Architecture & Building Services 2023 Officially Opens At MBS
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Singapore – Architecture & Building Services (ABS) 2023, the region’s three-day mega expo organised by Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) to serve the Built Environment industry, has officially opened. The show will take place from 15-17 November 2023 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

On 15 November 2023, the first of 11 conferences was officially opened by Mr Tan Kiat How, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of National Development. Mr Tan officiated the commencement of the ‘ASEAN Federation of Electrical Engineering Contractors (AFEEC) and the Federation of Asian and Pacific Electrical Contractors Association (FAPECA) Conference 2023’, themed ‘Green Technologies for Built Environment’.

Senior Minister of State Mr Tan highlighted the significant demand for infrastructure in Southeast Asia. This demand comes with the need for finance, skilled manpower, and adoption of advances in technology. Mr Tan also touched on the challenges Singapore faces - an aging population, technology disruption, and climate change. To meet these challenges, he called for mutual learning and collaboration, to upskill the workforce and use technology, in order to build more efficiently and sustainably.

In the afternoon, Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Social and Family Development, graced the official opening of the ‘TP-SII Security Conference 2023’ themed ‘Unlocking the Power of Integration: Advancing Interoperability for the Security Sector’.

Over the next two days, ABS 2023 will continue to host major conferences’ official opening ceremonies. Guest of Honour Ms. Cheryl Chan, Member of Parliament, East Coast GRC, and Chairperson, GPC for National Development; will officially open the ‘9th International Facility & Strata Management Conference (IFSMC) 2023’ on 16 November, themed ‘Sustaining Facility Management for a Resilient Built Environment’.

On the concluding day of ABS 2023, Guest of Honour Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, and Ministry of Transport; will officiate the opening of the ‘WSH Forum for Waste Management Industry 2023’, themed ‘WSH Matters in Waste Management’.

ABS 2023 is expected to attract an attendance of more than 8,000 visitors, exhibitors, conference delegates, and trade professionals from Singapore and the rest of the world this year. In its 9th edition, themed ‘Designing a Safe and Resilient Built Environment’, ABS establishes itself as the premier gathering place to facilitate a dynamic and engaging platform for interaction between buyers and sellers. The show also hosts significant domestic and global entities in the integrated Built Environment sector, emphasising Architecture & Design, Facilities Management, and Safety & Security.

According to Mr Edward Liu, Group Managing Director, CEMS, “ABS 2023 is the region’s most important platform for the Built Environment industry as we embrace and address the challenges of sustainability and resilience. With a robust lineup of 11 conferences and six curated exhibitions of cutting-edge solutions, we’re setting the stage for innovation and collaboration. It’s a privilege to host such a dynamic community committed to shaping a future that is not only built to last but also designed to thrive."

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