Kuala Lumpur, 22 January 2013 – The Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show is revving into Malaysia after its 3-year hiatus. The Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) announced the return of the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2013 (KLIMS13) in a launch event officiated by Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed, the Minister of International Trade and Industry.
At the launch, Datuk Aishah Ahmad, President of MAA announced that KLIMS13 is making its comeback from 15 to 24 November 2013 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, with the theme “Efficiency in Motion”.
A signing ceremony was witnessed by Dato’ Sri Mustapa Bin Mohamed at the launch. The signing was between Datuk Aishah Ahmad, President of MAA and Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir, Chairman of Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd for the appointment of the latter as show manager of KLIMS13. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Datuk Azhar Bin Abd Wahab, Vice President (Manufacturing) of MAA, and Mak Weng Kit, CEO of Interexpo.
Aishah Ahmad said “Malaysia is the third largest market for passenger cars in ASEAN. KLIMS13 will offer Malaysia’s auto industry a chance to establish itself as a front-runner.” She added that the response from the automotive industry players towards KLIMS13 has been overwhelming with 93% of the exhibition space booked up by the car companies prior to the official launch. Based on the response, MAA has projected that KLIMS13 will be a bigger show this year, with exhibitors taking up bigger space.
KLIMS13 is revving up the automotive industry in Malaysia with the theme “Efficiency in Motion”. Elaborating on the theme, Aishah Ahmad said “The theme echoes the ethos of this era. Efficiency, whether in product designs or business operations, spurs the advancement of the auto industry. KLIMS13 aims to fuel the excitement for automobiles with showcases of cars which transcend boundaries where mobility meets efficiency, technology meets imagination, and design meets desire.”
KLIMS is a prolific event which attracts massive attention in the country from a staunch following of car enthusiasts to the general public. The show is a conspectus of the car marques in Malaysia as well as a spectacle of concept cars and performance cars. KLIMS13 is slated to occupy close to 30,000 square meters of gross exhibition floor with over 150 participating exhibitors and attract over 330,000 visitors.
For more information on KLIMS13, contact Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd at Tel:+603-7710 3333, Fax:+603-7710 3818 or E-mail [email protected]
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