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9 Reasons to Visit Worldbex 2015

Drop by the 20th Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition for construction and design ideas!

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Photography: Mark Francis Jesalva

Looking for design-related products and services? You're in luck! Construction and design professionals (and enthusiasts!) are invited to visit the 20th Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (WORLDBEX) from March 11 to 15 at the World Trade Center and the Philippine Trade Training Center. 

Here are 9 reasons why you shouldn't miss the 20th Worldbex:

1. 500 participating companies

With almost 500 exhibitors from various sectors of the industry, the 20th Worldbex is a one-stop shop for professionals and enthusiasts that are looking for new products and services. Trade players can also expand their professional network here.

(In photo: The Real Living Lounge at the Philippine Trade Training Center! Swing by and say hello to learn more about the brand, the magazine, and the website. You can also check out the affordable furniture and accessories from All Home.)

2. 200 international exhibitors

Guests can also check out the Grand Embassy Pavilion which puts the spotlight on international tourism, exports, imports, and products and services. Participating countries include Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Turkey, Germany, and Japan.

At the International Pavilion, there are close to 200 booths that all showcase global technologies and innovations. You can discover more about Australia, Singapore, USA, Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, China, Germany, Brunei, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Spain.

(In photo: A luxury bathroom by interior designer Joy Ejercito. Check out her exhibit at the Philippine Trade Training Center.)

3. Worldbex Lab

Guests can also drop by the first-ever Worldbex Laba one-of-a-kind exhibit that features a wide range of products and design innovations with state-of-the-art features and eco-sustainable components. 

(In photo: A home library by Carlo Jon D. Marquez, Ma. Katrina Lopez, Kathrina Dianne Santiago, and Pinky Armida Abraham. Check out their exhibit at the Philippine Trade Training Center.)

4. Architects' Gallery

If you are trying to find an architect or you simply want to learn more about Philippine architecture, visit the Architects' Gallery. Here, the country's top architectural firms present scale models and showcase their best work.

(In photo: A closer look at the bookshelves featured as part of the home library exhibit.)

5. Interior Designers' Gallery

Another must-visit area is the Interior Designers' Gallery which features the work of Philippine Institute of Interior Design members. Here, guests can meet interior designers and learn more about what they can do for residential and commercial spaces.

During our visit, we spotted cozy living rooms, an inviting dining area, a glamorous bathroom, and so many well-appointed areas. 

(In photo: An eclectic outdoor space by interior designer Kathleen Obcemea. Check out her exhibit at the Philippine Trade Training Center.)

6. Developers' Gallery

Those who are looking for great deals on exciting properties such as condo units should head on over to the Developers' Gallery. Here, real estate professionals will share more information about the projects and developments in and around the metro.

(In photo: A classic and elegant living room by interior designer Cristine Margaux Salcedo Lagasca. Check out her exhibit at the Philippine Trade Training Center.)

7. Furniture Pavilion

Design professionals and homeowners can also be excited about the Furniture Pavilion. Presented in partnership with the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines, the pavilion features trend-setting creations by the country's biggest furniture manufacturers and exporters. 

(In photo: A soothing all-white bedroom by interior designers Leslie Ledesma and Kathlyn Villapando. Check out their exhibit at the Philippine Trade Training Center.)

8. Obra Maestra Competition

Outstanding representatives from eleven of the metro's top design schools participated in the Obra Maestra Competition

Held in cooperation with the Council of Interior Design Educators and Wilcon Depot, the Obra Maestra Competition is a way to recognize and celebrate the potential of young Filipino talent. Guests will also be happy to see the creativity and skill of the participating interior design mentors and students. 

(In photo: The Obra Maestra Competition entry of Philippine School of Interior Design)

9. DELAXX Competition

Graduating landscape architecture students were also asked to transform their respective sections of the World Trade Center outdoor lawn into works of art as part of the DELAXX competition. The DELAXX competition was hosted in partnership with the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects.

(In photo: The Obra Maestra Competition entry of University of the Philippines Diliman)

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