Co-founded by HKDC and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in 2005, Global Design Network is a major partnership network founded and based in Hong Kong. Under the management of the Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, the network engages members from leading design organisations and the creative cultural industry to encourage and drive cooperation across nations.
International Council of Design (ICoD) is an international body for design with a membership of more than 120 design organisations from 53 countries and regions, including state-level professional associations, educational institutions and promotion bodies. Since its inauguration in 1963, ICoD has been connecting independent organisations and stakeholders across different design domains to advocate the value of the design profession as well as design education, research and policies.
Learn more: https://www.ico-d.org/
A singular federation of national associations, design communities, experts and enthusiasts, IFI acts as the “UN” for Interior Architecture / Design worldwide. IFI’s purpose is to coalesce the international interiors community for ever higher design standards while addressing and incorporating topical issues and developments affecting society and culture today into tomorrow.
Learn more: http://www.ifiworld.org
World Design Organization (WDO) is an international non-governmental organization that promotes the profession of industrial design and its ability to generate better products, systems, services, and experiences; better business and industry; and a better environment and society. Founded in 1957, WDO has grown to include over 170 member organizations from over 40 nations. WDO has United Nations Special Consultative Status.
Learn more: https://wdo.org/
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated agency set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in June 2009. It is under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau and dedicated to spearheading the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community. CreateHK sponsors HKDC to organise various projects, including Business of Design Week, Knowledge of Design Week, Fashion Asia Hong Kong, Design Incubation Programme, Fashion Incubation Programme and others, to promote Hong Kong design.
CreateHK’s website: www.createhk.gov.hk
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