While many other trade shows have been cancelling and postponing events, TyreXpo Asia 2021 will be held from 17-19 March 2021 in the Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The 13th edition is set to feature over 200 exhibitors from the tyre industry, with a focus to attract the world’s top distributors, fleet managers, and wholesalers to Singapore.
Shanghai tyre and wheel trade show, China International Tire Expo (CITEXPO), has been “postponed until 16-18 August 2021” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show – the largest event of its kind in China – will take place at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, its venue since 2016. The annual show has a strong emphasis on international business visitors, with representatives of 120 countries attending each year. The announcement confirms our report that there would be no CITExpo in 2020 earlier this month.
Messe Frankfurt and its customers, partners and supporting associations have agreed to postpone the Automechanika Frankfurt event that was originally scheduled to take place from 8 to 12 September 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis. The new dates are 14 to 18 September 2021. Automechanika Frankfurt will then resume its biennial rotation – the event will now be taking place in odd-numbered years.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in order to protect the health of exhibitors, visitors and partners the 11th China (Guangrao) International Rubber Tire & Auto Accessory Exhibition (referred to as China GRTAE 2020), which was originally scheduled to be held at Guangrao International Expo Center, Shandong from 15-17 May has been rescheduled for 8-10 September 2020.
The 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai, which was scheduled to run from 7-9 June 2020, will now take place from 19-21 October 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The postponement comes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as containment measures restrict movement across international borders, and impact the global economy.
Koelnmesse has postponed The Tire Cologne 2020. The organiser of the largest tyre business show in the world came to the decision following what it calls “an in-depth consultation.” The postponement was made in agreement with the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV), Koelnmesse’s partner for the event. Originally scheduled for 9-12 June 2020, the show is to be rearranged for 18-20 May, 2021.
Representatives of Cooper Tires and Toyo Tires have respectively confirmed they’ll not exhibit at this year’s The Tire Cologne, as previously planned. Their decisions come as governments across Europe announce rigorous measures to delay the spread of coronavirus and reduce its impact wherever possible. Michelin announced its withdrawal as exhibitor last week.
Although Angela Merkel predicted this week that up to 70 per cent of all Germans could catch coronavirus, people there are responding to the risk in very different ways. This can be clearly seen in plans for two automotive shows.
SingEx Exhibitions has postponed its forthcoming Tyrexpo Africa trade as a result of concerns relating to the coronavirus. As a result, the event will now take place 4-6 August 2020 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Bridgestone says it is “sowing the seeds for a busy season of sales amongst farmers and contractors, following what it describes as its “best ever” showing at LAMMA. Agriculture sales manager Stephen Lamb and his team presented the features of the manufacturer’s premium VT-Tractor range. With spring drilling planned for the coming weeks and months, and the UK’s wet weather causing headaches, the VT range offsets the worst that these elements can throw at farmers as it can operate at lower inflation pressures. With much larger footprints, the wettest and boggiest of land is still protected as a result.
Bridgestone is making its first-ever appearance at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The company is using an interactive display to demonstrate its mobility solutions for current mobility and future autonomous vehicles. They focus on extended mobility, improved safety and increased efficiency.
Goodyear has unveiled AndGo, a vehicle servicing platform that combines predictive software and its US service network for consumer fleets, at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Currently available in selected US markets, the company states that it will expand its coverage by the middle of 2020.
The biennial Autopromotec trade fair will next take place in May 2021, and will be held over just four days instead of the traditional five. The dropping of a show day is one of several changes in format the organiser has announced.