Malaysia’s most established trade exhibition for the architecture, interior design and building industry, ARCHIDEX, is leading the way to the recovery of the industry after two years of inexorably down time. It is running on a hybrid platform this year. The offline event ran from 29 June – 2 July 2022 in KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, while the online event is live on https://archidex.com.my until 29 July 2022 to accommodate those who couldn’t travel yet.
Exhibitors, architects, interior designers, building industry professionals and trade buyers from around the world gathered at ARCHIDEX exhibition for four days full of opportunities to facilitate business growth and transformation. The event featured 400 exhibitors from 12 countries throughout 9 halls, 100 local and international speakers in 4 concurrent DATUM Conferences, and 30 Forum and Talk Sessions. The DATUM Conferences was specially curated for architects and building industry professionals, highlighting critical issues, trends, solutions, and opportunities, which aimed at exchange of ideas amongst the participants.
The event’s highlights also included:
- Future City Ideas Competition and Presentation from its 6 winners out of 37 submissions
- ARCHITALENT Competition (ASEAN Level) featuring international institutions
- Product launches
- Business networking and cocktail sessions
- Business talks and conferences
“These events have not only become a design and technical highlight but has also become a sort of social reunion for many in the profession and in the industry,” said Assoc. Prof. (Ind.) Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum, President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM).
PAM has partnered with C.I.S, a leading regional trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser, in organising ARCHIDEX for so many years. Dato’ Vincent Lim, President of C.I.S, said, “Just being here is a powerful testament to our determination to rebuild stronger together.”
The event’s main theme is Future City, a concept that focuses on the sustainability, infrastructure & buildings, society, energy, smart mobility and smart economy for the future. This was a chance for visitors, mainly architects and designers, to seek advanced materials and collaborations for their ongoing and upcoming designs that will be the buildings of tomorrow. As Malaysia’s Deputy Minister of Works stated, “The construction industry is the life and blood of the country’s economy and will play a key and strategic role in the national recovery”.