South East Asia’s leading event in the Build Green sector gains steady momentum with 45% new participants at Build Eco Xpo Asia (BEX Asia) 2011

Asia’s green building event, Build Eco Xpo (BEX Asia), announces that it will see more than 45% new participants at the 2011 edition, making BEX Asia 2011 an even more important platform for the BUILD GREEN industry.

Staging its 4th edition this year, BEX Asia 2011 is expected to draw some 250 participating companies from over 25 countries, showcasing the latest environmentally-friendly building technologies, products, concepts and solutions. Major players confirmed include Carrier, Daiken, Johnson Controls, Lafarge, Legrand, Lutron, Onna Prima, ParexDavco, Philips, Trane and Toshiba, among many others.  BEX Asia 2011 will also presents five country/region pavilions, namely Australia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

“BEX Asia has emerged as the key event for the Build Green community to convene, network and extend business outreach. This annual gathering provides plenty of opportunities for the Build Green community to exchange ideas on creating an energy efficient and sustainable environment towards a greener future,” said Louise Chua, Project Director of BEX Asia 2011, Reed Exhibitions.

BEX Asia has grown from strength-to-strength since its inception in 2008.  It has more than doubled its size over the past 4 years – a strong testimony of a growing interest and importance of building an environmentally-friendly and a sustainable environment.

Alongside BEX Asia 2011 is the biennial International Green Building Conference (IGBC) 2011.  Themed “Build Green. Act Now” the conference will build on its previous success and focus on hot topics such as tropical architecture green building case studies. In addition, it will examine new topics with emphasis on sustainable construction, buildings of the future as well as sustainable operations and maintenance.  As part of the programme, participants can take part in the Green Mark Tours and see outstanding BCA Green Mark projects, providing a practical learning experience.  Confirmed speakers include Mr Tony Arnel, Chairman of World Green Building Council, Mr Ho Tong Yen, CEO of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, Mr Kelvin Wong, Executive Director of Singapore’s Economic Development Board, and Mr Frank Schultmann, Chair Professor of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, just to name a few.

Michelle Lim, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions, said “The strategic collaboration between IGBC and BEX Asia is essential to ensure that industry players are kept up-to-date with the latest global green build trends and their applications in our region. BEX Asia encompasses the strength of its regional base, bringing together industry professionals and key decision makers, and providing networking and business opportunities to cater to the needs of the attendees and delegates. Together, IGBC and BEX Asia will drive this two-prong approach of education and business opportunities to further enhance the Build Green growth in South East Asia.”

For more information about BEX Asia 2011, please visit our website at www.BEX-Asia.com.

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About Build Eco Xpo (BEX Asia) 2011

Come this September, Asia’s green building event - BEX Asia 2011- will return with a bigger focus on BUILD GREEN, featuring eco-friendly, energy efficiency building materials, design and architecture for the future of sustainable environments.

Date                        :  14 – 16 September 2011

Venue                     :  Suntec Singapore

Opening Hours     :  10am – 6pm daily

Official Website  :  www.BEX-Asia.com

About IGBC 2011

Building on its previous success, IGBC 2011 will continue to focus on relevant topics such as tropical architecture and green building case studies. In addition, it will examine new topics with emphasis on sustainable construction, buildings of the future as well as sustainable operations and maintenance. Participants will also have ample opportunities to interact through the various workshops and networking events. Specially designed Green Mark Tours will enable participants to view outstanding BCA Green Mark projects while providing unique, practical learning experiences. For more information about IGBC 2011, please visit www.sgbw.com.sg.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 440 events in 36 countries. In 2009 Reed brought together over six million active event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 35 fully staffed offices.

Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 440 events serves 44 industry sectors, including:

Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, beauty & cosmetics, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering & manufacturing, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewellery, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, marketing, business services & training, medical education, printing & graphics, security & safety, sports & recreation, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2009, Reed Elsevier made an adjusted profit before taxation of £1,279 million on turnover of £6,071 million

For Media Enquiry, please contact:

Faye Lim

Senior Marketing Executive

Reed Exhibitions Singapore

DID         : +65 6780 4587

Email      : faye.lim@reedexpo.com.sg

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