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Mr. Cameron Woo, the founder of Cameron Woo Design (CWD), is celebrated as one of the world’s top interior designers. His firm has been featured in the interior design bible, Andrew Martin Interior Design Review, the Oscars of the interior design world, and has won multiple awards from the International Property Awards, London for World’s Best Interior Design, Asia Pacific’s Best Interior Design and for Singapore.

CWD’s clientele includes many of the world’s leading property developers such as Kerry Properties, Swire Properties, Capitaland Residential, Ho Bee Group, VIG and Mulpha International.

Cameron Woo has been invited to speak at international interior design conferences such as 100% Design, China International Interior Design Cultural Festival, Housing Industry Association of Australia, One to One with World Class Designers in Bangkok and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. CWD has collaborated with some of the world’s largest consumer and prestige brands such as Dulux, AkzoNobel, Louis Vuitton and Philips Lighting.

Cameron Woo is a panelist on Akzonobel’s Colour Futures and is a regular guest judge and mentor on the hit international interior design reality television show The Apartment TV, (Season 5 & 6) with 11 million viewers in SEA alone. Cameron is currently the President of the Interior Design Confederation Singapore from 2018-2019.


Interior Designer | President

Casey Hyun is an international multi-award-winning designer/strategist, business consultant and futurist. He has over 25 years of experience in the automotive and tech sectors including Panasonic, Audi, Ford, GM, Hyundai and most recently Google Uber where he was integral in the development of autonomous and future mobility technology.

With extensive experiences with top global corporations, his knowledge and professional network are unmatched. Since 2010, multiple numbers of Casey Hyun’s automotive designs have been globally awarded for their design excellence. Casey Hyun has covered a number of interviews and articles for global magazines and news around the world.


Product Designer | Professor

Davide Conti was born in Genoa. After classical studies, he joins the faculty of Industrial Design in Genoa University. Since 2006 his focus on furniture design and interior design, he started to participate and win several national and international design competitions. In 2007 he became a member of ADI (Association for Industrial Design), at the end of 2011, founded the territorial delegation of ADI in his region Liguria, and he is elected as councilor for ADI Liguria from 2012 to 2016. In 2008 he starts undertaking professional relationships with national and international clients. At the end of 2012, he decided to open the Davide Conti Design Studio. From September 2013 to July 2015 he has held the role of Project Manager ADI China, and since October 2015 he represent ADI in China, developing with Chinese partners projects related to the internationalization of ADI actively contributing to the promotion and development of projects between the Italian and Chinese world of design. Over the years the studio saw so broaden its horizons in Milan and now in Shanghai. Since 2015 he has been actively participating as a jury of international design award and since 2016 he has been teaching interior design and Italian design for different Chinese universities, developing courses, workshops, and cultural design tours in Italy for Chinese design students. In 2017 together with other colleagues working in China, he founded the IADC, Italian Architects and Designers Community in China. In 2019 he founded IDM - Italian Design Masterclass in Shanghai, an extra-academic course of high education for Chinese designers. In 2020 he held the position of Senior Account for in China. He is particularly creative and lives the reality with joy and curiosity, drawing out innumerable cues which lead him to commit to his job with passion. Lives and works between Shanghai (China), Milan (Italy), and his beloved Chiavari (Genoa, Italy).


