BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress of Designers-2014
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Welcome to BIT’s Annual Global Congress of Designers-2014
Design is indeed the design of life; it creates a new world for material civilization, continuously transforms the content of our lives and improves the quality of our lives. Therefore, it is also the most important elements of the contemporary civilization. Along with the development of the times, people will put forward higher requirements for the design, which means the competition will become more and more intense, and the design will be more and more important. During the conference, there will be designers, well-known academics and enterprises, associations, institutions from 100 countries and regions all over the word to participate in this event. On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the conference, we cordially invite you to attend the event. In the cool summer 2014, let us meet in the beautiful coastal city of Dalian, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of today's design.

It is a forum for discussion and further development of all aspects of design knowledge from cognition and methodology to methods and philosophy, from research theory to practice. The goal of the conference is to bring together worldwide top designers from a variety of field and present state-of-the-art research projects. The conference will offer broad exchange possibilities to designers and practitioners, strategic decision makers, managers and so on.


Mr. Lawrence Zeegen,
Professor & Dean of the School of Design at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK
Mr. Marco Forgione,
CEO, Event and Visual Communication Association (EVCOM), UK
Dr. Sheng-Houng Lin,
Associate Dean of Creative Design School, Chairman of Creative Product Design Department, Asia University, Taiwan
Mr. Vijay Kumar,
Professor, Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. James Woudhuysen,
Professor of Forecasting and Innovation, De Montfort University, UK
Mr. Rodrigo Isasi,
Partner & Director, Insitum, Peru
Dr. Blair Kuys,
Department Chair (Head), Interior Architecture and Industrial Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Dr. Peer Mohideen Sathikh,
Acting Associate Chair (Academic), School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ms. Gabriela Goldschmidt,
Professor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Dr. Jun Lu,
Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China(UNNC), China
Mr. Earl G. Jackson,
Design Director at Cooper Robertson & Partners, Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, USA
Dr. Simon Atkinson,
Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Dr. Matthew Mindrup,
Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Canberra, Australia
Dr. Shibu Raman,
Assistant Professor, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Mr. Peili Wang,
Professor, Savannah College of Art and Design, USA
Dr. Ali Cheshmehzangi,
Assistant Professor in Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Mr. Gustavo Crembil,
Assistant Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Ms. Carol Whitworth,
Founder and Director of Inspiration and Innovation, HOME, USA and UK
Dr. Wujun Wang,
Associate Professor, Central Connecticut State University, USA
Mr. Mookesh Patel,
Associate Professor, Arizona State University, USA
Dr. Dian Li,
Lecturer, University of Leeds, UK
Mr. Dan Kuss,
Ring Leader, Creative Grease, Australia
Ms. Li Wang,
Brand Architect, CreativLi, Australia
Dr. Claudia Roeschmann,
Associate Professor, Head of MFA Communication Design Program, Texas State University, USA
Dr. Nancy Kwallek,
Professor and Gene Edward Mikeska Endowed Chair for Interior Design, Director of Interior Design Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Ms. Mia S. Kile,
Director and Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA
Ms. Li Han,
Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Qatar
Dr. Hongtao Zhou,
Assistant Professor, Gallery Director and Curator, School of Architecture, The University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Mr. Heath Hanlin,
Associate Professor & Department Chair, Syracuse University, USA
Dr. James Oliverio,
Executive Director and Professor of Digital Arts & Sciences, Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida, USA
Ms. Xia Gao,
Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, USA
Ms. Viviana Cordova,
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
Mr. Hassan Helmy,
Assistant Vice President, Head of BIM Unit, Projacs International, Kuwait
Dr. Zbigniew M. Bzymek,
Associate Professor, University of Connecticut, USA
Dr. Frankie NG,
Associate Professor, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Dr. Yan He Beal,
Associate Professor, Marymount University, USA
Ms. Connie Chiu,
Senior Fashion Designer, Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association (HKFDA), Hong Kong, China; Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), UK
Who You Will Meet
It provides an effective and efficient platform for international participants to network with delegates from local research institutes, industrial decision makers, organizational leaders, and government officials. Through this kind of constructive one-to-one discussion and negotiation, the potential collaboration of commercial and technological transfer can be bridged between foreign experts and Chinese professionals.

Hosting Organization


China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Dalian Sub-Council
Operating Organization
Dalian • China
Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning province. It is the southernmost city of Northeast China and China's northernmost warm water port, at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Dalian is the province's second largest city and has sub-provincial administrative status; only the provincial capital Shenyang is larger. The Shandong peninsula lies southwest across the Bohai Sea; Korea lies across the Yellow Sea to the east. Today a financial, shipping and logistics center for Northeast Asia, Dalian has a significant history of being used by foreign powers for its ports.
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