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The 2015 edition of BUILDTECH, one of Malaysia’s largest exhibitions for the building tools, materials and technology industries, came to a close on 10th October 2015 after having welcomed over 200 exhibitors from 10 countries around the world, with a record 63 percent of exhibitors coming from outside Malaysia.

The exhibition, which was organised by Trade Link ITE Sdn. Bhd., was held from 7-10 October 2015 at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Over the three days, BUILDTECH gave 7139 local and international visitors a chance to witness some of the world’s most advanced building technology in Malaysia for the first time.

There was a comprehensive profile of technology available to visitors covering the entire spectrum of the building industry. In addition to a extensive range of traditional and modern building materials, manufacturers also featured wares developed for niche industries including a section focusing exclusively on eco-friendly building materials.

This diversity was enhanced by the presence of four co-locating exhibitions, namely the International Construction Machinery, Equipment, Accessories, and Technology Exhibition (CONMAC), the Construction Materials Show (CONMAT), the Building Material, Architecture & Interior Exhibition (A&I) and the Malaysia International Hardware Show (MHS), which featured specialist technology catered to the construction machinery, construction materials, architecture and hardware fields respectively.

Trade Link ITE’s Managing Director Dato’ Albert Lai said: “This year’s edition of BUILDTECH was a huge success for us as it showed just how big a role we have to play in connecting world-class suppliers and buyers from all across Asia”.

“While BUILDTECH has always been an important event for Malaysian producers to find new technology and elevate standards, we also know that Malaysia possesses all the necessary attributes of a hub for the industry in the region, and we intend to continue playing a key role in helping Malaysia to assume this position,” added Dato’ Albert.

Reflecting the importance of the exhibition to national branding, BUILDTECH once again received the endorsement of a range of influential government agencies including the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), from which the Second Minister of International Trade and Industry, Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan officiated the opening ceremony, the Ministry of Works Malaysia (KKR), the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), the Public Works Department Malaysia (JKR), the Malaysian Timber Industry Board (MTIB) and the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

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