TIME: Friday, 23 September 2016 from 15:30 to 21:00 (BST)
LOCATION: China Design Centre - The Building Centre 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT
Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design (SPCCD), celebrates the opening of its new London home in conjunction with Creative Twin Cities, with both talks and a launch party. The SPCCD London Base and China Design Centre will be working side by side to form a new institution: China-UK Innovation Centre.
SPCCD is a non-profit organisation, providing services for the promotion of the creative design industries in Shanghai, and the construction of “City of Design”. It is part of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information. Its aim is to promote Shanghai as the "City of Design" authorised by UNESCO "Creative City" Promotion office.
We are holding an opening ceremony on 23rd of September at 18:00. There will be a series of interesting talks by representatives from China and the UK, including Wei GAO, the Chairman of Shanghai Furniture Association and Mike Dynan, co-founder of Media 10 (http://www.media-ten.com/).
There is an accompanying exhibition, “From Crafts to Design”, which showcases a range of furniture, products and lighting designed in China with distinctive styles. Exquisitely made rosewood furniture celebrates the traditional Chinese craftsmanship, where younger Chinese design talents reveal modern products, yet still recalls the rich oriental culture through detailing.
It will also be a great opportunity for industry networking, with a chance to meet some of the best-known designers from China. Drinks, canapés and DJ are provided.
18:30 Welcome Speech
Representative from China: Yan PAN, Director of London Office of Shanghai People's
Representative from the UK: Representative of London & Partners
18:40 Inauguration of SPCCD London Base
Leyi WANG, Secretary General of SPCCD
18:45 Signing between SPCCD and Nottingham City Council
18:50 Opening of iDreamer Design Competition
- Opening speech by co-organiser Wei GAO, Chairman of Shanghai Furniture Association
- Speech by Mike Dynan, Event Sales Director of Media 10
19:00 Awarding certificate to creative opinion leaders of international shortlist of
19:05 Awarding certificate to exhibitors
19:10 Closing speech
Counsellor of Embassy of PRC in the UK
19:15- Wine reception and canapés