Hong Kong, 7th December: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) opened the first edition of DesignInspire on 7th December 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). It ran until 9th December and it was open to the public. More than 220 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions showcased over 620 design objects and products in various thematic zones at the show. The “Partner Country” was Italy with the theme, “Italy Makes A Difference”.
Raymond Yip, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, stated, “Design should place people foremost and aim to change our lives for the better. The thematic pavilion ‘Urbanovation’ showcases the works of 27 brands and innovators that explore integrating creative design ideas into urban life to create a better society. Besides promoting the creative industries, we hope the exhibition will enable public visitors to enjoy global creativity and heighten their appreciation of design.”
DesignInspire is held concurrently with three other HKTDC events: Business of IP Asia Forum, Hong Kong International Franchising Show, and SmartBiz Expo. The concurrent events provide SMEs with one-stop value-added solutions, covering a variety of sectors including design, technology, entrepreneurship, branding and IP management.
Source: HKTDC press release