How is the business of design changing around the world? What are the real innovations shaping the design industry? Why is it important to play and dream? Answers to these questions and many more are on the agenda at the Global Design Forum, a new one-day event from the people that bring you the London Design Festival, which begins in a couple of weeks. Mark your calendar for September 18, when an incredible line-up of design stars will take the stage at the Central Saint Martins campus in London to debate the issues and pressure points that are affecting the design industry. “The aim is to set the global design agenda and inspire positive new directions for the sector,” say the organizers, who have convinced everyone from Alberto Alessi to Zaha Hadid to speak at the inaugural confab. Among the other design minds on hand at the forum will be Thomas Heatherwick, Yves Behar, Tom Dixon, Artek’s Mirkku Kullberg, and Design Business Association CEO Deborah Dawton. Peruse the full program and then reserve your ticket.