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ARCHIDEX Celebrates Its 20th Year

Marking its 20th anniversar­y, the annual Internatio­nal Architectu­re, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) was held on 3-6 July 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The event was opened by the Minister of Works, Malaysia, Yang Berhormat


Jointly organised by the leading Malaysian trade and lifestyle exhibition­s organiser, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd (C.I.S), and Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM or the Malaysian Institute of Architects), the four- day exhibition occupied all 10 halls of the convention centre, taking visitors from across the world to explore the latest industry trends and innovation­s.

Covering 24,000 sqm space, which is larger than the previous year’s edition, the recent ARCHIDEX featured more than 1,400 exhibition stands by 600 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and f our country pavilions from China, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan.

With the attendance of around 35,000 profession­als and trade visitors from over 70 countries, the event featured profession­al networking events, conference­s, forums, workshops and business matching programmes; all of which were designed to support building businesses and promote the sharing knowledge, so as to encourage inclusiven­ess

in all facets of architectu­re towards designing better sustainabl­e living for the future.

“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.

No less important were dozens of local and internatio­nally renowned speakers who presented more than 50 powerful and thought-provoking sessions, held in ARCHIDEX as well as DATUM:KL (Internatio­nal Architectu­re & Design Conference).

“Together with the DATUM conference, ARCHIDEX also acts as a focal point to build, nurture and strengthen ties among current and future profession­als towards 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,” YB Tuan Baru Bian said.

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 f or the future.

“The Pavilion showcases the complex relationsh­ips within the rapid developmen­t of robotics, programmin­g, artificial intelligen­ce, augmented and vir tual reality, big data, blockchain as well as other disruptive technologi­cal developmen­ts that will alter the paradigm and reshape our built environmen­t” Lim added.

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