On November 25, 2018, SRP and the Dubai Design & Fashion Council (DDFC) signed a MoU and jointly launched the Silk Road Design Competition to collect quality and creative designs for Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be held in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021.
Such news soon stirred up a media frenzy in MENA-region and Mainland China. Hundreds of well-known media have released print or online coverage about the competition, e.g. AL Press (Al-press.com), Al Khaleej (Alkhaleej.ae), Business Wire (Businesswire.com), China Company News, etc. The event also attracted high attention of Dubai’s fashion and design industry.
The competition will feature two design categories divided into homeware and jewellery. The organisers are calling on design students and professional designers in the MENA-region to submit their innovative design projects, with proposals being accepted until January 15, 2019. The selection process will be headed by leading design experts invited by SRP and DDFC.