Last Updated: 2017-03-20
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia March 20 (NNN-Bernama) -- More than 550 aerospace and maritime exhibitors from 36 countries will showcase their products at the five-day Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2017 (LIMA'17) exhibition which begins tomorrow.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said LIMA'17 to be held at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) and Resorts World Tanjung Malai
Langkawi is a great market place for the industry players to share knowledge and technology, as well as a networking platform and opportunity.

"LIMA'17 promises a more meaningful involvement of the maritime sector and aviation industry with the direct involvement of the larger commercial sector," he said in a statement today.

According to the statement LIMA'17 would involve the largest participation in the history including various ministries and more than 30 agencies and
government linked corporations such as Defence Ministry, International Trade and Industry Ministry and Civil Aviation Department as co-organisers.

Liow said the Ministry of Transport (MOT) would bring together 31 departments, agencies and industry players at the LIMA'17 to provide a
comprehensive overview about the country's transport industry and the role of the ministry as the industry facilitator.

On another note he said, the second edition of the Asean Aviation Summit will be jointly organised by MOT and Department Civil Aviation with the theme 'Global Sustainable Green Aviation,'.

With more than 250 international and local delegates expected, the summit is timely, given the recent adoption of International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) Global Market Based Measure during the 39th session of ICAO general assembly.

Among the top speakers at the summit are Air Asia chief executive officer Aireen Omar and Singapore Civil Aviation Authority director general, Kevin Shum.--NNN-BERNAMA