2017 IFI Congress: Development By Design

Development By Design – 2017 IFI CONGRESS / African Culture & Design Festival / XXVIII General Assembly (GA) – Lagos, Nigeria – 9 to 12 November 2017

Development By Design

Around the world, people are looking critically at institutions and demanding more from themselves and others. Citizens and professionals alike are challenging the status quo. There is need for redefinition of long-held traditions and seeking out of alternative methodologies and solutions. As problem-solvers trained in the art of synthesis, designers are uniquely positioned to identify creative, unexpected and timely solutions. Designers have the capacity to identify how to unite people across disciplines, nations and continents in the search for improved life quality and global progress.

IFI, in partnership with Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN), will bring together creatives and design professionals from all corners of the globe to explore the power and potential of design at the 2017 IFI CONGRESS, African Culture & Design Festival and XXVIII (28th) General Assembly – GA (2017 IFI CON/FEST/GA) in Nigeria. These international events will take place from 9 to 12 November 2017 at the Eko Convention Center in Lagos, one of Africa’s most rapidly growing creative cities.

“There is huge design potential in Africa. The 2017 IFI CONGRESS and African Culture & Design Festival will help to clarify how designers can contribute to Africa’s development. By extension, this will help the designer community to understand how design can promote economic and social growth around the world.” – IFI President Sebastiano Raneri, 2015-17

To elucidate how the world’s foremost design experts are using their skills to enhance human health and well-being, leaders from across industries will explore the 2017 IFI CONGRESS theme, World-Class Design in Regional Markets, from their various regional and disciplinary perspectives. This event will feature keynote speeches and discussion from world-renowned architects, artists and designers.

We thank our Industry sponsors for their partnership and valuable support in facilitating this important design conversation.

Join us at the 2017 IFI CONGRESS, African Culture & Design Festival and XXVIII (28th) General Assembly (GA) in Lagos, Nigeria. Explore the power and potential of creativity. Come and learn about how design expertise can be used to generate economic growth and positive social impact in regions around the world.

For all 2017 IFI CONGRESS, African Culture & Design Festival and General Assembly (GA) logistics, please go to the IFI Website or email programs@ifiworld.org.

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