Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Upcoming Events: MotoNation 2017, a Lifestyle Auto Show and Carnival is happening in December 2017
There is a new automotive event planned for the end of this year. MotoNation 2017 will be held on the 1st to the 3rd December 2017 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). The organisers have claimed that this event is the first automotive lifestyle carnival in South East Asia of its kind. It would be the first that brings together B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) programs. In layman's terms, businesses get to network and everybody else gets to enjoy what's on display or showcased there.
For the public, there will be a showcase of various sorts of cars and motorcycles, both new and classic from various clubs and private collectors (They've put some on display today for the media launch). Some are performance/dream cars. Activities include drift taxi rides for visitors, hot air balloon rides, food trucks, banking, insurance and road tax renewal services. The organisers are also in talks with automotive manufacturers so that they can display their latest models and deals.
Aside from that there are also musical Concerts, kids’ play area, kids’ go-kart, RC car races, motocross and stunt performances planned for the three days of the event. Entrance to MotoNation 2017 is free, and scheduled to run from 10am to midnight, except for the last day, (sunday) at 6pm. The activities stated above are expected to end at midnight except for Sunday (6 pm).
To those interested in the business part of MotoNation 2017, the organiser has stated that there will also be commercial exhibitors. These will be related to automotive parts, accessories and tools, as well as automotive education.
All commercial exhibitors will be indoors (with most of the activities mentioned above, including the car displays are located in the area surrounding the main complex) and opened to all business matching visitors with a coupon. This 'business coupon' includes free full day parking in the basement and a complimentary drink. The coupon is also redeemable at the official MotoNation store. All exhibitors, VIPs and sponsors will also be hosted at a cocktail reception on Friday and Saturday evening (6 – 8 pm) for private business matching and networking.
MotoNation 2017 are expecting over 500,000 visitors to attend this event (from both business visitors and from the general public). Aside from what was mentioned above, the organisers also stated that this event will be a yearly affair. This year they intend to organise a S.E.A region custom motorcycle competition with participation from Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia. The winner of the event will get to compete at the AMD Intermoto competition in Cologne, Germany next year.
You can keep track on the latest news of MotoNation 2017 from their Facebook page here as well as from their website www.motonation.com.my