ARCHIDEX 2014 celebrates its 15th installment 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 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.
The 15th installment of this highly successful and much anticipated annual gathering of professionals in the architecture and building industry is expected to draw over 33,000 trade and public visitors across this exciting week.
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. Local governmental legislations as well as incentives, green building assessment tools and rating consultations are also part of the ECO-B exhibition.
Renowned international and emerging architects are also converging for the inspiring annual International Architectural Design Conference (DATUM: KL), as well as the 16th Asian Congress of Architects (ACA16), which is a major bi-annual architecture conference hosted by the 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.
ARCHIDEX 2014 is jointly organised by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia/PAM) 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. Many have credited ARCHIDEX for playing a pivotal role in giving their brands and company an excellent, effective and reputable platform for growth opportunities not just in Malaysia but the region.
“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.”
Malaysia is hosting the 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.
It is most timely that the current ARCASIA president presiding over the conference is a Malaysian architect, Ar Tan Pei Ing, who is most passionate about developing the talents of the new generation of young architects”, Ar Chan further added.
Welcoming the world
ARCHIDEX has opened its doors to over thousands of participants and visitors to date, including 32,300 in 2013.
ARCHIDEX 2014 is already sold out with 1,260 exhibition booths by nearly 500 companies. 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 pavilions will be seen this year that include Australia, China, Indonesia, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
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.
Besides 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 Best Booth Design Awards, New Product Awards and the New Eco Product Award to recognise outstanding participants. These awards will be presented during the Building Industry Gala (BIG) 2014, an exhilarating finale to the week-long event.
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 2011.
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. Pre-registration to visit is now available at www.archidex.com.my
About the 15th Malaysia Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX)
ARCHIDEX is Malaysia’s largest annual trade exhibition that has evolved from covering just the interior design industry to every segment encompassing the entire architecture, design and building trade. In 2006, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd combined efforts with the Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia/PAM) to cohesively rebrand what were individual trade exhibitions to become what is known as ARCHIDEX today.
About the Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia/PAM)
PAM is the official representation of Malaysia’s registered community of architects. The institute’s primary objective is for the advancement and elevation of the field of architecture and the various arts and sciences connected with it. The institute provides a framework for its members to operate effectively.
About C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd
C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd has been delivering hugely successful, world-class trade and lifestyle exhibitions since its inception in 1993. The company is known for its excellent reputation in creating and delivering focused events and exhibitions through strategic partnerships and creative cooperation.
Besides ARCHIDEX and ECO-B, among the major events organised are HOMEDEC (Home Décor and Design Exhibition), ITEX (International Invention, Innovation, and Technology Exhibition). It also publishes the popular home and décor magazine – HOMEDEC, published jointly with MPH Group.