On the morning of July 11, General Assembly & Board Election for the 2nd Term of Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA) was successfully held at Macro Polo Shenzhen. Present were some of the government officials, including Sun Jingming, Deputy Director of Administration of Shenzhen Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Huang Xiaopeng, Deputy Secretary of The Communist Youth League and the Municipal Party Committee and Liu Yigang, Director of Producer Service Department of Economy, Trade and Information Commission of Shenzhen Municipality. A new term of board was officially elected by representatives of the member units. Among them, Liu Zhixiong, Chairman of the Board of 3Nod Group was elected as President; Shirley Feng, General Secretary and Executive Vice President. Moreover, the Inaugural Ceremony of Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team was also held at the meeting and would serve as featured volunteer team to provide help for those in need.
1. Design Promotor: Leading Shenzhen Design to the World
Mr. Liu Zhixiong, President for the 1st term, was summarizing the work of the Board for the 1st term.
At the beginning, Liu Zhixiong, President for the 1st term, summarized the work of the Board for the 1st term. As the core “promoter” of Shenzhen Design, SIDA is positioned as “Industrial Matchmaking and International Development” since its establishment and continuously aims at holding and organizing groups to participate in various international professional design fairs, taking Shenzhen designs to the world. Since 2008, annual China (Shenzhen) International Industrial Design Festival with international theme; led Shenzhen design first into world-renowned 100% design, which is acclaimed “design Oscar”; was invited to lead a delegation to attend the annual meeting of American industrial designers in 2012, successfully organized the world’s largest design fair - China (Shenzhen) International Industrial Design Fair in 2013; and she led SIDA to sign design strategic cooperation agreements with cities or countries with a high design level, including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Germany, establishing a high end international platform for Shenzhen design to improve and go out to the world. She was acclaimed as “Promoter of Industrial Design”, vanguard of creative industry and practitioner of promoting industry upgrading and building “design capital”.
Mr. Sun Jingming, Deputy Director of Administration of Shenzhen Civil Society Organizations, was giving speech at the meeting.
Through those events, SIDA continuously develops broader international market for Shenzhen design, actively conform to the developmental strategy of “bring in and walking out”, and leads Shenzhen design to appear on an international stage.
2. “Three Plus Six” Developmental Strategy, Opening a New International Chapter
The birth of a new term of the Board marked a new stage of SIDA, who will further the international development of Shenzhen industrial design with “Three Plus Six” Developmental Strategy.
Group Photo of the new term of the Board
“Three” refers to the developmental orientation and object of high end activities, international development and brand building. To continuously develop original advantages of Shenzhen design as well as promote such top fields as aerospace, military civilian industry, and intelligent wearables, to lead the industry with continuous innovation.
Supervisor for the 2nd term was announcing the election result of president, vice-president and secretary-general for the 2nd term.
Mr. Liu Zhixiong was giving speech.
“Six” refers to focusing on a fair, an award, a festival, a park, an institute and a fund, i.e., let the world witness Shenzhen design with the design fair; build international brands of Shenzhen design with design award; create an international design atmosphere with design festival; attract world renowned institutes with design park; train international top design talents with design institute; and build a service platform of international crowd funding with design fund.
Mr. Liu Zhixiong was presenting letter of appointment to Shirley Feng.
3. Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team - a Platform for Shenzhen Designers to Offer Love
At today’s meeting, a part of significance, i.e., the opening ceremony of Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team was held. SIDA has launched the Volunteer Team and appointed Shirley Feng, Executive Vice-president and Secretary General of SIDA and “1st Shenzhen Outstanding 100 Voluntary Workers” to be head of the team.
Huang Xiaopeng, Deputy Secretary of The Communist Youth League and the Municipal Party Committee, was presenting flag to Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team
Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team were vowing.
At the ceremony, Shirley Feng, head of Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team, received the flag and plaque from Huang Xiaopeng, Deputy Secretary of The Communist Youth League and the Municipal Party Committee, marking the official establishment of the volunteer team. Later, 20 representative of Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team made vows to show their determination to serve the society. The volunteer team has now gathered 110 designer volunteers, among them, 70% hold a bachelor’s degree of design, 20% hold a master’s degree of design, and 10% hold a doctor’s degree of design. They are designers enthusiastic with design undertaking; most of them are employed at Shenzhen well-known enterprises; some of them have studied design abroad and were imbued with foreign design cultures and applied them into product design, hence their frequent award winning at the international stage.
Huang Xiaopeng, Deputy Secretary of The Communist Youth League and the Municipal Party Committee, was giving speech at the openning ceremony of Shenzhen Designer Volunteer Team
The members of the Board for the 2nd term of SIDA was officially born today, which is a milestone for SIDA. The coming of the new members will bring greater momentum to SIDA. In the days to come, the members of SIDA will continue to promote Shenzhen design to the world and enhance the innovation and competitive edges of Shenzhen manufacturing industry.