ING will be hosting a new conference in what is sure to become a cornerstone of every creative's calendar. The first, ING Conference 2015, will be held at Dubai's centre for design and creativity, D3, this March 27 –28 with Buro 24/7 proudly acting as a media partner, and boasts an impressive roster of speakers that reads like a who's who of the international creative, entrepreneurial and design community. Not to mention the upcoming 'Creative Wall' which is sure to shine a bright spotlight on the creative potential of Dubai.

A new conference featuring the founder of Behance to debut in Dubai

Ruben Sanchez street art

ING is a creative community-centered organisation that strives to help creatives, designers, and entrepreneurs connect with one another, build the skills they require to succeed, and find the motivation they need to progress. 

The conference headline speaker, co-founder of Behance, Matias Corea, is no stranger to collaborations with ING. The Behance mission is very much inline with ING, as it acts as a leading online platform to showcase talent and creative work, and link those creatives with a world of opportunity. It has been the umbrella for previous speaking events and workshops held in collaboration with ING. Now, Corea brings his knowledge and experience to the first ever weekend-long full scale conference and is joined by similarly captivating speakers for two days of talks, portfolio-reviews and workshops from contributors such as fashion designer Sarah Hermez, as well as Fredrik Öst & Magnus Berg – the Swedish duo behind the design/brand/film agency, SNASK, Arabic type designer Nadine Chahine, partner & creative director of Atlas, Astrid Stavro and many many more. 

A new conference featuring the founder of Behance to debut in Dubai

Co-founder of Behance, Matias Corea

A new conference featuring the founder of Behance to debut in Dubai

Partner & Creative Director of Atlas, Astrid Stavro

In anticipation of the event, ING is hosting a 'Creative Wall' which will see artist Ruben Sanchez paint a large scale mural over the course of five days, on a prominent external wall in Jumeirah Lake Towers, set to be one of the biggest street art creations in Dubai. 

The street-art stunt aims to bring Dubai's exponentially-emerging creative scene to the fore, and as it is sure to be unmissable to those in the area, it will serve as a colourful reminder of the artistic potential of this great city, of which we are just beginning to see the tip of the ice-berg... 

On the 13 February 2015, ING invites the public to come along, watch the wall as it's painted and soaked in Dubai's creative culture in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT)

The Conference 2015 will be held at D3 March 27–28. Registration and more details can be found on the ING Creatives website