Founder, Design Leader

Mr. Eisuke Tachikawa is a design activist and representative at NOSIGNER. A design strategist. Build relationships through design (social implementation of design) = Apply design to new areas, build a naturally straightforward beautiful vision for the future Clarifying the idea of the structure (structuring knowledge of design) = Clarify the idea and creation of the structure, increase the number of change makers by producing society’s evolution of the futureTo actualize these two goals, he advocates "evolution thinking" to learn design through biological evolution. Clarifying ecology found in the background of design, the aim is to actualize truly valuable ideas for the future, as soon as possible. Eisuke Tachikawa provides creative education through workshops for universities, NPOs and companies as a philosopher who explores the ideal form of evolutionary design thinking. As a designer, he has accomplished beyond the fields of and active in architecture, graphic design, product design, and has the experience of winning over 50 awards internationally in leading design awards. These include Good Design Gold Award, DFA Grand Prize (Hong Kong), PENTAWARDS Platinum Award (World's No.1 food packaging / Belgium ), SDA Grand Award and the DSA Annual Spatial Design Award Exellence Priz. He has served as a judge for many international design awards such Good Design Award, DIA Award (Design Intelligence Award) and WAF (World Architecture Forum).During March - September 2014, the Cabinet Secretariat hosted the "Cool Japan Movement Promotion Conference" where he was officially invited to volunteer as the concept director from the Ministry. He contributed to the formulation of the CJ mission declaration "Japan, a country that provides creative solutions to the challenges that the world faces.”Although he pioneered design strategies, there was a strategic cabinet remodel 2 weeks after the presentation, that ultimately discontinued this mission. He is currently doing what he can with the policy of real Cool Japan.WIKI "OLIVE”, launched only 40 hours after the Great East Japan Earthquake hit, shared useful open designs for disaster survivors, established the disaster-prevention design movement. Continuing on from this concept, he worked for developing TOKYO BOSAI (cooperation with Dentsu Inc.), the largest disaster prevention plan in Japanese government history that Tokyo issued more than 7.8 million copies.Currently, through design strategies that encourage social change, he continues to co-create with various organizations in fields such as next generation energy · regional activity · generation inheritance · traditional industry · science communication.


Design Strategist / Founder / Director NOSIGNER

Mr. Duong Ho is the President of VDAS Design Association, an organization belonging to the Industry & Trade Department of Hochiminh City, Vietnam. The main mission is to plan and develop national design strategies to connect Vietnamese creative designers, businesses, design educators, national and international organizations. VDAS also enhances the creative design industry in Vietnam and promotes the design thinking process to change the perception of society in regards to overcoming national challenges and to build up Vietnam's design identity with the sole purpose of being recognized globally.

Mr. Duong Ho has a background as an interior designer who has worked for more than 30 years in many different fields related to creative design, both locally and overseas. He is one of the first and leading interior design experts in Vietnam since the opening of the Vietnamese economy in the 1990s. He has contributed and participated in the design of many diverse interior projects, and lifestyle products for many famous global brands. With the opportunities to participate in overseas workshops, training courses and international events worldwide, he is always dedicated to the development of changing the mindset for Vietnamese design with the new trends and contemporary styles from Northern Europe, applying and bringing new materials and technology into the Vietnamese interior market.

He is also the founder of VMARK Vietnam Design Institute, which was established with a clear mission to become a unique and leading professional design institution in Vietnam, specializing in providing design education and incubation on multiple levels of professional development for people who love creative design.

From 2019, Mr. Duong Ho, with his partner, has initiated the launching of the VMARK Vietnam Interior Design Week & Vietnam Design Awards, which is, to this day, the FIRST professional CREATIVE DESIGN AWARD in Vietnam to evaluate and reward the best-applied designs in Vietnam for better awareness for businesses and citizens about the importance of vitality in design from their daily activities to the country's competitiveness.

Since leading VDAS Design Association, Mr. Duong Ho has been invited to many international interior design events in Asia-Pacific and Europe, and has been invited to be the juror of some of the most authoritative design awards, such as the Singapore Interior Design Awards, Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards, CIDA China Design Awards, International Industrial Design Awards, etc.



Mr. Jason Wang is the leading figure in the Chinese design arena who had devoted himself to the design industry as a curator up to 2009. Wang is the Secretary-General of Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) as well as the Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee for the APDC Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards for Elite.

​In 2010, Mr. Jason Wang established the Asia Pacific Design Center (APDC) in Hong Kong, China. He also initiated the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards for Elite with the theme ‘Celebrating Creativity’, which has become one of the most important design awards in the Chinese community.



