WorldBEX 2011

World Trade Center in Pasay City boast of world class exhibition center  and  trade shows

World Trade Center- The Philippines largest construction , building , architecture and trade exposition had open its doors for the public from March 16 to 20, 2011 at the magnificent World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center compound .

Entrance to the WORLDBEX 2011

Worldbex is the only show in the Philippines that always adds new dimensions and directions to the construction industry.

a man on stilts greets the visitors to the venue – he is promoting Neltex  Company

It assembled the widest array of new and interesting products, which represents the greatest advances in materials tools or equipment.

Matimco House at the main entrance of the World Trade Center – Main supplier of wood materials

Profile for exhibit include Building material, equipments and services, Construction materials, equipments and services, Interior Designs, Renovation Products, Mechanical Engineering Systems, Electrical Engineering Systems, Construction Promotions, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Real Estate, Housing etc.

Matimco House landscape exhibit executed by King Louis Ornamental Plants

Kraut Art Glass Company exhibit

Kraut Art Glass is stained glass. In 1911, family patriarch MATTHIAS KRAUT, born in Saarbreuchen, Germany, arrived from Switzerland as a representative of Moore Paints, distributed in Manila by Sprungli & Co.

Within a year after his arrival, the enterprising Matthias made a name for himself as a house painter among the illustrados of Central and Southern Luzon through the Standard Paint Co., and was widely known as “The Standard Painter”.  It was soon later that he diversified into artistic glass windows after purchasing equipment from a compatriot’s short-lived attempt at a stained glass business. It was in 1912 when he put up the first KRAUT stained glass studio in Bilibid Viejo, Quiapo. This was where he met, and eventually married, the lovely Pilar Gonzalez. Before long, Matthias was selling a novel decorative concept: interiors planned not just paints, but colorful windows as well.

proprietors of Kraut Glass Company

The company is known to have been the contractor of several stain glass  projects  from Metropolitan Theater, Santo Domingo Church in Quezon City and to  various family mausoleums .

Kraut Glass Company
1874 Dominga St. Pasay City Philippines 1300
Tel : +63 2 521-64-88
+63 2 525-43-37
Telefax +63 2 523-24-32

Advanced Materials Corporation was founded in 1996 by a group of highly skilled and dedicated chemical engineers. Since then, it has expanded to become one of the leading manufacturers of building & construction materials using innovative technologies available around the world.

Novtek Company mascot

Novtek experience in the construction industry encompasses a multitude of products. These include Tile & Stone Care Product (NovTek), Tile & Stone Setting Products, Surface Preparation Products, Mortar Products (NovCrete), Waterproofing Products (NovSeal), Adhesives (NovStik), and Tools & Accessories (AMC). They gave interesting key chains and handouts to the visitors of their exhibit booth.

Eglo Light Company exhibit

Eglo Light Company is a Global Company which provides upscale lighting equipments , The company is present in over 70 countries and territories  and Philippines is one of the emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

The company was started by Mr. Ludwig Obwieser creates the enterprise „EGLO Leuchten in 1969. The company then started its expansion in 1976 with the building of the first business premises in the Tyrol (Austria).

Comical characters are infused with lighting fixtures

In the mid 1980’s EGLO was finally established as one of the leading light manufacturers in Europe. Expansion into new markets became priority and the opening of the first sales division in Germany laid a solid foundation for international business dealings. Consistent development of new markets opened the opportunity to establish more than 70 business premises all over the world.

EGLO Lifestyle Lighting
Exclusively distributed by:
Collins International Trading Corporation
412 Amang Rodriguez Avenue, Manggahan, Pasig City
Telephone # (632)  467-9043/( 632) 681-61-61

Baba Plastic Pot Company exhibit booth at the WorldBex 2011

According to one of the  booth managers  , Materials used  in producing its pot are environment friendly , noting that non-recycled plastic is used in making their line of pots and gardening utensils.  Some of their  plastic pots are exported to Middle Eastern countries where there is extreme temperature fluctuations and heat from the sun may cause other plastic pots in the market to fade their colors and even break .   “The other brand faded in a matter of months when exposed to sunlight,” she notes, “while Baba’s retained its color.”Their pots can withstand extreme temperature from negative  17C to 48C.

grey and terracotta colored plastic planting boxes

The company has over 50 copyright protected designs of its polypropylene plastic pots. The pots, previously unadorned and sporting the terracotta like color  pots, are now hand-coated to resemble stone and are painted to match furniture. The company also came up with “drop-in” pots, hole-less decorative pots that serve as shells for potted plants and which help decorators change the look of a plant without the need for re-potting.

