Futuristic technologies and innovations at ASEAN Super 8 2020
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The ASEAN Super 8 will return to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 23 to 25 June 2020, to be held once again at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in conjunction with the International Construction Week (ICW) – hosted by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). The event will feature Futurebuild Southeast Asia (SEA) expo, focusing on construction-related futuristic technologies and innovations, where participants could get first-hand experience and insights on advanced and upcoming technologies in the built environment.

The event will bring together several built environment exhibitions namely ASEAN M&E, REVAC Expo, Tenaga Expo, ASEAN Lift, ASEAN Solar, ASEAN Light, Futurebuild SEA, Heavy Mach and IFSEC Southeast Asia.

The new Futurebuild SEA Expo will be the centrepiece of the 2020 ASEAN Super 8. It will exhibit how technology such as robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in the construction sector, and how costs and labour dependency can be reduced with modern technology – without compromising on quality.

According to Report Linker, with a CAGR growth of 4.2% from 2018 to 2023, the global construction industry is forecast to reach US$10 trillion by 2023, and new built environment-related technologies will be a key catalyst for this growth. The Futurebuild SEA expo will focus on such technologies that would definitely benefit all exhibitors and visitors.

“Following the strong support from the exhibitors and visitors in 2019, which exceeded expectations amid challenges in the business environment, we anticipate to see the participation of 20,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors from various countries in the 2020 ASEAN Super 8 event,” said Gen. Tan Sri Dato Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Bin Mohamed (Rtd), co-chairman of UBM Informa Markets, the organiser of ASEAN Super 8.

“The year 2019 has been a milestone year for UBM Informa Markets and ASEAN Super 8 was key in promoting continuous development for us. With events like ASEAN Super 8, Malaysia also stands to gain immense economic benefits as deals are secured, purchases are made and business partnerships are formed.

“This is the best platform where industry players will be able to generate sales lead across the entire value chain, while visitors will enjoy a hassle-free accessibility to nine diff­erent trade exhibitions that offer unique experience across the entire spectrum of construction.”

This year’s ASEAN Super 8, which was held between 19 and 21 March, drew 16,781 trade visitors from 61 countries. A total of 339 companies from Malaysia and other countries such as the US, the US, Australia, India and Japan have participated in the event. In addition, approximately 2,000 delegates attended the conferences and seminars held during the 2019 ASEAN Super 8.

The ASEAN Super 8 exhibition is supported by Ministry of Works, hosted by CIDB and endorsed by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) along with many other stakeholders from the industry.

Video of the event can be viewed here.