KSID hosted the design summit, KX 2016 on 23 August 2016 that included design talks by senior designers like G Sathiya Seelan, GM-Styling at Ashok Leyland and C S Susanth, Senior Designer, NID Bangalore and exhibitions by students and local crafts. Shri. T P Ramakrishnan, Hon’ Minister for Labour and Excise inaugurated the design summit and Smt. J Mercykutty Amma, Hon’ Minister for Fisheries and Harbour Engineering presided over the event. Shri. T P Ramakrishnan, Hon’ Minister for Labour and Excise also unveiled the coir based furniture developed by KSID in collaboration with CSIR – NIIST. Shri. K Biju IAS, MD-KASE launched the KSID logo and Shri.C Santhosh, President, Chittumala Block Panchayath launched the poster for the ‘Mini Miff’ film festival, which will be conducted at KSID during 27- 29 September. The event also saw enthusiastic participation from general public and many thronged to see the exhibition stalls set up by the students, like Textiles and Stationery, photography exhibitions, lighting exhibition and the products by Sargaalaya Kerala Arts & Crafts Village, Iringal. The event concluded by cultural performances by KSID students.