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About LIMA 2023

The Official 16th Edition of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, LIMA 2023. This biennial event is one of the largest maritime and aerospace exhibitions in the Asia-Pacific.

LIMA 2023, as The Nexus of Asia's Maritime & Aerospace Trade combines the best of the aerospace and maritime industries, will be set on the beautiful island of Langkawi, Malaysia. The exhibition will be held at Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) and Resort World Langkawi (RWL) respectively from 23rd May until 27th May 2023. Three days of the week will be open to Trade Visitors and two of the last week will be open to Public Visitors.

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LIMA is exhibiting 600 of 30 nations companies from Defence/Security and Commercial sectors. Up to 20 international pavilions from the US, China, UK, France, UAE, Indonesia, Thailand, Italy, Türkiye, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Czech Republic and others. The 20,000 sqm MIEC space venue will be utilised indoor and outdoor with 110 of aircraft and 110 of ships/vessels, expecting 45,000 trade visitors, more than 250,000 public visitors and more than 400 VVIPs comprising Ministers of Defence and Ministers of Transport, Senior Officer and Service Chiefs from 59 countries.

Apart from exhibitions, forums and conferences, LIMA 2023 will also organize various activities such as drone races, flight simulators, technology talks and career fairs for visitors and enthusiasts of the maritime industry and aerospace technology. This event is a platform for local industry players to network for business development.

Defence & Commercial


Defence Sector

LIMA is the only defence exhibition that combines both, the maritime, and aerospace sectors, in one event. This makes it, unparalleled, to any other defence exhibition, in the world.


Commercial Sector

LIMA’s expansion into the commercial sphere has had a positive impact from a trade show in the defence and security sectors to include the commercial aerospace and maritime sectors.

LIMA 2023 Trade Visitor Profile
  • Defence
  • Security
  • Airlines
  • Shipowners
  • Corporate and Private Aircraft Operators
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • Airports
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
  • Aircraft Operators
  • Service Providers
  • Training Institutes & Aviation Engineering Colleges
  • Oil & Gas Industry
  • Space Industry
  • VC & Investment
LIMA 2023 - VIP Delegations 410 Delegations Comprising of 60 Countries
  • Ministers of Defence
  • Ministers of Transport
  • Secretaries-General of Defence
  • Secretaries-General of Transport
  • Chiefs of Defence Forces
  • Chiefs of Army
  • Chiefs of Navy
  • Chiefs of Air Force
  • Chiefs of Police
  • Directors-General of Coast Guards
  • Directors-General of Customs
  • Directors-General of Civil Aviation
  • Directors-General of Maritime Department


(30 Nations)
Exhibiting Companies


International Pavilions



Trade Visitors



Public Visitors


(60 Nations)
Foreign VVIPs



MIEC Space Utilised




Ships / Vessels

Strategic Partner

Official Partners

Official Brewer

Official Mineral Water Provider

Official Restaurant

Official Hotel Partner and Official Caterer

Official PR Partner and Event Partner for "IBR Global Maritime and Aerospace Awards"

Official Merchandiser

Official Merchandiser

Business Aviation Hospitality Partner

Official Ground Handler & Hospitality Partner

Maritime Segment Venue



Want to know more?

Contact a member of our team today to learn more about how you can participate in LIMA 2023.

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