BCI Asia & COVID-19

A Message to our Clients from BCI’s Founder and Chairman, Matthias Krups

Dear Client of BCI Asia,

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve I would like to give you a brief update on BCI’s position and response to this unprecedented crisis.

Our overarching philosophy is to focus on and protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, clients and other stakeholders. We have decided to take a balanced, yet pro-active approach that takes into account the individual circumstances in the countries we serve, and that is guided by recommendations and instructions from local authorities. In line with this approach we have begun to introduce comprehensive working-from-home arrangements for our staff, ranging from alternating teams’ presence in our offices to a complete working-from-home regime. We anticipate that over the next weeks, as governments introduce general lockdown directives, virtually all of BCI will be working from home.

It is important to note that, by the nature of our business and thanks to an outstanding remote IT access infrastructure, BCI is exceptionally well prepared to operate away from our offices. This enables us to maintain the high level of quality and consistency that you have come to expect from BCI. We take pride in doing our part in mitigating some of the significant disruption we know our clients will be experiencing during this period of crisis.

BCI’s mission is to help our clients to identify and take advantage of opportunities in the market. We believe these opportunities continue to exist during times of adversity. By continuing to support you with actionable information we hope to bring an element of certainty and transparency in an exceptionally uncertain time.

For the last 22 years the team of BCI has been guided by our core values of Boldness, Commitment and Integrity. We will continue to pursue these values in the weeks and months ahead as we continue to single-mindedly focus on serving you, our client, to the very best of our abilities.

Matthias Krups, Chairman, BCI Media Group Pty Ltd

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, some BCI Asia events in May – June 2020 have been postponed.  Revised event dates will be announced once confirmed.

ConstructionPlusAsia News: Better Rail Connectivity for Punggol and Pasir Ris Residents

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the new alignment and station location for the Cross Island Line (CRL), Punggol Extension on 10 March 2020.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Sky World achieved affordable luxury living

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: SkyWorld celebrates its newest residence, SkyLuxe On the Park in Bukit Jalil

City Developer SkyWorld Development Group’s (SkyWorld) newest residence, SkyLuxe On the Park, in Bukit Jalil has been completed ahead of schedule and will be handed over to the owners this month.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: URA preservation-revitalisation and redevelopment projects

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, visited the Urban Renewal Authority (URA)’s preservation-revitalisation project 618 Shanghai Street in Mong Kok and the Peel Street/Graham Street Development Scheme project in Central on 9 January 2020 to learn more about their latest developments.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Construction Year in Review & Forecast Indonesia 2019

In 2020, the national total of construction starts (building and civil projects, excluding oil and gas) is predicted to experience a contraction of -5.50 per cent compared to 2019.

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: Singapore’s Construction Sector Grew by 2.1 per cent in 4Q 2019

Singapore’s economy grew by 0.8 per cent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2019, extending its 0.7 per cent growth in the previous quarter.

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19-22 March 2020 : KERAMIKA 2020

INDONESIA CERAMIC, OUR CHOICE & OUR PRIDE – The 9th edition of ASEAN’s only dedicated ceramic event

Returning for its ninth edition, KERAMIKA continue to be the dedicated marketplace for the ASEAN ceramics industry to congregate in the largest ceramic producing country in ASEAN and one of the largest ceramic consumers in the world, Indonesia.

ASAKI – The Indonesia Ceramic Industry Association will showcase top Indonesia ceramic manufacturers in KERAMIKA and feature the latest design and technology of Indonesia Ceramic Manufacturers.

KERAMIKA is co-located with the 19th edition of Indonesia Architecture, Interior Design and Building Exhibition and Conference, MEGABUILD 2020. Held in 19-22 March 2020, KERAMIKA 2020 will bring in local and international ceramic manufacturer and supplier of raw materials, equipment, and machineries, to the one of the largest consumers of ceramic tiles and sanitary wares in Indonesia.


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