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Industry partners for 2018

CBi China Bridge

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CBi China Bridge is an insight-based innovation and strategy firm who aim to “improve futures” through product and service design and new business creation. Based in Shanghai but with a fully global outlook, China Bridge have a diverse and international network of community of leaders, associates and partners from around the world to solve complex problems, learn and share together.

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S.point is a consulting agency founded in 1997 who’s portfolio spans the likes of communication design, product design, public facilities and engineering. S.point is also the oldest agency of it’s kind in China. While their big name clients include Samsung, Philips and Unilever, they remains focused on innovation and their multidisciplinary approach allows S.point to take an idea from the very start all the way through to the final product.

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Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) is a Global advertising agency. Founded in 1982 by British ad men John Bartle, Nigel Bogle, and John Hegarty, BBH has offices in London, New York, Singapore, Shanghai, Mumbai, Stockholm and Los Angeles and employs more than 1000 staff worldwide.

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Seymourpowell was founded by Richard Seymour and Dick Powell in 1984 and the company has now become one the UK’s best known design and innovation consultancies.

Seymourpowell works across research, product experience, brand packaging and transport with leading global clients.

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Tangerine is the London-based strategic design consultancy creating global product innovation, brand strategy, industrial and experience design. Tangerine was started in 1989 with Clive Grinyer and famously employed the young Jonathan Ives. Tangerine is currently working on Chinese railway projects and other key Asia projects.

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The Shanghai International Fashion Centre


Approved by the Shanghai municipal government in 2000, The SIFC has an MOU with the British Fashion Council to promote fashion industry exchange. SIFC is responsible for the Shanghai International Fashion Culture Festival and Shanghai Fashion Week to promote emerging Chinese designers and international fashion brands

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Industry partners for 2017

Crystal CG

Crystal CG

Crystal CG Shanghai is the biggest professional production company in China, dedicated to the profound development and application of computer graphic technology. Crystal was the graphic design service provider for the Beijing 2008 Olympic and the assigned provider of multimedia design service of 2010 Shanghai Expo. As the leader in the CG industry, Crystal has built a very large creative production base through digital imaging, animation, multimedia and virtual reality.

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Industry partners for 2016



Priestmangoode is an internationally renowned multidisciplinary design studio founded by Paul Priestman. They works in the fields of product, environment, transport and packaging and their work ranges from high tech products to aircraft interiors. Priestmangoode’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the world, received numerous design awards and won major international competitions for their design work in the Far East, Europe and the USA.

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The Power Station of Art

the power station of art

The Power Station of Art Shanghai is China's first state run contemporary art museum. Like Tate Modern it was converted from a former electricity station. The museum is on the left bank of Shanghai’s Hyangpu River and opened in 2012. Converting the building cost $64 million which was paid for by the Shanghai government.

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