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China Britain International Design Week

About China Britain International Design Week (CBIDW)
China Britain International Design Week is a new annual international event - an exciting platform, which allows Chinese, British and non-Chinese to build on their mutual strengths, come up with the creative and innovative solutions for the better designs, products and services. This international event will bring together the best of the East and the West.

CBIDW is the first in the UK to explore the impact of economic expansion on Designs in China. It will reveal to UK and International audiences of astonishing vitality of China’s Twenty-First Century Design Culture.

In collaboration with British and Chinese governments, institutions and companies, CBIDW promotes “From Made in China” to “Created in China” initiative through a strong, effective relationship with the UK. We work to promote Chinese designs, innovations and technologies, increase mutual prosperity, and support Chinese creativity on the world stage. It will showcase the very best of Chinese creativity and demonstrate how Chinese companies are the best partners to do business with British in the creative industries.


China Britain International Design Week (CBIDW) 2015
The fist year of CBIDW was lauched during the President Xi Jinping UK visit in October 2015 and took place at the Royal Albert Docks, East London.

It celebrated China Britain Cultural Exchange Year with exhibition and conferences themed “China Britain Smart Cities”. the exhibition included projects from a variety of sectors within the creative industry such as smart cities, technology, engineering, fashion, industrial and architecture design.

CBIDW 2015 was supported and in partnership with Department for International Trade (DIT), Chinese Embassy in London, China Britain Business Council (CBBC), London and Partners, Siemens, Bentley, KREOD and ABP.


China Britain International Design Week (CBIDW) 2016
CBIDW 2016 will take place in October at the Siemens’ Crystal Building. The theme was “Designing Towards a Smart Future”. The event focused on Design, Innovation and Technologies. In addition, business opportunities between China and Britain.

CBIDW 2016 included three parts: an exhibition, a conference themed “China Britain Smart Cities” and award ceremony. The exhibition included projects from a variety of sectors within the creative industry such as smart cities, technology, engineering, fashion, industrial and architecture design.

Creative industry leaders and speakers including Arup, Bentley, Siemens, PriestmanGoode, Farrells and Wilkinson Eyre Architects spoke at the event. The Chinese Minister Councillor Xu Jin attended and supported the event.

CBIDW 2016 was supported and in partnership with Department for International Trade (DIT), Chinese Embassy in London, China Britain Business Council (CBBC), London and Partners, Siemens, Bentley, KREOD and ABP.

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