South East Asia’s Largest Commercial Vehicles Exhibition Returns
The biennial Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) is back this year, from 18 to 20 May 2017 at the Malaysia International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC), Kuala Lumpur.
One of the various communications channels for the commercial vehicle industry provided by Asian Trucker Media, the exhibition serves to show the latest in commercial vehicles to Malaysian and South-East Asian markets with “Connected Mobility” as this year’s theme.
“Big Data is increasingly becoming a key instrument to manage businesses, whether it’s industrial or providing services to commuters and travelers. It is essential to mobility and connectivity, which are two important areas in the commercial vehicle field; benefiting both fleet operators and commuters,” said Stefan Pertz, Editor of Asian Trucker Magazine and organizer of MCVE 2017.
“This includes technology such as Machine to Machine connectivity or M2M, which when combined with other gadgets such as GPS allow for self-driving vehicles, which are currently being developed and tested in numerous countries. We will see some exciting activities in this expo, with our participants showcasing their latest innovations and technological advances.”
Since the expo’s debut in 2013, it has successfully attracted strong participation from both local and international exhibitors, showcasing leading products and services as well as latest innovations in the commercial vehicles industry. Occupying 8000sqm of space, this year’s MCVE sees renewed participation by past exhibitors in addition to newcomers, from a range of service providers in the transportation and logistics industry.
Following a 23 per cent jump in trade visitors at the 2015 expo, MCVE 2017 anticipates over 7,000 visitors this year.
Visitors will also see one-of-a-kind display with booths from international exhibitors which include a highway rest stop themed discussion area complete with food trucks, and a chance to take part in the Scania Driver Competition MCVE Edition; which allows anyone with a standard car driver’s license to experience the challenging environment that truck and bus drivers face every day.
The event also marks the seventh annual Asian Trucker networking night and a luncheon for the members of the Asian Trucker Drivers Club which will be held on the 20th of May, and has since provided a communication platform and business development channel for members of the Malaysian commercial vehicle community.
“This expo will be more than just an exhibition of products. There will be various opportunities to share, learn and network throughout the event. We are expecting bus captains and truckers to be amongst the attendees, to hopefully make new connections and exchange thoughts and best practices with fellow drivers,” Pertz shared.
“We aim not only to facilitate the commercial sector from a purely business perspective, but to help enhance efficacy and safety by encouraging industry players and industry employees to interact and create a more connected yet diverse community.
By fostering good standards and relationships, we will be able to work together towards a more advanced future economy.”