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Architect 2020 on February 19

Highlights of the event
Highlights of the event

Architect 2020 was ceremonially launched on 1, 2019 in Colombo with the participation of the previous year’s patrons - Stall holders, Sponsors along with a host of Special Invitees and Members of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA).

As in the recent past, an interesting item on the Agenda was the “Auctioning of prominent stalls” with stall holders vying for the most sought after stalls located in the most promising locations. The winners were felicitated and awarded tokens of appreciation for their adventurous spirit.

Following the welcome address by SLIA’s Vice President and Chairman Exhibition Committee, Archt. Rohana Bandara Herath, and a speech by President SLIA Archt. Veranjan Kurukulasuriya, the evenings proceedings advanced to the presentation of the new stall layouts of Architect 2020 which has 313 trade stalls on offer and 124 Members Display Panels to showcase the exquisite projects undertaken by Members of SLIA. Thereafter focus was on the process of online stall reservations.

Architect 2020 will aim at increasing public awareness, access, and interaction, making it more attractive to the building trade. It will provide the General Public many opportunities to interact with Architects, among them the opportunity of a one-on-one free consultancy service with a panel of architects for guidance and direction for all construction-related problems encountered by them. In addition, a Members Forum will provide educative sessions encompassing the various aspects of the profession of architecture throughout the 4-day duration of the Exhibition. School Children will also be facilitated a day at the exhibition as an educational experience, to enhance their knowledge. Architect 2020 will be inaugurated on February 19, 2020 followed up by the National Conference the following day. The ceremonial opening of the Exhibition is on February 19 and it will be open to the general public for 4 days from February 20-23-2020 from 10 am to 10 pm.

This Annual Architect’s Exhibition has also evolved into the most desired platform for the Public to access the latest products and services made available by the construction industry. Architect 2019 the most recent Trade Exhibition featured 158 companies occupying 270 stalls exhibiting the latest products on offer by the industry.

During its duration of 4 days, more than 65,000 individuals visited the exhibition to the entire satisfaction of stallholders for the enthusiasm displayed by visitors and the new business opportunities gained by participating at this mega exhibition.

As an added feature, the consecutive participation of Stallholders over many years was also duly appreciated and recognized for their patronage and awarded tokens of appreciation.

The dynamic organizing committee proved their commitment in ensuring the grandeur of Architect 2020 with a colorful launching ceremony, amid an array of top-level management of the Trade.

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