Subsidiary China

German Design Council.


Since 67 years the German Design Council has been one of the world’s leading centres of expertise in the field of design, branding and innovation – and it expanded its network further by setting up a subsidiary in Shanghai since March 2019.



The German Design Council’s aims in China
The German Design Council has always worked to promote international exchange, so setting up a member network in China is simply a logical extension of this endeavour. Our members gain competitive advantages through mutual exchange of ideas on a peer-to-peer level, and the associated transfer of knowledge.

By becoming international members, international companies will have the opportunity to become part of a prestigious organization, and to benefit from our many years of experience and our exclusive networking platform. At the same time, we can help our German Foundation members to achieve greater visibility by presenting them as German brands and supporting them in the overseas market.

Brief overview of the new subsidiary’s business fields

  • Building up an international membership network
  • Customised consulting and other services in the field of design and brand development

International exchange – an opportunity
By taking this step, the German Design Council is paying tribute to the ideal of global networking – because sharing knowledge at an international level benefits everyone involved in the creative process. Lutz Dietzold, CEO of the German Design Council, explains: “Our engagement with China is completely consistent with our mission to promote design and brand management at an international level – fostering visibility, knowledge and an exchange of ideas. Similarly, through these new business contacts we can provide our current members with even greater support and assistance in the aim of generating profitable international trade.”

More information

Adress in China
German Design Council (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 

Shanghai International Trade Center.

Room 1106, No. 2201, West Yan’an Road,

200336 Shanghai,China

T 86 (0) 21-6890 0658

F 86 (0) 21-6890 2600