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WDC Taipei 2016 Signing Ceremony, March 2014, Taipei (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)

Signing Ceremony

The WDC Signing Ceremony is customarily an invitation only event held on the occasion of the official acceptance and signing of the WDC Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the designated WDC City and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid).

The signing ceremony is an opportunity for the designated city to invite government officials, funding partners and stakeholders; local media; industry related corporations, as well as pertinent members of the local design community to witness the official signing of the MOA.

The signing ceremony is the first official WDC event and is usually held in the first quarter of the year following the official announcement of the designated WDC city at the Icsid Congress. The WDC New Year’s Eve of Design then becomes the first event within the WDC Calendar Year.