MBAM is extremely pleased to host the 44th IFAWPCA Convention 2018. We welcome you back to Kuala Lumpur since our last two hostings in the years 1983 and 1998. Kuala Lumpur is an ever-evolving metropolitan as such those returning will notice how much the city has grown, both horizontally and vertically, yet retaining its ASEAN charm and greenery.
The 44th IFAWPCA Convention is themed “Strategic Alliance with Innovation & Human Capital”. It is aptly chosen to reflect the current need to constantly be in the know of industry developments that is both ever changing and complex as well as the importance of human capital in construction. Any growth or change in the construction landscape has spillover effects which besides boosting real estate and property values, helps improve the quality of lives in general.
It is my hope that the Convention and the Conference that we have planned will be a great platform to strengthen regional cooperation amongst IFAWPCA members as well as create drivers for better construction growth in the region.
On our end, we are working towards ensuring that your participation in the convention will be most fruitful, comfortable and enjoyable. You will experience the Malaysian hospitality at its best while in Malaysia and we are certain your trip will be a memorable one.
We welcome you to Malaysia, a melting pot of culture, history, modernity and nature. Where the spirit of Asia lives and thrives.
IFAWPCA Convention has always been a great platform where great minds congregate to exchange views and experiences about construction methodology and technologies. Through the sharing of ideas and knowledge as well as in-depth understanding of each country’s economic development gained during the Convention, I am sure the our objective of a strategic alliance between members can be achieved. We all aspire to the idea of efficiently managing human talents to foster further growth in terms of nation building, and I am confident that continuous emphasis on enhancing quality, professionalism and spirit of cooperation will ultimately transform the construction industry into a more innovative, efficient and sustainable one in the near future. Needless to say, the Convention is indeed the perfect opportunity to form Strategic Alliance – Innovation & Human Capital.
Many who attended the last Kuala Lumpur convention in 1998 still have fond memories that the host did an impressive job and it is my hope that we will do just as well, if not better. I welcome you to the 44th IFAWPCA Convention 2018, to represent your country’s construction industry, to exchange ideas and learn from one another, and not to forget, to partake in the myriad of enjoyable activities the country has to offer.
IFAWPCA members wait 18 months for every IFAWPCA convention. Member countries represented by their respective members come with great expectations to network with peers and build lasting acquaintances. Malaysia has waited 20 years to host the IFAWPCA convention for the 3rd time, which will be held from 12th – 16th November 2018 in our vibrant city, Kuala Lumpur.
The 44th IFAWPCA Convention in Kuala Lumpur will feature a thought provoking conference, interesting seminars with an exhibition featuring the Malaysian construction industry. The usual awards ceremony and other cultural and entertainment events will be a part of the 44th IFAWPCA 2018. Master Builders Association Malaysia has lined up some very interesting events that will showcase the Malaysian Truly Asia Hospitality, that can be seen infused in all the events that have been strategically lined up to echo the theme “Strategic Alliance with Innovation & Human Capital”.
It is a great privilege and honour to be the Organising Chairman for the Convention. We look forward to having you as part of the Convention and are optimistic that it will bring the regional construction fraternity closer while taking it a level higher creating smart partnerships by opening new doors for developed and developing member countries’ mutual benefit. Malaysia, a gastronomical paradise, rich with cultural and natural diversity, entertainment and abundant shopping, awaits your arrival.