Connected Mobility Solutions to Take Centre Stage
The local commercial vehicle scene shall be receiving a major boost in the month of May with the Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) 2017 – South East Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to commercial vehicles. Into its third edition this year the bi-annual exhibition (previously known as the Malaysia International Bus, Truck and Components Expo or MIBTC), shall be themed ‘Connected Mobility’ and will be held at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) from 18 to 20 May 2017.
Since its première in 2013, the event has garnered strong participation from both local and international exhibitors, showcasing industry leading products and services in the commercial vehicle market. This year’s MCVE will see an exhibition space of 8,000 sqm being occupied by past exhibitors as well as new ones such as Chevron Malaysia, CIMC Vehicles (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and a range of service providers from the transportation and logistics industry. Representatives from PKT Logistics Group Sdn Bhd and Cho Thavee Public Company Limited among others are also slated to speak during the event.
Among the events’ supporting partners includes the Association of Malaysian Hauliers (AMH) with additional support from the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), and Malaysia Road Transport Department (JPJ). As the theme suggest the emphasis shall be on the incorporation of digital technology into the industry ensuring a level of connectivity and mobility that is pretty much on par with some of the most advanced countries.
This year’s MCVE will feature among others a myriad of food trucks, Scania Driver’s Lounge and also Rest and Relax (R&R) area where visitors can enjoy light refreshments while having discussions with their business contacts. This segment of the exhibition is sponsored by Guardian South East Asia, a specialist on fatigue detection. Another highlight is the seventh Asian Trucker Networking Night, sponsored by MAN Truck and Bus (M) Sdn Bhd, which will see more than 800 local and global market leaders and players gathering to exchange insights on new developments.
“Visitors can definitely look forward to an even more exciting event this year. We are seeing increased interest from exhibitors and participants to use the event as a platform for knowledge exchange. This expo will be more than just an exhibition of products. There will be various opportunities to share, learn and network throughout the event”, said Stefan Pertz, Editor of the Asian Trucker and Asian Buses magazines, and Organizer of the MCVE.
“Our second expo in 2015 saw a 23 percent jump in trade visitors. With our stellar line-up of exhibitors and speakers as well as our exciting fringe programs in this year’s MCVE, I am confident that we will see the visitor numbers to increase again by at least 15 percent”, said Pertz.