Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Conference (KLIAC) 2013

The Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI) in collaboration with the Malaysian Automotive Association (MAA) is proud to organise the Kuala Lumpur International Automotive Conference (KLIAC) 2013 from 12 to 14 November at PWTC in Kuala Lumpur. This Conference is supported by Interexpo (M) Sdn Bhd, the joint organiser of the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2013 which is the largest motor show in Malaysia.



Malaysia’s National Automotive Policy (NAP) is designed to support her ambitions to get on par with other ASEAN economies stronger in the automotive industry and to become the regional hub for Energy Efficient Vehicles. NAP is expected to do this by further liberalising the industry to make Malaysia an attractive hub for exporting to ASEAN. Liberalisation should attract foreign direct investments especially in areas requiring high technical expertise to build up the country’s technological base, as well as to foster greater competition in a healthy environment that will reduce domestic car prices.



Implementation of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA) since 2010 is a key enabler for Malaysia’s NAP, but more importantly it is also a key enabler for the ASEAN grouping to make its mark on the automotive industry. Frost & Sullivan estimates that ASEAN will become the sixth biggest automotive market globally by 2018. Coupled with its strength as a competitive automotive production base, ASEAN is strategically positioned to build itself into a global automotive hub.



This Conference provides a timely platform for intellectually stimulating and constructive exchange of views among role players and delegates to further the growth of the automotive industry in a sustainable manner with balanced consideration of the interests of all stakeholders. It is geared towards addressing some of the major developments and issues in the industry by bringing together the experts and leading players to share and discuss their inputs, and it also serves as the perfect conduit to network and create new or strengthen existing partnerships.