Architect by training and multidisciplinary designer by profession, Prof. Keat Ong is a celebrated, awards-winning designer. He is the founder/ kreative director of Keat Ong Design and co-founder of SCKD Pte Ltd as well as 3 terms president of Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SIDS). Keat chairs the Singapore Interior Design Accreditation Council which overseas the competency of interior design practitioners in Singapore. He was also elected to preside over the the 13 nations Asia Pacific Space Designers Association (APSDA) for the term 2021-2023. He has been named one of Asia’s Top Designers in Singapore Design Awards 2014 and as Designers of the year 2016/2017 from the famed INTERIOR DESIGN Magazine. He was also honored with the title of “The Most Influential Designer” by China’s national body for Interior design, China Building Decoration Association in the 2017. He is also Adjunct Professors to numerous universities including the famed China Academy of Art and Taylor’s University as well as judges to many prestigious awards internationally. Keat is the author of “Injecting Architecture”, a book about his methodology in design demonstrated through his collection of selected projects.


Founder, Kreative Director | President

Mr. Koji Sakai is the Director of Sia-furniture, Japan. Concept "SIA×DESIGN=HAPPINESS" Create the feeling, not the shapes. SIA is a design unit with the motto, "SIA×DESIGN=HAPPINESS", try to create comfortable, convenient and pleasant things.

Mr. Koji Sakai is also on the Board of Directors of the Japan Interior Designers' Association (JID). JID was founded in 1958 as a national association to represent the interests of interior designers in Japan. Since then, JID has been dealing with the professional, cultural, and legal interests of the interior design profession supporting and promoting the realization of modern design.

The full membership consists of the individual designers who practice interior design and interior product design as well as the researchers engaged in the field of interior design. The supporting membership includes the organizations, companies, design schools and institutes relevant to the field of interior design who wish to contribute to the goals of the association. The objectives of the association are to contribute to social well-being by looking for common solutions to make better living environments and to enhance the social recognition of the importance of interior design.

To this end, JID has been exchanging ideas and experiences and trying to strengthen social solidarity between the individuals and the organizations nationally as well as internationally in order to establish the recognition, methods, and technique to meet the common goals as the professional organization. JID has taken its role as a member of global society participating positively in international activities and voicing itself on issues concerted. and will continue to do its part striving towards the objectives raised through a range of activities and with the recognition and responsibilities as a national organization.


Architect / Professor


President of ASSIL (Italian Association
of Lighting Manufacturers)

Consul General of Italy – Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)March 2018 - Present

Head of Economic Office and Alternate Executive Director for Italy at the EBRD – Italian Embassy in LondonAugust 2013 – March 2018

Head of OSCE Desk – MFA RomeAugust 2012 – August 2013

Training/Updating course for Counselors. Italian Diplomatic Institute - RomeOctober 2011 – August 2012

Advisor for International Activities at the Italian Export Credit Agency (SACE) - RomeJuly 2010 – July 2012

Chief of Staff. Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. (U.S.A.)January 2007 – July 2010

Deputy Chief of Mission. Italian Embassy in Sofia (Bulgaria), with rank of CounselorSeptember 2006 - January 2007

Head of the Economic Office. Embassy of Italy in Sofia (Bulgaria)July 2002 - September 2006.

Second Secretary - Horn of Africa Desk, MFA RomeSeptember 2001 - July 2002

Joined the Italian Foreign Service - December 2000.Long mission at the Italian Embassy in Hanoi (Vietnam) on July-August 2001.Training at the Diplomatic Institute: secondments to SIMEST (Italian Development Finance Institution) and RAI NEWS 24 (Italian Broadcasting Company).


Consul General

Founded in 2008, The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM) has the main purpose of undertaking activities to support commercial exchanges between Italy and Vietnam, assisting economic agents and fostering the development of economic relations and cooperation among entrepreneurs of the various countries within Europe.


The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam Design Association (VDAS).


