Representatives and guests of honor and speaker pose during the grand opening ceremony of WORLDBEX 2019.
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Enter 'A World Built Bolder' at WORLDBEX 2019
(Philstar.com) - March 18, 2019 - 6:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — For its 24th year, the World Building and Construction Expo, or WORLDBEX, is setting benchmarks higher with another groundbreaking trade presentation.

Armed with the grit to usher in “A World Built Bolder,” this year’s show pays tribute to industry leaders who have boldly dedicated their craft in improving communities throughout the country.

Opening the highly anticipated expo was a grand ceremony held at the venue lobby. In attendance were representatives and guests of honor: Catalina Cabral, undersecretary for DPWH, Angelo Taningco, assistant secretary for DTI, and Atty. Lloyd Christopher Lao, chief executive office of HLURB, together with Joseph Ang, founding chairman of Worldbex Services International’s (WSI), Levi Ang, co-founder of Worldbex, Arch. Francisco Flameño Jr., executive director, Jill Ang, managing director, and Rene Ramos and Tessie Roque, directors.

Bringing together only the finest and most influential players in the field – from architects, engineers, interior designers and key decision makers to construction companies, design firms, manufacturers, and stakeholders – this year’s WORLDBEX presses on with its mission to contribute to the continuous development of the industry.

With this, visitors can definitely expect a wide range of features and event highlights all aimed at improving the quality of life of Filipino communities.

Dynamic displays and intensified global reach

Simultaneously held at the World Trade Center and the SMX Convention Center, this year’s show boasts of a 33,000 sqm exhibition space housing the widest array of construction and design products as well as services from over 700 local and international exhibitors.

Exactly 1,500 booths along with various associations and embassies are present at this year’s WORLDBEX.

As it continues to strengthen its ties between the local and international sector, 16 countries are participating in this year’s show, including China, India, Czech Republic, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Spain, Denmark, Italy, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan, and the US.

Indeed, WORLDBEX emerges as a prime venue for industry professionals and investors alike who are seeking to expand their B2B opportunities on a domestic and international scale.

Representatives and honored guests cut the ribbon to officially open the 24th WORLDBEX. WORLDBEX/Photo Release

Setting trends for the future

Apart from showcasing products and services, WORLDBEX has gained a reputation for mounting event highlights that serve as compelling sources of innovative trends and pioneering ideas.

For insights into the future of design, visitors are invited to explore the Interior Designer’s Gallery, the Architect’s Gallery, City of Tomorrow and the Mañosa exhibit. Meanwhile, everyone is encouraged to watch out for the inter-school competition, Projéto Manila Design Competition.

Knowledge and innovation in one mega expo

As an advocate of continued learning, WORLDBEX is proud to host a series of pocket events meant to foster excellence and inspire meaningful dialogue among industry professionals.

With topics ranging from the latest trends in construction and design all the way to the most pressing issues faced by the urban community, WORLDBEX Seminars are CPD-accredited for architects, engineers, interior designers, and other peers in the industry.

There is also the WORLDBEX MiniCon, a one-day seminar hosted by a handful of supporting associations at this year’s show.

The WORLDBEX Lab also returns with another range of outstanding product innovations from this year’s crop of exhibitors.

Visitors will likewise be thrilled to know that the WORLDBEX app has been updated to enable navigation through the expo.

Organized by Worldbex Services International, “WORLDBEX 2019: A World Built Bolder” runs until March 17 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm at the World Trade Center Manila and the SMX Convention Center, Pasay.

For more information, visit www.worldbex.com, call (02) 656-9239, or email inquire@worldbexevents.com. You may also follow @worldbex on Facebook and Instagram.

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