At the inaugural meeting of the newly-formed CSD Exhibition Group last week, chairman Neal Potter said the group “won’t be in competition” with the Museum and Exhibition Design Group.
Potter adds: “I hope the Exhibition Group can initially return to basics and establish what a professional exhibition designer is and what a client can expect from them. I would like the group to publish guidelines on the employment of designers including fee structure.”
Giles Velarde Associates founder and MEDG committee member Giles Velarde, who attended the meeting, is optimistic about the Exhibition Group but says Chartered Society of Designers backing is needed for it to be of benefit. “If the renaissance of the CSD works, the new group will work, but it depends on CSD support. We need decent back-up from its secretaries.”