20th Archidex Officially Launches In KlCC
(From left) Dato’ Vincent Lim (C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd president); Datuk Zulkifli Hj Sharif (Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau CEO);Yang Berhormat Tuan Baru Bian (Minister of Works, Malaysia); Ar Lillian Tay(Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia president); and Ar Dr Tan Loke Mun(Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival director) at the opening of the 20th edition of the annual International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
The 20th edition of the annual International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) jointly organised by CIS Network Sdn Bhd and the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) was officially opened at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre by Minister of Works Baru Bian.
Primed to be larger than ever, the four-day exhibition ending July 6 explores the latest industry trends and innovations — taking up all 10 halls of the convention centre, covering 24,000 sqm space which is an increase of 20 percent exhibition space from last year, with over 1,400 exhibition stands by 600 exhibitors locally and internationally with an expected turnout of 35,000 professionals and trade visitors from over 70 countries.
“We are proud that this platform serves as a bridge to share the latest of innovation and technologies as we move towards building this industry for our future generation of architects leading to the expansion of mutually beneficial business trades” said C.I.S President Dato’ Vincent Lim.
An addition to this year’s exhibition is the Innovation Hall with its main attraction being the PAM Tomorrowland Pavilion. The Pavilion is a must-see for anyone who wants to peek into what tomorrow brings and to explore the possibilities in architectural and urban design for the future.
“The Pavilion showcases the complex relationships within the rapid development of robotics, programming, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, big data, block chain as well as other disruptive technological developments that will alter the paradigm and reshape our built environment” Lim added.
Bridging professionals and various representations of high-quality materials from Malaysia and the world, delegates and visitors can expect to explore exhibits from more than 20 countries and four country pavilions from China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.
Keeping the excitement level high, participants are also encouraged to join in a range of concurrent professional networking events, conferences, forums, workshops and business matching programmes that have been lined up to support building businesses and promote the sharing of knowledge aimed to encourage inclusiveness in all facets of architecture towards designing better sustainable living for the future.
Meanwhile Baru Bian said the combination of the DATUM conference and ARCHIDEX acts as a focal point to build, nurture, and strengthen ties among the current and future professionals in advancing the built environment industry as a whole.
“Without a doubt, this event serves as a strategic platform to showcase and facilitate greater exchange of ideas, supporting the best and brightest innovations catering to the ever-evolving demands from the market,” he added.
Continuously leading the industry, ARCHIDEX regularly works with exhibitors to feature the latest products, trends and innovations. Among the concurrent exhibitions including ECO-B (Eco Building & Design Exhibition), while debuting is FACIMEX (Facilities Management & Cleaning Exhibition) and ENGINEER (Mechanical, Electrical & Civil Engineering Exhibition). The former exhibits concepts that unveils the latest solutions and innovations in facilities management while the latter showcases the latest in engineering related to building, construction and design projects.
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