19th April, 2017
By VESTA VANESSA JSOL
KOTA KINABALU: Over 250 exhibitors from the home decoration and appliance industry will be showcasing their latest products on unprecedented prices at the Home Décor and Design Exhibition (HOMEDEC) & Property Exhibition and Ideal Home Show (IPEX) on April 21-23 at the 1Borneo Hypermall here.
The award-winning exhibition provides homeowners with a variety of trendy appliances for the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, living room as well as the backyard.
It is being organised by C.I.S. Network Sdn Bhd. Its President Dato Vincent Lim said this year marks HOMEDEC’s 15th anniversary and the organizers have chosen ‘SALEBRATION’ to underscore their desire to ramp up sales.
“This exhibition combining property and home decor is in response to increasing home ownership and the desire for home aesthetics which give rise to demand for decor items and remodelling ideas,” said Lim.
C.I.S. Network estimates about RM80 million worth of home renovation business nationwide this year and Sabah features significantly in the calculation due to a vibrant property sector.
A similar exhibition last year saw RM14.3 million in sales, and Lim expects at least 10 per cent increase this year as many exhibitors are offering hard-to-resist deals.
Lim added that the organisers decided to continue collaboration with Malaysian Institute of Architects (Sabah) or PAM, in organizing the exhibition because of the symbiosis between the two sectors.
Meanwhile, PAM Sabah chairman Jebb Liew said that this exhibition will bring multiple opportunities for local architecture, properties, home décor and construction industries.
“We welcome Sabah’s companies to take advantage to participate in this exhibition of the construction, design and property industry,” said Jebb.
Visitors who spend RM1,500 in a single receipt stand to win cash prizes and a 50g gold bar worth about RM10,000.
Those who spend a minimum of RM150 can take part in HOMEDEC contest and stand a chance to win exciting prizes such as cash, home products and vouchers.
More than 20,000 visitors are expected.