Shenzhen, City of Design

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Shenzhen City of Design Promotion Association (SDPA) is a semi-official and non-profit body commissioned by Shenzhen municipal government to manage and brand “the City of Design” program. Its key mission is to promote Shenzhen as the city of design, to strengthen the internationalization of the city, to enhance the city's radiation influence in the implementation of the “One Belt and One Road” strategy, and to promote domestic and international exchanges and cooperation in various design categories.


Other missions of SDPA include: enhancing the exchange and cooperation between Shenzhen and other UNESCO Creative Cities around the world, facilitating design education and cultural exchange programmes, planning and executing major design projects such as Shenzhen Design Week, the Shenzhen Global Design Award (SDA), and the Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY), branding Shenzhen designs and the city itself, and consolidating different design forces and resources in Shenzhen for the benefit of the design community and the city as a whole.

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