Innovation and Sustainability as cornerstones of WORLDBEX 2019

This edition’s WORLDBEX Seminars feature CPD-accredited seminars that are especially conceived for architects, engineers, interior designers, and other peers from the industry.

  • February 25, 2019

  • Written by Roumel Itum

  • Photos from WORLDBEX

In this regard, the 24th WORLDBEX is more than just an exposition that brings the best and the brightest in the design, buliding sector, and the construction industry. The public is given an avenue to take ownership of the future by giving everyone the necessary knowledge in building for a better tomorrow. Heralding the theme of “A World Built Bolder,” WORLDBEX 2019 ultimately aims to level up the standards of excellence for the industry. That is, by turning the spotlight on products and services that uphold a commitment to innovation and sustainability as well as by acquainting the audience with the latest and most relevant insights and trends from the global construction and design scene. With a stellar roster of guest speakers from across the globe and a finely-curated selection of topics, the seminars 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, Ar. Emelito Punsalan who will be presenting an enlightening talk entitled “Green Building in the Philippines and The Way Forward.” This will be followed by Design 103 International’s assistant vice president, Ar. Toon Virochpoka’s session entitled “Inspire. Innovate. Integrate.” Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines’ executive director, Ar. Ramon Abiera with his discussion about “Excellent Design for Greater Efficiency.” GIBMA Engineering Service’s general manager, Geodetic Engr. Gilbert Magbutay’s lecture on the 2018 edition of the National Structural Code of the Philippines will round up the first day.

On the second day of WORLDBEX Seminars, leading the insightful series of discussions is Department of Public Works and Highways undersecretary 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,” which will be followed by R A W Architecture’s design director Ar. Realrich Sjarief’s compelling talk on “Sustainable and Conscious Architecture, Exploration of Alpha Omega, and the Philosophy of Suwung.” Meanwhile, interior design duo sisters Ivy and Cynthia Almario’s “The Practical Feng Shui of Interior Designers by A Non-Fengshui Practitioner,” will close the second day.


Not to be missed on the last day are talks by Ar. Dan Lichauco’s “Sustaining an Architectural Practice: Starting at the Board Room,” internationally-practicing Ar. Miguel Sousa’s “New Trends in Architecture,” Philippine Society of Plumbing president Engr. Abner Pahilanga’s “Design of Hydro-Pneumatic Water Supply,” and APEC-Registered Ar. Ernesto Antonio Nasol’s “Continued Professional Development – Its Relevance to the Profession.”

Organized by Worldbex Services International, the WORLDBEX 2019 Seminars will take place on March 15 to 17 at the SMX Convention Center. Visit for more information. B ender

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