KL International Motorshow “KLIMS” Is Back For 2018!

The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) has announced the return of the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS), slated for 23 November to 2 December 2018 at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur.

(L-R) President of MAA YBHG. Datuk Aishah Ahmad, Minister of International Trade & Industry Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed, Chairman of Trade-Link Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd, YBHG. Dato’ Zainal Abidin Haji Ahmad.

The launch announcement was officiated by YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry. The signing ceremony held at the event was between Datuk Aishah Ahmad, President of MAA and Datuk Zainal Abidin Ahmad, the Chairman of Trade-Link Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd, for the appointment of the latter as show manager of KLIMS 2018.

KLIMS 2018 is poised to rev up Malaysia’s automotive industry and capture the public’s attention with many new model launches and exciting automobile concepts. For KLIMS 2018, MAA is expecting more than 350,000 visitors to the 10-day extravaganza.

“KLIMS is Malaysia’s most established and significant automotive event. The motor show is trailblazing towards its 9th presentation after a five-year hiatus, on the theme of “Beyond Mobility”

Datuk Aishah Ahmad emphasized that KLIMS will continue to be represented as the eminent national automotive event, which has played a significant role in Malaysia’s automotive industry. “MAA has worked with our members and the automotive industry to navigate through some arduous times. With the rise in cost of living affecting consumers and the rise in cost of doing business impacting companies, the local automotive sector is expected to face another challenging year. Therefore, MAA and leading auto companies have indicated that having the motor show in 2018 is opportune to re-ignite consumers’ sentiments, define brand presence, and refuel the industry.” said Datuk Aishah.

She also added “The recent completion in the construction of Malaysia’s largest and state-of-the-art exhibition centre with the opening of the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, was also an impetus for the return of KLIMS in 2018. MAA is confident that this brand new home for KLIMS will deliver a renewed experience for exhibitors and visitors alike.”

MAA is urging automotive industry players to leverage on KLIMS 2018 to fuel their market position. Daihatsu, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kawasaki, Kia, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Perodua, Proton, Toyota, UD, V-Kool, 3M are among the front-runners in confirming their exhibition spaces.

KLIMS 2018 is expected to encompass over 50,000 square meters of exhibition floor with over 100 participating exhibitors and is targeting to attract over 350,000 visitors.

TOP FEATURED IMAGE: (L-R) President and COO of Honda Malaysia & representing the Vice Presidentship of Malaysian Automotive Association (Manufacturing) Tuan Haji Roslan Abdullah, President of UMW Toyota Motor & representing the Vice Presidentship of Malaysian Automotive Association (Trade) Encik Ravindran Kurusamy, President of Malaysian Automotive Association & Chairman of Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 organizing committee YBHG. Datuk Aishah Ahmad, Minister of International Trade & Industry Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed, Chairman of Trade-Link Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd YBHG. Dato’ Zainal Abidin Haji Ahmad, Managing Director of Daihatsu Malaysia & representing the Malaysian Automotive Association Honorary Secretary and Treasurer Dr. Iqbal Shaharom, Managing Director of Trade-Link Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd YBHG. Dato’ Albert Lai.

For more information on KLIMS 2018, log-on to www.klims.com.my, or contact Trade-Link Exhibition Services Sdn Bhd at Tel:+603-7842 9863 or E-mail info@trade-link-group.com

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