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Design Driven, Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area: WAD World Youth Designer Conference Annual Forum
【Introduction】 WAD is to convey the dreams and ideas of young designers to the world and set up a platform for global designers to exchange and cooperate. With the theme of "Design Driven, Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area",complying with the national macro strategy of Hong Kong and Macao to build the world-class Greater Bay area to help designers from various countries understand Shenzhen, Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area, and the Chinese market to strengthen exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and foreign design, so we invited famous designers and related people for speeches and held matchmaking meetings between Chinese developers and international designers and the world youth designer idea summit, which widely praised by the field.

WAD is a global youth designer exchange and cooperation platform with international perspective and high-end value orientation. WAD 2017 World Youth Designer Conference was held in Shenzhen with the theme of "Design Driven, Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area" on November 4, which attracted close attention of the global design and domestic mainstream public opinion by its professionalism, internationalization, grounding and sensitivity following to the construction of Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Reports of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China emphasized the importance of the construction of Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and the cooperation between the Pearl River Delta and Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to deepening and strengthen the relationship between mainland and Hong Kong-Macao. Looking through the history of the world-class Grand Bay area in San Francisco, New York and Tokyo, the Bay Area contains multiculturalism in an open and inclusive attitude , and multiculturalism forms culture driven , absorbing the open, prosperous and innovative development of the Bay Area. As a pillar industry of cultural productivity in which design plays an important role.

WAD 2017 World Youth Designer Annual Forum including 3 parts as below:
A. Keynote Speech
B. Matchmaking Meeting between Chinese Developers and Designers
C. International Young Designer Representatives Idea Summit
A.Keynote Speech
Keynote Speech 1:
Chinese design market environment and company operations
Speaker: Hong Zhongxuan
The Chinese space art designer awarded by American Congress; California State Government Honor Award Winner; Chief designer of world's three major seven-star hotel design agency HHD;Founder of HHD International • Design Institution (Hong Kong + Shenzhen) 

Industrialization of modular, ecological, environmental protection and energy saving and emotional and personalization is the general trend of design in the future market, and “Design + “and “ Technology and intelligence + “ is the  the two elements of design. The development of current industry can not be separated from creativity, and the rapid development of today's era is inseparable from technology, so that these are essential for the design.
                                                                                                                                                                            ----------Mr Hong Zhongxuan
Keynote Speech 2:
Path toward to a Creative Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area
Speaker: Li Xin
  ▲Li Xin(Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Doctor of Urban Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)      

The impact of creativity on people's lives is very large, such as creative areas, where life and labor costs are very high, but many companies and people are still willing to stay there, why? Because creativity makes economics easier, for instance , New York and Boston are places where there is a high cost of living, but there are a lot of creative enterprises and people gathering together like our guests here today . Therefore, the Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area needs to absorb and train more creative talents and enterprises to promote further economic development.
                                                                                                                                                                                            -------------Mrs Li Xin
B. Matchmaking Meeting between Chinese Developers and Designers
▼.Matchmaking Meeting between Chinese Developers and Designers
1st Round : OCT Development Strategy Presentation
Speaker: Qiao Xiaoyan, Deputy General Manager, Shenzhen OCT 

The new urbanization, cultural tourism and tourism are at the crucial stage of change at present. Shenzhen started its eastward strategy while extending rail transit to the OCT East. Taking this development opportunity into consideration, it is a very good development opportunity for the whole resort area . We will make OTC as a platform for the Yantian District and jointly build the golden triangle of the tourist area with the Dapeng New District in the future. In addition to traveling, we actively introduce industries such as health, health care and education which greatly enhanced the park .
The 2nd Round: Galaxy Industrial High-tech Industrial Park Plan
Speaker: Qu Guoxiang,General Manager of Galaxy Group

We invested 750 million to create a cultural and arts center which is also a concert hall, musicals and small lecture hall. There are three lakes and one mountain park with complete commercial facilities , such schools and cultural centers , of which  conditions are very good. We built a 362 meters high Twin Towers with our hardware system in this project, the hardware system was implemented through elements such as the light-controlled intelligent floodlighting system, 14 meters Super high landscape lobby and large-scale office space structure . 
-------------Mr Qu Guoxiang
The 3rd Round: The latest project presentation of Manjinghua Real Estate
Speaker: Song Zhiyuan, General Manager of Planning and Design Center,Shenzhen Manjinghua Investment Group 

China International Arts Center project is located in Songgang,Baoan District, Shenzhen with a total construction area of 1.5 million, and it’s also an industrial complex. The whole project was divided into three parts. One-third is the art exhibition of Luohu Art Exhibition Center. One-third of the west side are residential houses. We had spent a lot of time on the middle three pieces of land about how to develop it ? We also built special towns in the middle, like a collection of cultural industries and a museum. The entire project contains masters who did part of the program design for us, and the content is very unique like a gallery.
                                                                                                                                                                            ------------Mr Song Zhiyuan
C.International Young Designer Representatives Idea Summit
WAD World Youth Designer Idea Summit invited young designers from more than 30 countries of the world in the forms of round table discussion which elected 30 representatives from each country to give his/her opinion about the design driven in three aspects: the value of design , market evolution and cultural recycling, and Mr Ong Sheng Keat was the academic host.

First session: Design Beyond Design
Guests as below: 
Jackie Che (Macau, China),Founder and Creative Director of TOGETTHE GROUP LIMITED;
Saravanakumar Kandasamy(India) Madrasters Partner
Johnny Leung(Canada)Design director of Chinc's workshop
Jozine Bouma(Dutch)Product designer of Orange Branding B.V. 
Steffen Mattaboni(Australia)Practice Principal of KÖNIGSBERG BRIDGES Architects
Peter Hasdell(UK) Associate Dean, Discipline Leader Environment and Interior Design, School of Design, HK Poly U
German Geciar(Spain)Design director of  ONEWE Design
Hisanori Ban (Japan) Founder of Bandesign

Second Session: Interactions between International Design and Chinese Market
Guests as below: 
Rocky Chan(Hong Kong China)Founder of Rocky Design HK Limited ;
Matthieu Augereau(France)Partner of VECTOR DESIGN GROUP;
Tan Zie Chon (Singapore)General Manager of Archurban;
Paul McKay(Ireland)Associate Architect of PMDL;
Jeremie Lichtfus(Belgium)Partner of Makadam;
Shushanik Kostandian(Armenia)Partner of Kostandian & Partner;
Vuthikan Ampolsak(Thailand) Design director of LWK&Partners.

Third session:Recreating Tradition and Regional Culture
Guests as below: 
Ray Chuang(China)Vice President of CCD;
Min Zhang(New Zealand)Vice president of Shenzhen Gold Phoenix Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd.;
Tiago Abreu(Portugal)Chief designer of TCL Multimedia;
Liu Yongqing (China ) Founder of Huashi Brand Marketing and Design Agency;
Oleg Tatarinov(Russia)Founder of Tatarinov Design;
Mac(Taiwan China)General Executive Design of XYI Design Office;
Jaksa Nikodijevic(Serbia) Chief Design Architect in AECOM.

Guangdong, Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area , Chinese market, World, Youth and Design are the key words and theme of WAD 2017 World Youth Designer Annual Forum with rich contents which brought different experience and surprise to designers and guests.

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