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Design Hotspot Chengdu: International Design Forum 2018 by iF and Creativity and Design Week

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. The forum takes place within the framework of the Chengdu Creativity and Design Week, from 9 to 12 November. Highlight is the Goldon Panda Design Award. It is an international competition for creativity and design that attracts top-talents from China and around the world.

Hosted by Ralph Wiegmann, CEO of iF, the forum with the theme "Design Visions for the Future" will explore the next levels of design trends and design education: How will design shape and create our future in this fast-changing world? How do we redefine the design education for the next generation?

View a spot of the IDF Chengdu 2018: You can watch it here.

Impressions of the event

  • 01/22

The forum will be divided into three sessions and focus on the following issues:

Session 1

Design of Tomorrow
Moderator: Ralph Wiegmann, CEO of iF International Forum Design GmbH

The Future of Design
by Prof. Lorraine Justice, Dean Emerita at the College of Art and Design, Rochester Instiute of Technology

Design strategies for tomorrow at Bosch Home Appliances
by Mr. Robert Sachon, Vice President / Head of Global Design, Robert Bosch Hausgeräte GmbH

Designing the Future
by Mr. Martin Kessler, President and Partner, Process Group

The Vision 2020
by Ms. Charlie Clark, Trend Specialist, WGSN

Session 2

Design Education for the next Generation
Prof. Min Wang, Central Academy of Fine Art

Design Education in China
by Prof. Huiming Tong, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Design Education in Hong Kong
by Horace Pan, Vice Chairman HK Interior Design Association

Design Education in Taiwan
by Prof. Peter J. H. Sher, Dean Design School, Feng Chia University

Design Education in Germany
by Ms. Eunjoo Maing, Director/ Head of Education & Training, KIDP (Korea Institute of Design Promotion)

Global Design Education and Challenge
by Prof. Yong Xiao, Board Member of Cumulus and Professor at Central Academy of Fine Art

Perspective of the Design Industry
by Hagen Fendler, Chief Design Officer at TCL

Perspective of Chengdu
by Liaoyuan Xu, Chengdu Artist and Founder of Chengdu XLY MoMA

Session 3

Design Education for the Next Generation [panel discussion with speakers]
Moderator: Prof. Min Wang, Central Academy of Fine Art

Mr. Hagen Fendler | Chief Design Officer of TCL
Ms. Eunjoo Maing | Director/ Head of Education & Training, KIDP (Korea Institute of Design Promotion)
Prof. Peter J. Sher | Dean of Design School, Feng Chia University
Prof. Huiming Tong | Professor, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Prof. Yong Xiao | Board Member of Cumulus, Professor of Central Academy of Fine Art
Mr. Liaoyuan Xu | Chengdu Artist and Founder of XLY MoMA
Mr. Horace Pan | Vice Chairman of HK Interior Design Association


BSH Hausgeräte GmbH<br>Munich, Germany
Robert Sachon

BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
Munich, Germany

TCL Corporation<br>Shenzhen, China
Hagen Fendler

TCL Corporation
Shenzhen, China

KIDP (Korea Institute of Design Promotion)<br>Seoul, South Korea
Eunjoo Maing

KIDP (Korea Institute of Design Promotion)
Seoul, South Korea

Process Group<br>Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Kessler

Process Group
Zurich, Switzerland

  • 01/04

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