The Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) together with the Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) have won the bid to host the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) International Forum in November 2024.
Hosting the event would enable Malaysia to “position itself as the powerhouse for the advancement of tech community and accelerate towards the future, as well as how countries build timeless heritage in a sustainable manner”, they commented. The gathering would also touch on broader components, including affordable housing for the centuries to come.
To be held at the capital city of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, the UIA International Forum will be a three-day Forum representing the collective interests of over one million architects worldwide. Themed ‘Diversecity – Humanity and Sustainable Growth’, UIA is said to aim to address issues of the tourism industry and enhances the relevance of its activities while making contributions of developing a city model for future communities, with a focus on humanity and sustainable growth.
The final bid presentation was carried out in a hybrid format at the UIA 148th Council Meeting and Extraordinary General Assembly in Madrid.
According to a press release, this UIA International Forum is expected to bring together over 2,000 delegates with an estimated economic impact of 9.7 million US dollars and over 400,000 US dollars in visitor’s expenditure to the Malaysian economy.
Dato’ Sri Abdul Khani Daud, Chief Executive Officer of MyCEB said: “Other than the direct economic impact that the Forum is expected to generate for the Malaysian economy, it is our fervent hope that the global architect community will use the Forum as a platform for a Global Declaration for the benefit of humanity”
Datuk Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, the Chairman of UIA International Forum 2024, said, “PAM has been working diligently with MyCEB as a team to secure the UIA International Forum 2024, which will be held for the first time in the Southeast Asia region.”