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ENGINEER And MARVEX 2023 Focuses On The Next Level Of Sustainability In The Engineering And ACMV & R INDUSTRY


The region’s much-anticipated engineering and ACMV & R exhibition, ENGINEER and MARVEX, return in its second edition to KL Convention Centre from the 6th to the 9th of September 2023, poised to be the business gateway into the thriving ASEAN region.

ENGINEER and MARVEX 2023 emerge as a marketplace evolving to adapt and showcase sustainable technologies, products, and practices to support a more sustainable world with businesses rapidly shifting focus to incorporate the ESG agenda into their operations.  

Designed as a dynamic platform to showcase cutting-edge technology and solutions from emerging and leading manufacturers and suppliers, this exhibition will spur technological advancements and mobilise growth in the industry’s central pillars – Mechanical; Electrical; Civil & Structural; and Air-Conditioning, Mechanical, Ventilation & Refrigeration. 

“ENGINEER 2023 is a showcase of top-notch engineering and a platform to empower engineers and practitioners to take on a vital role in building sustainable, world-class infrastructure and solve global challenges with ESG-inspired technology,” said Ir. Prof. Dr. Norlida Buniyamin, President of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).

She said this extraordinary business event aspires to be an avenue for engineering professionals and trade visitors to gain insights into the latest solutions and advanced engineering technologies, especially technology driving the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) agenda.

Conducting business sustainably and investing responsibly is a focused industry priority as organisations journey to incorporate ESG in fulfilling their responsibility to lead on climate change and to support a transition in how business is conducted in the future.

Exhibitors from various booths showcase their latest ideas and technologies

ENGINEER and MARVEX is also a space to exchange ideas, network and collaborate with participating exhibitors, and spark discussions and ideas to take the industry further as businesses accelerate innovation to help scale up climate change solutions, source trusted data, and establish global partnerships in supporting transitions to net zero. At ENGINEER and MARVEX, the exhibition will drive value creation and build resilience to meet competitive opportunities aligned with the ESG agenda based on five pillars – Sustainability, Energy, Society, Emerging Technology, and Education.

With the construction industry projected to grow at 4.7% in 2023 and a higher development budget of RM95 billion allocated in Budget 2023, the need to upskill and embrace technological advancement to unlock the potential in the industry comes to the forefront.

She added that ENGINEER and MARVEX aim to uplift the industry and prepare the professionals and talents from the nation’s private and public sectors to update and equip themselves. This time, the exhibition will feature eight (8) symposiums and conferences that intend to drive essential conversations that will shape and futureproof the industry, as follows:

  • ASEAN ELECTROTECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM – discussingelectrical safety regulations that alleviate electrical hazards found in industrial environments.
  • ASEAN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION SYMPOSIUM – discussing the digital transformation of the engineering industry given the adoption of IR 4.0, 5G, and digital adoptions.
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM – shines the spotlight onemerging practices across the project management spectrum.
  • SAFETY IN ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM – driving conversations forSafety Practitioners on their legal obligations and best practices in the industry.
  • WATER RESOURCES SYMPOSIUM – will see the industry discuss water resource management due to climate and environmental changes with emerging technologies and advancements.
  • ADVANCES IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN SYMPOSIUM – discusses the updated knowledge of structural analysis and design of building structures in regions of low-to-moderate seismicity, which includes Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia.
  • SMART SUSTAINABLE CITIES ENGINEERING SYMPOSIUM – highlights the urban development issues, challenges, and future trends with a focus on smart and sustainable cities with speakers from different fields including the public and private sectors.
  • ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter Conference – This conference will discuss the latest ACMV & R standards, decarbonisation and the trends ahead in the industry.
Engineers and industry representatives visited ENGINEER & MARVEX 2022

Jointly organised by The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), The Malaysian Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Association (MACRA) and C.I.S, this exhibition is the culmination of a powerful synergy that forges a thriving marketplace for exhibitors from various engineering disciplines. This platform will showcase the best and brightest solutions, products, and technologies to an expected 10,000 trade and professional visitors who will provide coverage for four days of the exhibition.

“ENGINEER 2023 is the place to upskill and share knowledge. As an engineer, it is important for us to source the latest brands and meet with manufacturers and suppliers,” said Ir. Yau Chau Fong, Organising Chairman of ENGINEER 2023.

ENGINEER 2023 and its concurrent exhibition, MARVEX 2023 is the biggest annual event by IEM and MACRA positioned to enhance the skills and knowledge of their over 50,000 members. It is also an event that will fuse the industry’s regional expertise, acting as a gateway to the rapidly burgeoning economies of ASEAN.

