ConstructionPlusAsia News: Transforming George Town and Butterworth’s waterfronts into a new economic zone

Kuala Lumpur 14 December 2020 – The Penang State Government announced that 36 finalists have been selected in the Penang Bay International Ideas Competition.

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SEEDS Capital launches call-for-partnership to catalyse investments into urban solutions and long-term sustainability

Singapore 8 December 2020 – SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, is launching a call-for-partnership (CFP) for new private sector partners to co-invest in Singapore-based start-ups under the start-up SG equity scheme 1.

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26 January 2021: MIPIM Asia Awards Forum 2020

The MIPIM Asia Awards Forum gathers top-level real estate professionals from all sectors to build partnerships, gain industry insight and discover the most outstanding projects through a world-class program dedicated to inbound and outbound property investment, regional development opportunities and retail real estate.

The MIPIM Asia Awards Forum also hosts the MIPIM Asia Gala Luncheon, a unique celebration gathering the most influential real estate professionals to honour and reward the property industry’s best and brightest projects in Asia-Pacific.

The MIPIM Asia Awards Forum Online will be open to all and free of charge. It will allow participants to discover the most promising and innovative startups before the Propel by MIPIM 2021 Startup Competition finals in Cannes next June; meet MIPIM Asia Award’s jury and finalist ; and learn from key success stories from key bellwethers in Asia.

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27 November 2020: BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020

BEC EnviroSeries Conference 2020: Urban Transport on the Move: Connecting Policies, People and Business Opportunities

Date: 27 November 2020
Time: 9:25am – 5:30 pm
Online Conference

Transport is an important sector in Hong Kong – it enables the movements of people and goods, facilitates Hong Kong’s efficient commercial and business functions, and contributes to Hong Kong’s economic performance. At the personal level, transport supports people’s mobility needs and gets them connected.

However, unchecked growth in motorisation, over-reliance on fossil fuel vehicles and a car-centric city planning culture will exacerbate the transport sector’s impact on the environment. There are calls for rethinking the role of transport in the urban landscape and how cities should be planned so as to balance maintaining the mobility functions and to minimising externalities such as air pollution, greenhouse gases emissions and the loss of public space.

With COVID-19 and climate change, these questions become even more valid and pressing.  It is timely and necessary for policy makers, the business sector and the general public to explore how COVID-19 and decarbonsiation will reshape urban mobility. There are opportunities to respond to the changing mobility need of people and delivery of goods as well as to transform transport operation for better efficiency and enhanced resilience.

EnviroSeries Conference is one of BEC’s flagship events held twice per year that aims to provide a cross-sector forum to discuss and address key issues related to Hong Kong’s environmental sustainability. This is now an opportune time for us to re-visit and re-focus on transport.

The Conference will be structured into 4 sessions:

  • Session 1: Planning for a Sustainable and People-centric Urban Transport System
  • Session 2: Future Private Mobility and Public Transport
  • Session 3: Business Innovation and Opportunities in Post-COVID-19 Urban Mobility
  • Session 4: Promoting Active and Inclusive Transport


For more details, please contact Ms Jill Chow:
Phone: +852 2784 3942

30 November – 5 December 2020: Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020

“VISION 20/21” – Finding Clarity in Uncertainty at Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020

Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020, Asia’s leading event on design, innovation and brands, will bring together design visionaries, creatives, entrepreneurs and business leaders from across sectors and industries around the world to offer participants a glimpse of the ‘new normal’ from 30 November – 5 December 2020.

Under the theme “VISION 20/21”, the BODW Summit on 3 – 5 December 2020 will gather over 100 local and international design and business leaders whose collective creative vision can help participants find clarity in uncertainty. This year’s Summit will explore timely topics namely Brand Futures, Connected Health, Safe Travels, Circular Economy, Immersive Tech, Creative Leadership, Entwined Spaces, Communication & Design and Culture & The City. Presented as a hybrid LIVE event for the first time, highlight sessions of the Summit will also be simulcast on TV and social media, giving international audiences a ‘Beyond virtual, LIVE global’ experience.

Some of the creative masterminds who will be speaking at the Summit include:

  1. Tim Brown (US), Chair of IDEO
  2. Thomas Heatherwick CBE (UK), Founder of Heatherwick Studio;
  3. Es Devlin (UK), Artist and Stage Designer
  4. Neville Brody RDI (UK), CEO & Creative Director of Brody Associates
  5. Yvonne Leung (Hong Kong), Chief Marketing Officer of Alipay HK
  6. teamLab (Japan)

Business of Design Week 2020 – Event Details:

Date: 30 November – 5 December 2020 (Monday – Saturday)
Format: Hybrid live
Live Broadcast Platforms: Virtual livestream, with selective sessions broadcasted on social media, ViuTV channels, and screened at partner locations across the city
Languages: English, Cantonese and Putonghua (with simultaneous interpretation)
Tickets: (FREE Experience Pass available. Early bird offer ends on 20 November 2020)

BCI Media Group acquires tenders notification, bid management and e-tender portal provider, TenderSearch

SYDNEY, 28 Oct. 2020 – BCI Media Group, the leading construction information provider globally is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of Melbourne-based online tenders notification, bid management and e-tender portal provider, TenderSearch.

