KUALA LUMPUR: The International Construction Week 2017 (ICW) has surpassed its exhibitor target as about 160 exhibitors participated in the annual event for the construction industry.
Works Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said ICW 2017 received a commendable response from both exhibitors and visitors compared to previous years.
“A total of 150 exhibitors from the construction fraternity was targeted initially to participate in ICW 2017. It is encouraging to see some 160 exhibitors joining us this year, more than what we anticipated,” Fadillah told reporters after officiating the opening ceremony of ICW 2017.
Organised by United Business Media (UBM) and hosted by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia, ICW is currently in its 17th year.
The premier annual event for the construction industry aims to serve as a platform for industry players to converge and showcase their products, technologies, services and projects, share ideas and forge new partnerships.
Themed “Towards Enhancing Quality and Safety in Construction”, ICW 2017 also marks the fourth year of CIDB Malaysia and UBM Malaysia’s partnership in bringing the Ecobuild South-East Asia, the world’s renowned showcase for the built environment. ICW 2017 is organised via a collaboration with 34 strategic partners among government agencies and industry associations.
It is currently being held from April 10-14 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Ecobuild South-East Asia, which is ICW 2017’s exhibition component, is being held from April 12-14.