The purpose of this MoU is to advance the mutually beneficial informal working relationship between VDAS and ICHAM. VDAS' mission is to develop the design education and thinking; ICHAM's mission to improve the quality and impact of design, come together in the emerging fields of design development and production. These two organizations are therefore working together to ensure that we build a unique and recognized Vietnam Design identity. Design Business and production, while providing vibrant, human suitable places for living and working. In essence, VDAS and ICHAM are uniting in the goal of Promoting the development of Design Meaning and Business Mind. The parties pledge to work together to help the development of Design meaning and business, and community better serve the needs of society through proper Design and Management. Two parties seek to advance their working relationship with respect to people needs and development-related issues, including, but not limited to the following:


Fostering Design Thinking, Design Production, and Business

Developing and sharing strategies for new projects and events that will create opportunities for budding young Designers in terms of job placement, industrial attachment, and industry collaborations through varying of activities such as seminars, workshops, exhibitions, study/design business tours to Italy (exhibitions, festivals, companies’ visiting, etc.)

Advancing indoor Design quality, occupant well-being, and productivity.

Developing case studies and best practice demonstrations and advancing and developing guidance on the state of the Design.

Promoting collaboration between VDAS regions and ICHAM components in Education and Outreach, and Research and demonstration of best practice of our members.

Promote V-MARK Vietnam Design Award to companies, organizations relevant in design. Support VDAS in consultancy, judgment, and training for candidates, link Vietnam Design Award to Italia Good Design Competitions and Award, and other International Award’s networks.



Oliver Lin – He is the vice president of Taiwan Design Research Institute and the vice-chairman of Taiwan Design Alliance, also serves as a consultant or committee member of governmental projects. He is dedicated to globalizing Taiwan design for over two decades. He is the advocator and promoter of Design Cities and was in charge of the planning and executing of the 2011 IDA Congress Taipei and World Design Capital 2016 Taipei and 7 WDC programs.

Recently he serves as the key role in TDRI’s strategic research and planning of national design policies, supporting corporates’ design-empowerment and innovation, and also fostering the establishment and international promotion of the national design brand - “DIT” (Design in Taiwan), in order to build up Taiwan’s design ecosystem. He devotes himself to developing Taiwan Design’s international impact and the power of discourse. The vision is to make a better change in Taiwan through design capabilities and to facilitate Taiwan design’s global reputation.


Product Designer

Graduated in Architecture from Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa in 2004, obtained the LEED certification in 2013 and is currently PhD student in the Doctoral Program in Social Sustainability and Development at the Universidade Aberta de Lisboa.

He has developed the architecture practice in Portugal until 2011, having started his international career first in Vietnam, then in Algeria, Hong Kong and Macau, enrolling directly in projects related to urban planning, hotels and resorts, health, retail, entertainment and science parks. In 2018 he joined S+A Group and became a founding partner of S+A Vietnam.

Besides, Sérgio is playing the role of Chairman at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Portugal-Vietnam. 




NAMBA PARKS・Parks Moon The 41st square Blue'dge WINDSOR & BOULOGNE & LOGOS THE WESTIN NAGOYA CASTLE deluxe suite INAX Shinjuku showroom 4F CLStage THE WESTIN NAGOYA CASTLE chapel The Opera & HUGS THE RITZ-CARLTON Tokyo 45F dining THE SAKAE RESIDENCE moitie moitie mamaya Noritake Sakae patisserie gram PROUD Mizuho-hinatacho Hilltop Notitake Ginza Iseya Sohonten Koen-ten Nakanoshima Wellness Center Keishindo JP tower KITTE Marunouchi knot Vent Vert Higashiyama Hotel Gate In Kagoshima Sumai Salon Aichi Fudosan Okazaki Leopalace21 Head office 1F LIXIL showroom


Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2004 IIDA 2004 Award of Excellence (IES) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Paul Waterbury Award of Excellence(Outdoor) ~ NAMBA PARKS・Parks Moon Good Design Award 2003-2004 Award of S&M Enterprises ~ Concrete Design Kitsuji   Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2005  IIDA 2005 Award of Merit (IES) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America   Edwin F. Guth(Interior) Merit Award (Award of Excellence) ~LIVE JAZZ LOUNGE TRIBECA Tokyo Illuminating Engineering Society of North America 2008  IIDA 2008 Award of Merit (IES) Illuminating Engineering Society of North America   Edwin F. Guth(Interior) Merit Award (Award of Excellence) The Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan Excellent Illuminating Facility in Tokai Branch, Chief Award ~The 41st square Blue'dge Best Store Of The Year 18th Award of Excellence ~INAX Shinjuku showroom 4F CLStage Architecture Award in Mie 29th, General Section Winner ~Okashi-Kokoro TORAYA SHOGETSU 8th PUBLIC Space Design Contest, 3rd place of facilities department ~Noritake no Mori - my Dining


Architecture & Interior Designer

Professor Fong is a registered Professional Interior Designer of IIDA (U.S.A), Chartered Society of Designers (UK) and member of AIA (USA) He was elected as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association from 1993-1995. During his 30 years of practice, he completed more than 1,000 major projects located in Mainland China, London, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the USA, and receiving more than 100 design awards.

In addition, Mr. Fong lectured at the Hong Kong University and The Tsing Hua University in Bejing China. He also sat on the judging panel for the Asia Pacific Interior Design Award competition and the examination panels for various design institutes. Presently Mr. Fong is the Professor of The China Academy of Art in Hangzhou China, rating the best art academy in China. In 2005, he established the “Most Original Design Award- Patrick Fong” in China to encourage young designers on creatively thinking.


President | APDC Awards for Elite

Professor Do is an accomplished executive leader with extensive experience and consummate achievements in multiple internationally recognised and awarded-winning global research and scholarship. The teaching programs and projects he leads have sustained a record of success in attracting local, state, federal and international backing through numerous funding sources.

• Award-winning senior-level professional and educator with experience as a director, executive and lead of public and private sectors in university-wide and professional communities for over 20 years.

• A highly analytical decision-maker in the methodology of creative systems thinking. Experienced in establishing and implementing strategic plans for turning around challenging and complex situations to deliver positive operational outcomes, along with a proven history of increasing productivity and impact value scalability.

• A highly self-motivated trailblazer who consistently wins highly competitive large grant funding with impactful education programs locally and internationally.

• Seasoned executive with in-depth knowledge of emerging global pedagogy in international education and commercial market opportunities, having established academic and industry relationships across Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Taiwan.

Hames Sharley’s National Head of Design Education in Practice, Professor Do, leads the design knowledge development, supporting the best practices with the approach of a scholarly in-practice design research methodology.


Head of Design Education in Practice | Hames Sharley

Adjunct Industry Professor of Architecture & Design | Swinburne University of Technology

Riccardo Franceschi

1989-1994 Polytechnic of Milan, Faculty of Architecture and Interior Design

1993-1995 Assistant Professor of Architecture at Faculty of Architecture of Polytechnic of Milan

1996 Opens office in Brescia

2009 Partnership with Giorgio Goffi

2010 Establishes with Giorgio Goffi ARCHI2 office

​Archisquare awards

1994 “Premio San Carlo Borromeo” Permanent Exhibition in Milan (selected)

2005 “Piranesi Prix International” (finalist)

2006 Award “Gold Medal for Italian Architecture” Honorable Mention

“International Prize Mies Van Der Rohe” (selected)

“National Award ANCE-IN / ARCH”, Prize for the best young architects project section.


Architect, Interior Designer

Mr. Leung Chi Tien Steve (梁志天) is the Founder and a Director of each of SLD Group Holdings, SLDL, SLAL, Steve Leung & Yoo (SLY), Steve Leung Hospitality (SLH), Steve Leung Exchange (SLX), Steve Leung Lifestyle (SLL) and Everyday Living (EDL). Steve is mainly responsible for the brand building, market development and strategic planning of our Group, as well as creative design of our key projects.


