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  • 30 Sep 2009
    Halim Choueiry, Icograda Vice President, takes up his post as Chairperson of the Arts and Design Department at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST)
  • 29 Sep 2009
    Brussels (Belgium) - As part of the EU Commission’s European Year of Creativity and Innovation, BEDA has elected to celebrate 1 October as European Design Day. The main thinking behind this is to highlight the importance of design as an important innovation tool for European industry.
  • 28 Sep 2009
    Geneva (Switzerland) - Member states moved on 24 September 2009 to simplify the international design registration system by suspending the earliest of the three Acts that govern the Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs. This decision will streamline the administration of the Treaty which offers the possibility to protect designs in several countries by filing one single application.
  • 24 Sep 2009
    Montreal (Canada) - Icograda has announced the candidates for election to the 2009-2011 Executive Board who will be selected at the General Assembly 23 taking place in Beijing (China) from 24-25 October 2009. More than 120 delegates from over 30 countries have already registered to attend the meeting. This is the first time in the organisation's almost 50 year history that the Assembly has been held in China.
  • 23 Sep 2009
    Monza (Italy) - "Creativity, innovation and excellence: from crafts to the design and fashion industry" is the theme of UNESCO’s First Forum on Cultural Industries, taking place at Villa Reale in Monza, Italy from 24-26 September 2009.
  • 14 Sep 2009
    Beijing (China) - The complete programme of events for Xin: Icograda World Design Congress in Beijing is now online. Including social events and speaker schedules, the detailed programme will help you plan your itinerary during your stay in Beijing.
  • 14 Sep 2009
    Beijing (China) - A first at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Xi Shi is an entirely original opera, written, composed, designed and performed by a local team of renowned artists, taking place during Xin: Icograda World Design Congress 2009 in Beijing.
  • 13 Sep 2009
    Beijing (China) - Greengaged is partnering with the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), British Council China and the Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Network China (DESIS-China) to bring sustainable design events to Xin: Icograda World Design Congress 2009.
  • 09 Sep 2009
    Montreal (Canada) - Four new design media have joined the International Design Media Network, Behance Network (United States), Klik (Slovenia), Grafika (Canada) and TAXI (Singapore).
  • 08 Sep 2009
    Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - The 74 finalists in the 2009 Dutch Design Awards were announced on Thursday, 3 September. The winners - competing for a total of 20 awards in the main categories of Communication, Product, and Spatial - will be chosen by an international jury and introduced to the design world during the Award Show on 17 October 2009.
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