Membership Benefits for UK Members

About CDC Membership

China Design Centre is aiming to foster cross-cultural exchange of ideas, knowledge and expertise and facilitate the collaborative opportunities between the designers from China, UK and the rest of the world. To achieve that, China Design Designer Centre has created the membership programmes in both UK and China.

By becoming a member of China Design Centre, you will gain exceptional, direct access to a pro-active and exclusive network of China’s leading architects, developers and designers; and access to a wealth of intellectual resources on China’s contemporary creative world.

CDC London will be hosting a series of delegations from China, including developers, architects and government officials who are keen to learn about UK practices and eager to build relationships with new business partners. As part of our membership scheme, we will provide you with networking opportunities where you will be able to represent your company’s services, portfolio and talent directly to these key decision makers.


Corporate Membership

  • Throughout the year, CDC London will organise a series of talks, workshops, and exhibitions focusing on key design topics both in China and globally. In China, we will host a series of promotional events in shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, in order to facilitate information exchange and foster collaboration in the design area. Corporate Members will be invited to all events.  For fee-paying events, Corporate Members receive 10% discounted rate.
  • Corporate Members will have first options for speaking opportunities at the talks and workshops organised by CDC.
  • Corporate Members will receive a discounted rate to exhibit their work during the relevant talks and events in CDC.
  • Members will receive regular newsletters from CDC and information about UK and China’s exhibitions, talks, forums and project opportunities in the design area.
  • CDC can advise Corporate Members on one marketing trip to China per year of membership. Corporate Members are entitled to have 10% discount rate for full package of marketing trip services, including arranging meetings to potential clients and collaborators, bespoke itinerary, hotel booking, airport pick-up, interpretation and CDC staff guide.  
  • Members will be publicly acknowledged by CDC, whenever and wherever appropriate, , in print and online; through CDC’s social media and on CDC’s website, complete with member’s logo, name and website link on CDC’s website.
  • Under members’ requests, CDC can advise on staff exchange programme between UK and China members.
  • CDC can recommend bi-lingual, highly-skilled design graduates (both UK and Chinese educated) to work for member companies.

  • Corporate membership annual fee:  £1000 + VAT



Associate Membership


  • Throughout the year, CDC London will organise a series of talks, workshops, and exhibitions focusing on key design topics both in China and globally. In China, we will host a series of promotional events in shanghai, Beijing and Chengdu, in order to facilitate information exchange and foster collaboration in the design area. Associate Members will be invited to all events.  For fee-paying events, Associate Members receive 20% discounted rate.
  • Associate Members will be given priority for speaking opportunities at the talks and workshops organised by CDC.
  • Every year Associate Members can exhibit their work during one relevant talk or event, free of charge. Number of displaying boards or displaying stands need to be coordinated by the event manager closer to the time.
  • Members will receive regular newsletters from CDC and information about UK and China’s exhibitions, talks, forums and project opportunities in the design area.
  • CDC can assist Associate Member in planning one 3-day marketing trip to China per year of membership. This includes arranging meetings with potential clients or collaborators and providing bespoke itineraries. One member of CDC staff will accompany the Associate Member throughout the 3-day trip, and CDC can help with hotel booking, arranging interpreter and airport pick up services. Staff expenses during the 3 day trip and any additional marketing trips within the year of membership will be extra cost.
  • Associate Member will become the sponsor of one of the CDC events. CDC will promote Associate member’s involvement in that event through all online and offline media.
  • Members will be publicly acknowledged by CDC, whenever and wherever appropriate, in print and online; through CDC’s social media and on CDC’s website, complete with member’s logo, name and website link on CDC’s website.
  • CDC can assist Associate Member’s other marketing activities in China, through recommendations to lecture opportunities in China, and getting promoted by influential professional design magazine in China.
  • Under members’ requests, CDC can advise on staff exchange programme between UK and China members.
  • CDC can recommend bi-lingual, highly-skilled design graduates (both UK and Chinese educated) to work for member companies.

  • Associate membership annual fee:  £5000 + VAT



Individual Membership

Perhaps you are an artist or running a small design-related business and are interested in reaching out to a broader audience, or keen to find ways of working in China. Individual membership will give you:

  • Members will receive regular newsletters from CDC and information about UK and China’s exhibitions, talks, forums and project opportunities in the design area.
  • Individual members are encouraged to participate in all the events organized by CDC. There is a 10% discount rate for fee-paying events.
  • Members will receive discounted rate to exhibit their work during relevant talks and events at CDC.
  • CDC can give advice on how to increase individual members’ exposure in China, by recommending members to attend exhibitions, talks and connect to media in the sector you wish to reach.
  • Members will be publicly acknowledged by CDC, whenever and wherever appropriate, in print and online; through CDC’s social media and on CDC’s website, complete with member’s logo, name and website link on CDC’s website.


  • Individual membership annual fee:  £395 + VAT


Additional services

We can provide contacts to specialist services to help you work well in China – from translation to financial advice. Please contact us at membership@chinadesigncentre.com to discuss the additional services.