Like it or not, the only constant in today’s business world is change. Suppliers, distributors, manufacturers and designers must adapt or be left behind by competitors who see disruptions as opportunities.

Accordingly, change, disruption and the opportunities they bring will be key themes during the 2018 Material, Technology & Design Symposium @ CPA Fall Meeting, set for Sept. 23-25 in Nashville.

Leading the discussion at the second annual symposium will be powerhouse speakers Todd Bracher and Tom Wujec, both internationally known for spurring creative thought, envelope-pushing innovation and strong market growth among their top-shelf business clients.

Bracher is an acclaimed industrial designer who is founder and creative director of Todd Bracher Studio. As a design strategist, he has guided some of the world’s leading brands to realize differentiation through design, including 3M, Herman Miller, Humanscale and Cappellini.

“Our strategic design process helps our clients leverage their unique assets to achieve market growth, elevate brand visibility and evolve product portfolios for a contemporary audience,” Bracher said.

Bracher is recognized as the pre-eminent voice in American product design. He has more than 75 products on the market and two dozen patents and has won numerous global design awards, including being named a Top 100 Global Design Influencer by Wallpaper magazine and a two-time International Designer of the Year.