With over three decades of experience and expertise, TenderSearch helps thousands of companies find success in selling products and services to Federal, State and Local Governments, and Private Organisations throughout Australia and New Zealand. eProcure, powered by TenderSearch, offers a digital solution to the complex tasks involved in procurement management.

Fabian Kempter, General Manager of TenderSearch says: “We have always strived to support our clients by delivering distinctive, efficient and powerful tender notification, bid management and procurement services. We are pleased to join BCI Media Group to unite our passionate teams and accelerate product innovation and development. We look to the future with immense excitement as we begin our synergistic business efforts to provide clients with an evolving, full suite of industry software solutions and high quality tender information.”

Robert Krups, Co-Chief Executive Officer of BCI Media Group confirms: “TenderSearch and their experienced team are an exciting addition to BCI. They are a great fit with our goal to deliver user-friendly software solutions fuelled by our continuously growing database of high-quality construction information. TenderSearch has created unique products for our industry and we are committed to enhancing these to benefit users now and into the future.”

TenderSearch’s offerings include:

  • TenderSearch Notification
    A specialist service that searches and notifies clients of tenders, quotes, expressions and registrations of interest from Australia and Pacific – including tenders and opportunities exclusive to TenderSearch.
  • eProcure
    Provides organisations with a solution that removes the administrative burden associated with producing and disseminating Bid, Tender and Procurement requests, the management and evaluation of submissions and the management of their supplier base.

The integration of the two organisations gives both TenderSearch and BCI clients the opportunity to access a greater range of unparalleled, unique construction intelligence services designed to empower businesses growth and success.

For more information on TenderSearch, please see

For more information on eProcure, please see

For more information on BCI Media Group, please see

ConstructionPlusAsia News: Construction sector in the new normal: How have SMEs and job market been impacted?

So far as the COVID-19 impact is concerned, some sectors have stayed resilient and some have been destabilised. The construction industry, according to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Q2 Labour Market Report, saw a large decline of employment due to the Circuit Breaker and safe distancing measures (-13,600), coming in second after the services sectors (-22,900).

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23 September 2020: Digital Tech Hub Singapore 2020

This is a series of online presentations that gathers active industry professionals, thought leaders and decision-makers, all passionate about a sustainable built environment and the future.

FuturArc Webinar Series seek to bring together ecologically sensitive products and technologies with core topics on Green design ideas and projects.


Frederico Ramos | Principal, Aedas
Topic: Minimising AEC Industry’s Impact on the Environment

With over 25 years of experience, Frederico has been involved in projects (including infrastructure, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, institutional and residential) across five continents. He has credentials in architecture, environmental and territorial planning, and is often an invited speaker in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Amanda Wong | Executive Architect, DCA Architects
Topic: Reimagining the Way We Work, Learn & Play

Amanda completed her Masters of Architecture at the National University of Singapore in 2014, and joined DCA through the BCA-Industry Built Environment Scholarship. She was registered and awarded recognition for her commendable performance in the 2019 Professional Practice Examination.

Sonny Wee | Regional Head of Samsung Southeast Asia & Oceania Air Conditioning
Topic: Sustainability & Indoor Air Quality in Air-Conditioning Systems

Sonny has been in the air-conditioning industry for more than 13 years, serving major developers, consultants, hotel operators and building owners regionally. Over the years, he has been influential in improving the sustainability of many buildings.


  • 10 Ecopuncture books and 5 x $20 CapitaVoucher for participants who successfully complete the survey form

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ConstructionPlusAsia News: HDB will launch in total of 9,200 flats in November 2020 and February 2021

Singapore, 25 August 2020 – In November 2020, the Housing and Development Board (HDB) will offer about 5,700 Build-To-Order (BTO) flats in Bishan, Sembawang, Tampines, Tengah and Toa Payoh. Of these, the flats in Tengah will have a shorter waiting time. Following this, in February 2021, HDB will offer about 3,500 BTO flats in Bukit Batok, Kallang Whampoa, Tengah and Toa Payoh.

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26 – 29 August 2020: KODW 2020 Goes Virtual

KODW 2020 Goes Virtual

Meeting Global Experts to Explore the New Normal

  • Design, Innovation and Technology for the New Normal
  • Meet over 40 international forward-thinking leaders and innovators in one virtual event
  • Join our FREE Community and Networking platform

KODW 2020 – Event Details
Date: 26 – 29 August 2020
Format: Virtual
Language: English, Cantonese and Putonghua (with simultaneous interpretation)

KODW 2020 – Key Speakers

  • David Chow, General Manager and Partner of Global Business Services of IBM (Hong Kong), helping organisations drive AI-powered innovation and define next-gen business model through the concept of cognitive enterprise
  • Romeo Durscher, Senior Director of Public Safety Integration of DJI (US), exploring how drones, AI and data-driven insights can help save lives in times of emergencies and disasters, from wildfires to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Tim Stock, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of scenarioDNA (US), trends analysis expert discussing how to make sense of an elusive world and stay ahead in these complex times
  • Wes Ng, CEO & Co-Founder of CASETiFY (Hong Kong), Hong Kong-based global tech accessories brand partnering with NASA, DHL and Coca-Cola, sharing insights on connecting with millennials and Gen Z around the world through creative collaborations, customisation and the power of social media

Media Contact
For further enquiries or interview requests, please contact:
Tiffany Ho |  | (852) 2586 7867 / 6089 9273
Charlie So |  | (852) 2586 7850 / 9326 8267