Organized by the Xian Jiaotong University-PolyU Knowledge Management and Innovation Research Centre and by Guangdong Industrial Design City, a forum titled “Innovation, Design and Knowledge Management in Manufacturing” (广东省专业镇创新设计与知识管理论坛) was held at Shunde on 19th May 2011. Prof. W.B. Lee, two academics from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, scholars, and industry practitioners gathered at this event to share their views on potential contributions of KM to manufacturing innovation in the interests of maintaining and enhancing the competitive edge of Guangdong’s industries. This one-day event, which was supported by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, was well-received, boasting over 150 participants from government departments and manufacturing companies in Guangzhou. This forum was a significant step towards further KM development Guangdong’s industries.