8 Exciting Reasons to Visit Worldbex 2015

World Trade Center , Senator Gil Puyat Avenue ( Buendia Street) , Pasay City – Philippines 8.) Business Opportunities – Worldbex expo is now on its 20th anniversary, The show is getting bigger and with larger number of participating companies both local and international .

 20th anniversary logo

There are over 600 participating companies and there are an average of 20,000 to 30,000 visitors .

Co Ban Kiat Hardware

Co Ban Kiat Hardware is one of the oldest still existing hardware company in the country .

Website: http://cbkhardware.com/

Meeting buyers and sellers is the key – the event makes it easier to transact between parties. It is also the biggest architecture, supplies, industry , construction based event.

Mr. Kyle Malig ( marketing manager ) and Ms. Anne Lucas ( sales and marketing administration)

Smart house -prefabricated warehouse , kiosk , house, pre-fab villas and insulated materials

Website:http://smarthouseprefab.com.ph/

Ms. Lalaine C. Sepnio ( Sales Officer) and Mr. Benny Lopez ( Sales Officer)

Rize Innovations, Inc.

Address:168 Ignacio Street, Pasay City 1300

Website: http://www.rizeinnovations.com.ph/

Mistercool -With Mr. Christopher Dela Rosa ( Sales Representative)

7.) Practical Equipments – There are a whole lot of innovative and practical equipment being sold or displayed during the event.   Mistercool Mist Fans are designed to coll semi-indoor areas such as patio, garden . Schools, Barangay , Outdoor event organizers and even in memorial parks and would use the products.

Address: 1001 West Parc Birch Condominium Alabang, Muntinlupa City , Philippines

Phone# 672-38-27 / 672-38-27/542-1861 Mobile : 942-394-9886

Mr. Regie Lopez ( Sales Consultant )

Trendway Builders , Inc. with their anti-heat solution with nano coating developed by students of DLSU .

Sol-Gel and Nano Technology – Nano coat is an advance coating that is a product of Sol-Gel and Nano Technologies. It comes in liquid solution and forms a seven micron thin solid layer within an hour of application on the glass surface through the combination of these technologies .

Website: http://www.trendwaybuilders.com/

China Pavilion- Several companies from mainland

6.) International Pavilion – There are over 200 exhibitors and commercial companies from Asia, Europe and North America which participated in the exposition showcasing their products and new technologies .

With the theme, “Building Vision in the Realm of ASEAN Integration”, WORLDBEX 2015 is primarily recognized to fortify and develop the economic resilience of the construction and architectural industry among the ASEAN countries.

Among the most prominent are from China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Germany, Brunei, Spain, Italy, Australia and the United States of America.

There is also a GRAND Embassy Pavilion which showcase not only their country’s tourist destination spots but a commercial trade attache and investment promotion agency. I was fortunate to meet Mr. Steve Lim ( Manager -left) Korea Business Center in Makati ( KOTRA ) Korea Trade -Investment Promotion Agency

Korean Business Center – Unit 1504, 15F, BDO Equitable Tower , 8751 Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City  Telephone (02) 893-32-44 1183 Fax (02) 817-3369

Vietnam inspired landscape ( Grand Prize Winner)

5.) Landscape -Architects , Landscapers, Garden Enthusiasts and Plant lovers will surely be amaze with the different  landscaping techniques and styles.

 Cambodia inspired landscape exhibit

landscape architecture graduating students were also asked to transform their respective sections of the World Trade Center outdoor lawn into works of art as part of the DELAXX competition. The DELAXX competition was hosted in partnership with the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects. There is also an inter-ASEAN country ( landscape )  interpretive competition where Vietnam emerges the grand prize winner.

Gardens by Sanders Inc.

Contact : 890-0454 , 728-52-71

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GardensbySanders

Mr. Faderon John Rersk- Philippine Women’s University ( Indonesia) 1st runner-up ” Best Design ”

Website: http://www.pwu.edu.ph/

4.) Obra Maestra Competition – Outstanding representatives from eleven of the metro’s top design schools participated the annual competition. The Winner is chosen via the public voting and visitors stubs. Aside from bragging rights, the winner also won cash prizes.  This year’s theme is ASEAN

School of Fashion and the Arts ( Grand Prize Winner)

 Obra Maestra Competition is a way to recognize and celebrate the potential of young Filipino talent. All of the exhibits in competition was in cooperation with the Council of Interior Design Educators , Wilcon Depot,  Guests will also be happy to see the creativity and skill of the participating interior design mentors and students.

Website: https://www.sofa.edu.ph/

Ms. Anne Charisse Gail P. Bantiling ( designer of the exhibit )

Contact information : +63-928-585-2910

 3.) Interior Designers’ Gallery– The gallery which features the different works of the Philippine Institute of Interior Design members.  Guests can meet  and greet interior designers and learn more about what they can do for residential and commercial spaces. The featured artists and designers can also promote their creative styles .

