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2018 Italy Design Day Held in Wenzhou
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To promote Sino-Italian friendship and deepen exchanges and cooperation between China and Italy in the field of design, on the afternoon of March 7, the 2018 Italy Design Day(IDD)in Wenzhou and the Sino-Italian Seminaron Design were jointly held by the Culture Office of the Italian Consulate General in Shanghai, and the Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the Wenzhou Municipal People’s Government (FOCAOWMPG). The events were held at the Wenzhou Architectural Culture Design Institute. About 200 people, including officials from the Italian Consulate General in Shanghai, Italian design experts, Wenzhou design planning experts, Wenzhou design practitioners, and design majors and their teachers from some universities in Wenzhou, attended the events.

It is learned that Professor Lorenzo Matteoli, an Italian pioneer in sustainable architecture, was the keynote speaker of the Seminar, who delivered a wonderful speech on “Creating a Sustainable World by Sustainable Architecture”. Guests invited to attend the events included Nunzia Carbone and Erik Bjornsen, members of the Italian Association of Architects, who work in China, Vice President Zheng Xiaodong of Wenzhou Kean University, Chairman Jin Guoping of Wenzhou Design Group, and Dr. Chi Congwen, Dean of the Architecture Department of Wenzhou University Architecture College, and others. After the keynote speech, the participators conducted in-depth communication and exchanges on related issues, and interacted with the architectural mayors.

It is reported that the “Italy Design Day”was planned and established by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation last year. It is an important global event. On that day, 100 architects, entrepreneurs, professors, designers and journalists in more than 100 cities around the world participate in the event for the IDD as “diplomats” in Italian design circle, actively promoting Italian high quality design projects to the world.  During the first IDD,the Italian Embassy and Consulates in China held related activities in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Hong Kong.

Since last year, the CPC Wenzhou Municipal Committee and the city’s municipal government have called on quickening the Wenzhou's development by “large-scale construction to beautify the city”, and striving to build Wenzhou into an international fashion and smart city. Therefore, the authorities made higher requirements for Wenzhou's urban design, planning and construction.“By holding events on IDD, we can further deepen local exchanges and cooperation with Italy, learn and understand Italy’s advanced architectural design concepts, build interactive platforms for the architecture and design professionals, and provide intellectual support for this city's large-scale construction,”said an official from the FOCAOWMPG.

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