Rebuilding The Industry Together

The Architecture, Interior Design, and Building Exhibition, ARCHIDEX, reopens with a grand launch at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre this morning to cheers and joy.

Once again, after a two year hiatus, the most significant gathering of stakeholders and members of Malaysia’s largest community of architects, interior designers, and building industry professionals is happening!

Over 400 exhibitors are showcasing their latest building and architectural materials at this eagerly-awaited annual business event.

Guest of Honour, Yang Berhormat Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup, Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia, expressed his delight with the exhibition leading the way for the reopening of the industry, and praised the exhibitors for supporting the rebuilding of the industry together.

I congratulate the ARCHIDEX organisers for creating this business event that has brought tremendous value to many small businesses. ARCHIDEX is also a platform that has united the industry and helped achieve extraordinary growth for our economy.

I am delighted the theme of ARCHIDEX is about Building Beyond Tomorrow – it is a testament to the organisers, the Malaysian Institute of Architects, and C.I.S, for having a great vision from their partnership right from the start. 

Furthermore, the new showcase Future City is also a step ahead and presents great ideas and innovations because, indeed, we are shaping our future today.

Yang Berhormat Datuk Arthur Joseph Kurup, Deputy Minister of Works, Malaysia

DATUM is one of the largest architecture conferences in Asia, and we are delighted to welcome over 2,000 architects, developers, designers, and related professionals in the building industry during KLAF.

This year, ARCHIDEX and DATUM will continue to be the driving force behind this vast congregation of visitors and delegates. In addition, we have a great panel of speakers and side events that are diverse, unexpected, and unique.

After two years without both events, I believe the architectural community will relish the ability to assemble again for DATUM: KL and ARCHIDEX. These events have become a design and technical highlight and a social reunion of the profession and the industry. I hope that this feeling of togetherness will spur many opportunities for the future.

Assoc. Prof. (Ind.) Ar. Sarly Adre Sarkum, PAM President

Just being here is a powerful testament to our determination to rebuild better tomorrow together. The opening ceremony to ARCHIDEX is a big step for each of us to bring our beloved industry into the future with focus, strength, and determination.

The momentum for business opportunities has returned, and ARCHIDEX is a multi-faceted platform that has to remain, until today, an industry pillar and an important date on all trade calendars.

We are honoured and delighted to welcome our invaluable visitors and exhibitors in person. While there is a massive opportunity for growth in a borderless world, there is still the need for physical events for exhibitors and visitors to connect and build relationships, see and touch the exhibits, products, and materials.

With the challenges past and present come new opportunities for everyone – this is the mindset we must adopt if we want to thrive in a post-pandemic world where life has been altered. ARCHIDEX is an important event for the architectural industry captains and the built professionals, serving as the platform where we can rebuild stronger and better for businesses in the post-pandemic era.

Dato’ Vincent Lim, C.I.S President