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Thursday, November 26, 2009

LIMA '09: 17 defence ministers to attend

KUALA LUMPUR: This year's Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (Lima '09) is set to reach new heights. Seventeen ministers of defence will be attending this year's show, the highest number so far since the inaugural Lima in 1991. Their attendance emphasises the show's position as the top aerospace and maritime technology showcase in the region.

Among the defence ministers attending are those from Singapore, France, Sweden, Russia and Sudan.This is another feather in the cap for Lima '09. It has broken the record for the highest number of warships and vessels for the maritime segment.It was recently reported that 96 ships will be anchored off Porto Malai, far surpassing the number at Lima '07.The show is also expected to attract a record 40,000 trade visitors, with some industry analysts believing the numbers could be even higher.

Lima '09 will see 325 exhibitors from 25 countries showcasing their products and services. There will be 11 national pavilions from countries such as the United States, Australia, Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Germany, India and, of course, Malaysia.The exhibition runs from Dec 1 to 5 and will be opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.


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