Montreal (Canada) – At the latest Board Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, the Icsid Executive Board was pleased to approve the applications of nine new Members. Representing eight different countries from five different regions, these new members help further expand Icsid’s strong international representation.

It is encouraging to see this growth, particularly in light of the recuperating global economy. With four new Education Members, this pillar demonstrates the highest increase.

Alongside the 25 organisations previously approved within the 2007-2009 term, these eight new provisional Members will become ratified at the Icsid General Assembly XXVI, taking place from 26-27 November 2009 in Singapore.

Associate Members

Design Center Bologna (Italy)
Seoul Design Foundation (South Korea)
Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (China)

Educational Members

American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (South Africa)
Musashino Art University (Japan)
Ontario College of Art and Design (Canada)


China Industrial Design Association (China)


Associação Brasilieira de Empresas de Design (Brazil)

Find out more about the different Member types.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Georgia Johnston
Member Relations & Admin Assistant
t: +1 514 448 4949 ext. 231