ASEAN Super 8 Rescheduled to 20 – 22 Oct 2020 while ICW Moves to 2021
Revised Event Dates to Provide Better Opportunities to the Industry in Light of COVID-19
KUALA LUMPUR, 13 April 2020: Informa Markets, the organiser of Southeast Asia’s leading trade show in the built environment industry – ASEAN Super 8 – has decided to reschedule the 2020 edition to a new date from 20 – 22 October 2020 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC). Meanwhile, International Construction Week (ICW) hosted by Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), which has been held simultaneously with ASEAN Super 8 since last year, will be moved to 2021.
The decision to reschedule ASEAN Super 8, which was originally slated to take place from 23 to 25 June 2020 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre KL, is taken with regret after careful consideration and close consultations with the key stakeholders, exhibitors and industry partners. This was following the recent and increasing travel restrictions impacting industry participation and new travel measures enacted by the Malaysian government, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.
ASEAN Super 8 will feature Southeast-Asia’s leading built environment exhibitions namely ASEAN M&E, TENAGA Expo, ASEAN Lift, ASEAN Solar, ASEAN Light, Futurebuild SEA, Heavy Mach and IFSEC Southeast Asia. In addition, after a one-year gap, the region’s premier Refrigeration, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Expo – REVAC – will make its comeback in response to the strong interest and demand from exhibitors and visitors. The premier event will be a platform for participants to find everything from the basics to the latest innovations in the HVACR segment, as well as products related to Air Quality Control, Filtration and Insulation.
“We believe the revised new dates will allow more time for normality and confidence to return to the marketplace, ease travel restrictions and provide all-around better conditions for exhibitors and visitors to engage,” said YBhg. General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Panglima Mohd Azumi Bin Mohamed (Rtd), Co-Chairman –Informa Markets in Malaysia.
He added, “The 2020 edition of ASEAN Super 8 is a key milestone for us as it will also feature the inaugural Futurebuild SEA 2020, an exhibition focusing on new technologies that will revolutionise the construction sector. We wish to thank those who participate and support ASEAN Super 8, we greatly appreciate your understanding and regret for any inconvenience. We will continue our commitment to provide an event of enhanced quality to make your participation a huge success. Also, we offer our sincere sympathies to those who have been affected by the virus.”
Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia, Datuk Ir. Ahmad ‘Asri Abdul Hamid regretted to announce that the ICW 2020 will be moved to the year 2021. Despite that, he said CIDB supports the decision by Informa Markets to reschedule ASEAN Super 8 to 20 – 22 October 2020.
“ASEAN Super 8 is the leading event for the Malaysian built environment as well as across the region, bringing different trade shows focusing on Building & Construction, Power and Energy, Solar, HVAC, Lift & Escalator, Lighting, Heavy Machinery and Security under one roof. We are working closely with Informa Markets, industry stakeholders and the relevant government agencies, and are committed to supporting the entire construction industry and the continued success of ASEAN Super 8.”
Informa Markets assures that it will take all necessary precautionary measures at the exhibition venue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all participants. At the same time, the organiser will closely monitor the development of the COVID-19 issue and adhere to government’s instruction, make appropriate and necessary adjustment to the exhibition, if needed.
The 2019 edition of ASEAN Super 8 attracted 339 participating companies covering various industry sectors, with a solid turnout of 16,781 trade visitors.
ASEAN Super 8 continues its work to ensure that the rescheduled 2020 edition of ASEAN Super 8 from 20-22 October will be another success for all exhibitors and trade visitors.
Statement updated as of 13 April 2020
Advisory on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
“No ban on public gatherings, conferences”
On 5 March 2020, Malaysia Health Director-General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the country is in an early containment phase and that the situation related to Covid-19 is still under control. The government has yet to impose bans on public gatherings, including conferences in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. (https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/03/572085/no-ban-public-gatherings-conferences-dr-noor-hisham)
No ban on public gatherings including conferences. The Malaysian Government, including its Health Ministry (MOH) and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC), is closely monitoring the situation and has taken preventive actions and measures against the COVID-19 in accordance with World Health Organization guidelines to safeguard travelers’ well-being.
MOH has strengthen health screenings at all entry points into the country and is ready to respond swiftly if necessary. Entry ban on those coming from Hubei, Jiangsu and Zhejiang province in China and Hokkaido in Japan; All Iranian, Italian and South Korean nationals will be barred from entering Malaysia following the Covid-19 outbreak in those respective countries effective from 13 March. Malaysians returning from these countries would also be quarantined for 14 days.
Informa Markets, the Organiser of ASEAN Super 8, we encourage all participants, particularly those who have recently travelled to China, Japan, Korea, Italy and Iran to monitor their health and to seek immediate medical attention should they feel unwell or show any related symptoms.
Informa Markets continues its work to ensure the event will be another success for all exhibitors and trade visitors. Informa Markets and Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) has implemented many measures to help to mitigate the spread of the virus and is continuing to add other actions regularly. Measures in place include;
- Increased cleaning and disinfection programme across all high-volume touchpoints, e.g. catering areas, surfaces, handrails, washrooms, entrances/exits, public touch-screens, etc.
- Increased onsite medical support
- Awareness campaign via online and onsite info-share and signage
- Availability of sanitising and disinfection materials for public use as well as temperature screening at entrance
- Awareness and training to all staff and associates on standard personal preventative measures, e.g. personal hygiene, frequency of use of sanitising/disinfection products, etc.
- Advice to exhibitors on implementing effective cleaning and disinfection of stands, offices along with guidance on personal hygiene measures and common preventive behaviour
We will closely monitor the development of the issue and adhere to government’s instruction, make appropriate and necessary adjustment to the exhibition if necessary.
Further updates from the event ASEAN Super 8, answers to the most frequently asked questions and an outline of the measures that have been implemented, are on our website. Other than this, you can read the full article published by Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), KL regarding the COVID-19.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to remain vigilant.
Statement updated as of 5 March 2020
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