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Autodesk Converge Thailand 2023 made its debut in Thailand and Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2023 winners announced

Bangkok, October 4, 2023
Autodesk hosted the Autodesk Converge 2023 in Thailand today at the Millennium Hilton Hotel. The event brought together leaders from the architecture, construction, design, engineering, and manufacturing sectors. Over 250 attendees gathered to explore the latest in technologies and trends that are set to influence industrial growth and trajectory.

Autodesk also showcased its newest technologies, including Applications of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Autodesk AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction), and Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions. Moreover, it includes the presentation of success stories and the announcement of the winners of the Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2023.

The event kicked off with an opening speech and a special lecture by Dr Supoj Thienawut, Director of the Digital Government Development Agency (Public Organization), Thailand. This was followed by a speech by Serene Sia, Managing Director, Southeast Asia, Autodesk ASEAN, who addressed the audience on the topic of ‘State of Design and Make’.

Sia expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “Autodesk is delighted to host Autodesk Converge 2023 in Thailand for the first time. The event's theme is 'Design and Make a Better World', and through this, we aim to share and showcase our knowledge and innovation. We also strive to play our part in contributing to the development of the ASEAN Economic Community.”

The conference also featured renowned experts from various industries, who shared insights into the latest technological innovation, what is new in project management, and key learnings from success stories. Key highlights include "Digital Transformation in the Age of Design and Make for AEC" by Marek Suchocki Head of Industry Associations Strategy and "D&M – Disruption Creates Opportunity" by Sharon Tiu, Market Development Lead APAC D&M Industry at Autodesk ASEAN.

Additionally, there were industry specific sessions that focused on discussions on technological advancements and applications centered around project requirements. Several specialist companies from Thailand, such as Construction Products and Materials Co., Ltd. (CPAC), Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC), HiveGround Co.,Ltd. , E-Tran (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Babcock Power (Thailand) Co., Ltd, participated in this. Participants especially benefited from the high level of engagement.

Furthermore, winners of the Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2023, an annual competition that celebrates exceptional expertise in the application of Autodesk's innovative technologies, were announced.

Sia said, “We invite you to join us in congratulating the winners of the Autodesk ASEAN Innovation Awards 2023, who are being recognized for their outstanding achievements across the architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing sectors. This year, we received a record-breaking 153 submissions from more than 50 companies from across the region, including numerous Thailand based firms.”

Winners were especially commended for their innovative application and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Autodesk AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction), and Autodesk Construction Cloud solutions. The award categories were Innovator of The Year Award, Cloud Advocate of The Year Award, Better World Builder of The Year Award, and Future Pillar of The Year Award.

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