The 2018 China Building Decoration Industrial Development Forum, which lasted two days, was unveiled at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian on June 13.
The China Building Decoration Association and Futian’s district government signed a strategic cooperation agreement, according to which Futian is now the permanent host for the China Building Decoration Industrial Development Forum and the China International Space Design Competition (China Building Decoration Design Award).
“Futian became the permanent venue for the China Building Decoration Industrial Development Forum and the China International Space Design Competition. Through this competition, Futian welcomes all talents in the field of building decoration and will turn itself into an industry development highland which takes leading design fashion,” said Gao Shengyuan, head of Futian’s district government.
Liu Xiaoyi, executive president of the China Building Decoration Association, said that decoration enterprises should transform from scale-driven growth to efficiency-driven growth. More specially, they should add more technology, culture and art contents to the building decoration industry to meet social need in a better way.
Futian’s district government released a “Five Ones Project,” which entails having one headquarter base, one series of supporting policy, one development fund, one design school and one forum.
Among them, the Futian building decoration enterprises headquarters base and Futian building decoration and creative design park were unveiled in June 2017. Since the implementation of “Several policies concerning the support of development of building decoration and design industry in Futian” for more than one year now, the district has granted 200 million yuan (US$30 million) as an award.
The district has founded a development fund and provided more than 10 billion yuan as the guidance fund, leading private capital in fundraising and investment. As for the design school, Futian is cooperating with the U.S. Parsons School of Design to build a university for cultivating designers.