Sunday, April 01, 2018

Happenings: At the MAI Auto Festival 2018 in Bagan Datuk, Perak - 30th March to 1st April, 2018

The Malaysia Automotive Institute held the MAI Auto Festival 2018 which took place from March 30 to earlier today, at SMK Hutan Melintang, Bagan Datuk, Perak. It was officially opened by Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB. Dato' Seri DiRaja Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, yesterday where he also gave away the main prize for the lucky draw which was a Perodua Axia.

For the first time ever, the people of Perak had the opportunity to visit a larger than usual automotive event at their doorsteps. It is bringing opportunities to the heartland of Malaysia, with Bagan Datuk being one of the first few stops. The program is expected to benefit 50,000 targeted visitors flooded the MAI Auto Festival to better recognize the country's automotive industry.

The Malaysian Automotive Institute (MAI) is an agency under the Ministry International Trade and Industry (MITI). It was established to improve competitiveness of the local automotive sector and to put the industry on the global map. The MAI Auto Festival 2018 was organized to raise awareness and exposure to the public on employment and business opportunities in the automotive industry, furthermore, as well as fostering the involvement of Malaysians in the use and production Energy Efficient Vehicles, or EEV (Energy Efficient Vehicles). 

Around 61 automotive companies have successfully implemented the MAI Auto Festival 2018 through a range activities such as exhibits by various vehicle brands, component & amp; accessory, government agencies, local industry results exhibitions, and career exhibitions. 12 car manufacturers such as Proton, Perodua, Kawasaki, Land Rover, Honda, Peugeot, Kia, Mazda, Haval, Toyota, Demak and Tan Chong Group showcase the latest models for residents around Bagan, Datuk, Perak. It must have been an eye opener for many.

Job opportunities and interviews are held over 3 days at 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm afternoon, offering various job opportunities in the automotive sector. There was also the Car Care Week program for Proton and Perodua branded vehicles in order to promote vehicle inspection on a regular basis. There were also  attractive prizes await the lucky visitors who make vehicle inspection at Care Care Week center at MAI Auto Festival 2018.

Aside from the above mentioned events, the MAI Auto Festival 2018 presented a host of other activities for its guests visitors, such as multiple vehicle brand driving test, 4x4 Off Road Challenge, Concert Rock by famous artist; XPDC, Nik Putra, Yabang Khalifah, Laika (Akademi Fantasia) and Eka (Akademi Fantasia), mobile community transformation center services, food truck, exhibition & amp; sales of local industry results, automotive run and more.

We include some photos of the event below courtesy of MAI, for your viewing pleasure.

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