About cadex


cadex was born in 2012, previously known as Architect@Work in China. Since 2016, VNU renamed it cadex.

After seven year’s cultivation, cadex has become a distinguished community platform for architects, designers, Real Estate professionals, contractors, material suppliers, manufacturers, traders and corporate end users to connect with the most innovative and successful products in the market.

cadex 2019 under the theme of Tomorrow Life, attracted more than 20,000 professional visitors, of which architects and designers accounted for over 12,000.





VNU Exhibitons Asia

Based in Shanghai and with branches in Beijing and guangzhou, the company hosts more than 20 exhibitions and conferences every year, VNU Exhibitons Asia a member of the The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) and a first-class qualification unit of Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association.  In the past ten years, VNU Exhibitons Asia has been committed to creating and organizing brand exhibitions with worldwide influence. DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR) one of the company many star exhibitions, regardless of the scale of the exhibition or the quality of the exhibition, has reached the Asia first and world second, has been recognized and respected by both domestic and overseas land material enterprises and buyers

VNU Exhibitions Europe, the controlling shareholder of the company, is affiliated to Jaarbeurs. As early as 1917, VNU Exhibitions Europe began to host trade Exhibitions in Europe. It has been nearly a hundred years since then.


Deutsche Messe

Located in Hannover, Deutsche Messe, founded in 1947, has the world's largest exhibition hall hannover exhibition center, the net can be exhibition area of 466,100 square meters. The exhibition theme is mainly capital goods. HANNOVER MESSE, held every year, is the largest exhibition in the world, and CEBIT Hannover is the world's most influential exhibition. 

As one of the world's leading exhibition companies, Hanover exhibition center has 790 employees worldwide,70 overseas branches and offices with a total area of 1 million square meters and annual income of 250 million euros.


Deutsche Messe Messegelände 30521 Hannover Germany
Tel: +49 511 89-0



cadex 2021 is open only to pre-registered and approved professionals.

Click here for pre-registration.



The organizers of cadex, relying on construction materials market resources and experience in this market developed during the last 30 years, decided to integrate all these resources into the first Asia-Pacific construction and decoration industry cross-border platform called "BUILD ASIA Mega Show " .

For the first time in 2021, 8 Exhibitions will gather together covering a long list of categories such as: architecture,building construction, hard decoration, soft decoration,. smart decoration, interior design, integrated trade, engineering, etc.

The large-scale BUILD ASIA Megashow will finally realize the cross-border linkage between different industrial chains, will allow a better sharing of resources, cooperation between sectors and will represent a win-win opportunity for both exhibitors and visitors professionals. It will also serve as a new debut and fresh sytart for the whole Building Construction and Design Industry!


The BUILD ASIA Mega Show covers 5 vertical industry exhibitions:

  • DOMOTEX asia  - China International Flooring Materials and Flooring Technology Exhibition
  • R+T Asia - Asia Door and Window Shading Exhibition
  • HD+ Asia - Asia Home Decoration Exhibition
  • DDE - Shanghai Wall Decoration Material Design Exhibition
  • BIC - Asia International Construction Industrialization Exhibition

And 3 major themed exhibitions:

  • IPD - Asia International Interior Industrialization Exhibition
  • cadex  - architecture and design platform
  • WORKSPACE -  International Office Space and Management Facilities Exhibition