Electrifying was how enthusiasts described the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show which opened its doors to the public last Wednesday at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Seventeen of the country’s top car manufacturers showed their wares to the motoring media in a program that included an electronic facial recognition simulation to literally open the doors to the pavilion.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea graced the start of the affair as guest of honor and speaker for the bi-annual event. He praised the auto industry for its contribution to the economy and domestic production.
“The auto industry employs thousands of workers and supports an allied industry of auto parts manufacturers that also give jobs to more people. It is one of the industries that actually have a direct impact on our economy and employment of our people,” Medialdea told Daily Tribune.
It was a labor of love for CAMPI President and lawyer Rommel Gutierrez who said this is probably one of the most innovative car shows they have organized. CAMPI is the organization of car manufacturers which organize the event every two years.
The PIMS will run until Sunday, 28 October.