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Malaysian Ministerial Delegation Visits Ecobuild 2014

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 10th anniversary of Ecobuild, world's largest event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment conveyed wider and bigger exhibitors, industry players, speakers, conference and seminars than ever before. The 2014 edition held from 4th to 6th March 2014 at London's ExCel was additionally significant with the visit from the Minister of Works, Malaysia Y.B. Datuk Haji Fadillah bin Haji Yusof accompanied by the high level delegation from the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia which serves as the construction advisory body to the government and a strong supporter of Ecobuild SEA 2014, the Southeast Asia edition. 

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The objective of the visit is to learn from western exemplar and best practices in every aspects of green construction, an essential enabler in the construction technology and skills required within the Malaysia construction industry. The Honorary Minister and his delegations spent over a good three hours visiting the UK companies and international companies to encourage them to exhibit at the 2nd edition of Ecobuild SEA 2014. Exhibitors also took the opportunity to explain and execute some demonstration of their product showcases in UK to the delegations.

Meanwhile, some of the exhibits companies such as Sain Gobain, Viessmann, KSB Limited, Kingspan, Wilo, Mapei that operates in Malaysia has expressed their interest in participating at the upcoming Ecobuild SEA 2014. Adding onto the stellar visit, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between CIDB and BRE on the benchmarking of Malaysia green rating tool which is currently in the final stages of development, and other research and development projects.

The visit indeed served as the pinnacle of catalyst for the Ministry, CIDB and UBM ASEAN to present Ecobuild SEA as the unrivalled gateway into the Southeast Asian market for sustainable construction by distilling key components of Ecobuild in UK to deliver a spectacle of the latest innovations and showcase of the most impressive sustainable projects from across the industry.

Ecobuild SEA will be held from 17-19 September 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of the International Construction Week, an annual event spearheaded by the CIDB. This exhibition carries the characteristic of Ecobuild ExCel London and embedded with 4 additional elements to enrich the exhibition and to encounter the demands of Malaysia construction industry. Ecobuild SEA 2014 is the leading event focusing on sustainable design, construction and the built environment. CIDB is also a key player in Ecobuild SEA as they are the main host of the co-located event -- International Construction Week 2014 besides the Green Build ASIA 2014, Solar Asia Expo 2014, and EcoLight Asia 2014.

Created exclusively for the construction industry, Ecobuild SEA will create a platform for exhibitors and participants alike to strengthen business ties, expand networking, and to acquire the latest information from the sustainable design, construction and build environment.

For further information, please visit www.ecobuildsea.com

Notes to Editors:

1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world's fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events via online and print providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional communities from doctors to game developers, journalists to jewellery traders, farmers to pharmacists. Our 6,500 staff members in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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For more information on Ecobuild SEA 2014, contact;

Mr Norman Zainal Abidin
Norman.Zainal@ubm.com

Mr Adzli Ariff
Adzli.Ariff@ubm.com

Or email ecobuild-sea@ubm.com

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