The Manila International Auto Show successfully opened their 13th year at ceremonies graced by top industry executives, media practitioners, enthusiasts, and other stakeholders.
This year’s offering is bigger and better, occupying a five-indoor structure event hall – covering over 34,000 sqm of exhibition space.
With the theme “Beyond Performance,” MIAS 2017 turns the spotlight on automotive brands, companies, and products that showcase innovations that not only bear high-performance capabilities but also, qualities of safety, efficiency, reliability, and practicality.
Apart from the usual car launches, MIAS 2017 also has numerous activities lined up for its visitors. From heart-stopping stunt performances by the world’s best precision driver, Russ Swift and off-road test drives with simulated 4×4 obstacle courses to world-class customized tuner cars and remarkable collectible vintage and classic cars, OEM and performance parts suppliers will also showcase their latest offerings in the aftermarket area located at the East Wing Annex building of the World Trade Center.
Other must-see events at MIAS 2017 include the MIAS Petron Custom Classic Car Competition which honors the country’s finest car restoration and custom car shops, the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) annual Driver of the Year gala awards night which honors the country’s top drivers in various motorsport disciplines, the Car of the Year Philippines and Truck of the Year Philippines display at the entrance area of the venue, and the launch of the first-ever Motorcycle of the Year Philippines awards, which aims to recognize the thriving motorcycle segment in the country. Moreover, another first at MIAS 2017 is the 3,000 sqm Truck Pavilion which will house the latest models of commercial vehicles and top truck brands.
Visitors can also look forward to some bargain hunting at the Die Cast Collectors Philippines (DCPH) swap meet or enjoy viewing the DCPH special miniature die cast car exhibit. Attendees may also opt to join the RC (remote control) drift race event, Tamiya 4WD race event or even do some Drift box go-karting with friends and family.
The main hall of the World Trade Center houses the main car brands while its lobby showcases the major sponsors and partners of MIAS 2017. Meanwhile, extending towards World Trade Center’s east wing annex tent building is another purpose-built air-conditioned tent that stretches to a seamless link way that allows for easier access to the Philippine Trade Training Center.
The 2017 Manila International Auto Show is organized by Worldbex Services International and is co-presented by BPI Family Auto Loans.
The show will run until Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 10 am to 10 pm at the combined venues of World Trade Center Metro Manila and the Philippine Trade Training Center, in Pasay City. Ticket prices are at PHP 100 and the event is for the benefit of ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.