On the morning of October 1, the opening press conference of Budapest Design Week took place on the Spoon Event Boat. At the press conference, Gyula Pomázi, president of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office and Hungarian Design Council was the first to greet the guests, discussing the connections between innovation and design in terms of Budapest Design Week, the Hungarian Design Award and the Design Management Award. Judit Osvárt, curator of the festival, a member of the Hungarian Design Council, introduced the events of Budapest Design Week and the renewed website. This year's winners of the Hungarian Design Award were praised by the chairman of the judging committee, Hedvig Harmati DLA, textile designer, head of the Department of Textile Design at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts, and Dr. Attila Simon his CEO shared his thoughts upon the Design Management Award winners.
The event was closed by a casual reception, and those present could take a Simple Face Shield designed by Ádám Miklósi with them.