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The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA) started in 2000 before the incorporation of the Hong Kong Design Centre. It acts as a platform for the discussion of design, education, cultural policy and infrastructure development. FHKDA provides room for expression of ideas and opinions from the industry to the government. In recent years, FHKDA has focused its effort in facilitating inter-city exchange programmes and communication, as well as fostering collaborations between designers/brands from around the region. Apart from running Shenzhen-Hong Kong collaborations and Taiwan-Hong Kong cultural cooperation forums annually, FHKDA has been actively participating in the annual Global Design Network (GDN), to promote exchange and to engage in the proactive discussion with other organizations and institutions in Hong Kong and other regions.
 
Founding members of FHKDA include Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA), Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA), and Chartered Society of Designers, Hong Kong (CSDHK). Meanwhile, FHKDA participates in a number of projects in collaboration with HKDC deemed appropriate to its operation research and development. Up to present, FHKDA has a total of 26 members.
 

Mission 
FHKDA aims to consolidate the industry efforts in Hong Kong by building stronger relationships with key local professional bodies and design institutions.

The work done so far has helped to facilitate knowledge exchange and to provide practicing professionals and related parties with information for strategic/business development and market expansion, which aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the local creative community. FHKDA, as the leader of the confederated bodies, will be the spearhead and the driver within the industry to consolidate resources and efforts around the region.
 
In the coming years, apart from strengthening our partnership with Shenzhen, FHKDA will reach out to more cities in the Mainland and around the region, so as to build a dynamic and creative hub around the Greater Bay Area.


Milestones

2018 May – Signing of Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with Chengdu Management Committee of Tianfu New Area, Sichuan, Chengdu Media Group and Zetta Bridge (China) Creative Industry Development Co., Ltd
2018  May – Participated in the The 14th Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair and co-organized the Networking Session at the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Bay Area Cultural Cooperation Forum, Hong Kong and Macao Cultural Industry Cooperation Forum (The first session of the Creative Industry Business Matching of the HongKong-Mainland Creative Initiative 2018)
2018 Apr – Signing of Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Zetta Bridge (China) Creative Industry Development Co., Ltd.


2017 Nov – Co-organized Networking Cocktail  (The 21st Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium BJ-HK Cultural Creative Industries Concurrent Event)
2017 Aug – Signing of Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement with Authority of Qianhai Shenzhen-HongKong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone of Shenzhen, Shenzhen Qianhai Shekou Free Trade Zone Investment Development Limited* and KICERS Innovation Shenzhen Limited
2017 Aug - Organized the 8th HK-SZ Design Twin Cities: Cultural And Creative Industries Forum
2017 Jun to Dec – Organized “20…..43 Business of Hong Kong Design” Exhibition in five cities in Mainland
2017 May – Organized Thai Annual Expedition
2017 Apr – Promoted 7.1 O2O Hong Kong Shopping Festival
2017 Apr – Co-organized Shenzhen Design Week 2017

 
2016 Dec – Co-organized the 7th HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Industries Forum
2016 Nov to Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2016 (Theme: THE Big Question - the emerging role of design(er))
2016 Sep to Nov – Organized The 2nd HK-SZ Design Biennale
2016 April – Organized Seoul Annual Expedition


2015 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2015 (Theme: Intermediation - Creative Match Making)
2015 Nov – Kick-off Prelaunch programmes for the 2nd HK-SZ Design Biennale at PMQ
2015 Nov – Set up the HK-SZ Initiatives Cooperation Committee Preparatory Team
2015 Sep – Signing of MOU with SDPA
2015 Sep – Organized the 6th HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Forum:
HK-SZ Design Twin Cities: Cultural And Creative Industries Forum
2015 Aug – Presented the HK-SZ Design Industry Survey Consolidated Findings at InnoCentre to the design community
2015 Apr – Published the 1st HK-SZ Design Biennale Annals
2015 Mar – Organized Singapore Annual Expedition
2015 Feb – Published the HK-SZ Design Industry Survey Consolidated Report


2014 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2014 (Theme: Nurturing Creativity)
2014 Dec – Officially launched HK-SZ Online Resources Platform – Design Hub
2014 Nov – Co-organized the 5th HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Forum
2014 Sep to Nov – Organized The 1st HK-SZ Design Biennale
2014 Sep – Presented the HK-SZ Design Industry Survey Initial Findings


2013 Dec – Launched the International Design Calendar
2013 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2013 (Roundtable) (Theme: Global Design Intelligence)
2013 Nov – Organized Annual Expedition to Taiwan International Cultural and Creative Industry Expo
2013 Jul – Organized the 4th HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Forum
2013 May – Launched HK-SZ Initiatives


2012 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2012 (Theme: Making of Creative Cities)
2012 Sep – Organized Annual Expedition to the 2nd HK-TW Cultural Co-operation Forum
2012 Jul – Co-organized the 3rd HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Forum


2011 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2011 (Theme: Strategic Use of Design)
2011 Oct – Organized Annual Expedition to the 1st HK-TW Design Industries Forum
2011 Jul – Organized the 2nd HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Forum
2011 May – Co-organized the 1st HK-TW Cultural Co-operation Forum


2010 Dec – Co-organized the 1st HK-SZ Cultural and Creative Forum
2010 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2010 (Theme: Applied Design)
2010 Nov – Organized FHKDA Roundtable
 
2009 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2009 (Theme: Entrepreneurial Mindset)
 
2008 Dec – Organized Global Design Network Symposium 2008 (Theme: Competitions and Competitiveness)
 
2006 Jun – Submission of proposal and presentation at WKCD Museum Advisory Group Meeting
2006 May – Attended the West Kowloon Cultural District - “Design Complex” Forum
 
2005 Feb – Attended the Designer’s Vision for West Kowloon – Discussion Forum
 
2004 Feb – The name of the Federation is changed to “The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations Limited”
 
2002 Sep – Participated in the Grand opening of Hong Kong Design Centre at 28, Kennedy Road, Hong Kong
 
2001 May – Facilitated the Incorporation of Hong Kong Design Centre Limited
 
2000 Dec – Incorporation of The Hong Kong Federation of Designers Limited

 
* This Name has been translated into English. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese version, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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