Global Design Network (GDN) Symposium 2016

  • About
    Organizer:
    Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA)
    Co-organizers:
    Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC)
    Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)
    Theme:
    THE Big Question — the emerging role of design(ers)

    With much talk about how design can shape social behavior, and different people in the society taking a renewed interest in engaging designers to design (anything) and provide design related services, there has been an increasing awareness for the impact of design that goes beyond normal perception of simply enhancing aesthetic values and experience. In some ways, we are starting to see how design can catalyse societal transformations.

  • November 30 (Wed), 2016
    Event: Keynote & Roundtable Discussion
    November 30 (Wed), 2016
    Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
    Venue: S421, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
    M.C.: Ms. Grace Lau
    Executive Secretary, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations


    2:00pm Registration
    2:35pm Opening Remarks
    Mr. Freeman Lau
    Secretary General, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations
    Director, Hong Kong Design Centre
    2:45 – 3:30pm Keynote Presentation
    Speakers
    Mr. Frank Peters • London
    Chief Executive, Chartered Society of Designers
    Mr. Don Ryun Chang • Seoul
    Dean, Graduate School of Advertising PR
    Hongik University

    Mr. Jason Hsu • Taipei
    Co-founder, The Big Questions
    (Keynote Speakers will be invited to each make a 15-min presentation based on the theme)
    3:30 – 4:30pm Roundtable Discussion
    Facilitator
    Professor Cees de Bont • Hong Kong
    Dean, School of Design
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    (Keynote Speakers will be asked to participate in a discussion with the presence of a Facilitator to comment on each other’s presentation, the discussion is also be opened to members of GDN member associations/organizations)
    4:30 – 4:45pm Coffee Break
    4:45 – 6:00pm Open Presentations and Discussion
    Moderator:
    Ms. Grace Lau
    Executive Secretary
    Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations
    (The Moderator will open the discussion to the Floor, Keynote Speakers will interact with on-site attendees and also answer questions from the Online Platform)
    6:00pm End of Symposium


    *To be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Cantonese and Mandarin.
    *The organizer reserve the right to change the programme content of GDN 2016 Symposium without prior notice.
  • December 1 (Thu), 2016
    Event: Open Dialogue Cum Luncheon (By invitation only)
    December 1 (Thu), 2016
    Time: 12:00 – 2:30pm
    Venue: S428, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
    M.C.: Ms. Grace Lau
    Executive Secretary, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations
    By invitation: Invited guests include SMEs, design practitioners and business professionals from Hong Kong and overseas, who get together on this occasion to get inspired by the keynote presentation, to make acquaintance and explore cooperation with their counterparts. The open dialogue will also highlight successful case of different scale jointly accomplished by designers and business firms in order to stimulate further collaboration.

    12:00 – 12:25pm Registration
    12:25 – 12:30pm Welcome Speech
    Mr. Freeman Lau
    Secretary General, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations
    Director, Hong Kong Design Centre
    12:30 – 12:40pm Opening Remarks
    Ms. Peggie Liu
    Senior Service Promotion Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
    Ms. Fiona Lam
    Assistant Head, Create Hong Kong
    12:40 – 12:50pm Presentation by
    Ms. Etina Lam
    Project Manager, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations on NEXT BY D TWINCITIES
    12:50 – 1:20pm Case Sharing
    Mr. Patrick Tin
    General Manager, JMS Group (HK) Ltd.
    Mr. Kent Wong
    General Manager, Private Living
    1:20 – 2:30pm Lunch Served and Networking
    2:30pm End of Open Dialogue cum Luncheon


    *The organizer reserve the right to change the programme content of GDN 2016 Symposium without prior notice.