Langkawi International Maritime and
Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)
This biennial (once in two years) event is the largest and most popular exhibition of aerospace and maritime technology in the whole of Asia region. One of the main attractions is the grand aerial show.
LIMA exhibition is held mainly at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) which is located adjacent to the Langkawi International Airport. Hundreds of major aerospace and maritime manufacturers from all over the world participate and demonstrate their modern technology in aerospace industry.
The event was first held in 1991 and since then it has continued to grow in stature and popularity. Over 160,000 visitors, both public and traders come to witness the exhibition and the aerial show. LIMA has also evolved as one of the largest platforms for buyers and manufacturers of aircraft. The manufacturers are able to display and demonstrate their products in front of Government leaders belonging to both military and civil departments who come from various countries all over Asia. Large volumes of business deals are struck during every such event.
The Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) is the main exhibition area where most part of the event takes place including the aerial display. It is located next to the airport. The exhibition center has over 22,000 square meters of indoor space with very high ceilings where all types of exhibits including large and heavy crafts are displayed. It also has an outdoor area of over 49,000 square meters and a viewing gallery.
The entire island gets full with visitors, traders, officials and dignitaries during the days of the event which usually takes place over 4 to 5 days. For public visitors (except for children and seniors), there is an admission fee (RM10 per person) and one needs to register at the exhibition hall. Trade visitors pay higher admission fee of RM50.
The last couple of days of the exhibition are usually open to public when the maritime demonstrations (usually at Resort World Langkawi) and Aerial Display (at MIEC) take place.
The event agenda also includes programs like Open Forum discussions, Aviation Awards Program, International Maritime Food Festival, Career Program etc where public visitors can join. However the trade visitors also participate is several B2B meetings, conferences etc.
Schedule: Mar 21 - 25, 2017
Contact Info (Organizers)
Suite 2.03, Wisma E&C,
No 2 Lorong Dungun Kiri, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone: +6 03 2011 7233; Fax: +6 03 2011 7235
The event kicks off on March 17th 2015. Over 500 exhibitors from all over the world have already confirmed participation and booked exhibition space. This is going to be a larger event than the previous years. Most of the biggest companies making defense aerospace products will be participating in this year's events. Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed Martin, Safran etc will be showcasing their latest technologies.
Attractive programs have been drawn up over the 5-day event which includes Air Chief Conference, Chief of Navy Round Table Talk, Aerial shows, Maritime demonstration, Tourism Carnival plus some new programs like Multi-Nation Maritime Sea Exercise and Multi-Nation Counter Terrorism Exercise.
LIMA 2015 Program Highlights
March 17 to 19 are the trade days. The MIEC Exhibition is open from 10am to 5:30pm for the trade visitors only on these days. March 20 to 21 are the public days when the MIEC Exhibition will be open to public between 10am to 5:30pm.
On March 17 to 19, Boat demonstration is between 10am to 12:30pm (at Resorts World Langkawi, open to all), Aerial display is between 12:30pm to 2:30pm (venue MIEC), Maritime demonstration is between 3:30pm to 4:30pm (at Resorts World Langkawi, open to all except on March 18).
On March 20 and 21, Aerial display is between 10am to 12noon and again between 2:30pm to 4:30pm. On these days the Boat demonstration will start at 10am (at Resorts World Langkawi, open to all) and Maritime demonstration at 2:30pm (at Resorts World Langkawi, open to all)
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