Date: 11 April 2016
Company Name: Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB)
The 7th Malaysian Construction Summit 2016 was successfully held on 11 April 2016 at Plenary Theatre, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The event, with the theme Increasing Productivity Through Technology & Processes, was graced by the presence of Minister of Works, Y. B. Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Bin Haji Yusof as the guest of honour, Deputy Minister of Works, Y.B. Datuk Rosnah Bte Abdul Rashid Shirlin, as well as Chief Executive, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia, YBhg. Dato’ Ir. Ahmad ‘AsriAbdul Hamid.
The summit was divided into two sessions, with three speakers in each session and concluded in a moderated panel discussion. The internationally renowned speakers for the summit were: Dr. Roslina Md Isa, Director of Productivity & Competitiveness, Development Division, Malaysia Productivity Corporation; Ir. Julian Lee, Senior Manager, Research & Development, Construction Industry Council, Hong Kong/Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong; Toshihiko Makiuchi, General Manager, Taisei Corporation, Kuala Lumpur; Prof. Sam Ho, Founder Chair, HK5SA, I5SO, ICIT & APBEST Academy; Prof. Dr. Low Sui Pheng, Director, Centre for Project Management & Construction Law, Department of Building, National University of Singapore; Dr. Wisung Yoo, Research Fellow, Construction & Economy Research Institute of Korea. The moderator for Session 1 was Kwan Foh Kwai, MBAM Immediate Past President, and the moderator for Session 2 was Ir. Chuan Yeong Ming, MBAM Vice President.
The summit proved to be the ideal venue for discussion on the latest trends and achievements in the field of increasing productivity in the construction industry, and the sessions were well attended until the end with the closing remarks delivered by the chairman of the organising committee, Steven Aroki. The 7 t h M a l a y s i a n Summit 2016 was held in conjunction with the International Construction Sponsors of the summit Foo Chek Lee with the speakers and moderator of the first session Panel discussion for the second session moderated by Chuan Yeong Ming Presenting a memento for the guest of honour, YB Dato’ Sri Haji Fadillah Week 2016 organised by the Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB). The summit attracted the participation of 356 attendees. The next edition of the Malaysian Construction Summit will be held in 2017.