Manipur Architect Forum to organise first MAD Expo


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 25, 2018: Manipur Architect forum today announced to launch a three-day “MAD Expo 2018” on September 14, which is the first-ever industry event for material, architecture, and design.

The expo will be held on the theme “Designing a better future” at Manipur Trade and Expo Centre, Imphal. It will host firms and professionals from across country and build industry awareness.

“Construction industry is believed to play an essential role in the economic growth, job generation, and business opportunities as well as infrastructure development. To further boost the growth and development of Manipur and northeast region of India by bringing the entire construction industry under one roof for the first time, Manipur Architects’ Forum announced the 1st edition of MAD (Material, Architecture, and Design) Expo 2018”, said a statement released by the architect forum.

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MADE 2018 will serve as the platform that brings together players from building material, architecture, and design sector to showcase their best products and services, and exchange ideas for the overall growth of the industry in the north-east region, said the statement.
Besides exhibiting and introducing industry-related products and services, and panel discussions on industry trends and challenges, the Expo will have some exciting events like painting competition and photography exhibition which will introduce architecture to the layman attending the event.

“We are really excited and at the same time focused for the 1st edition of MADE 2018 which will be a platform for the entire industry to showcase their products, network and explore the NE India market. The Forum will also engage in public discussion on the need to inspire current and future generations on the importance of architects and relevant professionals in building the region. The Forum is committed to contributing to the development of the region through the MADE and similar activities. We look forward to delivering the industry’s aspirational vision for a national-level event with MAD Expo 2018,” said the statement.

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The expo which will be spread across 2200 square meters of exhibition area with a total of 56 stalls will reach out to quality audiences from the region through multiple channels of communications, it added.

Manipur Architects’ Forum is a not-for-profit organisation based in Imphal, Manipur.

Founded in September 2014, the forum serves as a platform for the members in the field of practice to interact intellectually and share ideas for growth and development opportunities of the profession.

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With the goal to bring excellence in the field of architecture in Manipur, the forum comprising of above 75 members commit towards understanding the evolving challenges in the profession while also building public awareness around architectural value and its importance. Alongside providing a community support network for architecture practitioners in the state to connect and ideate on the issues faced by the community, it also offer guidance and support to emerging young architects and interns.


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