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Copenhagen to co-host Beijing Design Week

The city mayor, Frank Jensen, sees it as a unique chance to show off Danish design to the world

The lens will be on Copenhagen in 2018 (photo: Beijing Design Week)
December 5th, 2016 1:33 pm| by Christian W

Danish designers, architects and urban planners will have a unique opportunity to exhibit their skills in the future.

Copenhagen was chosen ahead of New York City to co-host Beijing Design Week 2018 – following in the footsteps of previous co-hosts London, Milan, Dubai, Amsterdam, Seoul and Barcelona.

“This is a unique chance to show off Danish design in front of a large international audience,” said Copenhagen’s mayor, Frank Jensen.

“I am certain that this will benefit Copenhagen’s creative businesses, help boost Danish exports and attract more Chinese visitors to Denmark.”

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Massive potential
Copenhagen Municipality will invite Danish design organisations and companies – representing everything from art and gastronomy to urban planning and computer game development – to take part in the event.

During the event, Copenhagen will have its very own exhibition in Beijing’s noted art district 798 with an opportunity to set up other events across the Chinese capital and Copenhagen.

It is estimated that around 5 million people visit Beijing Design Week every year.

The news of Copenhagen’s co-hosting duties were announced as part of a Danish delegation’s visit to Beijing this week as part of the China Denmark Cities and Regions Forum.