Cambodia Architect & Decor 2017 Expo brings the best of international design to the Kingdom
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia – For its 2nd edition from 8-10 June, Cambodia Architect & Decor (CAD) Expo will welcome 150 local and international brands to showcase their latest innovations, seek new opportunities and exchange on the growing importance of design in Cambodia’s booming construction market. The event will also host an educational seminar, a student design competition and a networking architect dinner, in addition to the exhibition. 

This was announced at a press conference held on 18 May 2017 for CAD 2017, which was by attended by H.E. Phuong Sophean, by Mr. Sin Sochiet, President of Cambodian Society of Architects (CSA), Mr. Van Chanthorn, Vice President of Cambodia Valuers and Estate Agents Association (CVEA) and Mr. Ajinveat Vhongthong, Project Manager of ICVeX Co., Ltd.

A must-attend event for architects, interior designers, property developers and construction professionals
From 8-10 June 2017, CAD Expo will settle once more at Diamond Island Convention & Exhibition Center (Koh Pich). This unique trade show will gather architects, interior designers, property developers and building professionals to exchange about the latest innovations and trends in the sector. “We created Cambodia Architecture & Decor Expo to help professionals engage with targeted potential customers, meet new contacts and identify new opportunities on the market,” said Ajinveat Vhongthong, project manager from ICVeX, the expo organiser. “According to our survey from last year’s show, over $18 million business was expected to be generated from the exhibition in 2016,” added Mr Ajinveat.

A support to Cambodia’s booming construction industry
In 2016, $8.5 billion worth of development projects have been approved in Cambodia. This intense growth leads to a rising demand in architecture and interior design. “We first created this event in 2014 in Myanmar, and it was a great success,” said Mr. Vhongthong. “We know that this platform can highly benefit to Cambodia. Our exhibitors, of which 70 percent are international, will showcase best-in-class innovations and products,” he added. For example, Thai company SCG will be presenting eco-friendly building material products on its 210 square metres booth and visitors will be able to receive in-depth advice from SCG experts. Visitors will also get the chance to discover Gio Home Kitchen first water proof kitchen furniture, Modernform’s customisable desks and ergonomic chairs, the first launch of Fibreglass Translucent Roofing Sheet by Ampelite, and much more.

An educational opportunity for Khmer students
To organise this expo, ICVeX has partnered with Cambodia Society of Architects (CSA) and together they will welcome among the most eminent local and international speakers. Among other conferences, Mr. Tim Beaumont - CEO of The Beaumont Partnership - will be sharing insights about the projects he developed in Southeast Asia and Mr. Adrianta Bin Aziz, from Malaysia Institute of Architects, will elaborate on the importance of continuing professional development. Other topics will include the development of Phnom Penh city, challenges encountered when developing Boreys or future Cambodian architects and designers. 

CSA will also take this opportunity to organise the CSA 2017 Design Competition that rewards the best ideas in Arts & Architecture in Cambodia. Selected candidates will be put on display during the expo and the award ceremony will take place during the Architect Networking Dinner on 8 June 2017. 

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