Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), in partnership with Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM), has won the bid to host the Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) International Forum in November 2024.
The final bid presentation was carried out in a hybrid format at the UIA 148th Council Meeting and Extraordinary General Assembly, Madrid, Spain.
The event will be held for the first time in the South-east Asia region, and will take place in Kuala Lumpur.
The three-day event is themed Diversecity – Humanity and Sustainable Growth, and aims to address issues of the tourism industry and enhance the relevance of its activities while making contributions to develop a city model for future communities, with a focus on humanity and sustainable growth.
This UIA International Forum is expected to bring together over 2,000 delegates with an estimated economic impact of RM43.4 million (US$9.8 million) and up to RM18.5 million in visitor expenditure to the Malaysian economy.
Ar. Ezumi Harzani Ismail, chairman of UIA International Forum 2024, said: “We sincerely hope that this forum will achieve Global Declaration for the benefit of humanity while urging all nations to recognise and protect traditional heritage architecture in a sustainable balance with modern urbanisation.”