About APDF

APDF Asia Pacific Designers Federation is an international non-governmental organization that promotes design. APDF Members come from different countries and regions,Its core members are composed of prestigious design masters, professors, experts and scholars from all over the world. It's headquarters was established in Shanghai , China.It is mainly dedicated to providing a comprehensive communication and cooperation platform for Asia-Pacific and global design professionals, universities and design institutions,to bridge the gap between design and commercialization.


Picture 1 : Mr. Oskar Ho  accompanied the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to visit the HK Design Exhibition.

Picture 2: Mr. Oskar Ho took a group photo with Hong Kong's first Chief Executive, Mr. Dong Jianhua.


The Asia-Pacific Designers Federaion  was established in 2006. The Asia Pacific  Architects and Interior Designers Federation (IAI) was established 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. The Chinese name is "Asia Pacific Designers Federation", and the English name is "ASIA PACIFIC DESIGNERS FEDERATION". The abbreviation is "APDF". The founder of APDF is Mr. Oskar Ho, who is currently president  of APDF..

Branch Organization

The branch organization APDF Greater China Branch was established in July 2013 at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts in China.

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 held in Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, USA          

Some representatives of the 68th UN NGO conference attended the founding ceremony of APDF USA

Vision and Mission

Promote coordinated development of design and related industries and devoted to drive development of national and regional economy;

Provide diverse services for design development in the Asia Pacific region according to politic ,social, andcultural differences of different countries and regions;  
Advocating design as an effective method which can promote harmonious existence of humanity and theirenvironment;

Aim to be anacademic, non-party, and non-governmental Federation;

APDF, a renewed international design organization, advocates and builds design standards, achievement certification,intellectual property right protection, sustainable development, as well asrespects both traditional craft & culture and innovative & hightechnology in accordance with the development of society and industry in thefuture;
Guiding and fostering professional consciousness, improving level of design and professional integrity, as well asregarding designers as a promising vocation;
Calling for professional designerswith a responsible attitude towards design services and quality assurance;
Looking for and promoting excellent design works, defining the best design cases and best practice of management;
Under the guidance of academic leadership and actions, promoting design as a significant role and effectiveway in changing social and economic development and lifestyles
Conducting high quality design education courses and practical activities all over the world, enhancing development of design education and career, sharing best practice and improving ability ofdesign;
Cooperating with other international organizations and related design institutions from all over the world, enhancing global design communication and cooperation.


APDF signs strategic cooperation with Italy only Italy group       APDF signs strategic cooperation with CIDCC

Academic Achievements
APDF has successfully held the twelfth IAI Design Award competition, and found and helped a batch of new design talents and outstanding works at home and abroad; organized hundreds of academic forums at home and abroad; regularly organized visits, study and academics of Chinese and foreign designers exchange activities; successfully organized Chinese designers to Austria, Germany, Dubai, Malaysia and other countries and regions for exchange visits and training; published the IAI Design Award Academic Yearbook; promoted the integration and development of Chinese design culture and world design culture. The annual IAI International Design Festival was held to enhance global design understanding and promote the exchange and cooperation of Chinese and foreign international design culture.

The "IAI Design Award" competition, founded by Mr. He Changcheng, APDF founding chairman in 2006, has been successfully held for twelve sessions as an important APDF creative activity. It has been praised as "Design Oscar" by Chinese and foreign media such as CCTV. It is one of the most gold-rich and prestigious design competitions in the Asia-Pacific region and the world.