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We support the international development of designers and firms in the fashion and design sectors in Wallonia and Brussels.

We organise support and promotion programmes for established professionals in the fashion and design sector.

What can WBDM do for you?

  • Belgium is Design

    The project

    Belgium is Design promotes Belgian design on the international scene, through a programme of collective campaigns at the international level.

    The objective

    Belgium is Design is a statement of passion for design, highlighting the unique characteristics of Belgian design. It valorises the many talented designers from Brussels, Flanders and Wallonia who transcend cultural, linguistic and sociological divides to form a unique style.

    The partners

    A joint programme between the three regions of the country with Flanders DC for Design and MAD – Home of Creators/Hub Brussels.

    More information

    Belgium is Design

    info@belgiumisdesign.be

    @belgiumisdesign

  • Participation in international events

    The programme

    In the context of Belgium is Design, WBDM regularly organises (independently or in collaboration) collective attendance abroad during key events: exhibitions, collective stands at international fairs (e.g. Maison & Objet, Milan Design Week, etc.).

    The objective

    To open doors and facilitate meetings with international professionals. To this end, the selected designers are prepared for their participation in the event by WBDM. We provide support that aims to professionalise the communication media, contacts with the press, transport of equipment abroad, etc.

    How to apply?

    A call for applications is launched, based on which a jury selects the participants. The jury is made up of either the exhibition organisers or a selection committee set up in Belgium.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be an established professional in the design sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels, Belgium.

    More information

  • Designers to Business (D2B)

    The programme

    Every year, publishers from the world of design are invited to Belgium as part of the Belgium is Design programme, to meet designers.

    The objective

    To facilitate meetings between professionals to create long-term relationships and, ultimately, foster collaborations.

    How to apply?

    A selection process is set up on the basis of a call for applications.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be an established professional in the design sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    The international companies are selected and invited by the Belgium is Design team.

    The partners

    A joint initiative with Flanders DC for Design and MAD – Home of Creators.

    More information

    Check our calls for application.

  • J’achète belge / Ik koop Belgisch (I Buy Belgian)

    The programme

    This national campaign encourages the general public to consume Belgian creations, brands and products, in particular design, in a conscious and sustainable way.

    It invites consumers to opt for quality and meaningful design, in the process supporting the local economy and employment.

    The objective

    To allow the general public to discover Belgian brands.

    How to apply?

    You can request that your brand and products be published on the J’Achète Belge website.

    The partners

    A joint initiative with Flanders DC, MAD – Home of Creators.

    More information

    J’Achète Belge,

    info@jachetebelge.be

    @jachetebelge

  • Individual Coaching

    The programme

    Specialists guide design professionals to revise or perfect an aspect of their global and/or digital strategy, with a focus on international development.

    The beneficiaries of this programme receive the funds to hire the coach of their choice.

    The objective

    To provide personalised support to the beneficiaries according to their needs.

    How to apply?

    A selection process is set up by WBDM on the basis of applications.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be an established professional in the design sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    More information

    Check our calls for applications.

  • Group Coaching

    The programme

    Specialists guide design professionals in groups to revise or perfect their global and/or digital strategy, with a focus on international development.
    The beneficiaries of this programme are supervised by an expert appointed by WBDM.

    The objective

    To provide personalised guidance for the beneficiaries, by stimulating collaboration and exchange between professionals in the sector.

    How to apply?

    A selection process is set up by WBDM on the basis of applications.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be an established professional in the fashion sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    More information

    Check our calls for applications and the 2020 edition of these workshops.

  • Advice and networking: our expertise and network made available

    The service

    WBDM makes its expertise and network available to its beneficiaries, to prepare and support their international development and enhance their reputation and visibility.

    The objective

    To allow our beneficiaries to integrate the international dimension in their development, and identify the resources at their disposal.

    Admission requirement

    The applicant needs to be a professional in the design sector, and based in Wallonia or Brussels.

    More information

    Contact WBDM

  • International design professionals

    Are you a journalist, editor, buyer, prescriber, festival or competition organiser, and would you like to get in touch with designers or design agencies based in Wallonia and Brussels?

    You’ve come to the right place!

    – Discover the designers supported and selected by WBDM in our designers gallery;

    – Meet our designers at international events where WBDM organises group attendance;

    – Discover Wallonia.be, the Walloon Region’s campaign for attracting an international audience;

    – Sign up for our monthly newsletter to find out more about the talents in our region;

    Contact WBDM with any questions, requests for information, or to be put in touch with designers.

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