APDF
APDF

About ASIA PACIFIC DESIGNERS FEDERATION -APDF


Asia Pacific Designers Federation (APDF) is an international academic organization that promotes the design profession. Members come from different countries and regions and the core members are composed of prestigious design masters, professors, experts and scholars from various countries. The secretariat of the federation is located in Shanghai, China. It is dedicated to providing a comprehensive platform of communication and cooperation for design professionals, universities and design institutions in the Asia Pacific region and around the world, also providing a bridge for design and commercial cooperation.


 

Left: Mr. Oskar Ho accompanied the fifth Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to visit the HK Design Exhibition.

Right: Mr. Oskar Ho took a group photo with Hong Kong's first Chief Executive, Mr. Dong Jianhua.



History


APDF was established in 2006, and the Asia Pacific Federation of Architects and Interior Designers (IAI) was formally registered in October 2008. In 2009, the ASIA PACIFIC DESIGNERS FEDERATION was approved and authorized by the Government of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. It is called the '亚太设计师联盟' in Chinese and the 'ASIA PACIFIC DESIGNERS FEDERATION' in English. The name of the federation is simply named 'APDF'. The founder of APDF is Mr. Oskar Ho. He is currently the chairman of APDF.


Branches

APDF Greater China branch was established in July 2013 at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, with the division secretariat located in Shanghai. There are liaison offices in Beijing and Tianjin.

APDF US branch was formally established in the United States in August 2019. The branch's secretariat is located in Los Angeles, with a liaison office in Seattle.

APDF Milan International Design Exchange Center was established in Milan, Italy in April 2018, with its address at Only Italy World headquarters in Milan.


APDF American branch ceremony was held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, USA, attended by some delegates from the 68th non-governmental organization.


Vision and Mission

Promote the coordinated development of design and related industries, to address the socio-economic development and needs of the countries and regions through federation action initiatives as well as improve the quality of life of the people;

Provide diverse services for design development in the Asia Pacific region according to the political, social, and cultural differences of different countries and regions;  
A coalition of academics, the non-partisan and non-governmental organization;

Advocate design as an effective way to promote harmony between human beings and the environment for the best interests of all;

APDF as a new international design organization positioning its own development and ultimate goals, to initiate and gradually establish 'design standards', 'achievement certification', 'intellectual property right protection', 'sustainable development', 'traditional technology and culture' and 'high and new technology' that are in line with the future development of society and industry;

Guide and foster the professional consciousness of the public and individuals to regard the design practitioners and customers as an important and valuable vocation of the society;

Encourage professional designers to provide design services and quality assurance in a responsible manner;

Identify and promote excellent design works; define the best design cases and management practices;
Promote design as an important force and effective means of changing socio-economic development and lifestyles through academic leadership and action initiatives;
Carry out high-quality design education and practice activities all over the world to promote design education and career development; share best practices and enhance students design ability;
Establish cooperation with other international organizations and relevant design institutions in order to promote global design understanding and cooperation.

         

APDF signs the strategic cooperation with Only Italy group              APDF signs strategic the cooperation with                                                                                                                                                   Sapienza University of Rome

Academic Achievements

APDF has successfully held 12 IAI design Award competitions, discovered and promoted a number of new Chinese and foreign designers, and continuously displayed excellent design works for a long time. It has also organized hundreds of design forums, seminars and theme salons, regularly organized Chinese and foreign designers to study, visits, and academic exchange activities. There are many Chinese designers organized to go to Austria, Germany, Dubai, Malaysia and other countries and regions for exchange, investigation and research. APDF holds the annual IAI International Design Festival, establishes international design exchange and cooperation, and publishes the academic yearbook of IAI Design Award as well as disseminates excellent design works and ideas. APDF participates in the UN CONFERENCE of Non-Governmental organizations to promote world design innovation and sustainable development.


The 'IAI Design Award' competition founded by Mr. Oskar Ho, president of IAI Design Award, as an important creative activity of APDF, has been successfully held 12 times. It has been praised as 'Design Oscar' by CCTV and other Chinese and foreign media. It is one of the most prestigious design competitions in the Asia-Pacific region and even the world.