Visitor participation increased by 46 percent at the April 2023 show

In Automechanika Kuala Lumpur’s return, there was a revived sense of business vitality from the automotive industry at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
Exhibitor numbers rose by 13 percent, while visitors jumped by 46 percent to 10,267. The show was held across 11,071 square meters, and included 14 fringe events.
Many participants travelled to the trade fair from the surrounding region, which show organisers say is a clear indication of the strong drive for growth and development.
Strategic and industry partners also flexed their positions in the market with a wide range of showcases, resources and knowledge, cementing cooperation with the show to promote Malaysia’s prosperous automotive industry.
The 2023 edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur returned to the trade fair calendar with a clear ambition of promoting opportunities for growth and development in the regional automotive industry.
“It is great to see that the market is bouncing back in such a dynamic and active way,” Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd General Manager, Fiona Chiew, said.
“Thanks to our close-knit network, we were able to recognise how global trends are taking shape in the region and communicate them in easily accessible ways.
“The main feedback we had from participants was that the rapid rate of advancement has led to assessing products and supply chains more regularly to meet ongoing consumer needs and ensure cost-efficient operational models.
“Because of this, Automechanika Kuala Lumpur offered an ideal platform for collaboration and trade.
“Likewise, having the advantage of attracting car owners to the show meant we extended the conversation one step further by putting buyers and suppliers directly in front of end-users.”
This year, the show saw a range of new and existing partners descend to the fairground, each building up the coverage of the passenger and commercial vehicle sectors.
Twenty-four local and overseas supporting bodies also brought their networks to the show, offering an assembly point for six association meetings.
The show was also a hotspot for sourcing with buyers from 76 overseas countries and regions like Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, Vietnam and more.
Three major segments were highlighted, seeing huge growth potential from the rise of digitalisation and electrification. The Electric Vehicle, Auto Service and Maintenance, and Commercial Vehicle Zones were crowd favourites, with exhibitors agreeing that buyers were very focused and clear in their needs.
The next edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will take place from the 8th to the 10th of May in 2025.

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