27-29 July 2024


21-24Augus t 2024


December 12-14, 2024


China International Building & Interior Design Forum

The IDF China International Building & Interior Design Forum, a celebrity event under Shanghai Architecture and Interior Design Week, has become a professional platform for exchanging high-end design ideas between international design masters and the most active architects and designers in China, as well as representatives from large real estate development groups and hotel management companies, through cross-border dialogue.

Since 2015, the IDF Forum for Chinese and Foreign Designers has not only had the privilege of inviting world-renowned design masters such as Bill Bensley, Tony Chi, Piero Lissoni, etc. to give keynote speeches, but also attracted star rated hotel groups and first-class design companies such as Marriott, Intercontinental, Gensler, SOM, Foster+Partners, HBA, Rockwell, CCD, etc. to attend for case analysis.

2024 will be a new starting point for the industry to restart. The “2024 IDF China International Building & Interior Design Forum “, with the theme of “Breakthroughs · Reinvention,” will once again gather popular hotel and commercial space architects and designers in the industry, share design concepts and project cases, interpret the latest trends in hotel and commercial space design, share with the audience the hidden opportunities and challenges under the new normal, and promote industry exchanges and cooperation.

  • Date

    March 26, 2024

  • Location

    Hall E1 Forum Area, SNIEC

  • Organizer

    Sinoexpo Informa Markets

2024IDF Intended Speakers

Carl Almeida
Managing Partner,P49 Deesign

Since 2001, Carl has been a partner of P49 Deesign, an internationally renowned design company based in Bangkok, with outstanding architectural and interior design capabilities. He is responsible for creative guidance, business development, and overall execution of hotel projects in multiple countries around the world. The hotel design industry has been deeply cultivated for over 35 years. As a project director and chief designer, Carl is responsible for over 100 urban hotel, resort, and serviced apartment projects, covering countries and regions such as Thailand, China, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Australia, Tahiti, Kenya, and Oman. He continues to work closely with Marriott, Intercontinental, Hilton, Hyatt, and Accor International Hotel Group.

Tristan Auer

As a renowned French interior designer and architect, Tristan Auer, with his extremely mature aesthetics and vision, mobilizes the vitality of colors, changes in light and shadow, and blends culture to present the most beautiful spatial expression. Since graduating from the É cole des Design in Paris (ESAG) in 1996, Tristan Auer has studied under renowned designers Christian Liaigre and Philippe Starck, accumulating an elegant and luxurious design tone. Tristan Auer combines his highly modern vision with art and exceptional craftsmanship, giving contemporary luxury a new definition. His works are engraved like symbols on the veins of art, representing the lingering charm of many eras.

Kristina Zanic
Founder and CEO, Kristina Zanic Consultant

Kristina Zanic is an outstanding figure in the field of interior design in Asia and the Middle East. She has been working in Thailand for over 20 years, collaborating with international brands, multinational corporations, and well-known local companies throughout Asia. She established her own distinctive design studio in Dubai. Kristina Zanic Design Consultants. Her personalized service can be recognized from some international and local design awards. Such as the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the Valley of Haima, and the Deluxe Collection Resort in Kefu Duo Mez Miramar.

Teo Su Seam
Partner and Chief Designer, LTW

Teo Su Seam designs showcase superb skills and creativity, with a unique foresight, making her the preferred interior designer for many world-class hotel brands, including the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong and the Four Seasons Hotel in Seoul. His works span over thirty years. In the past few years, Teo has emerged from Asia, responsible for designing projects in Cyprus and Spain, successfully breaking through its own boundaries. The evolution of its design style has attracted clients such as Alila, Moxy, and Marina Bay Sands.

Radha Arora
President, Rosewood Hotels

In 1982, Radha graduated from Les Roches and embarked on a glorious journey of over 30 years in the hospitality industry. He has worked for top hotels in the world, such as The Savoy, The Ritz, The H ô tel de Crillon Paris, and The Beverly Wilshire. and Marina Bay Sands.

Previous Speakers

2023 IDF:


Forum in 2023, with the theme of “Reboot and Rejuvenation,” has invited influential architects, designers, representatives of real estate development groups, and hotel management companies from both domestic and international sources to gather in Shanghai. In just one day’s schedule, ten distinguished guests took turns taking the stage to share the latest cases and design concepts of commercial complexes, hotels and other engineering projects, deepening industry exchanges and cooperation through interdisciplinary dialogue.

