The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (to be known as the World Design Organization, effective 1 January 2017) is pleased to announce that the City of Torino, Italy, will host the organization’s 30th General Assembly and World Design Talks, to take place in October 2017.

Torino and Icsid have a longstanding relationship as the city became the first ever World Design Capital® (WDC) in 2008. The WDC designation gave Torino an opportunity to shape itself as a prominent city of design, communicating the importance for modern cities to use design as a tool to respond to urban challenges. During the WDC Torino 2008 year, over 340 initiatives were held, including exhibitions, conferences, workshops, design activities, congresses, and fairs. Today, the legacy of Torino’s World Design Capital designation lives on through the Circolo del Design, a permanent centre for the promotion of design.

Icsid’s General Assembly (GA) is held biennially, bringing together the organization’s leadership, membership and external stakeholders to discuss the progress of the closing two-year term and prepare for the incoming term’s activities.