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APID hosts IFI for their 2nd Executive Board Meeting of 2016 in Dubai

 
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26 Jun 2016

The Association of Professional Interiors Designers (APID) graciously welcomed international delegates from the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) for their 2nd Executive Board Meeting of 2016 in Dubai.

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APID played host to a series of exceptionally successful meetings of the IFI Executive Board and its various committees. As well as promoting Dubai as the design hub of the region and highlighting the important design areas of Dubai, with visits to d3, Downtown and JBR.

The event was made possible from the generous hospitality of Dubai Tourism and support from DDFC, d3, American University in Dubai, MAS Paints, Galaxy Trading, Placemaking ME, Design Design, Kinnarps, Bears & Sanblas. Ensuring a smoothly run and overwhelmingly successful Middle East visit.

APID President and director hosts IFI Executive - Board Renae Hewitt (APID Director), Roberto Lucena, Lilia de Jesus, Lucy Topete, Sebastioano Renari (IFI President), Dr Albert Fakhoury (IFI board member for UAE), Mrs Farida Kamber Al Awadhi (APID President), Iris Dunbar, Titi Ogufere, Steve Leung, Trevor Kruze
APID President and director hosts IFI Executive - Board Renae Hewitt (APID Director), Roberto Lucena, Lilia de Jesus, Lucy Topete, Sebastioano Renari (IFI President), Dr Albert Fakhoury (IFI board member for UAE), Mrs Farida Kamber Al Awadhi (APID President), Iris Dunbar, Titi Ogufere, Steve Leung, Trevor Kruze

“We at IFI are proud of our UAE member, the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID), for the rigorous work they are doing to support the development of the Interior Design profession in the UAE. We were honoured to have our latest IFI Executive Board meeting in Dubai, hosted by APID, and to have the opportunity to learn firsthand, the advancements in the field of Interiors in this dynamic world region. We look forward to working closely with APID and the region to further define and shape contextual design excellence for the profession.” Sebastiano Raneri, IFI President

It was a tremendous effort over the last couple of months by Renae Hewitt, APID Director, and Dr Albert Fakhoury, AUD Professor and IFI Executive Board Committee Member, but every detail was delivered with true Arab hospitality. APID is pleased to convey that the Board considered the week’s events to be a significant and momentous experience involving serious discussion and collaborative decision-making as well as time for enjoyable conversation and furthering better relationships between the IFI Board and the Arab design community.

The IFI Executive Board greatly appreciated learning more about the state of the profession in the UAE and discover firsthand the groundbreaking design that is taking place in Dubai.

“APID continues to work towards establishing the best interiors community in the region and we are committed to contributing to our international community and to the future of interiors worldwide through our continued collaboration with IFI.” Renae Hewitt, APID Director

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