The upcoming Malaysia Commercial Vehicle Expo (MCVE) in June 2019 is set to highlight the future of transportation in Malaysia, particularly in relation to the commercial and logistics sectors. This biennial expo, which is currently in its fourth iteration, will be held on 20 – 22 June 2019 at the Malaysia International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC) in Seri Kembangan, Selangor.
The expo is also Southeast Asia’s largest exhibition dedicated to commercial vehicles. This year, 60 exhibitors have confirmed their presence and will cover 8,000 sq m of exhibition space. New major exhibitors to the expo are Tan Chong Industrial Equipment (TCIE) and coach builder Teras Maju Services Sdn Bhd. The last expo drew more than 6,700 visitors and organiser Asian Trucker expects about 8,000 visitors this year. The expo is open to the public, especially those who have an interest in commercial vehicles, and entry is free.
“What exhibitors and delegates can expect is an expo that is multi-faceted – beyond just a trade show. There will be a Rest & Relax (R&R) area to encourage meeting and interaction between delegates and exhibitors. The Scania Driver Competitition MCVE Edition will once again return, as well as a variety of fringe programmes including seminars and networking sessions,” said Stefan Pertz, Editor of Asian Trucker and Asian Buses magazines.
The MCVE is also supported by several government agencies. According to Ir Mohd Rasid Osman, Director of Vehicle Safety and Biomechanics Research Centre at the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), MCVE will serve as an excellent platform for all players in the industry to share and offer solutions on providing safe, efficient and sustainable transportation for Malaysia in the coming future.
Azharul Izwan Puaadi, Director of Road Safety Department (JKJR) WPKL also said that the agenda of safety that will be highlighted at MCVE 2019 is in line with the department’s aim for safer vehicles and roads. Meanwhile, Ir Mohd Yusop bin Mohamad, Assistant Director of Automotive Engineering Division at the Road Transport Department (JPJ) stated that the expo will enable a gathering of minds that can generate valuable feedback and input for a better understanding of how current infrastructure will need to adapt for vehicles of the future.
Some of the highlights at MCVE this year includes the exhibitor’s “Hour of Power” where selected exhibitors are given the ‘power’ to use their creativity during the designated hour to gain attention of the delegates without having to comply with the expo’s rigid guidelines.
Meanwhile, the R&R area will be supported by Guardian South East Asia and Nittsu Transport, with food trucks providing free food and coffee. In other areas, Hengst will be the main sponsor of the networking area and Giti Tire will host the lunch for the Asian Trucker Drivers Club members. Shell is the show’s official provider of fuels and lubricants.
“With each event, we continue to discover what makes the expo more innovative, progressive, and interactive for the attendees. We see the MCVE as not just a display of commercial vehicles. It is the ultimate meeting place for everyone that is involved in the commercial vehicle industry, making it this year’s must-attend event,” Pertz added.