“You can tell by looking closely at the item.  If you see black flecks on it, it means that it used recycled plastic,” she reveals, noting that Baba’s plastic items do not have such a characteristic.

Spathiphyllum plant in a Tenen water  solution with no media present

The company had  introduce to the country a line of fertilizers and insect repellents that’s especially suitable for indoor gardening.  Marketed  as  Tenen line, the products come in 20k and 50 k solution that  are non-toxic and safe for use, and guarantees healthy plants even with less  sunlight. With this new product line , There is a  boost the use for indoor plant growing , considering that indoor gardening entails rotating potted plants for their dose of life-giving sunlight.  With their new line, such a time-consuming exercise is virtually eliminated.

According to one of the sales staffs, Some of the top importing countries of their water based solution are  Australia , New Zealand , United States , Japan and Singapore .    At present, Baba is into advocacy of sorts as well in educating plant enthusiasts about the usefulness of some decorative plants in purifying indoor air.  They are in fact publishing and giving away bookmarks printed with plant facts that are especially suited for indoor gardening.  Already out are information regarding the Dracena fragrans (corn plant)  and  Spathiphyllum (white anthurium)—which are great for purifying air; and the sanseveria locally known as the buntot tigre or mother -in law’s  tongue which doesn’t only purify air by which is rich in so-called anions that are beneficial to the human body.

The products is locally distributed in major garden centers such as Manila Seedling Bank outlets , ACE hardware store.

Ms. Elaine Daclis a cactus and an ornamental grower from Benguet is a regular trader at the WorldBex , She had a plant stall at the Flower mart Center at the Manila Seedling Bank

There are also well-known plant traders ,  landscaper like Professor Serapion Metilla, King Louis Ornamental Plants, Ms. Elaine Daclis ,  Ms. Mable Chua’s – Flower Box among others.

 

King Louis Ornamental Plant

The organizers organized the 13th WorldBEX seminar had also conducted a 3-day seminar which various speakers from different countries like Singapore , Malaysia and notable Filipino architectsand urban planners like Arch. Nathaniel Vonm Einsiedel, Arch. Micheal Tomeldan, Arch. Felino Palafox, Jr., Arch. Emelito Punsalan,  Engineer Gloria Correa, Arch. Augusto Villalon and Arch. Amado de Jesus of the University of Santo Tomas and environmentalist Mr. Jose Maria Lorenzo Tan .

At the nearby PTTC , there is a gallery of various architectural firms like Palafox , Luis Associates among others.

Palafox Associate gallery of their architectural works  from different parts of the country and the world.

There is also an interior design contest dubbed as ” OBRA MAESTRA” which were participated by  Mapua Institute of Technology , University of Santo Tomas, University of the East, Saint Scholastica’s College , Eulogio Amang Rodriguez Institute of Technology , University of the Philippines and Polytechnic University of the Philippines

Mapua Institute of Technology students executed this design (dining room )

University of the East students executed this design ( children room )

living room interior designs by the students of University of Santo Tomas

According to one of the students of  UST, they had to used a lot of recycled materials in order to execute this magnificent living room- proof is the plastic spoons which were recycled and turned into a fanciful chandelier light. While old books served support  for the glass centerpiece.

University of the Philippines

The aim of this show is not just to showcase Filipino architects and promoting business but also pioneering students to showcase their talent in interior decoration. This is open to the public , but visitors to the trade show must bring their business card or professional license cards ( PRC) like those of Architects , Engineers, Public Accountant in order to enjoy some perks like free drinks and snacks.

vintage pop art design with matching furniture

 

an quotation from Mr. Andy Wartol “They always say time changes things., but you actually have to change them yourself “

According to one of the exhibitors , average  crowd estimate is  from 8,000 to 10,000 visitors in the three day event.

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