Builders’ trade show expects more than 1,500 exhibitors

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MORE than 1,500 exhibitors from various countries are expected to participate in HVAC/R Philippines, an exhibition on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration, and PhilConstruct 2015, the largest building and construction expo in the country, which will be held from October 8 to 11 in Manila.

The back-to-back trade shows will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City and at the World Trade Center in Manila.

“As organizers, we are humbled to become part of an event that plays a huge role in defining the landscape of the country’s construction industry. We look forward to seeing the industry players supporting the show again this October 8 to 11,” said Dan Abando, overall chairman of PhilConstruct.

“The industry is growing and we must grow along with it in order to provide the best service and exposure to our exhibitors,” Abando said.


Considered one of the pillars of Philippine economy, the construction industry has made significant strides in the past half-decade. It is currently worth over $78 billion or P1.2 trillion and it is expected to sustain its strong growth as construction activities are seen to reach about $110 billion (P1.7 trillion).

In 2014, PhilConstruct set a new record when it welcomed a total of 75,921 trade visitors in just four days. The show was held simultaneously in three massive venues – SMX Convention Center, the World Trade Center Metro Manila, and the Philippine Trade Training Center – making it the biggest PhilConstruct to date.

On its 26th year, PhilConstruct welcomes each exhibitor, visitor, and guest to more opportunities.

“Expect to see over 1,500 exhibitors carrying top industry brands from different countries including Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and more,” Abando said.

The event organizer is PhilConstruct Events, Exhibitions and Conferences Corp. (PEECC), together with the Association of Carriers & Equipment Lessors Inc., Philippine Constructors Association Inc. and Philippine Society of Ventilating, Air-Conditioning & Refrigerating Engineers.

Features of this year’s trade show include TechnoForum, a series of seminars that serves as a knowledge-sharing platform for industry players. It opens a venue for both local and international speakers to discuss relevant matters and new information.

Another feature is Estilo de Vida, the longest-running interschool interior design competition that promotes creativity and helps build the future of young Filipino designers. Themed “Millennium Living: Futuristic Transient Living,” witness innovatively unique designs out of a regular shipping container van come alive from the top three winners of this competition.

PhilConstruct also features Furniture, Furnishings & Homestyle – an exhibit showcasing the best of our very own interior designs.

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