As we reach the year’s end, for us all at IFI, there is great excitement for 2014 and the future of design, interiors and IFI. In the midst of this contagious energy, we take this moment to remember our accomplishments, and to thank you for your staunch support during 2013.
Along with year-end celebrations, we remain immersed in preparation of our 26th General Assembly (GA) and Congress, hosted by our member MIID – The Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers. The Congress, which will explore the theme REKA (the Malay word for 'create’), will take place 1-2 May, with the GA following on 3-4 May. We look forward to seeing you there and to formally celebrating IFI’s 50th anniversary together in Kuala Lumpur.
At that meeting, while honoring our past, together we look forward to exploring and making decisions about our future possibilities lead by the IFI Strategic Planning Committee (IFI SPC). Appointed by the current Executive Board, and chaired by Madeline Lester AM, this group has been hard at work in their careful review and analysis of your response to the survey; their research consideration of appropriate and structures and governance models possible for IFI.
As you know the IFI SCP is comprised of distinguished past presidents from our Parliamentary Council, the current incumbent President of IFI, along with a regional leader and past board member from Europe, and a long standing Business Consultant to IFI from the pacific rim. With due consideration, the Committee was expanded to include former IFI board member Yao Cheng Chung from Taipei, Taiwan.