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01_IDF Chengdu 2018

Next in Design: Creative Design Forum 2019 by iF

In 2019, the third "International Design Forum Chengdu by iF" from 8 to 11 November 2019 by iF during the "Chengdu Creativity and Design Week" aims to look into trends more, and take on "Next" as the theme of the forum. To reflect on feedback from previous years, this year's forum is more tangible, with more focus on local connectivity.

A special day for iF in many ways: Read more about the great opening of iF's design center Chengdu!

This year's forum is divided into three sessions with two sub-topics and a panel discussion. For the first topic "Next - Creative City", key leaders of design centers, organizations and world renown curators will talk about urban development models of creative cities, and also, among others, explore Chengdu as a creative city.

In the second session, the invited speakers and trend experts will cover the topic "Next - Lifestyle Trends" and talk about how does design change people's lifestyle and their tastes and needs? How does design help the development of the Leisure and Tourism Industry? They will also talk about future trends in the creative lifestyle sector.

The last session is a panel discussion, the experts in different industries will dig into the development of future creative lifestyle industry and the accompanying industry shift under the topic of “Next - Lifestyle Industry and Trends”.

See all speakers and the schedule below!

Key Visual | Creative Design Forum Chengdu 2019

Creative Design Forum Chengdu 2019 by iF

Time: 8-11 November 2019
Venue: Century City- New International Exhibition and Convention Center Chengdu

The speakers

The agenda

08:40-09:20 - Registration
09:20-09:30 - Opening

Session 1: Next - Creative City

Mr. Ralph Wiegmann | iF CEO

09:30-10:10 - Mr. Pichit Virankabutra | Creative City Development Department, Creative Economic Agency (CEA)
10:10-10:50 - Mr. Kimitaka Kato | CDO, Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP)
10:50-11:30 - Ms. Alexandra Klatt | Co-Founder and concept manager / program manager, Berlin Design Week
11.30-12:10 - Mr. Kari Korkman | Founder and CEO, Helsinki Design Week

12:10-13:40 - Lunch Break

Session 2: Next - Lifestyle Trends

Mr. Ralph Wiegmann | iF CEO

14:00-14:40 - Mr. Jackson Tan | Creative Director, BLACK
14:40-15:20 - Ms. Zuzanne Skalska | Founding Partner, 360Inspiration + Co-founder, Future(s) Thinking Group
15:20-16:00 - Ms. Minchelle Wen | Co-founder, Dear b&b

16:00-16:20 - Tea Break

Session 3: Next - Lifestyle Industry & Trends

Prof. Dingbang Luh | Chair Professor, Guangdong University of Technology

16:20-17:20 - Mr. Chih-Kang Chu | Founder & Design Director, Chu Chih-Kang Space Design + Mr. Franz Chen | CEO, Franz Collection Inc. + Mr. Ligang Zhou | CEO, Bole Design + Mr. Zhixing Fan | Chief Growth Officer & Partner, Shanghai Yitiao Network

17:20-17:30 - Closing remarks: Mr. Ralph Wiegmann | iF CEO


About Chengdu Creativity & Design Week

Since 2014, the Chengdu Creativity & Design Week has been successfully held in five years. It has attracted nearly 3000 creative designing institutions and many professional designers from more than 30 countries (regions) and collected about 130,000 awarding works. It exhibited over 150,000 creative works, had over 2 million visitors and prompted an integrated development of creative design and the city. According to the “Chengdu Culture Creativity Index 2018” from Toutiao, the attention paid to Chengdu Creativity & Design Week ranks in the top three in similar activities all over China.

The 6th Chengdu Creativity & Design Week will focus on the innovation and creation of graceful and fashionable oriental life aesthetics, and continue to build and improve the "Three Platforms":

  • cultural and creative industry display exchange and results transformation platform;
  •  cultural industry, design industry, fashion industry and copyright industry economic cooperation and trading platform;
  • cultural and creative life platform of the audience and the citizens.

In addition, it serves as an important exchange display window for Chengdu to create a global culture & creativity city. The event consists of the pillar activities and other auxiliary activities such as the Golden Panda Tianfu Creative Design Award, Chengdu Creativity & Design Industry Exhibition, Chengdu Creative Design Forum by iF.