Bandar Seri Begawan - Day Two of the Quality Living Showcase held in conjunction with the 19th Civil Service Day not only saw exhibitors promoting their latest in construction and home improvement products and services. The event also served as an avenue for networking opportunities, insight sharing and business propositions.
School students also took the opportunity to attend the premier exhibition highlighting the booming construction industry, which has contributed to development in the Sultanate.
Cikgu Abumah Da bin Hj Abdul Wahab from the Business School in Gadong brought 45 students from its latest intake, to the exhibition as an exposure for students into the real business world.
"One of the topics covered in the syllabus is marketing. Therefore the students can learn first-hand from the exhibitors on how they market their products. As we all know that such an exhibition is a great platform for the students to learn the marketing strategies from the participating companies. We might never know that the students will own their own company one day," the teacher said.
Meanwhile, a group of 42 students from the Raja Isteri Girls High School (STPRI) also made a visit to the event as part of their Business class subject. Cikgu Lusiani binti Salimudim said that the group visited the exhibition at the invitation of the organisers.
Cikgu Lusiani offered a similar view, saying that such exhibitions "can provide exposure for the students in this emerging industry, which contributes towards everyday life for the citizens of Brunei".
In an observation made by the Borneo Bulletin, students and exhibitors interacted on various topics of the construction industry and how the future generation can help in the development of human resources, which also contributes to generating a more economical competitive market.
Organisers also told the Bulletin that all school students are welcome to visit the exhibition, which will be open to the public until October 21 at the Multipurpose Hall of the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Apart from the business aspect, students can also learn on the materials used in construction and how technological advancement and environment-friendly materials are used in modern construction.
"Some 75 per cent of the exhibition booths set up will have their own unique designs for the exhibition, and that all the booths are fully occupied," said organisers.
Among the companies participating in the exhibition are Colourland, Baiduri Bank, HSBC, BIBD, Standard Chartered Bank, Brunei Press, Insurans Islam TAIB, Takaful Brunei Darussalam, TAIB, PNK Enterprise, TYL System, Jack Han Furniture, Intracorp, Mode Kitchen and many others.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin