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.
FHKDA is now seeking capable candidates to work on its 2019 capstone project.
| About Creative Initiatives 2019 |
Creative Initiatives 2019 is a project that aims to engage the creative industries of the cities and regions in the Greater Bay Area to participate in active discussion with players of different sectors/disciplines. It also foster closer collaboration between the creative industries and enterprises of Hong Kong and the Mainland.
The project encompasses a series of programmes that will promote active business-matching, knowledge-sharing, and cross-border collaboration between Hong Kong and the Mainland. The events includes exhibitions and various events which will engage over 1,000 designers/design teams. It is estimated that over 100 new co-created (design) cases/products will be developed. The Initiatives is in alignment with the national development strategies involving "One Belt One Road Initiative" and "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area".
- provide a full range of support to the Project Director on managing the project;
- handle related correspondence professionally including preparation of letters, fact sheets, and data reports, etc.;
- perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director
- University degree preferably in Design Management/Business Management;
- 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience in project management working with professional bodies of different sectors;
- with past experience in assisting in the organization of events;
- knowledgeable of Powerpoint, Excel, and Word;
- has substantial experience in handling online/digital communication platforms;
- fluent in English, Cantonese and Putonghua is a must;
- be able to work independently with sense of urgency and ability to deliver under tight timelines, while also a good team-player and be able to work with people;
- immediately available is an advantage.
*Candidate may need to travel frequently to Mainland and overseas
Interested party please send in your C.V with expected salary for our consideration. (please quote reference: HKCN2019-PM/PE)
Deadline for application: 29 March 2019
The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations Limited 香港設計總會https://www.facebook.com/FHKDA/
hk-sz design biennale 深港設計雙年展
Founded in 2000, Hong Kong Federation of Designers Limited was renamed The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations Limited 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), 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 Founder Associations had agreed that The Hong Kong Design Centre shall be a subsidiary of The Federation. The Hong Kong Design Centre was then invited to one of the Founder Members after its incorporation in 2001. Currently, FHKDA has a total of 18 members, including 3 Founder Members and 15 Professional 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 collaborated 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 "雙城品未" – 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 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 Greater Bay Area", and strive to further strengthen the "Design Twin Cities" development for Hong Kong and other GBA cities.