The 20th edition of the annual International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) was officially opened on 3 July 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre by the Minister of Works, Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Tuan Baru Bian.
Said to be larger than ever, the exhibition took up all 10 halls of the convention centre and covered 24,000 square metres of space – an increase of 20 percent exhibition space from last year, with over 1,400 exhibition stands by 600 exhibitors locally and internationally.
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), a sizable 35,000 turnout of professionals and trade visitors from over 70 countries was expected.
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.
“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.
ARCHIDEX’s appeal lies in the ever-growing range of conference and forums. This year, the exhibition saw 62 local and international renowned speakers presenting at least 56 powerful and thought-provoking sessions in DATUM:KL (International Architecture & Design Conference) organised by PAM, the Focus Forum, The Forum @ PAM Tomorrowland Pavilion, Biz @ ARCHIDEX, and others.
Keeping the excitement level high, participants were also encouraged to join in a range of concurrent professional networking events, conferences, forums, workshops and business matching programmes.
An addition to this year’s exhibition was the Innovation Hall with its main attraction being the PAM Tomorrowland Pavilion. The Pavilion was a must-see for anyone desiring a peek into what tomorrow brings and to explore the possibilities in architectural and urban design for the future.
A long list of other activities and events were also lined-up with highlights such as the annual ARCHITALENT student design competition, Focus Forums that will feature speakers on the topics of Green Buildings and Integrated Building System (IBS) and the eagerly anticipated ARCHIDEX New Product Award (NPA) and Green Dot Award (GDA) that is held annually to recognise the best products in terms of design, innovation and sustainability.
For a full list of events and activities that took place at ARCHIDEX, log on to www.archidex.com.my for more information.