For its 24th year, the World Building and Construction Expo, or simply WORLDBEX 2019, is setting the 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.
“As WORLDBEX 2019 opens in two venues, experience “A World Built Bolder” WORLDBEX 2019 will run from 10am to 8pm on March 14 to 16 and from 10am to 6pm on March 17. From L-R: H.E. Gerardo Lozano Arredondo – Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines, Mr. Stephen Wong – Philippine Hardware Foundation, Inc., H.E. Capaya Rodriguez Gonzzales – Embassy of Venezuela, Asec. Angelo Taningco – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), H.E Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng – Embassy of Thailand, Usec. Catalina Cabral – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), H.E Ly Quoc Tuan – Embassy of Vietnam, Mr. Joseph Ang – WSI Founding Chairman, Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Ms. Levi Ang – WSI Co-Founder, Ms. Tessie Roque – WSI Director, Mr. Rodel Emmanuel Adiviso, President – PCIE and Arch. Francisco Flameño Jr. – WSI Executive Director.
To officially open the highly-anticipated expo, a grand opening ceremony was held at the venue lobby. In attendance during the program were representatives of guests of honor DPWH USec. Catalina Cabral, DTI Asec. Angelo Taningco and HLURB CEO Atty. Lloyd Christopher Lao together with Worldbex Services International’s (WSI) Founding Chairman Joseph Ang, Co-Founder Levi Ang, Executive Director Arch. Francisco Flameño Jr., Managing Director Jill Ang, and Directors Rene Ramos and Tessie Roque.
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 that are all aimed at improving the quality of life of Filipino communities.
The biggest construction and design expo is now open to showcase “A World Built Bolder”. WORLDBEX 2019 will run from 10am to 8pm on March 14 to 16 and from 10am to 6pm on March 17. From L-R: Ms. Caroline da Silva – British Chamber of Commerce Philippines, Arch. Arnel Colol – Philippine Institute of Architects (PIA), Ms. Christina Stieber – Commercial Counselor, Embassy of Austria, Mr. Juan Gabriel Espejo Ceballos – Head of Bilateral Cooperation and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines, H.E. Capaya Rodriguez Gonzzales – Embassy of Venezuela, Ms. Levi Ang – WSI Co-Founder, Mr. Joseph Ang – WSI Founding Chairman, Engr. Jeffrey Singson – Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME), Mr. Stephen Wong – Philippine Hardware Foundation Inc. (PHFI), Engr. Abner Pahilanga – Philippine Society of Plumbing Engineers (PSPE), Ms. Myla Vasquez – Executive Director, Philippine Wood Producers Association (PWPA), Mr. Dennis Perales – President, Philippine Association of Electrical Industries Inc. (PAEII), Ms. Jill Aithnie Ang – WSI Managing Director
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 33,000sqm exhibition space that houses the widest array of construction and design products as well as services from over 700 local and international exhibitors. To be exact, there are 1,500 booths along with various associations and embassies that are present at this year’s WORLDBEX. Furthermore, as WORLDBEX 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.
Setting trends for the future.
Apart from showcasing the widest array of product and service displays, 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, WORLDBEX, 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 that are meant foster innovative excellence and provoke 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. Meanwhile, the WORLDBEX MiniCon is a one-day seminar hosted by a handful of the supporting associations at this year’s show.
Various interior designers from all over the country gather to celebrate this year’s WORLDBEX.
This year’s 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 with the latest technology to enable them to navigate through the expo with efficiency and comfort.
Organized by Worldbex Services International, “WORLDBEX 2019: A World Built Bolder” is ongoing until March 17 from 10:00am to 8:00pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also follow @worldbex on Facebook and Instagram.
Cover photo credits: WORLDBEX