 

There will be a winner in each of the following categories: 
‘Best management of design in a large company’ 
'Best management of design in a medium company’ 
‘Best management of design in a small company’ 
‘Best management of design in a micro company’ 
‘Best management of design in a public or non-profit organization’ 

The registration to the gala have started Aug 4. Please RSVP by August 15th the latest to DME Award Ceremony organizer Ilona Gurjanova ( and Barbara Cruz ( 
DME nominees are especially encouraged to attend, as they will be called on stage to collect DME Trophies (Category winners) and Certificates (Honourable Mention) during the Award Ceremony. If you are planning to attend the ceremony with more than 3 guests, please inform us as soon as possible so that the proper arrangements can be made.

The entry fee for other guests is 32 EUR. It contains guided tour in the museum (starting 5 pm); an innovative jazz performance by Villu Veski and Erkki Kannus; exhibition; award ceremony; buffet and cocktails. Tickets can be bought in advance with payment to Estonian Association of Designers:
Eesti Disainerite Liit
IBAN: EE302200001120185723
"DME gala"