LIMA’17: Exhibits from 10 new countries trigger visitors’ interests

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Kuala Lumpur – New list of exhibitors like the Diamond Aircraft Industries GMBH from Austria,  Embraer Defense & Security (Brazil), Armscom OU (Estonia), Kanwa Asian Defense (Hong Kong) and Damen Shipyards Gorinchem (Netherlands) will make a difference at LIMA’17  which starts on 21st March.

These exhibitors are amongst the 10 new countries adding to the 26 regular nations participating in the LIMA series that started in 1991.

The exhibition this time occupies a larger space of 119,209 sqm compared to 104,209 sqm in LIMA’15.

The participation of the 21st Century Asia Arms Race (Philippines), Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A (Poland), Armada International (Thailand) and Ukrspecexport (Ukraine) will also help to increase the number of visitors during the event.

The newcomers joining the high impact exhibition are Austria, Brazil, Brunei, Estonia, Hong Kong, Phillippines, Poland, Thailand, The Netherlands and Ukraine.

With the 40 percent increase in space participation and expanded an additional 6,000 sqm for the maritime segment in Resorts World Langkawi – compared with LIMA 2015 – Russia will be the largest exhibitor followed by the United States, Germany and Britain.

LIMA ‘17 will also witness an array of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) on display and this includes the United States’ Air Force MQ-1 Predator and Navy MQ-8 Fire Scout as well as Ukraine’s TBN UAV.

LIMA is an ideal platform not just to showcase the latest technologies and services, but also to reach out and engage with the targeted audience and buyers.

In 2015, LIMA achieved an impressive RM9.29 billion worth of business, all of which were inked at the official MOU Signing Ceremony alone; a 121% increase from the RM4.27 billion signed at LIMA’13. This trend is forecasted to continue in 2017, retaining LIMA’s position as a significant gateway to Asia Pacific’s dynamic maritime and aerospace markets.

The exhibition attracts 377 delegations and world’s top decision makers across 41 countries. It provides unparalleled access to market insights and opportunities to promote and enhance companies products,  as well as strengthen brand presence in the region.

 LIMA also presents world-class exhibitions as well as spectacular shows and demonstrations for a highly engaging event for businesses, buyers and members of the public.

LIMA’17 attracts more than 500 companies and over 40,000 trade visitors from all over the world. 

Network are being connected with top executives and specifiers from regional airlines, government officials, airport owners and operators, MRO companies and component manufacturers from the region.

-Malaysia World News


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