Dubai is poised to be at the epicentre of the interior design world from 26-28th February 2020 when it will host the biannual gathering of IFI members, along with the interior Architecture/Design community, for the IFI CONGRESS & General Assembly (GA).

The 13th IFI CONGRESS – DESIGN 2050 – Technology. Design. Education is organised in collaboration with the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) and hosted by the City of Dubai, U.A.E.

The event, which is to be held at the Park Hyatt, is dubbed one of the region's most influential designs events of the year, and is to welcome over 1000 leading international and regional designers to explore the future of design and what it will look like in 2050.

Speaking at a launch event for stakeholders, media, and members at the Park Hyatt Hotel APID’s Emirati President Farida Kamber Al Awadhi spoke enthusiastically about what hosting this important Congress for the second time means for Dubai, the industry and design.

"Dubai has always had a forward-looking vision and the government is focusing on their 2030 plan. It is therefore relevant that during the IFI event the global industries thinking and planning about the importance, influence and how we will be designing spaces 30 years from now, will be revealed.”

Keynote speakers include Ashley Hall, Professor of Design Innovation, Royal College of Art London, UK; Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis, Professor and Dean, Milan Polytechnic, Italy and Rosanne Somerson, President Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, USA.

A highlight of the global meeting is the IFI Global Awards Programme - GAP Prize. The prize is awarded to an individual or collective who has made an outstanding international contribution to the field of Interior Architecture/Design.

The much -anticipated APID/IFI event is fast gaining momentum and several local and international stakeholders are supporting this important milestone that is crowning Dubai’s position as a regional design capital.