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Porto 2017

14th Oct 2007P

at Athens

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Poland’s buzzing capital city is this year’s host of the European Design Festival. Helping curate its schedule are two of the most established local design players: the Element Talks conference and the Polish Graphic Design Awards. An amazing schedule of events is therefore, 100% guaranteed! It includes exhibitions, film shows, parties, lectures, workshops, networking sessions, studio walks and much, much more.

Ceremony and Party

Awards Ceremony 2017

This year’s award winners will be revealed in a ceremony hosted by stand-up comedian Alistair Barrie taking place in Porto’s Rivoli Theatre. All winners will then walk to the nearby dos Aliados for their gala dinner. The night will wrap up with the annual Winners’ Party.  

Welcome Reception at the City Hall

The Câmara Municipal do Porto is actually one of the city’s landmarks, situated at the top of Aliados Avenue, at the heart of downtown. Along with Clérigos Tower, this is one of the most famous monuments among tourists. With its solid 70m high tower with a carillon clock, the Porto City

Travel Information

Special prices through the Star Alliance network

  The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for the European Design Festival 2017. To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool. Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for

Flying to Porto

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or simply Porto Airport is an international airport located just eleven km away from Porto’s city centre. The airport is currently the second-busiest in the country, based on aircraft operations; and the second-busiest in passengers, based on Aeroportos de Portugal traffic statistics. The airport is a

Getting from the airport to the city centre

  Whether you need to get to the airport or to the city centre, an efficient public transportation network is at your service to get you where you need to go.  • You can easily get to the airport or to the city centre by metro. Line E (Purple) runs


The Portuguese Scene

Helena Sofia Silva and Eduardo Filipe Aires lead a conversation with three young and upcoming studios from Portugal. They each introduce themselves and discuss with each other and the audience the realities of the local design scene. The Royal has a deep conceptual and strategical approach to the design wonders.


Bleed is a multi-disciplinary design consultancy based in Oslo and Vienna, established June 2000. It creates identity and experience through concept development, art direction, graphic design and service design. Representing a mix of cultures and disciplines to challenge today’s conventions around art, visual language, interaction, media and identity.  


Perniclas Bedow is the founder and creative director of Stockholm-based design studio Bedow. The studio mainly works with branding, packaging and book design and for the last decade, their work has been widely acknowledged around the world through books, lectures, and exhibitions. Perniclas’ work has been awarded by Art Directors


As an interactive design agency CleverºFranke fuses strategy, design, and technology to help their global clients develop innovative products and services. With a client list that includes names such as Google, Wired, Philips, Red Bull, AirFrance-KLM etc, CleverºFranke excels in all fields, having won numerous international awards for its creative


Smörgåsbord is an independent design studio offering ‘Branding, Strategy and Content Creation — a selection of good things’. It offers a curated service and adopts a scaleable approach. For each project Smörgåsbord assembles a bespoke team of talented individuals from its international network, thus being able to work across a wide


Design for Porto

The city of Porto is considered by many as Portugal’s design capital.

Two Pages Project

Two Pages is a collection of sketchbooks that started in 2012. Since then it has brought together more than 450 artists from Europe, Asia and America.

Studio Walks

Porto Centre #2

Get to know four design studios located in Porto’s city centre


Get to know four design studios located in seaside Matosinhos

Porto Centre #1

Get to know four design studios located in Porto’s city centre


Two Pages Workshop

Based on the concept of Two Pages, this workshop will focus on visual interpretations and spontaneous mark making.