ASEAN 2018

  • We are pleased to announce that an ico-D Regional Meeting will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in February 2018 for design entities in the ASEAN countries.

    The objective of this meeting is to bring design entities from around South East Asia together to discuss a variety of topics. Design entities in this region face common challenges from developing education curricula for their regional job market, to working in the context of rapidly-developing economies with various levels of government support, to the challenges of smaller institutions to fund, collaborate and publish design-related research. 

    This meeting will be held on 05–06 February 2018 in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and will be hosted by ico-D Member The Graphic Designers Association of Malaysia (wREGA). 

    This event page will be updated regularly with more details on the event. Stay tuned!

    regional meeting schedule

    The Regional Meeting will start on Monday, 5 February at 9:00 AM and will continue on Tuesday, 6 February.


    Download the details Schedule here





    There are several hotels located near the Regional Meeting venue, below you will find below you will find the list of hotels we recommend.  


    We encourage all attendees to book as soon as possible as reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis.


    Pullman KL Bangsar

    Stars: 5

    Price per night (approx MYR): 350

    Distance from meeting venue (km): 3


    Hilton Kuala Lumpur

    Stars: 5

    Price per night (approx MYR): 380

    Distance from meeting venue (km): 5


    The Gardens - St Giles Signature Hotel

    Stars: 5

    Price per night (approx MYR): 480

    Distance from meeting venue (km) 3.5


    VE Hotel & Residences

    Stars: 4

    Price per night (approx MYR): 250

    Distance from meeting venue (km): 5


    Aloft KL Sentral

    Stars: 4

    Price per night (approx MYR): 450

    Distance from meeting venue (km): 4


    Hotel Sentral

    Stars: 3

    Price per night (approx MYR): 230

    Distance from meeting venue (km): 4



    meeting venue

    The 2018 ico-D Regional Meeting - ASEAN will be held in the auditorium of the PAM Centre situated at: 

    99L, Jalan Tandok, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


    Have a look inside:



    think city event - 5 february 2018


    In conjunction with World Design Forum 9 (WUF 9), Think City is proud to host another Think City Talks series focusing on city designs and its impact to the community, in collaboration with International Council of Design (ico-D) and Graphic Design Association of Malaysia (wREGA). 


    This event will take place from 19:30 to 21:30 on Monday, 5 February, immediately after the first day of the Regional Meeting. The Programme will feature presentations from ico-D President Elect Johnathon Strebly and ico-D Vice Presidents Cihangir Istek and Des Laubscher. 


    Admission is optional and free to attend, however registration is mandatory. Seats are limited and on first come first serve basis. Participants without a ticket will be denied entry. 
    Register here:




    about ico-D regional meetings

    ico-D Regional Meetings are organized for current ico-D Members located in the same region as the Meeting is held.
    Entities that are not yet ico-D members interested in attending as Observers may submit requests. A limited number of Observers are invited. 



    Please send any ico-D Event related inquiries to: