ARCHIDEX Anticipates Some 36,000 Patrons to KLCC


ASEAN’s key architecture expo expects a strong crowd turnout



Dato’ Vincent Lim, President, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd (left), and Mr Josep Delicado, Managing Director, South East Asia, Roca Malaysia Sdn Bhd (right) formalise Roca Malaysia as a Principal Partner of the 18th International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) as Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) looks on.



Kuala Lumpur, 6 June 2017 — The International Architecture, Interior Design & Building Exhibition (ARCHIDEX) — Southeast Asia’s premier annual architecture, interior design and building industry event — is back for its 18th year. To be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from July 19 to 22, ARCHIDEX 2017 is a four-day trade exhibition that will feature over 550 local and international exhibitors representing leading brands in the industry from 11 countries comprising Malaysia, Austria, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United Kingdom, as well as Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region). This year’s exhibition expects to attract 36,000 visitors, including industry professionals such as architects, interior designers, property developers, engineers and quantity surveyors.

This  year’s  instalment  is  expected  to  grow  from  last  year’s  successful  event  and  see  an  increase  of transactions to over RM 1 billion. ARCHIDEX is a key component of the annual Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) organised by Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM). The annual exhibition is jointly organised by PAM and C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, a leading, award-winning Malaysian trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser. Since its inception in 2000, ARCHIDEX has remained steadfast to its goal of supporting the architecture fraternity by establishing a business platform to showcase the best and brightest players and ideas of this robust industry.



 (From left) Dato’ Vincent Lim, President, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd and Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) addressing the media during the ARCHIDEX 2017 Press Conference.
(From left) Dato’ Vincent Lim, President, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd and Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President, Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) addressing the media during the ARCHIDEX 2017 Press Conference.


With technology advancing by leaps and bounds, we are seeing amazing ways in which it can be utilised in the architecture, interior design and building industry. We are proud that ARCHIDEX is a strategic platform to showcase and support the best and brightest innovations of our industry for it to grow and advance,” says C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd president Dato’ Vincent Lim.


The convergence of various technologies in every facet of human activities includes architecture. Now more than ever, our traditional notion of architecture is starting to change.  Today, the creative process is heavily infused with technology, from design to construction. Designs that were impossible before can be realised in a shorter time and with better accuracy. ARCHIDEX, as the platform showcasing new building materials, products and technologies, provides the opportunity for architects and industry specifiers to explore a more efficient, sustainable and cost effective design solution,” says Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, President of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM).




This year’s show will feature, among others, the increasing importance of Building Systems and Technology (BST), which fosters greater efficiency and cost control for a wide range of companies and related sectors. Among the programmes lined up for this year’s event is Architalent, a design challenge for competing students to present their concepts based on thoughtful and provocative ideas for densely populated cities such as Kuala Lumpur; the Focus Forum@ARCHIDEX, which will look at Regulating Construction Materials and Products Under CIDB Act 520 (Amendment 2011) and the Certificate of Standard Compliance (PPSi); Biz@ARCHIDEX, featuring a selection of exhibitors sharing invaluable information and experience on latest trends, designs & technicalities of the building industry.




ARCHIDEX 2017 also sees the world’s leading bathroom specialist ROCA becoming its Principal Partner. The partnership with the Spanish brand that’s celebrating its 100th anniversary this year was made during a Press Conference to announce the event, held today at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. ARCHIDEX is endorsed by MATRADE and supported by the Malaysian Ministry of Works, the Malaysian Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Malaysian Conventions and Exhibitions Bureau, and the Malaysia Green Building Confederation. Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is the Official Airline. Its Principal Partner is ROCA and Strategic Partners include ARTWRIGHT, INTERSIT, BLUM, NANO-G, EBAC, VSP and ABUS. ARCHIDEX is the region’s most important trade event in the architecture, interior design, and building industry calendar. Over the years, ARCHIDEX has grown to become the most successful congregation of professionals for this industry not just within Malaysia but increasingly from the around the region. For more information and updates on the exhibition, log on to: www.archidex.com.my or download the ARCHIDEX App from Google Play Store or Apple App Store.


Contacts for press / media enquiries:-

Nurjehan Mohamed (Ms.), Senior Executive, Client Services Perception Management Sdn. Bhd. jehan@perceptionmanagement.com.my

Tel: +6017 606 2029

ARCHIDEX Representative (for media):-

Callyster Goh, Manager – Marcom, A&P C.I.S NETWORK SDN BHD callyster@cisnetwork.com

Tel: +6017-257 7642





About the ARCHIDEX


The Malaysia Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition South East Asia’s most successful annual industry trade event for the architecture, interior design and building fraternity –  ARCHIDEX  (International  Architecture,  Interior  Design  and  Building  Exhibition)  has  continually  been  reaping phenomenal success and garnering steady growth through strategic planning and partnerships since its introduction in 2000. Held annually at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia, the exhibition is a key component to the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival (KLAF) and is widely recognised as a leading event that draws together ASEAN’s fraternity of architects, interior designers, developers, urban planners, engineers, academicians, students and various related industry professionals. ARCHIDEX is jointly organised by the Malaysian Institute of Architects (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia or PAM) and C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd, a leading Malaysian trade and lifestyle exhibitions organiser. Awarded the MyCEB/MACEOS the rAWr Award 2013 & 2015 for Best Trade Exhibition and also the 2015 AFECA Award for Outstanding Trade Exhibition Award 2015, ARCHIDEX continues to strive and currently occupies a highly coveted position at the forefront of the region’s robust architecture, design and building industry.


Awards Won by ARCHIDEX:-

     AFECA Awards for Outstanding Trade Exhibition Award 2015 by Asian Federation of Exhibition & Convention

Partners & Associations

          2015 Best Trade Exhibition Award at the rAWr Awards 2015, jointly initiated by MyCEB (Malaysian Convention & Exhibition Bureau) and MACEOS (Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers)

     2013 Best Trade Exhibition Award at the rAWr Awards 2013

     2013 Industry Excellence Award at the rAWr Awards

     2011 Best Trade Exhibition Award at the MACEOS Awards 2011


Noteworthy Highlights of ARCHIDEX 2017:-

          New Product & Green Dot Awards

In line with our constant quest to promote excellence among our valued exhibitors, ARCHIDEX unveils a brand new approach towards our celebrated annual awards that are strategically designed to provide our winners greater positioning for their brands and products. The New Product Award (NPA) remains a coveted industry recognition for excellence in design and production. The New Eco Product Award has been rebranded as the Green Dot Award (GDA) to strengthen its identity in sustainability with exemplary environmental attributes.

          Biz@ARCHIDEX

Featuring a series of unique trade presentations conducted by selected exhibitors whom will share the latest insights of their respective products, materials and technical facts, this is a prospective trade talks for professionals in the industry.

          Please refer to the ARCHIDEX Show Preview for programme listing. The Show Preview can be found on the ARCHIDEX website:  www.archidex.com.my





Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM)

PAM (1)Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) — Malaysian Institute of Architects — is the main national professional institute representing architects in Malaysia. PAM’s mission statement is “To promote the advancement of architecture and the architectural profession for the betterment of society”. Founded in 1920 as the Institute of Architects Malaya, its name was changed in 1948 to the Federation of Malaya Society of Architects (FMSA), then allied to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Another change to its current name to reflect national sovereignty came about on 20th January, 1967 when PAM was registered with the Registrar of Societies. PAM currently has approximately 5,000 members consisting of professional architects, graduates and students.

Apart from its registered address in the capital city, PAM membership is also represented across Malaysia with member chapters in Sabah, Sarawak, Penang (Northern chapter) and Johore Baru (Southern chapter). In September 2016, PAM completed an important milestone by moving into its own headquarters building in Bangsar , Kuala Lumpur, in a GBI Platinum-rated building the result of an open architectural competition. The institute organises the annual PAM Architecture Awards and maintains a regular extensive programme of publications and programmes on architectural matters catering to members and the public. It also organises a regular monthly “Meet the Architects” session for the public seeking relevant advice and guidance. For more information, please visit:  www.pam.org.my





About C.I.S Network


An award-winning organiser, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd is an established trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Founded in 1994, it has built a strong reputation for organising award -winning trade and consumer exhibitions, and continues to grow and innovate in its field. C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd is now a leading professional exhibition organiser in Malaysia with a mission to promote new trends and cater to emerging markets through its exhibitions. The acronym of our name stems from Concept, Innovation and Strategy. Our vision is to deliver our commitment to our clients through a shared vision and strategic partnerships in creating high powered, multi-pronged exhibitions and events. Over the past 20 years, we have charted steady growth as a leading trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser in the Meeting, Incentive, Conference, Exhibition (MICE) industry. Awards Won by C.I.S:-

  • Exhibition Organiser Award for Excellence in the rAWr Awards 2015 jointly initiated by MyCEB and MACEOS
  • Malaysian SME Recognition Award for Brand Excellence 2014 by the SME Association of Malaysia




About KLAF2017


The Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival is the main event of the architectural calendar in Malaysia. Organised by the Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) – Malaysian Institute of Architects, KLAF began as the Datum:KL conference in 2003, before growing into a full-fledged festival starting 2011. Led by KLAF2017 Director Ar. Ang Chee, the festival has been re-structured and ready to be launched as a celebration of architecture and cityscapes across Kuala Lumpur over an expanded 2-month period from this July 2017. Shifting from its current domain of architectural, building and design professionals, KLAF2017 intends to relocate its agendas to focus on the public and the city at large, to invigorate and to open discussions towards Better Architecture, Better Cities! In addition to the core projects and offerings such as the international Datum:KL conferences, design exhibitions, publications, public activities & events, the Archidex building trade show – KLAF2017 is a platform to showcase the talent and energy of individuals and groups, with a primary focus on Malaysian urban and architectural objectives. KLAF2017 will have a larger exhibitions programme and more public events planned for this year. For info & updates, kindly visit:  www.KLAF2017.com