Hong Kong Interior Design Association May 2013
Chairman message
Time flies. I realize I have already been a professional member of the Hong Kong Interior Design Association for eight years. I am much honored to be elected its chairman this year.

HKIDA was founded over 20 years ago, and under the prudent leadership of its various chairmen, the association is now well established. Further developing the association upon this solid foundation will surely be a challenging task. I vouch that with the support of the Executive Committee, sponsors and other parties, HKIDA will endeavor to enhance the well-being of its members and strive for a better future for the interior design profession.

Looking into the future, HKIDA will strengthen its promotional efforts. In addition to publishing our much-lauded members’ directory, HKIDA will also increase its engagement with the general public by conducting members’ works exhibitions and other sharing activities so that people will have better understanding about the professionalism of local interior design practitioners and also garner more business opportunities for our members. We will continue to strengthen our international connections by being involved in the Executive Council of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) and organizing the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards (APIDA). Following from the success of the second edition of East Gathering in Hong Kong last year, the event will continue on to Tokyo and Seoul in the coming year, and HKIDA members will certainly take part in both events. In addition, uniting local practitioners will be an important focus for the association, and we will strive to broaden our ties with local interior design students and nurture future talents.

Internally, HKIDA will reform its Executive Committee and improve its effectiveness. The Board of Directors has proposed extending the chairman’s term of office from one to two years, and each chairman can serve a maximum of two terms. In addition, the Executive Committee will introduce the post of Past-Chairman to help facilitate a smooth transition and allow the Past-Chairman to offer assistance and advice to the committee.

Lastly, I wish to encourage everyone who is interested in interior design to join us in our various activities and support the local interior design profession, and thereby affirm Hong Kong’s position as the design capitol of Asia.

Antony Chan
HKIDA Happenings
The HKIDA Executive Committee 2013 was elected on 28 Jan 2013. The list of office bearers is as below:

  Antony CHAN Chairman   Louisa YOUNG Chairlady of Membership
  Kinney CHAN Past Chairman   Margaret LAI Chairlady of Education
  Horace PAN Vice-chairman (International Affairs)   Po Po LEUNG Chairlady of Public Relations
    Chairman of RIDA Project   Timothy CHENG Membership Committee Member
  Joey HO Vice-chairman (Local Affairs)   Tris KEE Education Committee Member
  Peter WONG General Secretary & Treasurer   Wesley LIU Chairman of APIDA 2013
  Patrick LEUNG Honorary Advisor     Chairman of East Gathering Committee

With B&W as the co-organiser and SIEMENS as the venue sponsor, we organised the first networking party in 2013 at SIEMENS Experience Centre on 6 May. Chairman Antony Chan kicked off proceedings by delivering a warm welcome speech. After the introduction of the innovative ideas of the venue facilities and the latest trends on the sound industry by our sponsors, our ten new members shared their recent projects and creations. It was then followed by the presentation of membership certificates to new members by Membership Chairlady Louisa Young. A good time was had by all, and the talent of interior design professionals was witnessed.

Presentation of membership certificates (from left to right, top to bottom): Ronald Lu & Partners ( HK) Ltd (corporate member), Es Senziale Design Consultants Ltd (corporate member), Mona Leung (professional member), Ricky Chung (professional member), Kyle Chan (professional member), Jerry She (professional member), Ivan Liu (professional member), Kenmi Tam (professional member), Sonny Fung (professional member), Samuel Lam (professional member), Peter Wai (professional member), Kiros Ng (professional member)
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