Mr. Leung is a leading architect, interior and product designer in Hong Kong with over 30 years of experience in the interior design and decorating services and architecture industries. Steve's works reflect the projects' unique characters with his contemporary touch, taking inspirations from the Asian culture and arts. Prior to establishing the Group in 1997, Steve served as an assistant architect of Wong & Ouyang & Associates from 1981 to 1983, and was responsible for office/commercial and residential projects. He worked as a building surveyor of the Building Development Department of Hong Kong from 1983 to 1986 and the Buildings and Lands Department of Hong Kong from April 1986 to June 1986. Steve was a director of Architects and Designers Co. Limited (later known as C D U Architects, Planners Limited.), an architectural and urban planning consultancy, from 1987 to 1990, responsible for architecture and interior design advisory. He also established LKI Development Limited (later known as Leung & Chow Architects Planners Limited), an architectural and urban planning consultancy, in 1990 where he was a director, responsible for architecture and interior design advisory.


Mr. Leung obtained a bachelor of arts degree in architectural studies, a bachelor of architecture degree and a master of science degree in urban planning from the University of Hong Kong. He became a member of The Hong Kong Institute of Architects in 1983, an Authorised Person (List of Architects) in 1994, and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners in 1992. He became a registered architect since 1991. He is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association and a member of the Hong Kong Designers Association. In 2013, Mr. Leung was appointed as an executive officer of the design professional committee of China National Interior Decoration Association. He was elected as the President on the IFI Executive Board from 2017 to 2019 of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers. In 2016, he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of C Foundation.

Mr. Leung also assumes several social positions including the adjunct professor of The University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education and a member of the board of directors of Hong Kong Design Centre. Mr. Leung was also recognised as an honorary fellow of Vocational Training Council in 2016.


President | Founder

Suzy Annetta, Founding Editor in Chief of Design Anthology is a design editor and curator and a recognised authority on design in Asia. Suzy has judged numerous design awards regionally, has advised on selection panels, serves as on the advisory committee for Design Trust, hosted numerous interviews and panel discussions at events, live television and podcasts, and has edited numerous books on design.

With a background in interior design, and 18 years living in Asia, Annetta recognised the need to tell stories about design across the region. Design Anthology was first launched in early 2014 to a strong following that continues to grow internationally. Design Anthology is published independently and is the only design magazine available across the Asia region to focus on a curated selection of high-end projects in the region or by Asian designers internationally. A European edition of the magazine launched in 2018, followed by an Australian edition in late 2019. Design Anthology published their first long format book in collaboration with Thames & Hudson in early 2020.


Founding Editor-in-Chief

Mr. Tung Ching Yew is a multi-disciplinary designer who has vast experience from reputable international design consultancy organizations. Ching Yew has successfully accomplished projects both locally and overseas in countries such as U.S, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. He has won Gold and Bronze awards in Industry Design Excellence Awards (I-DEA) for Exhibition and Retail categories in 2014 and 2012 respectively.

Having more than 10 years of industry practice, Ching Yew established a spatial design practice, Spirit Of Design Analogy Pte Ltd (SODA) with another fellow alumnus from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

With a total of 15 years of design industry experience that includes design management and project management, Ching Yew has completed projects in major retail malls in Singapore such as Marina Bay Sands, ION Orchard, 313 Somerset, TripleOne Somerset, Iluma, Vivocity, Suntec City, Marina Square, Plaza Singapura and still counting. Some of the other mentionable projects in which he was involved as a design consultant are National Day Parade, Orchard Road Christmas Light-up, CommunicAsia / BroadcastAsia, Food and Hotel Asia, and TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition.

SODA is an award-winning spatial design firm established in Singapore that specializes in Corporate Spaces. We have completed projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and China mainly in the Retail, Commercial Office, F&B, Showroom, Hospitality and Exhibition Design sectors. We have been actively participating in seminars as guest speakers and jury panel for the awards program.


President | Chairman

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