Worldbex International, the organizer and presenter of The Manila Motor Show, and the Car Awards Group (CAGI) has entered into a long-term partnership, the group revealed recently. The signing of a memorandum of agreement was done at the Worldbex International headquarters in Mandaluyong City. Worldbex International and CAGI believe that their partnership is mutually beneficial as this is a first for both parties. Worldbex's Manila Motor Show is the first motor show to have the Philippine's capital in the title, while CAGI's Car of the Year Awards is the local industry's first major award giving body.

The Manila Motor Show/Worldbex International served as one of the main sponsors of The Car of the Year Award Night held at the Rockwell Tent last February 24. Meanwhile, the 45 member journalists that compose CAGI will serve as The Manila Motor Show's official tri-media partners when the show kicks off on April 28 at The World Trade Center. There will be special Car of the Year Awards display at the lobby, where the public can view the winning cars and trucks up close. The CAGI group along with The Manila Motor Show organizers will also team up for an annual yearbook, which will be made available shortly after the show.

"With an unprecedented number of new car launches including Chrysler's new 300C, The Manila Motor Show will surely be one the only motor show that would matter this year," said Ulysses Ang, the CAGI's Secretary and editor of "With the support of the various members of CAGI, The Manila Motor Show will no doubt be a major success. We hope that this is a start to a beautiful relationship," he added.