Shanghai Promotion Centre for City of Design (SPCCD) is a non-profit social organization works as providing services to coordinate and promote the development of the creative design industries in Shanghai, and the construction of “City of Design”. Its former name Shanghai Creative Design Centre has changed to SPCCD in 2013. It is subordinated to Shanghai Municipal Commission for Economy and Informatization and functions as a working agency for the UNESCO "Creative City" (Shanghai) Promotion Office.
The responsibilities of Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Design are as follows:
To coordinate and promote the development of the creative design industries in Shanghai, and the construction of the "city of design";
To promote the implementation of the planning and policies stipulated by the authorities in charge of the related industries;
To promote the international cooperation and exchange on the creative design industries in Shanghai and organize Shanghai Design Week;
To promote the development of public service system for city of design in Shanghai;
To carry out the preparation, development and operation of key projects Such as China Industry Design Institute and Shanghai Design base;
To unite and coordinate with other Shanghai social organizations on creative design to promote the creative design industries in Shanghai and the City of Design;
To carry out other tasks as consigned by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Informatization and UNESCO “Creative City" (Shanghai) Promotion Office;
So far, Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Design has been achieved fruitful accomplishments. For instance, SPCCD helps the foundation of China Industry Design Institute. Another example is the launch of Shanghai- Florence- Sino –Italian Design Exchange Center. Based in Florence, it aims to providing service of industry connection, overseas training and business services to assist the exploration of overseas markets. Besides, the recent proof is the success of holding 2014 Annual Shanghai Design Week and the Synchronization International Creative Cities Design Innovation Forum. Up till now, Shanghai Promotion Center for City of Design has set up platforms for 38 Creative Design Service and administrated 86 Creative Clusters in Shanghai as well as undertakes UNESCO Creative Cities Network Joint Projects.