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As the year is heading to its end, the global design industry seems to reach a peak: Major fairs, award ceremonies and other design shows invited a couple of hundred thousand visitors into different countries in the last 14 days - especially Asia, as a growing design global player. At all these hotspots iF played an important role partly based on a long friendly partnership with located design institutions. iF CEO Ralph Wiegmann is a much sought-after VIP at these events, acting as a keynote speaker, juror or moderator.
Learn more about the design highlights, history and trends we collected at these hot events below:
Design Week Turkey is THE European design and innovation highlight from 16 to 18 November in Istanbul (which happens to be added to the Unesco Creative Cities Network with the title of ‘Design City’)! More than 65.000 visitors come each year to the metropolis at the Bosporus to discover international and especially local designs.
After the successful first International Design Forum Chengdu by iF with over 450 company owners, designers and design students from across China, the second edition will take place on Saturday, 10 November 2018, at the Chengdu Century City International Conference Center.
Since seven years the TAIPEI CYCLE d&i awards is one of the most highly respected design competitions for the international cycling industry, hosted by TAITRA and the TBA and executed by iF DESIGN ASIA Ltd.
Design Korea 2018, with nearly 400 businesses and 2,500 product designs is the most famous design business exhibition in Asia. Highlight is the Korea Design Award, which will also take part during the exhibition, where 60,000 visitors are expected.
At the 6th Shenzhen International Industrial Design Fair (SZIDF) many iF honored designs were exhibited. The SZIDF and the SZIDF Awards, established in 2015 and honoring the "best in best" innovations by the exhibitors, is THE industrial design highlight in Asia and is hosted by People's Government of Shenzhen Municipality.