Monday, March 11, 2013

LIMA Tourism Carnival

The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) is a biennial event which is held on the picture-perfect island of Langkawi, a favored Malaysian tourist destination situated in the Andaman Sea.  LIMA, which is in its 12th edition this year, is now counted as one of the premier maritime and aerospace exhibits in the world.
LIMA initially started off in 1991 as a trade show, which provided a platform for aerospace and maritime manufacturers to showcase and promote their latest products to Government officials in Malaysia and other countries of the Asia Pacific region. However, today this trade show has grown in leaps and bounds so that it now features a strong has a tourism aspect as well. Aside from business dealings, conferences and networking opportunities, LIMA today also hosts various thrilling events like tourism carnivals along with electrifying airshows and a fantastic display of warships and maritime vessels that hail from Malaysia and various other participant countries like the USA, Korea, Australia and Indonesia.
LIMA in 2013 is scheduled to be held over a period of four days from the 26th to the 30th of March at the specially constructed Mahsuri International Exhibition Center, conveniently situated near Langkawi International Airport and a cruise jetty. Public access to the event is set for the 29th and 30th of March, as the first three days of LIMA are exclusively reserved for trade visitors.  
In 2011, LIMA is known to have attracted 400 companies and more than 150,000 visitors, these record numbers are expected to be easily surpassed in 2013, as this year’s event promises to be even more exciting than before.  For LIMA 2013, the anticipated attendance is estimated to be in excess of 160,000 visitors providing representation to 36 countries from around the world. Also on anvil is the participation of more than seventy-five aircrafts and forty-eight warships and maritime vessels.
 Aside from the air shows and ship displays, LIMA 2013 will also feature seminars, conferences, career day programs and interesting display pavilions and the presentation of the ASEAN Commercial Aviation Awards which will reward and recognize the best performing airlines and airports in the ASEAN region.
So if you fancy witnessing one of the best aerospace and maritime shows in Asia, come on over to gorgeous Langkawi for LIMA 2013 and then stay back and have a relaxing holiday at one of island’s many fantastic resorts.
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