Innovative industrial design can give your company competitive advantage by catering to both the utilitarian and aesthetic requirements of the customer. Industrial design will not only improve the appearance of your product, but it will add value in the eyes of the user and position your company as a brand leader. Learn how during Connect’s Design + Innovation Showcase, featuring a leading panel of diverse thinkers: Ant Creed, Lead Experience Designer, DDSTUDIO; Charles Curbbun, Chief, DDSTUDIO; and James Gilmore, Americas Marketing Leader, Life Technologies. After the panel discussion, attendees are invited to eat, drink and connect with more than 700 business leaders while visiting exhibits on Digital Life, Action & Sport, Healthcare Solutions, Design & Innovation, IT & Information Dominance, and Nearsourcing. June 21, 2012. 3:00-5:00pm keynote/panel; 5:00-7:00pm networking. Mintz Levin, 3580 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. For tickets and details visit www.connect.org.