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The Official Establishment of Asian Association of Lighting Designers(AALD)
on Aug 5, 2014 at 9:34:17 am

The Official Establishment of Asian Association of Lighting Designers(AALD)

On 8th June,2014, Asian Association of Lighting Designers(AALD) called an Initiators’ meeting in Guangzhou and announced its official establishment on the 10th Light Night.
During the meeting, the initiators discussed the chapter and organization structure of AALD. In order to enhance the framework of AALD, the initiators also elected Mr.Ren Yuanhui as the president and Mr.Ma Bin as the Secretary General in the first session of AALD by secret ballot. Additionally, they reached the consensus that all of the initiators of AALD will be the members of the Standing Council of the first session.
Asian Association of Lighting Designers(AALD) is an international non-profit association, registered in June 2011 and dedicated exclusively to the concerns of career development of professional lighting designers in Asia. In the past three years, AALD devoted itself to the development, organization, international cooperation and communication among lighting design industry, as well as providing member services and benefits, etc. Thanks to supports from the industry, China Illuminating Engineering Society(CIES) and Lighting Urban Community International(LUCI), AALD so far has developed smoothly and successfully.
The official establishment of AALD is a brand-new commencement and a turning point to realize the “light dream of Asia”. In the future, AALD will continue earnestly devoting itself to making a significant contribution to the strengthening of a closer liaison between the current lighting designers in Asia, for the purpose of standardizing their ethical career behavior, strengthening their communication and cooperation, improving their professional skills; and in a general sense, promoting the awareness and development of the lighting design industry in Asia. AALD will promote to improve the industry standards and innovation to embrace a more harmonious and better light environment.

》》 Message from Mr. Ren Yuanhui, the Chairman of AALD
The official establishment of AALD marks that the communication platform is successfully set up between China and other Asian countries. It will also enhance the friendship, unity and progress of the lighting designers, as well as academic exchange of lighting designers, and technology development in the field of lighting design.

》》 Members of AALD Standing Council
Nationality Initiator Company
The United Arab Emirates Paul Miles Principal Lighting Designer and Partner, Light Touch PLD L.L.C.
Japan Reiko Chikada President, Reiko Chikada Lighting Design Inc.
Singapore Emmanuel Clair Group CEO, LIGHT CIBLES International Group
Taiwan, China Uno Lai President/Design Director, UnoLai Design Group
Hank Shih Partner-In-Charge, J+B Studios Architectural Lighting Design
Hongkong, China Chen Hantong President and Design Director, Hongkong OLP Urban Space Design

Mainland China
Chang Zhigang Professor and Graduate Advisor of China Central Academy of Fine Arts
Chen Lijian Director and General Designer, CLJD Design Consultant Co., Ltd
Jiang Feng President and General Designer of J&A Design Company
Li Guang Associated Professor, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts
Li Guobin General Consulting Engineer of East China Architectural Design & Research Institute
Liang Zheng Director of Urban Lighting Planning Design &Research Center, CAUPD Shenzhen.
Qi Bin Deputy General Designer of Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University
Ren Yuanhui Honorary Chairman of Interior Illuminating Committee, CIES
Rong Haolei Director, Dept. of Lighting Planning and Design,
Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Planning Design & Research Institute
Wang Lixiong Professor & Ph.D. Supervisor, School of Architecture, Tianjin University
Xu Dongliang General Manager of TORYO Lighting Design Centre Co. Ltd.
Yan Yonghong Director of Architectural Technology and Science Dept., Architecture and Urban Planning School of Chongqing University
Yuan Jingyu Professor & Master’s Supervisor, School of Architecture & Art Design of Hebei University of Technology
Zhao Honghong
Dean, Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of Architecture Faculty, South China university of technology institute of Guangzhou

》》International Communication Reviews of AALD
In November,2013, AALD, as the one of the sponsors of LUCI AGM 2013 held by Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government, met government representatives, lighting designers and lighting experts from 60 countries. Through this event, AALD was known globally by the participants.

In September,2013, AALD was invited by LUCI and organized the Guangzhou government officials to attend the event “City Under Microscope”in Marseille of France.

In April, 2013, AALD organized lighting professionals to visit LIGHTFAIR in America and met the president of IALD Mr. Kevin Theobald and vice president of IALD Ms.Marsha Turner. They exchanged idea on the status of lighting design industry and how to strengthen designers’ voice.

In March, 2013, AALD attended the charity event in Shanghai held by IALD, met with the Vice President Ms.Marsha Tuner to communicate the experience of operating an association and how to promote the development of lighting charity.
In December,2012, AALD organized members to visit Lyon Light Festival and attend the conference “international platform of light festival”in Lyon.
In November,2012, AALD and representatives of Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government attended LUCI AGM 2012 in Medellin.
In September,2012, representatives of AALD met the French master lighting designer Mr. Louis Clair in Shenzhen to talk about AALD’s future development.

In July,2012, representatives of AALD discussed the development of AALD with Japanese lighting designer Mr. Kaoru Mende in Beijing.

In April,2012, AALD organized designers and experts with 70 persons to visit Light+Building Frankfurt Fair.
In December,2011, AALD organized its members and industry professionals to attend Lyon Light Festival.

In November,2011, AALD attended LUCI AGM held in Goteborg and also visited European countries including Sweden, Holland.

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