Demetrios Fakinos entered the world of publishing in 1998 with +DESIGN magazine and has been servicing the communication design scene ever since. In 2002 he initiated EBGE (Greek Communication Design Awards). He organises (or co-organises) three annual conferences that cover the fields of communication design (DesignAthens), architecture and interior design (ESO), and digital design (Digitized). Since 2007 he directs the European Design Awards and the accompanying festival. He has served on the advisory board of the Porto Design Biennial and is a member of the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Forum.