Italian Design Day: ‘Design and the City of the Future’
will be the focus of the annual event held tomorrow in Dubai
UAE, Dubai, 18 March 2019: In celebration of ‘Italian Design Day’, Professor Carlo Ratti, renowned Italian architect, engineer, prominent designer of Italy’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and ambassador of Italian Design Day in the UAE, will be visiting Dubai tomorrow to give a keynote speech on Design and the City of the Future to VIPs and guests at the American University in Dubai (AUD).
This year’s theme focuses on Internet of Things (IoT). The Internet is entering the physical space – the traditional domain of architecture and design – becoming an Internet of Things. This is opening the door to a variety of applications from energy to mobility, from production to citizen participation.
Italian Design Day is an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote Italian design around the world and tomorrow’s event is being held in partnership with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai.
Italian Design Day
Tuesday 19 March at AUD, RM C227
9am – 9.30am: Arrivals and Registration/ Breakfast Buffet
9.30am – 9.40am: Welcome Speech by H.E. Liborio Stellino, Ambassador of Italy to UAE
9.40am – 9.50am: Introduction by Anna Cornaro, Asst. Prof. of Architecture at the
School of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University in Dubai
9.50am – 10.30am: Keynote lecture by Professor Carlo Ratti
10.30am – 11am: Q&A
Notes to Editors
Italian Trade Agency -ITA
The Italian Trade Agency is the Government agency which promotes the globalization of Italian firms, under the aegis of the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ITA helps to develop, facilitate and promote Italian economic and trade relations with foreign countries, focusing on the needs of SMEs, their associations and partnerships. ITA sustains Italian firms in their internationalisation process, promoting the marketing of Italian goods and services as well as the image of “Made in Italy” products around the world, while facilitating outward Italian investments and encouraging FDI attraction into Italy. ITA provides information, support and consultancy services to Italian companies on foreign markets, in order to foster exports and economic cooperation in all sectors, with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of their presence on international markets. ITA works closely with the Italian Regions, the network of Italian Chambers of Commerce, business organisations and other public and private entities. ITA’s headquarters are based in Rome and it works through a large network of offices around the world which are acknowledged as “Trade Promotion Offices or Sections” of Italy’s Embassies or Consulates.
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