THE Smart Manufacturing Expo 2019 (SMEX 2019) is being held in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) till tomorrow.
Last year’s inaugural event drew more than 9,000 visitors and featured close to 120 exhibitors. Organised by CMEC International Exhibition Co Ltd and backed by the Trade Development Bureau of China’s Commerce Ministry, SMEX 2019 aims to unite the most advanced exhibitors specialising in Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) and automation and intelligent manufacturing technologies.
Themed “A New Age in Smart Manufacturing”, SMEX 2019 will showcase the most cutting-edge innovations across all areas of manufacturing and trade in machine tools and metalworking, robotics and industrial automation, industrial parts, energy, pipe and wire, logistics, new energy vehicles and other related industries.
In line with their role to spearhead technological growth and knowledge- sharing within the Asian smart manufacturing sector, a series of high-level IR4.0 seminars and forums will be held during the exhibition.
CMEC executive deputy GM Zhao Rui said: “In line with China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese manufacturers are motivated to advance trade relations with companies in the Asean region.
“This is especially the case for innovative industries that are fuelled by technological advancement and can reap benefits in the long term. SMEX is therefore able to provide an ideal platform to enhance such multilateral business ties.”
MITEC CEO Gunther Beissel said: “MITEC is proud to be associated with such a notable show, and given Malaysia’s strong manufacturing base built over the years and the ongoing Industry4WRD initiative, this has certainly given Malaysia and MITEC a competitive edge and enhanced our attraction as a primary destination for smart manufacturing and a host venue for more high-tech activities.”
To facilitate greater networking among exhibitors and visiting buyers, CMEC has enhanced their business matching services to help individuals and companies build valuable business relationships and forge lucrative trade partnerships at SMEX 2019.