WORLDBEX, the country’s largest building and construction expo, breaks new records as they celebrate its 23rd exhibition this weekend. Happening today until March 18 from 10am to 8pm, this year’s WORLDBEX is the show’s biggest installment yet as it is held at the three mega venues of the World Trade Center Metro Manila, the Philippine Trade Training Center, and the SMX Convention Center Manila. With all three venues combined, this year’s WORLDBEX encompasses a total of 37,100sqm of show area as it showcases 1,500 booths by both domestic and foreign players of the construction sectors.

In turn, WORLDBEX 2018 has noted a 25% increase in international exhibitors, a 12% increase in local exhibitors, and a 20% increase in total number of booths. Signifying something far beyond mere showmanship, the expansion being undergone by WORLDBEX is a brimming testament of the show’s thriving ascendancy as a global force. And the same could be said about its decision to adopt the theme of “Shaping Innovations Toward Sustainability” for its 2018 installment.
Bound to be the biggest convergence of the industry’s most influential players, WORLDBEX 2018 is host to 18 participating countries including Malaysia, USA, Indonesia, Australia, Turkey, Germany, Iran and Japan in its bid to strengthen the ties between the local and international sector.

Furthermore, WORLDBEX showcases another round of its much-anticipated event highlights that include the Architect’s Gallery, a hub that features the unique design perspectives and adaptations of the latest trends of the country’s leading practitioners. Apart from allowing visitors a chance to avail of free consultations, the Architect’s Gallery also features the City of Tomorrow, an exhibit of futuristic scale models which embody the visions of various participating architects and design firms.

Another exciting component of WORLDBEX 2018 is the WORLDBEX Lab, an exhibit that features the latest and most outstanding product innovations available in the market. Also, not to be missed is the Interior Designers’ Gallery that accommodates capsule creations by Filipino Interior Designers who are currently revolutionizing the industry through their expertise and artistry. This year, the Interior Designers’ Gallery also benefits from the participation of Arch. Ed Calma and IDr. Lilia de Jesus, both are new additions to the gallery’s roster of icons.

At my Gallery booth, I have tapped Uratex and Global Views to help me create a monochromatic bedroom that showcases Uratex’s top-of-the-line premium mattress. These mattresses are designed with the latest sleep-science technology and luxurious fabric for a truly premium, comfortable feel.

Kaye Tinga, my Red Charity Gala founding partner and I are also participating in the Uratex’s 50th anniversary CSR activity where 50 Uratex mattresses will be donated to 50 institutions across the country, including the Philippine General Hospital, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, Veterans Hospital and National Children’s Hospital, to name a few.
The Wilcon Depot Booth is also worth a visit as it showcases several of its brands and top selling products. Wilcon’s Rose Ong joined WORLDBEX CEO Joseph Ang at the ribbon cutting ceremony last Wednesday.

There are also friendly competitions like Delaxx – the annual landscaping competition of WORLDBEX and the very first Projeto Manila – a competition for students to build any structure that answers to the current community issues. Proving to be the ultimate B2B event for the construction and design community, trade show participants will also be delighted to know that WORLDBEX 2018 once again offers its Business Matching Services to assist participating companies and trade show visitors who are seeking to establish business connections and investment opportunities with ease and accuracy. There is also the WORLDBEX Seminars that bring in leading practitioners in the field for a series of insightful and informative talks and workshops.

For over two decades, WORLDBEX has led at the forefront of nurturing the growth of its industry. This year, it continues its plight towards realizing its aspiration as it returns for its 23rd edition. Take part in building tomorrow with WORLDBEX 2018! The expo is open until today, March 18 from 10am to 8pm at its three venues. For more information, visit www.worldbex.com or contact info.worldbex@gmail.com.

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