IDM Social Media Post - Wheninmanila 02102017

After the success of its inaugural show last year, the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) will once again hold Interior & Design Manila (IDM) to showcase top brands and concepts that are shaping the world of design. The event will be held on March 9 to 11, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. IDM is a flagship between the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID) and Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist, Inc. Its 2nd year will be held alongside with three of the most awaited trade design and construction events in the country – Philippines International Furniture Show (PIFS), Philippine Finishing and Furnishing Expo (PHILFFEX), and Philippine Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Expo (PHILVAC).

“The success of the first show in 2016 really served as our inspiration to create an even better Interior & Design Manila 2017,”said James Jao, President of PIID. “Our theme ‘Designing Life Experiences’ is a very relevant approach to our continuing professional development seminars that will serve as an inspiration to Interior Designers and other industry professionals to become more creative in designing spaces for human experience while discovering beauty in our surroundings and pursuing our journey to a more refined & flourished way of living for the whole of humanity.”

At the frontline of IDM 2017’s exhibit are its major sponsors: Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Matimco Incorporated, Norde International Distributors, Inc. and Wilcon Builder’s Depot. Exhibitors include Ashton Technologies Corporation, Big Pix Graphics, Biowood, HCG Philippines, La Casa Deco, Johann Jack Designs, Pacific Glass,Six Inch Phils, Teresa Marble Corp, Trend Building Materials Specialistand a lot more.

Aside from the exhibit, IDM will be featuring an Interior Design Excellence Award Pavilion where selected Interior Designers will be showcasing never-before seen concepts for the modern home. The trade event will also hold a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Conference and Workshop where international speakers from India, Malaysia, Melbourne, Shanghai, Singapore and Taiwan will be flying to Manila and sharing their expertise and the latest trends with the industry. World renown speakers include Andy Hall (Founding Partner of MQ Studio), Brian Lin (General Manager of O+ Design Int’l), Chris Yap SengChye (President of Malaysian Institute of Interior Designers), Claire Larritt-Evans (Founder of Larritt-Evans Interiors), Eleenaand Michael Tan (Co-founder of BrandWorks), Iva Foschia (Founder, Principal & Lead Architect of IF Architecture), Peter Tay(President of Peter Tay Studio),PratapVasantJadhav (President of Institute of Indian Interior Designers) and many more.

“The Filipinos have always been known for being very creative and over the years, our interior designers have started making waves globally as well.That’s why we are very fortunate to work with the PIID in putting together this event which will open up countless doors of trade opportunities for the growth of our country’s design industry,” said Patrick-Lawrence Tan, Chief Executive Officer of Global-Link.

For more information about the CPD Conference and Workshop, you may call the PIID secretariat at (02) 519-3672. For exhibit inquiries, contact Global-Link Exhibitions Specialist, Inc. at (02) 893 -7973. You may also visit Interior & Design Manila’s official website and Facebook page @IDMNL.

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IDM is also supported by Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines (CFIP), Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation (CFIF), Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation (PFIF), Philconstruct Events, Exhibitions and Conferences Corp. (PEECC), Philippine Constructors Association (PCA) and United Architects of the Philippines (UAP).“IDM may not be the biggest event, but it will surely be the best design-led trade event put together in the country and no other event even comes close.” added Jao.