Malaysia’s first ENGINEER and MARVEX exhibition sets to drive positive change for the economy

The official signing ceremonies with the supporting associations of the exhibitions were witnessed by Works Ministry secretary-general Datuk Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman (centre).

KUALA LUMPUR: The Engineering and Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation (ACMV & R) industries in Malaysia will come together for four days from March 16 to showcase the future of engineering.

The features will be focusing on the latest solutions and technologies in sustainability, renewable energy, air quality and more towards progressing the nation’s engineering, ACMV and R industry as well as reigniting economic activity.

Congregating to forge collaborations and leverage on partnerships in the First Malaysia Engineering Exhibition and Conference 2022 (ENGINEER) and its concurrent exhibition, the First Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation Expo 2022 (MARVEX), both flagship events are expected to draw industry professionals, trade visitors, specifiers and buyers to converge at the exhibition for the first time and experience 116 hours of business opportunities; 62 hours of learning through 88 local and international speakers across four IEM symposiums, 27 business and industry power talks; and three industry networking sessions and awards night.

ENGINEER and MARVEX will provide visitors sources of new technology, and updates on the changes in regulations and best practices in the industry.

As the industry’s needs are being driven towards creating sustainability in built and construction, and transitioning into endemicity; initiatives from the COP 26 summit and advancement of research in Covid-19 virology will inspire design and innovation in technology.

Aiming to uplift the industry and connect the trade in building connections from strength to strength, both exhibitions is set to inspire with new solutions and will offer a great opportunity to source the latest in mechanical, electrical and electronics, ACMV and R products as well as solutions.

During which, the robustness of the exhibitions will also fuel the growth trajectory in the construction, infrastructure and built industry post-pandemic as both the engineering and ACMV and R industries play a vital role in the nation’s construction, infrastructure and built sector.

These are instrumental proponents in thrusting the nation’s economy forward as opportunities emerge from the reopening of global markets and resumption of mobility in a new normal.

With Malaysia’s economy projected to grow by 6% to 7% this year, RM25.3bil has been allocated for construction works.

The construction sub-sector is expected to expand by 11.5% this year, contributing to job opportunities and wealth creation for the people.

As construction intensifies, the build environment’s requirements for ACMV and R services are expected to grow and is estimated to reach RM76.7bil by 2025.

Joint organiser for both exhibitions, C.I.S Network Sdn Bhd president, Datuk Vincent Lim said: “The exhibitions are poised to be the ideal gateway to Southeast Asia’s engineering and ACMV and R communities, evolving into becoming the go-to exhibition for players in these industries.

“Not just in Malaysia, but regionally as well in years to come.”

Joint organiser for ENGINEER, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) president, Ong Ching Loon said: “ENGINEER, is a significant event for the engineering community as it is a platform to elevate the profession and industry, and to showcase the future of engineering.

“Most importantly, as an event held under the inaugural IEM Convention, this flagship event will be the go-to event moving forward.

“We envision this four-day event being the platform where IEM members across the 16 engineering disciplines will gather in a single platform, to spark discussions and ideas and to take the industry as a whole further.”

Joint organiser for MARVEX, Malaysian Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Association (MACRA) president, Peter Tan said: “Considering the rapid growth of ACMV and R, which has made this the largest sub-sector of the M&E Building and Construction industry, we have also seen an increased demand for smart buildings and technologically advanced systems; governments’ incentives and rebate programmes in promoting the usage of energy-efficient ACMV and R units.

“MARVEX is a timely event that is expected to be a premier annual business and trade event for the primary source of ACMV and R stakeholders while providing a unique platform for the growth and development of the industry in this region.”

Drawing on the strengths of the joint organisers, the exhibitions are built by the industry for the industry, in a shared goal of driving the industry forward as a whole.

“Building on the synergy of these associations, the driving force for growth and advancements among their members and the nation will spur collaborations and new exchanges for the industry,” Lim said.

He added that “It is very promising to see us coming together with the same purpose, resilience and agility to move forward.”

In tandem, he believes that the industry will make a stronger comeback after two years of idling.

Other highlights at the exhibition include:

A series of four IEM symposiums to provide fresh perspectives and industry-specific tips from the viewpoint of the industry’s best minds. These include IEM’s ASEAN Electrotechnical Symposium, Water Resources Symposium, Project Management Symposium and ASEAN Digital Transformation Symposium.

Industry sharing sessions by ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association to discuss post-pandemic industry standards and trends along with transformational ideas, technologies and renewable energy trends.

Business and Industry Power Talks will also be presented by revolutionary, sustainable and green technology makers such as American Air Filter and GA Sales and Services, ACSON, Midea, BMW and GreenRE – offering a perceptive view of the industry’s advancement.

ENGINEER and MARVEX currently has attracted the support by the Works Ministry and government agencies as well as 10 supporting associations as a proof that the industry is rising post-lockdown.

Opportunities are in abundance, albeit regulatory changes and the emergence of new requirements for the engineering industry especially in the construction and built industry sectors.

This synergy will bring together professionals and experts in the engineering and ACMV and R industries under one roof for the very first time, is set to change the landscape for industry growth, building on the firm foundations and the strengths of the associations will be the driving force for growth and advancement among the associations’ respective members as well as the nation, towards a common goal of national growth and shared prosperity for all.

ENGINEER is jointly organised by IEM and C.I.S and is held under the umbrella of IEM Convention.

The concurrent exhibition - MARVEX is jointly organised by MACRA and C.I.S.

The health and safety of everyone visiting the exhibition remains a priority. As such, only fully vaccinated individuals will be admitted to the exhibition with strict health and safety standard operating procedures and guidelines adhered to.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is the first certified SafeBE (Business Events) venue and is equipped with a ventilation system that runs six cycles of complete fresh air exchange every hour with HEPA filters.

Visitors to the exhibition are encouraged to pre-register their visit at prior to attending to ensure better crowd management at the venue and at the same time will stand in a chance to win up to RM8,800 worth of daily prizes sponsored by ACER.

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