The 13th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 29 November to 2 December 2017, has posted its most successful results to date. Visitors totalled 130, 928 (2016: 120,671), a 9 per cent increase. Exhibitors were up 5 per cent to 6,051 (2016: 5,756).
The 13th edition of Automechanika Shanghai opens its doors on 29 November 2017. This year exhibition space has increased by 9 per cent to 340,000 square metres, and for the first time ever will cover 15 halls of the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai.
When Reifen China 2016 opened the doors of the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre on the 1 December, it was immediately apparent that several significant changes are afoot in the Chinese tyre show sector. As the name suggests, Reifen China has always been organised by Messe Essen in partnership with China United Rubber Company (CURC) and co-located with CURC’s always-well-attended RubberTech. But next year that will change and the Reifen name has been licensed to Messe Frankfurt for use alongside its Automechanika Shanghai show. This move, which began as a ripple-effect emanating from the Reifen versus The Tire, Cologne competition that has been going on in Germany, has caused repercussions as far away as China. As a result CURC (the exhibition firm behind RubberTech and Messe Essen/Reifen China’s former partner) will also be launching a new tyre event in 2017.
Automechanika Shanghai is said to be experiencing “sweeping growth” ahead of the 2016 show, which will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Puxi, Shanghai from 30 November – 3 December. The organisers are highlighting the show’s Connectivity and Electronics & Systems zones. However, in addition to the gains seen by the Electronics & Systems sector, for the first time the show’s West Hall will be housing the Wheel Rim/Tyre sectors.
In response to the rapidly expanding Automechanika Shanghai, Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services will be newly located at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Puxi, Shanghai. It will house the enlarged 280,000 square metres of exhibition space, which is a nearly 30 per cent increase from last year and completely sold out for the December 2-5 show.
Automechanika Shanghai sees Asia’s largest trade fair for automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services move to a new location – the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Puxi, Shanghai. The event, which will be held 2 – 5 December 2015 hopes to capitalise on the expanded venue with 280,000 square metres of exhibition space, up 27 per cent from 2014. Indeed the Parts & Components sector will expand exhibition space to 146,000 sqm alone.
Automechanika Shanghai’s organisers (Messe Frankfurt) report that the auto parts show is concentrating its efforts on providing an “outstanding” and “insightful” event this year. Scheduled to take place from 9 – 12 December at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China, the fair is described as the world’s second largest Automechanika. It focuses on automotive parts, accessories, equipment and services, by providing a comprehensive showcase on the future of automotive after-service development in the region.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which is a US state-funded economic development corporation that encourages the continued growth of the state’s auto industry, has booked a pavilion at Automechanika Shanghai. According to the show’s organisers, the Michigan government is keen to use Messe Frankfurt’s enormous industry resources to help foster its auto industry development as the show is an irreplaceable platform for the Michigan’s auto parts companies, which have the world’s leading advanced automotive parts research and development and manufacturing standards to showcase different areas of products and services at the show. It is also interesting to note in light of the ongoing tyre import trade dispute between the US and China.