• Bigger, Better, Stronger. ARCHIDEX 2014 celebrates its 15th installment

    21 May 2014

    (Kuala Lumpur, May 2014) As part of a pillar of five major events for the region’s architecture, interior design and building industry’s most important date, the stage is set for South East Asia’s leading business event for the professional architecture, interior design and building industry held from 25 – 28 June 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

    IMG_2484This is the 15th installment of this highly successful and much anticipated annual gathering of professionals in the architecture and building industry. ARCHIDEX has evolved into Malaysia’s largest multi-national exhibition and networking event in the industry’s trade calendar. It has also earned itself a pivotal position as a leading gathering among South East Asia’s fraternity of architects, urban planners, interior designers, academicians, students and various industry professionals.

    This year, ARCHIDEX will co-locate with ECO-B (3rd Eco Building & Design Exhibition), which provides a highly effective platform to explore a growing interest in environmentally responsible buildings.

    ECO-B is a significant annual exhibition that industry professionals look forward to. It caters to an exponential rise of global interest in green building technologies, designs and solutions. The latest methods and expertise will be shared amongst professionals, as well as the newest sustainable materials and products for various applications that are aesthetically appealing yet renewable. Green building assessment tools and rating consultations are also part of ECO-B exhibition.

    This year, ARCHIDEX coincides with the 16th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA 16), a major bi-annual architecture conference, hosted by PAM (Malaysian Institute of Architects). The 35th General Meeting of the Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) also takes place here in what has been billed as the most relevant and meaningful week for industry practitioners.

    Leading expertise

    IMG_3038ARCHIDEX 2014 is jointly organised by PAM (Malaysian Institute of Architects) and C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, a reputable Malaysian business trade show and lifestyle exhibition Organiser.

    “We began ARCHIDEX in 2000, and we are delighted to see this annual gathering growing in size, strength and influence over the past 14 years,” says C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd President Dato’ Vincent Lim.

    “We are honoured to have developed alongside many of our loyal exhibitors who have faithfully chosen to have a presence in ARCHIDEX without fail for the past 14 years. We are immensely honoured to play a part in fostering a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among these businesses and we hope to celebrate together for our 15th edition this June with an even bigger show to benefit the industry.” Dato’ Vincent Lim further added.

    Malaysia is hosting the Asian Congress of Architects (ACA) for the third time since 2000 and 1986. ACA16 is themed ‘RejuveNATION’, with the aim for “Stimulation to a renewed vigour and dynamism in the profession and process of creative output”.

    “Over 5,000 participants are expected for the ACA16 conference, which we envisage to be the definitive regional event for architecture, design and arts,” says Ar. Chan Seong Aun, President of PAM.

    “The growth rate in Asia remains unprecedented and unabated. Some of the most innovative and inspiring architecture are found in this region with many more on the horizon. This series of meetings and presentations will be important platforms for dialogue, discussion and dissemination of information among the architecture fraternity on the challenges we face today as well the solutions. As we expect many students to be attending, we hope also to be able to provide sources of inspiration to young minds who will shape our future.

    Welcoming the world

    IMG_3465ARCHIDEX has opened its doors to over thousands of participants and visitors to date, including 32,300 in 2013. The exhibition is already sold out with 1,260 exhibition booths by nearly 500 local and international companies spreading out in 9 exhibition halls. ECO-B will be held concurrently at the adjacent Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, steps away from the convention centre.

    A larger presence by foreign participation will be seen this year, coming from Austria, Australia, China, Estonia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. And visitors can expect to see six country pavilions namely from Austria, Germany, Singapore, Korea, China and France.

    As in previous editions, ARCHIDEX 2014 creates an invaluable and vibrant arena for dialogue, learning and networking for industry professionals and students from around the world. Along with daily presentations and talks, there will be exhibitions, discussions, meetings, awards, product launches and hosted cocktails and dinners to keep delegates’ events calendar packed.

    IMG_3578Besides DATUM: KL, there will be other international conference and forums to be held concurrently too, namely Kuala Lumpur Design Forum (KLDF), Professional Practice Forum (PPF) and Green Building Forum (GBF).

    There are also the not-to-be-missed trade talks – Biz@ARCHIDEX and Biz@ECO-B. These are the trade presentation by selected exhibitors who will be featuring the latest insights of their respective products and its technical facts. Participants learn and get the latest visions on the products of the built environment for industry professionals.

    Continuing its successful runs from the previous years, there are also the New Product Awards and the New Eco Product Award to recognise outstanding participants. A total of 68 products have been submitted by 66 exhibitors. These products will be judged on-site and the awards will be presented during the Building Industry Gala (BIG Night).

    The Malaysian Ministry of Works and the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation endorses ARCHIDEX. It is supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and the Malaysian Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).

    The Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (MACEOS) has honoured ARCHIDEX with an Award for Industry Excellence 2011 and also the Best Trade Exhibition 2013.

    ARCHIDEX and ECO-B will kick-start this 25 – 28 June 2014 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia. This is a trade exhibition, open to persons 16 years and above, and registration is required for entry.

    Visitors also stand a chance to win designer pieces sponsored by KARE worth RM15,000.00 when they register and attend the exhibition.

    Pre-registration to visit is now available at www.archidex.com.my.


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