AEC ORGANISES ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION AND GREEN ENERGY VEHICLE (AiGEV 2014)
By : Syarifah Ikhmar Afzan Syed Abd Rahman
26 August 2014 - For the first time, Automotive Engineering Centre has organised the International Conference on Automotive Innovation and Green Energy Vehicle (AiGEV2014). The conference which was co-organized by Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA) and East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) was held at Swiss Garden Resort & Spa, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia from 26 - 27 August 2014.
AiGEV was organised with the aim of promoting automotive engineering at national and international levels.
This conference provided the opportunity to researchers from institutes of higher education, relevant research and development organizations to present and publish their research findings. The main theme of this conference was Automotive Innovation and Green Energy Vehicle. This conference successfully attracted 200 local and international participants and also industries presenting their research paper works. Besides that, there was an exhibition on green technology which involved student clubs and industries like UMP Mechapro, Dewetron Prt Ltd and ECERDC, PNT Marketing, Precision Laser Solutions Co. Ltd., Keysight Technologies Sdn Bhd, Focus Applied Technologies and Mypartner Sdn Bhd.
The conference was inaugurated by UMP Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato’ Dr. Daing Nasir Ibrahim and attended by ECERDC Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Jebasingam Issace John, while the Managing Director of PERODUA Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh and the Chief Executive Officer of MAI, Mohammad Madani Sahari were also there to deliver keynote speeches during the conference. Also presenting paper works were Professor Dr. Ing. Maurice Kettner from Karlsruhe University of Applied Science, Germany and Professor Dr. Viswanatha Sharma Korada from Universiti Teknologi Petronas.
AEC hopes with the success of the first conference, many more conferences will be successfully organised in the future.