About

The Business of Luxury Design (BOLD) Summit takes place every other year and is crafted specifically for design industry business owners that are poised to power through to the next level of their business. This 3-day business conference is designed specifically for the discerning designer that focuses on the luxury market and is actively manifesting a higher level of abundance and success. The BOLD Summit format provides peer group collaboration, intimate conversations with industry luminaries and content that directly addresses their current needs as a luxury provider. Yes, this is just what you’ve been looking for! The BOLD Summit galvanizes the leaders and rising stars of the industry from all around the world and is the gold standard for advanced-level business content.

You will also find it a stimulating and helpful opportunity to network with other designers of the same caliber, facing similar challenges in their business, build powerful referral networks and build relationships with editors of the leading industry publications. If you are seeking truly impactful, high quality content and collaboration with a true peer group, you will want to make this the one event you do not miss.

You will want to attend this event if your firm is targeting Mid-High to Luxury Level clientele and you are in the following fields:

BOLD Summit Network

Interior Designer
Architect
Design-Build
Landscape Designer
Luxury Design Service Provider

The Story of BOLD

This conference launched in 2003 as the ‘Business of Design Conference’, by the brilliant David Shepherd, MBA and design business specialist. It attracted over 300 high-end designers nationwide. In 2013, David announced his retirement and named Julia Molloy, the premier business expert for the design industry for over 10 years, as the new owner.

As the industry expert on operations and luxury branding, Julia Molloy’s focus has always been leading designers to the next level in their business and facilitating their ability to attract and provide services on an elite level. So it was no surprise when she decided to do the same for her newly acquired conference.

Julia brilliantly rebranded the conference and again, is leading the design community to an elevated level, through the BOLD Summit. The Business of Luxury Design is the ideal event for high-end professionals that have had largely no place to go for relevant, high-impact content and collaboration with a true peer group. The BOLD Summit fills that need in a most eloquent and powerful way.

Backed by Molloy’s 20 years in operations and business expertise and the powerful legacy of a decade of David Shepherd’s Business of Design, the BOLD Summit is the gold standard event for luxury designers worldwide.

In 2016, the BOLD Summit announced that it updated its format to a 3-day conference taking place every other year.  September of 2017 is the next scheduled BOLD Summit and it will prove to be the most tremendous of all!