This year, the Manila International Auto Show turned a decade old. That is enough milestone in itself. Now, according to the event's organizer, Worldbex Services, MIAS 2014 scored another milestone: It registered the highest number of visitors in its 10-year history.
According to Worldbex, this year's MIAS--held from April 3 to 6 at World Trade Center in Pasay City--attracted a total of 102,000 visitors. And that's excluding the exhibitors and the event management staff. That's a 6.25% increase from the 2013 tally of 96,000, which was the previous record.
Worldbex added that there were a total of 217 new-car displays this year, including the test-drive units outside the exhibition halls. Also, there were reportedly 54 motorcycles as well as 100 vehicles from various car clubs. All in all, the organizers estimate a grand total of "473 vehicles on display."
All in all, MIAS 2014 occupied a total floor area of 30,000sq-m (20,000sq-m indoors and 10,000sq-m outdoors).
Other significant numbers: 139 exhibitors, 28 car brands and nine motorcycle brands.
Congratulations to Worldbex Services! Until next year then.
Photo by Mark Jesalva