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This year’s WORLDBEX will counter climate change with “Resilient Construction”

by Jillian CariolaPublished: February 28, 2014Updated: December 2, 2014

WORLDBEX will increase awareness within the construction industry of the importance of building resilient structures amidst natural and man-made disasters.

The past year proved to the country and the rest of the world just how powerful Mother Nature can be as earthquakes and typhoons left thousands of structures destroyed and millions homeless in their wake. In an effort to address how these environmental challenges affect construction, the 19th WORLDBEX, which will be held on March 12-16, 2014 from 10AM to 8PM at the World Trade Center Manila and The Philippine Trade Training Center, has been designed to shed more light on resistant building.

This year’s theme, “Connecting the World through Resilient Construction,” will display advances made in designing buildings, landscapes, communities, and regions that can hold their own in the face of calamities. WORLDBEX plans to increase awareness about the issue through booths and activities centered on “preventing the disruption of normal life caused by natural and man-made disasters”.

Aside from local participants, attendees can also look forward to exhibitors from other countries at the event’s foreign pavilions, which will be occupied by companies from the US, China, Italy Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Switzerland, India, Thailand, and Austria. Several galleries will also be set up to give guests a preview of the upcoming projects of real estate developers, architects, and designers.

WORLDBEX is also holding their yearly seminars for the 16th time as local and foreign speakers like Arch. Felino Palafox, Allen Folks, and Mink Tan tackle subjects like Urbanity and the New Asia, Crafting an Icon out of our Unique Asian Heritage, and Smart Cities of the Future: Urban Planning, Architecture, and Engineering to Address Climate Change and Global Warming.

In support of art and design, the event will play host to a best booth design competition as well as Obra Maestra, where students will represent their universities and colleges in a contest of design conceptualization.

WORLDBEX serves as a platform where construction industry players can exchange global industry trends to increase their market scope and sales. With an exhibit space of 30,000 sqm allotted for its 19th run, event organizers are expecting to exceed last year’s attendance of 158,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors.

For more information about the 19th WORLDBEX, please visit or call (02) 656-9239 loc. 135.

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