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Friday, October 22 2021 - 23:33
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WIDC 2021 successfully held in Yantai, Shandong Province
YANTAI, China, Oct. 22, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The 2021 World Industrial Design Conference (WIDC) was successfully held in 
Yantai, Shandong Province from October 22 to October 24. The event was 
co-sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the 
Shandong Provincial People's Government, and organized by the Department of 
Industry and Information Technology of Shandong Province, the China Industrial 
Design Association and the Yantai Municipal People's Government, with the 
support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and 
the Global Design Industry Organization (GDIO). WIDC is a top-level and largest 
global industrial design event, and the only industrial design industry event 
sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the 
People's Republic of China.

Themed "Design Drives the Age of Digital Intelligence", WIDC 2021 brought 
together representatives of government agencies, industry organizations, 
experts and scholars, entrepreneurs, designers and other innovators from more 
than 40 countries and regions, according to the Organizing Committee of WIDC. 
This was facilitated through a combination of online and offline means, and it 
enabled a range of information and knowledge sharing, discussions, exchange and 
cooperation centered on the innovation and development of industrial design in 
the age of digital intelligence.

It gathered the innovative design achievements of more than 100 manufacturing 
enterprises, design institutions, universities and other institutes from around 
the world, and comprehensively showcased the new ideas, new designs and new 
industries of outstanding industrial design from home and abroad. It focused on 
design and industry, design and intelligence, design and education, design and 
innovative thinking, design and sustainability, design and culture, and design 
and sports, as well as some other fields. There were four exhibition areas: 
International Design, University Design, Enterprise Design and Shandong Design, 
displaying in excess of 1,000 innovative design achievements of almost 200 
world-famous companies.

Yantai, one of the three cores of the comprehensive experimental zone for the 
transition from old to new economic engines in Shandong province, has pursued a 
combination of industrial design with upgrading industrial development and 
enhancing the charm of urban development. It proposed the creation of A City of 
Design and the planning and construction of a Park of Design. Industrial design 
is fast becoming the new Yantai city calling card. In the future, Yantai plans 
to gradually create a world-class industrial design landmark - an innovation 
highland that global designers will aspire to, by designing and building global 
top-class innovation ecology, human ecology and environmental ecology.

Source: The Organizing Committee of WIDC

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