APDF opens a new era for global design and cultural exchange and cooperation.
Date:2018-05-13

APDF opens a new era for global design and cross-border exchange and cooperation.


On April 18-22, 2018, Asia Pacific Designers Federation (APDF) once again visited Milan, the palace of art in Europe, and organized the 11th IAI Global Design Award Launching Ceremony in the Headquarters of Only Italy World. Representatives of European renowned colleges and universities, brand institutions, government officials, local Chinese elites and media together witnessed the charisma and international influence of IAI Design Award as the design academy award from the East. The debut of APDF\IAI naturally played a leading role in the ceremony. The 11th IAI Global Design Award Launching Ceremony (Milan) was unveiled in Italy, signaling its formal start of being a global award.


Then between April 22 and May 22, IAI Design Award President Oskar Ho visited on behalf of APDF Paris, Kiev, Vilnius and Helsinki as key international capitals of culture and art in Europe and Melbourne of Australia. He had rich and colorful exchange activities with local design groups, colleges and universities, institutions and famous design masters and established various forms of friendly partnerships. Finally, the international design exchange and cooperation trip of APDF came to an end successfully at the Opening Ceremony of the Sino-Australian Global Twin-City International Festival held in Melbourne with IAI as the core brand activity. Within less than one month, APDF made its presence in seven cities of six countries, from Europe to Australia and started an unprecedented wave of design and cross-border cultural exchange between the East and the West.  


The 11th IAI Global Design Award Launching Ceremony (Milan) was held in the Headquarters of Only Italy World in Milan on April 20.











The forum included a session of informative presentations for the sharing of different themes, such as design education, fashion show, gourmet and brand communication.


APDF\IAI undoubtedly became a leading actor of the event. The 11th IAI Global Launching Ceremony (Milan) was unveiled for the first time in Milan, portending the start of the era of IAI global award.


Irena Pivetti, former president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and Board Chair of Italian Only Italy Group delivered the welcoming speech.








The event also included a session of informative presentations for sharing different topics, such as design education, fashion show, gourmet and brand communication.


APDF President Oskar Ho presented the medal of APDF honorable member and IAI Design Award Yearbook to Ms. Irena Pivetti, former president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and Board Chair of Italian Only Italy Group.


As winner of the IAI Design Award, Ms. Susanna, professor of architecture at the Sapienza University of Rome and Principal Architect of Mdaa Architectural Design Office accepted the certificate of award at APDF Millan Design Center Office.



Ms. Pivetti and Mr. Oskar Ho jointly announced the establishment of the Milan Design Center Office of APDF inside the center building of the Only Italy World.



Ms. Babara Decul, designer of Ferrari Showroom and Director of Massimo Iosa Ghini Milan Branch, had a group photo at the Milan Design Center Office of APDF.

APDF President visited the famous design agency ALTER EGO Showroom and friendly talked and exchanged gifts with the Italian Russian Design Director Ms. Julian D.Lantieri.



Famous designer Eric Gizad, also designer of the first-class cabin of Air France, accepted the medal of APDF honorable member from APDF President at the studio.


APDF President visited Muchacheve, an ancient castle in Western Ukraine and cultural facilities in Kiev City Center, accompanied by Sergiy Gunko, Chief of Ukrainian Communications and Electronics Department and his local friend Evgenii.




Egle, Lithuanian designer and founder of the furniture brand Egli Design, became the third foreigner being awarded with the metal of APDF honorable member.


Accompanied by Vytautas Gurevicius, President of the Architects Association of Lithuania, APDF President visited the campus of the Design Department of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and discussed the two sides future educational cooperation projects with Juozas Brundza, Head of the Design Department.



APDF preliminarily reached an agreement with the Architects Association of Lithuania on establishing a strategic partnership.




APDF President visited the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, which ranks among top 10 Finnish universities, and preliminarily established a partnership with the school for their future cooperation.




APDF President visited the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, accompanied by Tonygiannone, Director of APDF Australia and teacher of the Department of Architecture of the University of Adelaide, and Darrenyoon.



APDF President Oskar Ho on behalf of APDF delivered a speech at the Opening Ceremony of Sino-Australian Global Twin-City International Festival held at Melbourne Town Hall.


President Oskar Ho had a group photo with Jennifer YANG, candidate for the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, and some performers at the scene of the event held at Melbourne Town Hall.



Artist Xing Wen was playing Guzheng at the scene.



Singer Baatar was singing for the audiences at the scene.



Prior to the conclusion of the event, APDF President Oskar Ho had a group photo with Li Jianping, Chief Director of the Sino-Australian Global Twin-City International Festival and Executive Director of the Beijing Olympic Games, Secretary General Qiu Zhongyi of Asia Song Festival, Hanmish Falconer, Darrenyoon, and some other guests and performers.



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