About Design Hub

 

 

In order to strengthen the connection and cooperation of design industry between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, as well as to prepare for the development of Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Modern Service Industry Cooperation Zone, the Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA), together with the Shenzhen Industrial Design Professional Association (SIDA) co-founded "Design Hub - Hong Kong-Shenzhen Online Resources Platform". It is a virtual platform for storing and sharing design-related resources, so as to promote commercial activities and collaborations between two places design industry.

 

"Design Hub" includes the design of a “Twin Search Design Directory”, members can browse, subscript and follow other member’s portfolio and case studies, but also able to publish their latest creation, to exchange each other’s ideas. In addition allowing non-design companies identify appropriate design services or designers for their projects in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. On the other hand, "Design Hub" also provides up-to-date design activities information in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, job market and resources download and so on resources. All in all, such platform combines the power of social network and design directory of Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

 

 

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Major Sponsor

 

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communication and Technology Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

 
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About FHKDA
 

Founded in 2000, Hong Kong Federation of Designers Limited was renamed The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations Limited (FHKDA) in 2004. In April 2011, The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations Limited adopted its FHKDA abbreviation exclusively.

 

The Federation was founded by FOUR major professional design associations, namely Chartered Society of Designers (CSD, HK), Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA), Hong Kong Interior Design Association (HKIDA), and Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA) for the incorporation of The Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC); Mr. Freeman Lau was elected as the first Chairman of The Federation. The Federation initiated the setup of a Design Centre in 2000, and at the Preparatory Meeting held in April 2001, the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee was Mr. Victor Lo. The Hong Kong Design Centre was then invited to one of the Members after its incorporation in 2001. Currently, FHKDA has a total of 25 members.

 

During the early years, The Federation has acted as a platform for the discussion of design, education, cultural policy and infrastructure development, providing room for expression of ideas and opinions from the industry to the government. As early as 2001, The Federation has written recommendations to The Cultural and Heritage Commission to strive for more collaborative efforts in supporting the development of the design and creative industry; and in 2005, a white paper was further presented to the government, promoting the setup of a Design Museum under the West Kowloon Development Project.

 

Since 2011, FHKDA has taken on a more significant role in coordinating projects that foster collaborations of professionals in different sectors of design with other industries and partners in the economy. To compliment the work of HKTDC, HKDC and those by different local institutions, FHKDA focused its effort in facilitating inter-city exchange programmes and communication, as well as fostering collaborations between designers/brands from around the region. In 2013, FHKDA has launched the “HK-SZ Initiatives”, which comprised of three project deliverables – “The 4th Hong Kong/Shenzhen Cultural and Creative Forum”, “HK-SZ Design Industry Survey”, and HK-SZ Online Intelligence Platform (the “DesignHub”). FHKDA has also been asked to take up the organization of the “GDN Symposium”, a concurrent event of the annual BODW. Since taken up the organization of the event, FHKDA has managed to grow the number of GDN members from 30 in 2012 to 99 in 2016.

 

Upon years of collaboration, FHKDA and SZIDA has jointly organized “The 1st HK-SZ Design Biennale”, which was held in September - November 2013 in Shenzhen. 8 exhibitions together with 8 events were held during the period. FHKDA has collaborated with 42 organizations (21 from Hong Kong and 21 from Shenzhen), bringing over 300 designers from Hong Kong to the different events. The event attracted over 680,000 visitors. FHKDA and SDPA has co-organized “The 2nd HK-SZ Design Biennale” in 2016 with over 300+ Hong Kong designers participated in 27 exhibitions, 29 networking sessions/seminars, and 82 workshops at 46 locations around Hong Kong. 209 products/exhibits have been developed out of the event. 9 products concepts and over 140 SKUs have been developed, under the mark of "NEXXT" – a brand empowered by FHKDA and SZIDA, endorsed by HK-SZ Initiatives, as a result of the two Design Biennales. The “20…..43 Business of Hong Kong Design” held in 5 cities in the Mainland from July to Dec 2017, a total of 43 cases selected from different disciplines, demonstrating different forms of collaboration, highlight the concerted efforts of creative and industrial sectors of the Hong Kong community and those in the Mainland provinces and municipalities, has attracted over 900,000 visitors.

 

FHKDA has been organizing Expeditions to different cities around Asia since 2011. It has led delegations to attend the “Taiwan/Hong Kong Design Industries Forum” and the “Hong Kong/Taiwan Cultural Cooperation Forum” in 2011, 2012 and 2013. The delegation has successfully accomplished the objectives of evolving capacity, advancing collaborations, and building networks by promoting cross-cultural awareness between design or non-design industries of the two cities, and has agreed in the last meeting to conduct an industry-wide human resources study. The visit in 2013 has resulted in a collaborative effort between POSH and a Taiwan designer to develop a new product which has been successfully launched and marketed. The visits to Seoul and Bangkok in 2015 and 2016 had also led to a number of collaborations.

 

FHKDA aims to consolidate the industry efforts in Hong Kong by building stronger relationships with key local professional bodies and design institutions, as well as those in around the region so as to ride on the national development strategy involving "One Belt One Road Initiative" and "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area", and strive to further strengthen the "Design Twin Cities" development for Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

 

The 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 in August 2017 for setting up a “HK-SZ Design Innovation Hub” in Zetta Bridge, Shenzhen and the 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., Limited in May 2018 for setting up a “HK-SC Design Innovation Hub” in Zetta Bridge, Chengdu, marked new milestones for FHKDA, in recognizing its efforts in connecting Hong Kong with the Mainland, as well as new potentials for the Hong Kong creative industries to expand their footprints in the region.

* 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.

Mission


FHKDA aims to consolidate the industry efforts in Hong Kong by building stronger relationships with key local professional bodies and design institutions, as well as those in around the region so as to ride on the national development strategy involving "One Belt One Road Initiative" and "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area", and strive to further strengthen the "Design Twin Cities" development for Hong Kong and Shenzhen.
 

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-China 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 China
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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