Mr. MICHELE D’ERCOLE
Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam
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.