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Design Shanghai 2022 postponed to October due to current Covid-19 outbreak

China Architecture News - Apr 25, 2022 - 16:22   824 views

Design Shanghai 2022 postponed to October due to current Covid-19 outbreak

Design Shanghai, Asia’s largest and leading international design event series, has postponed its upcoming event to October due to the current impact of Covid-19 as the city is currently in lockdown.

Originally to be held from 9th-12th June, 2022, the organizers of the event announced that the design event will now take place from 13 to 15 October 2022.

"The decision has been made following the latest government's advice and challenges and restrictions"

"In response to the latest government advice and challenges and restrictions to events during the current outbreak of Covid 19, Design Shanghai will be rescheduled to take place on 13-15 October 2022," said the organizers. 

"We have made this decision based on advice and information from government and local authorities in China and in consultation with our partners, venue and team in China and internationally. The safety of our visitors, exhibitors and team remains our top priority, as does our commitment to producing the best possible event for our exhibitors, visitors and partners."

"In the meantime we will keep you fully informed of any further developments including details and news of our comprehensive programme of content and digital initiatives that will be rolled out over the coming months, initiatives designed to support and generate business opportunities for our exhibitors and maintain connections across the design community during these challenging times," the organizers added.

Although the event will take place at the same venue, the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, the dates have been rescheduled due to the rise of the pandemic. 

As the organizers stated, details about the program and more updates will be shared later. The organizers said they will set all their promotional plan according to the new dates.

A two-stage lockdown began in Shanghai on 28 March

A two-stage lockdown started in Shanghai on 28 March, following the city reported high numbers of Covid-19 cases. Shanghai is the largest city of China. Besides, the city of Beijing is expected to be in lockdown due to "multiple transmission chains". 

Launched in 2014, Design Shanghai is Asia’s leading international design event, breaking new ground and setting a precedent in Asia’s ever-growing design community. 

The event showcases the best design brands and galleries from across the globe. The event provides a unique and exciting platform to network, exchange and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers, collectors and private buyers.

Celebrating its 9th year, the event is welcoming over 70,000 professionals and visitors over a four-day event, it showcases more than 400 international brands from 30 countries and regions. 

The event will also introduce over 100 new exhibitors to the already stellar lineup of international and Chinese brands, alongside the world-renowned series of Forum Talks from visionaries and innovators across the design and architecture sphere.

World Architecture Community is official media partner of Design Shanghai 2022 and will be bringing you the latest news from the event.

Top image: Design Shanghai 2016, courtesy of IFDM.

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