On the 16th of February 2017 the new SEGD Sydney Chapter was announced at one of the starting events for the SEGD OFF GRID 17 Conference in New Zealand held at the Frost*collective.
"We are very excited to announce the start of a new Australian chapter" said John Lutz SEGD's president, who attended and made the announcement "Australia has the largest SEGD membership of our 35 international countries"
The new chapter will work together with the Brisbane Chapter to develop SEGD Australia's community. It will be lead by Carlo Giannasca of Urbanite, a part of the Frost*Collective and Nick Bannikoff of BrandCulture. A first event is already being planned. Details to follow shortly.
Clive Roux, CEO of SEGD said "the quality of work that comes out of Australia is outstanding and the country has won the most international SEGD Global Design Awards so it stands to reason that we should be creating a community in Sydney."
SEGD's presence in the region is growing as are the activities. If you just missed the OFF GRID 17 event hosted and produced by the SEGD Wellington, New Zealand chapter.
Stephen Minning, an SEGD international Board member was instrumental in getting the chapter off the ground and said "this is really exciting! Sydney has a large design community already that would greatly benefit from a stronger connection to SEGD internationally to experience the warmth and openness of the community as I have been able to."
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