President of Malaysian Automotive Association
Having weathered economic upheaval, natural calamities and apocryphal end-of-the-world prophecy last year, the automotive industry is looking forward to sparks that will renew business vigor in the year of 2013.
Economic projections for 2013 assume a continuation in the recovery of advanced economies. Both within and outside of the auto sector, the confluence of policies, consumer demands and business investments are likely to boost employment and the economy as a whole.
As the market economies of the world rouse forward, we must still be mindful of our habitat and the earth’s finite resources. Rising fuel prices and global warming have turned the auto industry’s attention to either rely less on traditional fossil fuels or use cheaper renewable sources of energy and produce Green vehicles that can go more miles on less energy. The buying trends of consumers are leaning towards hi-tech, fuel-efficient and environment-friendly vehicles.
Efficiency, whether in product designs or business operations, spurs the advancement of the auto industry. Therefore, the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2013 boldly takes on the theme of “Efficiency in Motion”. It is returning with a thrust to showcase the vehicles that are driving the market.
KLIMS13 will steer the most powerful spotlight on Malaysia’s auto marquees – capturing the attention of policy makers, government officials, country royalties, local and overseas media, car enthusiasts, car buyers and the general public. It is a pivotal event for the movers and shakers of the automotive industry.
I urge all automotive industry players in Malaysia to rev up your engine and power up your auto market at KLIMS13! Let’s make our journey into the year, more triumphal and memorable.