Greening the way with ECO-B


Environmentally-friendly call: The second ECO-B exhibition that will be held next year will be the first time that it will run based on its own merits at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 26 to 28 March 2013.

Planned as an annual event, the soft launch of this Eco exhibition held recently was attended by leading green building and related green bodies and other industry representatives including the Malaysian Institute of Architects or Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM), the Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC), Green Building Index (GBI) and the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB).

“During ARCHIDEX 2011, a hall was dedicated for green products and this year, the space was expanded to include ECO-B, the 1st Eco Building and Design Exhibition that was co-located at ARCHIDEX 2012 representing the 13th International Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition that was held on 4 to 7 July 2012,” noted Ar Haji Saifuddin Ahmad, president of PAM.

ECO-B, jointly held by PAM and professional exhibition organiser C.I.S. Network Sdn Bhd, was also a key event complementing the PAM 2012 Convention and the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival.

Focusing on sustainability to “stimulate the eco building industry including green architecture, practices and design for a more sustainable future concerning the built and design industry in Malaysia and the region”, ECO-B 2013 represents the avenue for green businesses and networking with like-minded professionals while enabling learning and information to be exchanged through Eco forums.

“We are targeting 340 booths from 130 exhibitors and to date, 70 per cent has confirmed bookings,” adds Saifuddin.

Making preparations ahead of its annual standalone exhibition for next year, the ECO-B soft launch was attended by (from left) director of GBI Ir. Wong, Yang Berbahagia Datuk Sri Ir. Dr. Judin Abdul Karim — chief executive officer of CIDB, Ar. Saifuddin, president of PAM, Ir. Looi, president of MGBC and Vincent Lim — president of C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd.

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