The International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers (IFI), the world body of Interior Architecture and Design professionals recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UAE based Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID), the representative body of the industry, confirming that the UAE will host this important biannual event. Previous host nations include
Commenting at the signing ceremony of the agreement, Kenneth Laidler, President of APID, said, “This prestigious IFI General Assembly and Design Congress 2009 will ensure the UAE in particular, and the Gulf Region are at the forefront of the professional Architecture and Design Profession. The IFI Congress will highlight the important role that professional designers in the region are playing in business today. All commercial developments, whether for domestic occupation, industrial premises, hospitality or indeed health related, now understand the true benefits interior design can offer.”
“We are proud to host the IFI General Assembly and Design Congress 2009, here in the UAE,” he added.
IFI was founded in
At the signing ceremony, Shrikant Nivasarkar, President, IFI said, “We appreciate the enthusiasm, eagerness and dedication shown by the UAE association , and I am sure APID will be able to organise this IFI in conformity to the high standards it has been held before.
APID, the first association of its kind in the
One of the main objectives of APID is to be recognised as the authoritative body in all matters concerning professional interior design and practice within the