Farnborough Air Show: Vital Platform to Promote LIMA 2023
Farnborough, 20 July 2022 – The Malaysian Government is participating at the Farnborough Air Show 2022 as to kick start the 10 month promotion campaign for the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition or better known as LIMA.
Alpine Integrated Solution Sdn Bhd , the appointed organiser for LIMA 2023 is exhibiting at MATRADE’s Malaysia Pavilion at the Farnborough Air Show 2022 (FIA) being held from 18 – 22 July 2022. The FIA is a biennial trade show for the aerospace and defence industries that is attended by aerospace giants such as Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, and Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems.
MATRADE’s goal in attending FIA is to demonstrate Malaysia’s current aerospace eco-system, while fostering industrial ties with OEMs and Tier 1 & Tier 2 suppliers from across the world. Located in Hall 1 (Stand Number 1251), the Malaysia Pavilion comprises a total of 14 Malaysian companies and three (3) government agencies who will take part in the five-day event organised by MATRADE under the Malaysia Pavilion.
The 16th Installation of the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition or better known as LIMA will be run from 23 to 27 May 2023 in Langkawi Island and will be jointly organised by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Transport, Malaysia.
Whilst the Ministry of Defence will champion the defence and security elements of LIMA 2023, the Ministry of Transport will promote the commercial segment for the maritime and aerospace industries which is estimated to comprise 40% of LIMA .
The exciting synergies between the two Ministries as well as relevant agencies and stakeholders will make LIMA 2023 one of the most anticipated events of its kind in the region and beyond.
Some 30% of space has already been taken up by local and international players from both the defence and commercial segments with an anticipation of another 20% by the end of the week at FIA.
LIMA is by far the only show of its kind in the world. The showcasing of both the Maritime and Aerospace industries under one roof every 2 years in serving the Asia Pacific region is both unique and niche . No other show anywhere else in the world carries this portfolio or profile .
“We foresee that LIMA 2023 will break all previous records and achieve an upward trajectory in numbers. We expect the participation of some 600 exhibitors from nearly 30 nations. Among them, there will be some 20 International Pavilions from the UK, USA, Middleast, France, Italy, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Japan, Korea and many more,” says the Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence , Dato’ Sri Muez Bin Abd. Aziz .
The commercial sector for maritime and aerospace will focus on core products and services , ancillary services, latest technological advancement and education, academic and career opportunity. Besides that, the Ministry of Transport aims to work closely with other Ministries including the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation as well as the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia in order to acquire the participation of more companies from other key sectors such as agriculture, logistics, creative media and recreation, environmental conservation, estate planning , construction and energy.
“Based on current trends and development, Malaysia has witnessed the upward trajectory in the drone industry with at least 200 drone companies who have been identified currently operating in Malaysia. We have local companies who have successfully become the catalyst and drivers in the drone industry and these companies can use this platform to further expand their potential business opportunities not just locally but globally as well. I am pleased to say that the DRONE technology zone will become one of the anchor highlights of LIMA 2023 “, says Datuk Isham Ishak, Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport.
Futurise Sdn Bhd, a company under the Ministry of Finance which has been mandated by the Government of Malaysia to lead the National Regulatory Sandbox (“NRS”) will be making its first appearance at LIMA 2023 where they will be heading a drone pavilion, in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport Malaysia for Malaysian drone exhibitors to stage their latest high performance drones.
Also present at FIA 2022, YBhg. Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman, Chief Executive Officer of MIDA remarked “MIDA is pleased to announce the successful organisation of a panel session at FIA 2022 themed “Business and Investment Opportunities for Drones and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in Malaysia. FIA 2022 has indeed laid the groundwork for Malaysia to expand into new areas of growth in the aerospace industry. We hope that investors will take advantage of the opportunities offered by Malaysia and participate in LIMA 2023.”
“Another key feature we are planning to organise is a Regional Airlines CEO Forum during LIMA 2023. The key objective of this forum would be to gather the leadership of the top airlines in the region to deliberate and discuss the future trends in the travel industry amongst other key issues “,added Datuk Isham.
Besides that, LIMA 2023 is expected to comprise 20 International Pavilions , 45,000 Trade visitors and some 238,000 public visitors whilst some 380 foreign delegations from 41 nations is forecasted to visit.
There will be around 100 aircraft which will be on static display as well several aerobatic teams who will take part in the spectacular air show which will be conducted on a daily basis. On the Maritime front , 100 ships/vessels are also anticipated to be docked for VIPs and Visitors to visit and inspect .
“LIMA 2023 is all set to become the best platform for global defence industry players specifically in the aerospace and maritime fields to have face to face in person meetings and discussions after the Covid 19 pandemic. This by default creates more opportunities for local companies to engage and strike business dealings with global players in the form of MOUs and JVs which is very much in line with the National Defence Policy which is being curated even as we speak”, added Dato’ Sri Muez .
The Chairman of Alpine Integrated Solutions, Tan Sri Dato ‘Seri Mohd Khairul Adib says, “ I am pleased to share that the overall components and elements of LIMA will include a large indoor exhibition which will cover the entire Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) where all booths, pavilions, technical presentations, industry zones including SMEs and Startups amongst others will be showcased. Hospitality Chalets, aircraft static displays as well as the aerobatic shows will be on show outside the MIEC venue. There will be some new features and highlights during LIMA such as a dedicated Space Technology zone comprising some 30 to 50 companies showcasing their technology and services in the space industry as well as a Space National Level Conference , a wholistic Youth programme focussing on education and career development whilst providing leisure through an egames convention and tournament as well as a segment on Women In Defence and Women In Transport “.
LIMA 2023 will be held in the beautiful Langkawi Island located in the northern state of Kedah. Some 30km off the west coast of mainland Malaysia lies an archipelago of over 100 islands in the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea . This is the Langkawi groups of islands , coveted as the Jewel of Kedah.
Also visit the LIMA 2023 Official Portal : www.limamalysia.com.my.