HANGZHOU, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- China Industrial Design Association (CIDA) has reached strategic partnerships with 16 international organizations at the first World Industrial Design Conference, which closed in east Chinese city of Hangzhou on Saturday.
The CIDA signed a package of industrial design MOUs with organizations including International Council of Design, the Bureau of European Design Associations, Turkish Patent Institute and Italian Association for Industrial Design.
Martin Foessleitner, board member of Design Austria, said he was impressed by the initiative of China to host a conference of this level of dimension, and expected more cooperation on industrial design between Austria and China.
Official data show that China has over 5,000 manufacturing enterprises with an industrial design department, and over 6,000 independent industrial design companies. Nearly 300,000 people work in the area.
More than 500 industrial leaders from 43 global design organizations attended the conference.