Building Blocks for a Smart Nation
Oct 04, 2017

October 4, 2017 Singapore - The Architecture & Building Services 2017 Series (ABS Series) was launched this morning at the iconic Sands Expo & Convention Center at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore. The mega show which presents six of the leading architectural and building services shows and twelve key conferences for these industries was declared open by guest-of-honour, Mr Desmond Choo, Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, Mayor of North East District & Chairman of North East Community Development Council.

ABS 2017 is a mega platform which serves the architecture and the building management industries. Spearheaded by ArchXpo 2017, the ABS Series also presents 5 other important showcases; iFAME 2017 (International Facility Management Expo), LED & Light Asia 2017, Safety and Security Asia 2017, Fire & Disaster Asia 2017, and Work Safe Asia 2017. Together the shows present a comprehensive and integrated platform for all building needs for the region, under one roof. The series will welcome 10,000 visitors, among them some 4,000 conference delegates, to the showcases spanning over 10,000 square metres. They will be among the first to see the latest solutions, technologies and products that will form the building blocks of a Smart Nation. These will be presented by 143 exhibitors from 15 countries.

Industry Showcases
ArchXpo 2017, organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd (CEMS), is an international exhibition for architecture and the built environment showcasing technologies, products and services for the architectural and build environment industries. ArchXpo is also a key pillar of the Archifest series. Along with the SIA Conference 2017, the exhibition will be a key gathering of industry experts and talents that make for excellent architectural and built environment design. It also serves as an invaluable platform for the exchange of research and innovation in architectural design, practice and education.

Safety & Security Asia 2017, part of the ABS Series, will showcase outstanding concepts, new designs and products in the field of security. With important data and intelligence at stake, more building owners are increasingly concerned about the safety and security of their properties. The Security Industry Conference serves as an informative platform for the exchange of strategies that companies may implement to strengthen existing security measures to counter global cyber and physical threats.

A Learning Hub
The three-day mega show of 6 international showcases will also play host to the delegates of 12 major conferences for the architectural and building services industries. The 12 conferences include the SIA Conference 2017, International Facility Management Conference (IFMC) 2017 and two sessions of the Fire Safety Managers’ Association Singapore (FSMAS) Fire Safety Workshops 2017 on 4 October 2017, IFMC Master Class 2017, SBA. Connect Forum 2017, Security Industry Conference (SIC) 2017, Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore Building Information Modelling (REDAS BIM) Symposium 2017 and the15th SISO Annual WSHO Conference 2017, on 5 October 2017 and the Workplace Safety & Health (WSH) Council Forum for FM Sector 2017, SIA Fire Safety Seminar 2017, Security Industry (SIC) Masterclass 2017, United Architects of the Philippines Lecture Series 2017 and REDAS BIM Masterclass 2017 on 6 October 2017.

Awards and Accolades
To encourage and offer a platform to recognize companies at the forefront of their industry, there will be 4 prestigious award ceremonies held at the ABS 2017. The awards give due recognition to talents, innovations and outstanding designs. The awards are:

• Merlion Awards 2017
• Singapore Facility Management Awards 2017
• Unique Presentation (UP) Awards 2017
• SIA Architectural Designs Awards 2017

The Singapore Facility Management Awards 2017 celebrates the achievements of those who have made significant contributions to the knowledge, practical application and sustainable performance of the facilities management industry in Singapore, the Singapore FM Awards 2017 identify the industry leaders, promote excellence and encourage innovations in the industry as well as across the building and real estate sectors. The awards categories include Singapore Best FM Technology Provider of the Year, Singapore Best FM Service Provider of the Year and Singapore Best FM Building Owner / Facility Occupier of the Year. The awards will be presented at the Singapore FM Awards Gala Dinner on 4 October 2017, graced by guest of honour, Ms Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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About CEMS Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd
Established in 1980, CEMS is a regional organizer with a global perspective. A key player in the Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition (MICE) industry in Singapore, CEMS has vast knowledge and experience in organizing and managing exhibitions, conferences and other special events for government agencies, associations and private enterprises, with business activities spanning across many countries in ASEAN including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines, China in North Asia, and India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan in the South Asia.

In October 1997, CEMS achieved the distinction of being the first professional conference and exhibition organiser in Singapore to obtain the ISO 9002 certification. For the past decade, CEMS has formed strategic partnerships with both local and international players to achieve mutually desirable goals in the MICE industry.

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