This time, more than ever, show attendees will see sustainability in action, from equipment powered by renewable energy technology to more recyclable materials and waste reduction opportunities to offer better support for sustainability and achieve triple bottom line performance.

In challenging market conditions, it becomes imperative for businesses to show greater visibility and to utilise the exhibition as an opportunity to determine market potential and develop commercial structures by identifying new agents and distributors and initiate joint ventures and project partnerships.

Nurturing trust and confidence across the supply chain, industry players will be better positioned to grow the industry and restart projects halted due to the pandemic while stimulating new projects and pushing the ESG agenda to the forefront.


An event under the umbrella of IEM Convention, ENGINEER is Malaysia’s premier Engineering Exhibition & Conference, a gateway to Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, and structural; Air-Conditioning, Mechanical Ventilation & Refrigeration engineering technologies in ASEAN.

Hosted by industry pillars, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) and C.I.S, the exhibition aims to elevate the engineering industry in Malaysia and across the region by gathering engineering professionals and trade visitors to gain insights into cutting-edge solutions and advanced engineering technologies; network and collaborate with participating exhibitors. ENGINEER and MARVEX 2022 are the proud recipients of the Malaysian Association of

Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (MACEOS) ‘Above and Beyond Award’ conferred for its ingenuity in meticulously carrying out a large-scale exhibition that connected

SMEs, brought in trade audiences, and reignited networking activities while adhering to strict SOPs prior to the full lifting of industry restrictions. Taking place simultaneously at ENGINEER is the concurrent exhibition — MARVEX.


MARVEX – The Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration & Ventilation Exhibition is a premier business and trade event for the primary source of ACMV & R stakeholders while providing a unique platform for the growth and development of the industry in this region.

Showcasing three major pillars: Air-Conditioning, Mechanical Ventilation, and Refrigeration, the exhibition is jointly organized by MACRA and C.I.S where MARVEX will be an annual trade exhibition that will gather industry suppliers, traders, and specifiers to build new partnerships to discover the latest innovations and optimize their business opportunities regionally. MARVEX is held concurrently with ENGINEER. Both, ENGINEER and MARVEX 2022 are the proud recipients of Malaysian Association of Convention & Exhibition Organisers & Suppliers (MACEOS) ‘Above and Beyond Award’ conferred for its ingenuity in meticulously carrying out a large-scale exhibition that connected SMEs, brought in trade audiences, and reignited networking activities while adhering to strict SOPs prior to the full lifting of industry restrictions.

About IEM

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM) was established in 1959 with the primary function to promote and advance the science and profession of engineering in any or all its disciplines and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas related to engineering. IEM has strived to introduce the achievements of Malaysian engineering at various platforms all over the world. The organisation was admitted as a member of the Commonwealth Engineers Council (CEC) in 1962, and since then, it has been participating actively in international bodies.

IEM is a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organisation (WFEO) and the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Islamic Countries (FEIIC). In addition, IEM currently

hosts the Secretariat of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO), the ASEAN Engineer Register (AER), the Federation of Engineering Institutions Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP), and it is also the local Register for the APEC/EMF International Engineer Register.


MALAYSIAN AIR-CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION ASSOCIATION (MACRA) was established in 2000 to represent the ACMV & R industry. Its main objective is to establish and provide an accountable platform for the enhancing of Technology and Business in the field of ACMV & R, with the currently growing regional recognition.

As a proactive organisation, MACRA represents the industry by conducting dialogues with government agencies and providing training programmes to industry players. With members of various sectors such as spare parts, equipment suppliers, system manufacturers, consultants, contractors, installers, retailers and academicians, etc., the numbers are expected to continue growing in tandem with the size of the ACMV & R industry.

Along with strong collaboration and working relationships with its counterpart associations in the South East Asia region, MACRA is improving standards and cross-border requirements to unify the air-conditioning systems and business networking regionally.

About C.I.S                                                                                                                                

Formed in 1994, C.I.S. is an established regional trade and lifestyle exhibition organiser based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The acronym of its name stems from Concept, Innovation, and Strategy, aligned to its vision to deliver a commitment to its clients through a shared vision and strategic partnerships in creating high-powered, multi-pronged exhibitions. The company continues to build a strong reputation in the Business Events – BE (MICE) industry by organising flagship, trade, and lifestyle exhibitions in Malaysia, such as ARCHIDEX, HOMEDEC, RiX, AGExpo, ITEX and Interior, and ARCH: ID in Indonesia and many more.

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