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MIMA Appointed Secretariat Chair of Maritime Conference for KiLAT 2020

Putrajaya

30 December 2019

MIMA Acting Director-General, Dr. Rizal Abdul Kadir has been appointed on behalf of MIMA as Chairman of the Secretariat for the Maritime Conference to be held in conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur International Logistics and Transport Exhibition (KiLAT) 2020. KiLAT 2020 is scheduled to be held from 8 to 11 July 2020 at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC), Kuala Lumpur. 

Dr. Rizal Abdul Kadir received the letter of appointment from the honourable Minister of Transport, YB Loke Siew Fook at the Ministry of Transport on 18 December 2019, in conjunction with the launching of KiLAT 2020 by the Minister. The event was attended by government officials, related agencies, industrial practitioners, and diplomats from ASEAN countries in Kuala Lumpur. MIMA was represented by Acting Director-General, Dr. Rizal Abdul Kadir, Head of Administration and Finance, Azman Aris and Senior Researcher, Cdr Ang Chin Hup (R) from the Centre for Maritime Economics and Industries.

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Dr. Rizal Abdul Kadir (third from left) receiving the letter of appointment from the Minister of Transport, YB Loke Siew Fook (centre).

KiLAT 2020 is intended to be a specialised logistics management, warehouse, and supply chain solutions exhibition. The exhibition is dedicated to showcasing new products, state-of-the-art technology, vehicles, equipment, and services for both local and international logistics companies. In his speech, YB Loke Siew Fook related how Malaysia is blessed with a strategic location, long coastlines, and vast resources, and with such advantages, therefore, envisaged the country as a transportation gateway to Asia.

KiLAT 2020 will be co-organised by the Ministry of Transport and EPL Exhibition Sdn. Bhd.

As a highlight of KiLAT 2020, MIMA will be hosting an international conference entitled “2020 and Beyond Regulation, Governance, and Operational Landscape for Malaysia’s Bunkering Industry”.  The conference aims to provide an understanding to the participants on recent and emerging concepts in the maritime industries, as well as knowledge and development of the bunkering industry in Malaysia and the region. The conference will feature prominent speakers from local and abroad to share their knowledge and insights about the industry. The one-day event will outline topics such as bunkering regulation, commercialisation, standardisation, alternatives, and ultra-low sulphur fuel.

MIMA extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Minister of Transport, YB Loke Siew Fook and to the Ministry of Transport for the trust and confidence in appointing MIMA as Chairman of the Secretariat for the Maritime Conference for KiLAT 2020. MIMA is currently working closely with the ministry to prepare for the conference. It is hoped that the conference will contribute to the government’s aspirations in transforming Malaysia as a transportation gateway to Asia.

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