MREPC participated for the first time at the World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) 2017 which was held in Casapiedra Convention Centre, Santiago, Chile. The 16th series of the WCEE started on 9 January and concluded on 13 January 2017. The conference was organised by the Chilean Association on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (ACHISINA) in collaboration with other agencies. More than 2,000 seminar papers were presented throughout the 5-day event. The papers presented were mainly on seismology and earthquake engineering.
A Malaysian engineering rubber products manufacturer participated at the MREPC umbrella concept booth, showcasing high quality made-in-Malaysia engineering rubber products. The majority of enquiries were on high-damping natural rubber bearings (HDRB) and other rubber engineering products such as bridge bearings, dock fenders and expansion joints.