Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of Automechanika Birmingham, has appointed Grant Elrick as the company’s new sales director. Elrick is responsible for all sales and commercial activity around the Automechanika Birmingham show.
The organisers of the UK’s leading OTR equipment and tyre event have put back the Hillhead show for 12 months, following a review of the government roadmap to ease Covid-19 restrictions announced on 22 February. The QMJ Group has made the decision to postpone Hillhead by 12 months. Hillhead event director Richard Bradbury explained:
Automechanika Dubai 2021 has been moved to the end of the year and will now take place from 14 – 16 December 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. According to the show’s organisers, Messe Frankfurt, the move follows contact with stakeholders and is a the result of the Covid-19 pandemic’s “unchartered territory”.
Trade registration for the all-new Autosport International (ASI) Connect opens on Thursday 14 January 2021. The online-only event will take place on 10-11 March 2021 and is being organised and promoted by Motorsport Network.
Motorsport Network, which runs the Autosport International Show has introduced the Autosport International (ASI) Connect, a digital networking event for the motorsport industry. ASI Connect will take place on 10-11 March 2021. While the online-only event is designed to “harbour the spirit of Autosport International, delivered in a digital format”, Tyres & Accessories understands that it is not a replacement for the show but rather an addition to the ASI portfolio. An announcement on the scheduling of the main show is expected in the coming weeks.
The BITEC exhibition venue in Bangkok will host a Tyrexpo Asia event in Thailand from 2022. According to the event organisers, Tarsus Group, the idea is to keep running the existing Tyrexpo Asia Singapore exhibition during odd years and introduce the Bangkok edition during even years. As a result, there will be a Tyrexpo Asia event running annually. The inaugural Bangkok edition will be run 27-29 April 2022 roughly five months after Tyrexpo Asia Singapore, which is scheduled for 17-19 November 2021.
Trade fairs can be corona-safe. This is the message from Koelnmesse, organiser of The Tire Cologne, and to prove this it set up a model exhibition bristling with measures for keeping exhibitors and visitors healthy.
The Commercial Vehicle Show has always been the leading event on the road transport calendar each year and the 2021 event is set to be no different. Set to take place from 13-15 April at the NEC in Birmingham, will be the first opportunity in two years for businesses in the road transport sector to catch up on all the latest developments in the industry – and the confidence from exhibitors has been strong.
Automechanika Birmingham 2021 has been postponed. The organisers, Messe Frankfurt UK, said the leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket would return on 7-9 June 2022. The company’s Frankfurt headquarters had already announced the postponement of Automechanika Frankfurt to September 2021. The decision to postpone the UK event follows several months of discussion with exhibitors and host venue the NEC.
The use of tracking apps will help keep trade fair visitors safe, says Koelnmesse. The organiser of The Tire Cologne, which will be held as a one-off hybrid “extra edition” next year in place of the cancelled 2020 event, has shared details of its eGuard indoor positioning system.
SEMA, the US Specialty Equipment Market Association, has cancelled its 2020 Show, due to take place 3-7 November in Las Vegas. The association said it made the decision due to Covid-19 and concerns that event facilities and services will be unavailable. It was informed by difficulties in preparations arising from “mounting uncertainty” about the show’s status. It added that full refunds for SEMA Show exhibitor booth deposits and attendee registration fees will be issued.