Vlow!2016 Thema

At the communication and design event this year, experts from around the world gathered to share creative ideas and engage in intensive dialogue on topical issues and trends in the communication, architecture and design industry.


Just under 400 attendees came to Bregenz Festival House to draw inspiration from the biennial communication and design congress. The theme of the congress “A Better Start! How to Launch Design Projects Successfully” was taken up in talks by highly respected guest speakers, including star architect Bjarke Ingels as well as Cecilia Martin from the leading Dutch design agency Lava.


The participants were free to determine part of the congress agenda themselves. In the Vlow!Workshop, a professionally hosted open-space format, many of them took the opportunity to put forward their own projects and topics for discussion.


There was ample opportunity for dialogue also on Vlow!Night during the gala dinner. As part of the festivities the 2016 Vlow!Awards and the Casino Award were presented.




“vlow is a fantastic format and the atmosphere is unbeatable!”
Thomas Hundt, managing director, jangled nerves gmbh


“just wanted to congratulate you and your team sincerely once again on the really brilliant hosting of VLOW, superb event, very well done!”
Herbert Resch, Head of Design and Architecture Management, Zumtobel Lighting GmbH


“i’ve got to say we really were extremely positively surprised how great vlow is. perfectly organised, everything taken care of, great speakers, cool workshops, interesting people … a fantastic experience all round! it really did us good and we gained a lot from it. new, fresh input – and all that on an international level. it felt a little bit like being in munich :)”
Patricia Erne, managing director, Rock The Public


“For me, it was above all especially synergetic, open-minded, multi-perspective, touching, lively, appreciative, affectionate and often very fresh and authentic. Until next time then! I’ve become a fan of yours!”
Katy Müller, managing director, Gourdin & Müller


“Fabulous speakers who enjoy presenting and do it well, a really likeable & communicative group of participants [I’ve rarely met so many easy-going people or hooked up so freely as on Saturday!] and perfectly organised with the location, the good catering [and the coffee!] as well as an omnipresent team. Our enthusiastic compliments to you all and the team!”
Rainer Storz, International Marketing Manager, Rauch Fruchtsäfte GmbH & Co OG



Facts & Figures

Title of event: VLOW!2016
Date: 28. and 29. Oct. 2016
Subject: A Better Start! How to Launch Design Projects Successfully.

Meeting architecture: talks, workshops, elevator pitch, world café


Organiser: Kongresskultur Bregenz GmbH
Venue: Bregenz Festival House
Concept and programme: Hans-Joachim Gögl
Organisation: Kongresskultur Bregenz GmbH


No. of participants: approx. 400
No. of speakers: 26
No. of rooms: 18 incl. exhibition
No. of concurrent workshops: 9



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Photos: Lucas Breuer / Anja Köhler / Ingo Lindmeier – Spiel-sinn.design