Ed Ng

Co-founder and Chief Designer
AB Concept

The Change in Design Philosophy

Dr. Mei Ping

Chief Representative

China Capella Hotel Group Asia

Opportunities for Urban Renewal

Jeff Kaeonil

Design Principal

HOK Hotel Design

Stephen Yas

Senior International Design Director
DLR Group


Ruiqi Li

Project Director

Keeping Up with the Times – Elements of Sustainable Design Transformation in Hotels

Freddie T T Hai

Rocco Design Architects

Care for Users Hospitality, Retail & Cultural Architecture

Catherine Siu

B+H Architects,CHIL Interior Design

The Road to Zero-Carbon Hotel Design

Kang Lei

Partner and Senior Project Director
Junson Design

Integrating into the Scenery and Enjoying the Environment

Jerry Wu

Founder/ Principal

Integrating Economy and Aesthetics, Creating Sustainable Hotel Design

Vincent de Graaf

Co-founder and Design Director
AIM Architecture

Emotional Architecture

2022 IDF:


The 2022″Design · Future” International Building & Interior Design Forum was successfully held on August 25th at the Nanjing International Expo Center. The event was extremely popular. Guests focused on the topic of “Design and Future” to propose contemporary design hotspots, thus to better cope with, create the future, and constantly explore, discover beauty, as well as provide suggestions for innovation in hotel and commercial space design.

Peter Wang

Vice President 

Banyan Tree Group

Discussion on the Development of Resort Hotels

Zhi Fu

Partner and Design Director 

Cheng Chung Design

Exploring the Dimensions of Space and Art

XiaoYan Liu

GM of Business Planning Department  Greenland Hotel and Tourism Group

Innovative Trends in Hotel Design from an Operational Perspective


ZhaoRuiQi Li

Project Director 


Changes and Development Trends of Hotel Design in Post Epidemic Era

Yun Xia


Kangyi Culture

Art Empowers a Better Life

Yun Du

Director and Chief Architect


Constructing Artistic Space with Poetic Aesthetics

Vincent Zhang

Founder and Project Leader 

Stylus Studio Design Firm

DNA of Design

Johnny Lin


DLR Group

Undefined Hotels

Jaco Pan


Minggu Design

Narrative Space

2021 IDF:

Ken Wei
Global Design Director of Aedas, Honorary Chairman of RIBA China Branch, and Member of RIBA Council – Asia and Australasia Region

Joe Lau

Design Director 


Philip Handford

Retail Design Director 


Andy Hall & Yijie Xu 

Founder Partner 

MQ Studio 

Benjamin Hu

Chief Design and Engineering Director 

InterContinental Hotels Group in Greater China

Hao Li

Vice President and Chief Designer 


Wolf Loebel

Co founder and President 

Rheinland Design Group in Germany

Dr. Mei Ping

Chief Representative

Capella Hotel Group in Asia and China

2020 IDF:

 Bangsheng Yang Founder&President YANG Design Group

Peter Mackey

Director of Chapman Taylor

 Yun Du

Director and Chief Architect of Biluode Architectural Consulting Company

White Wang

Design Director for Greater China at HKS International Architectural Design Company

Angela He

Design and Project Director, Technical Services Department, Hilton Hotel Management Group

Ray Chou

Founder of Zhu Zhou Space Design and Creative Director of Interior Design

Evan Gu

Technical Director of Gensler Shanghai Office

Shain Lim

Chief Design Director of Yizhen

Ben  Wu

the creator of WS World’s Ultimate Design

James Lee

Founder and CEO of Adventure United Hotel Consulting Co., Ltd

2019 IDF:

Roberto Baciocchi

Founder of Italian firm Baciocchi

Julia Monk

Senior Vice President of HOK, Director of Hotel Design

Alan Kueh

Founder of AK+Design Firm

Vachirapong Danny

Design Director of PIA Design Firm in Thailand

Yi Jiang

Director of Chapman Taylor Architectural Design Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Yunong Lai

Design Director of Shiyu Lighting Design Co., Ltd

Quanqian Li 

Vice President of CallisonRTKL


Design Director of Wanda Hotel Design and Research Institute

Hongbin Pan
Founder of Hong Kong Fanna Design Group

Tianwen Sun 

Chief Designer of Shanghai Black Bubble Architectural Decoration Engineering Co., Ltd

Xinyan Wang

President of Interior Design at Mengtai

 Ming Xu

founder of Minghe Wenji

Zhenglin Yan

Technical Director of Gensler Hotel

Shi Yu

the founder of gpdesign

Dongxian Zheng 

President of PLA ASIA

Zhuang Ziyu

Partner and Lead Architect of RSAA Design Group in Germany

2018 IDF:

Piero Lissoni

Founder of Lissoni Associati 

 Ed Ng

Founder of AB Concept

Colin Seah

Founder of MOD

Nathan Hutchins

Founder of Muza Lab

Dejian Chen

Founder of Dejian Design

Patricia Ho

Founder of White Jack

Jilian Huang

Vice President of Design, Planning, and Architecture at Wyndham Hotel Group

Qi Sun 

Deputy General Manager of the R&D and Design Center of Zhongnan Real Estate

Xinyan Wang

President of Interior Design at Mengtai

Yibo Xu 

Chinese Partner of Boeri Architectural Design Firm

Guy Ditrich

Sleeper freelance writer