2.) Architects’ Gallery– The gallery is located at the Philippine Trade Training Center  side.  Presented in the gallery are some of the country’s top architectural and design firms .

Ms. Clara Buenconsejo

1.) Cause Oriented Groups and their Advocacies- One notable group is the HCS-Y and the Escolta Commercial Association Incorporated ( ECAI)  participating in this event.

message board by architectural students

The group wanted to preserve the Queen of Manila street ( Escolta ) and the grandeur of the old buildings and they group conduct some guided tours around the commercial district for a minimal fees.

Note: The WorldBex 2015 show will end tomorrow March 15. There is no entrance fees, However -visitors must bring their business cards and pre-registration is a must , due to the extent and scale of the event, which tend to have a long queues at the registration area.

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Worldbex 2013 Highlights

World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City , Metro Manila -Philippines

Worldbex 2013 exhibitors and participants

Worldbex 2013 is one of the most anticipated events in the Philippines and  in Asia  for this year .

neon colored toilet bowls and bathroom fixtures

The worldwide trend  nowadays is to put more emphasis on going GREEN , Sustainability ,  Environment friendly companies and their Corporate Social Responsibility . The author being an environmental advocate and member of various environmental societies will be  focusing on some companies which of contributed their resources in helping  the environment  , waste reduction  or their corporate social responsibility towards the community and environment.

Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Incorporated showcasing different tile colors

 The Tag-line of the company : MARIWASA is the FIRST and ONLY local ceramic tile maker certified by the Green Choice Philippines and given an Eco-Label Seal of approval.

Mime artists is one of the attraction of Mariwasa Saim Ceramics exhibit both

Website : www.mariwasa.com/

Davies Paint exhibit

Davies Paint -Philippines  focuses on protecting and preserving the environment is a core belief  of the company , two coveted international standards in quality and environmental performance which recognize our clear focus on sustainable practices, and most of our products are  Leadership in Energy and Environment Design of ( LEED ) compliant.  The company also started creating and implementing innovative ways to prevent pollution, reduce energy consumption and cut waste disposal costs – from product development to manufacturing processes and throughout our daily work.

Website: http://www.daviespaints.com.ph/

mime artists on the second floor of the exhibit

Architects , Construction Suppliers, Contractors,  Engineers, Real Estate developers , Students from various schools and universities and photo enthusiast would troop to the exposition site.

 different works of art using different kinds of materials like wood, plastic toys and metals . Some of which are made from recycled materials.

some of the art  displayed in the booth is the work of Philippine Native Plant Conservation Society member and artist Mr. Reg Yuson

As the economy construction and real estate markets is booming and the demands for new buildings ,commercial centers and residential houses will continue to grow .

Matimco wood exhibit

Matimco is a regular exhibitor at the Worldbex exposition . Their massive exhibit is a consistent crowd drawer .  Matimco, Inc. is the country’s  leading provider of quality architectural and structural wood products, catering to a diverse market . The company the first and only ISO Certified wood processing and treatment plant in the country, Matimco continues to evolve as it stretches the potential of wood applications. Most of the trees are planted in tree plantations .

Website: http://www.matimco.com/

Obra Maestra exhibit

This is part of the annual Worldbex intended for  fine arts, architecture and interior design  students from selected colleges, universities . The exhibit is dubbed ” Modern Living 2013 collection ”  The best exhibit design will win ” People’s Choice ” selected by people on their facebook account before the end of the Worldbex  . There are 9 competing schools for this year .

Here are some of the competing entries

Eulogio  Amang  Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology  ( EARIST )exhibit showcasing  bedroom setting  with an emphasis on straight edges with smooth and slim forms of contemporary counterpart. The  artistic curves and some elements of classical style.

University of Santo Tomas

This exhibit was done by selected group of students from the College of Fine Arts and Design . The living area is an opus of olive green accent and neutral color pieces. The space is framed perfectly with period details with stillness and simplicity.

Polytechnic University of the Philippines

The dining set design is accentuated with glass and table pieces, the majestic touch of silhouette in the interior space bore a new artist idea that connects the beauty of the classic and modern concept.

University of the Philippines

A living room showcase the  paradoxy  is a design inspiration. The design is a contradictory the baroque and industrial styles are brought together in this stylish and liveable  space.

Philippine School of Interior Design

The bathroom design was a fusion of French empire motifs and the bathroom fixtures and bathtub  poses colors predominantly dark with large and masculine furniture which is a prevalent trend for 2013.

Note : I would like to invite the public to this annual event, the three hours or so spend in this exposition enriched my knowledge and feast of the eye. Until the next Worldbex 2014 !