The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) is calling the recently held 4th Philippines International Motor Show a success after "over 50,000 visitors" reportedly trooped to the four-day event staged at the World Trade Center in Pasay City last August 16-19.
CAMPI president and Toyota Motor Philippines vice president Atty. Rommel Gutierrez credits the show's success to the public's desire to "experience a world-class motor show that showcased the latest in automotive technology and motoring trends without having to set foot on foreign soil."
Another factor in the show's success was the fact that it rode on the back of the auto industry's strong sales performance in recent months.
"The PIMS's success is a clear sign that the industry is on the road to recovery and to achieving its targets in the industry road map," adds Atty. Gutierrez.
CAMPI vice president and Mitsubishi Motors Philippines first vice president Dante Santos echoes Gutierrez's sentiments.
"With the government's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program finally moving, we expect improvements in our road networks and other infrastructure to drive up vehicle sales," Santos says. "This will enable us to sustain our momentum of growth in the coming years."