Engineering trade show to be held this week


Jones (third from left) with (from left) Alpha Automation (Sel) Sdn Bhd assistant sales manager Simon Tiew Teck Chye, Raftah, Ng, Chan and Glarie Elevator chairman Datuk Seri Mohd Effandie Ahmad at a press conference on the upcoming Asean M&E Show.

ASEAN’s Premier Mechanical and Electrical Engineer Show (Asean M&E) is back for its seventh edition to showcase the industry’s latest market trends, innovations and investment opportunities.

Spanning 10,000sq ft of exhibition space, it will be held from July 17 to 19 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

The trade event will showcase more than 400 local and international companies across 30 countries including five international pavilions by China, Germany, India, Singapore and South Korea.

The three-day event expects to attract 15,000 visitors, including manufacturers, contractors, engineers and those from the heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration and mechanical industries.

“Asean M&E has grown to become a prestigious platform in South-East Asia and is currently the largest mechanical and electrical engineering trade event in the country and region.

“This year, the total exhibition area increased by 15% while the number of exhibitors saw an increase of 38% compared to 2016,” said UBM Malaysia country general manager Alun Jones, adding that the event targeted at least a 20% growth in terms of business value.

He attributed the success of the event to the collaboration and partnership between Asean M&E with industry key stakeholders, including Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Malaysia Chapter.

Held concurrently with the trade show are five power-packed events – South-East Asia’s Premier Refrigeration, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Expo and Forum (REVAC); Power and Electrical Industry Expo and Forum (Tenaga), Green Energy Expo and Forum Expo (Green Energy), Solar Energy Expo and Forum (Asean Solar) as well as Lift and Escalators Technology Expo and Forum (Asean Lift).

ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter president elect Ng Wen Bin highlighted that there would be a conference for HVACR industry professionals to share experiences and insights on the latest developments.

“Themed ‘Building Industry 4.0’, the one-day conference will feature seven prominent speakers on July 18,” added Ng.

IEM Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET) chairman Raftah Mahfar shared that the second International Conference of WiSET was going to be held throughout the three days.

“Topics to be discussed will revolve around the theme Global Outlook of Women In Science, Engineering and Technology, to address challenges and empower women in the industry.

“It will consist of a two-day conference with the last day being a technical site visit,” she said.

Visitors can also look out for the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) Asia Conference and Showcase on July 18 and 19.

Additionally, there will be a series of more than 40 free seminars presented by industry experts.

Daikin Malaysia Sales and Service Sdn Bhd marketing department head Chan Hon Leong said the company would be participating in the technology symposium, highlighting on environmental sustainability as well as focusing on energy-saving products.

Other key exhibitors include Alpha Automation (Sel) Sdn Bhd, Glarie Elevator and Universal Cable (M) Sdn Bhd.

Asean M&E 2018 is organised by UBM Malaysia, endorsed by Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) and supported by the Energy, Technology, Science, Climate Change and Environment Ministry, Construction Industry Development Board Malaysia (CIDB), Malaysia Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Association (Macra), The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia (Teeam), Malaysia Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA), Air Movement Control Association (AMCA), Malaysia Life and Escalators Association (Malea), IEM and ASHRAE.

Opening hours is from 10am to 5.30pm (July 17 and 18) and 10am to 4pm (July 19).

Admission is free for trade visitors who pre-registered and with invitation tickets.

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