Endorsements and Accreditation

Supporting outstanding events and platforms

Outstanding initiatives, events or platforms that support and develop the local design industry are eligible to receive DDFC Endorsement and Accreditation – an official recognition for their contribution to the industry.

Apply for endorsements and accreditation

Fashion Forward Dubai (2016, 2017)


Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East, providing development, exposure and a progressive direction for the regional fashion industry.

FFWD welcomes members of the regional and international fashion communities to come together in support of Middle Eastern design talent and to foster industry discussion and professional development.



Index Design Series (2017)


INDEX is comprised of 8 market-leading interiors, design and surface materials sectors that allow architects, creatives, designers, hoteliers, retailers and wholesalers to come together, network, learn and source products that create world-class interiors for some of the biggest residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, medical projects.



Dubai Collections (2016)


Dubai Collections’ showcased the latest collections from some of the regions’ most exciting designers, defining Dubai as a global fashion capital and bringing the city together in a celebration of style.

Dubai Collections included catwalk shows, fashion presentations, industry talks and innovative pop-up boutiques in the ultimate day out for fashion professionals and enthusiasts.



ING-Creatives (2016)


ING is a creative community based in Dubai, dedicated to unlocking your creative potential through Talks, Workshops, Exhibitions and Portfolio Reviews at creative events throughout the year.



Leaders in Architecture MENA (2016)


Leaders in Architecture MENA is dedicated to developing, celebrating and connecting architects, interior designers and senior decision makers from leading international architectural practices, contractors, developers, government officials, engineers and solution providers.



Identity Design Awards (2016)


Launched by Motivate in 2002, identity is dedicated to excellence in all forms of design, and is regarded and revered as the regional authority on global trends, with a reputation for professional, unbiased and independent editorial content of the highest calibre.