Championing Bolder Innovation and Sustainability at WORLDBEX 2019 Seminars

Now on its 24th edition, the Philippine World Building and Construction Expo (WORLDBEX) will host another high-yielding trade event geared towards enriching business-to-business opportunities. Heralding the theme of “A World Built Bolder,” WORLDBEX 2019 aims to raise the standards of excellence for the industry. That is, by highlighting products and services that uphold a commitment to innovation and sustainability; as well as by acquainting the audience with the most relevant insights and trends from the global construction and design scene.

WORLDBEX 2019 Seminars

In line with these objectives, WORLDBEX 2019 is thrilled to return with this year’s installment of the WORLDBEX Seminars. The WORLDBEX Seminars feature CPD-accredited seminars for architects, engineers, interior designers, and other peers. The WORLDBEX Seminars vows to sustain the same caliber of distinction that has informed its past iterations with a stellar roster of guest speakers from across the globe and a finely-curated selection of topics that will aim to address the most pressing issues of urban design and planning.

Commencing the series of seminars at this year’s WORLDBEX is the Vice President for Technical of the Philippine Green Building Initiative, architect Emelito Punsalan who will present “Green Building in the Philippines and The Way Forward”. This will be followed by Design 103 International’s Assistant Vice President and Senior Architect Toon Virochpoka’s session entitled “Inspire. Innovate. Integrate.”; Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines’ Executive Director Architect and Environmental Planner Ramon Abiera with his discussion about “Excellent Design for Greater Efficiency”; and GIBMA Engineering Service’s General Manager Geodetic Engineer Gilbert Magbutay’s lecture on the 2018 edition of the National Structural Code of the Philippines.

What to Expect

On the second day of WORLDBEX Seminars, leading the series of discussions is Undersecretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways and first female National President of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Dr. Ma. Catalina Cabral with her talk on “Sustainable Development in Urban Cities”; followed by R A W Architecture’s Design Director Architect Realrich Sjarief’s talk on “Sustainable and Conscious Architecture, Exploration of Alpha Omega, and the Philosophy of Suwung”; Head of PGAA Creative Design, registered and licensed architect Amado De Jesus with his topic about “It’s All About Sustainability”; and interior design sister duo Ivy and Cynthia Almario’s “The Practical Feng Shui of Interior Designers by A Non-Fengshui Practitioner”.

The third day of WORLDBEX 2019 Seminars includes conference speaker architect Daniel Lichauco’s “Sustaining an Architectural Practice: Starting at the Board Room”; internationally-practicing architect Miguel Sousa’s “New Trends in Architecture”; National President of Philippine Society of Plumbing Engineer Abner Pahilanga’s “Design of Hydro-Pneumatic Water Supply”; and APEC-Registered Architect Ernesto Antonio Nasol’s “Continued Professional Development – Its Relevance to the Profession”.

WORLDBEX 2019 Event Details

Organized by Worldbex Services International, the WORLDBEX 2019 Seminars will happen on March 15 to 17, from 9 AM to 4:45 PM at SMX Convention Center Manila. For more information, contact Kim Dayo at (02) 656-9239 loc. 134; or email [email protected]. For more information about WORLDBEX 2019, email [email protected]; visit; or follow @worldbex on Facebook and Instagram.

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