The international automotive aftermarket is one of the world’s most dynamic markets. And Automechanika as the leading trade fair brand is its most important platform with 15 events worldwide.
Automechanika trade fairs still to come this year
A new start for the automotive aftermarket – not only at Automechanika Frankfurt, but also at the upcoming Automechanika trade fairs around the globe. There are another four shows on tap this year.
INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City is one of the leading trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket in Latin America. As a result of the current situation in Mexico, the trade fair – which was originally to have taken place in the San Luis Potosí Convention Center – will now be held as a purely digital event from 1 to 3 December 2021.
Automechanika Dubai, the biggest and most important platform for the automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and Africa, is being held in the in the Dubai World Trade Centre from 14 to 16 December 2021. Exhibitors from 57 countries have already registered to present their products to an interested trade audience at the 18th instalment of this trade fair.
auto:resource shortlisted for AEO Award
auto:resource has been shortlisted for ‘Best Trade Show Activation’ Award at the AEO Centenary Awards. The platform auto:resource was launched in December 2020 after extensive research in the UK automotive community to understand the needs of automotive businesses, taking an ‘audience first’ approach in order to deliver value to them in a digital format. The digital content marketing platform aims to connect suppliers with buyers 365 days a year and deliver relevant digestible content to constantly engage the aftermarket community when events aren’t being held.
auto:resource has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Trade Show Activation’ category, which recognises hybrid, digital, virtual, omni channel, or live trade shows. The winners will be announced at the AEO Centenary awards ceremony on the 10th December – keep your fingers crossed for us!
All fairs at a glance
Today, the portfolio of Automechanika holds 15 events in 14 countries. They are joined by another new addition to the international trade fair brand as Automechanika Astana in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, opened its doors for the first time in March 2019. The Automechanika brand is backed worldwide by around 20,000 exhibitors, 600,000 trade visitors and about 50 years of experience.
Automechanika Birmingham returns to welcome the UK aftermarket to meet with leading suppliers from June 6-8, 2023, NEC Birmingham. At the 2019 show, more than 500 exhibitors from 21 countries presented their latest products and innovations to 12,145 visitors. A variety of aftermarket seminars featuring a roster of respected industry experts were among the highlights. The event is organised by Messe Frankfurt UK, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, with the support of the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT). The show is held once every two years, in alternation with Automechanika Frankfurt.
More information: www.automechanika-birmingham.com
NEW: UK Garage & Bodyshop Event presented by Automechanika Birmingham will take place from 8 - 9 June 2022. The focus will be on training and development.More information
Automechanika Buenos Aires
Automechanika Buenos Aires has developed into the leading aftermarket event in South America. The show has proved to be a reliable partner for the market even in times of economic difficulty. The biannual trade fair celebrated its 10th edition in 2018, where about 400 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors are expected to showcase their products on 35,000 sqm.
Please note: Automechanika Buenos Aires to be rescheduled
The biannual four-day event, which was scheduled to run in November 2020, will now take place from 11-14 October 2022 at La Rural Trade Center.
More information: automechanika.ar.messefrankfurt.com
Automechanika Dubai is a well-established force on the international fair and exhibition landscape. It is the industry’s most important trading platform for the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and when the event took place for the 17th time in May 2019, it drew 1,880 companies and more than 32,000 trade visitors from 146 countries.
Please note: Automechanika Dubai to be rescheduled
The 18th edition of the three-day event, which was scheduled to run from 7-9 June 2021, will now take place from 14-16 December 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
More information: www.automechanikadubai.com
The next leading trade fair for the automotive industry for equipment, parts, accessories, management & services will take place again from 13 - 17.9.2022 at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. In September 2021, there was a special edition - in the "Digital Plus" format - a physical trade fair and digital offers for everyone - and especially for those participants who could not come to Frankfurt.
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City
New date for Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam’s leading regional fair for the automotive service industry, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City, has been launched in 2017.
The organisers are Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, Chan Chao International Co Ltd and Yorkers Exhibition Service Vietnam. Originally scheduled for 30 June – 2 July, the show is now set to take place from 29 June – 1 July 2022.
More information: automechanika-hcmc.hk.messefrankfurt.com
In Turkey, automotive parts make up the leading export sector and, in line with this, Automechanika Istanbul is a long-running success. Since the première in 2001, this event, a joint venture of Messe Frankfurt and Hannover Fairs Turkey, has developed into Turkey’s biggest and most international trade fair.
Automechanika Istanbul has been hitting the ground running at the TÜYAP Fair and Exhibition Center from 18 to 21 November 2021. Following a two-year break on account of the pandemic, Turkey's leading international trade fair for the automotive industry was once again opening its doors for business. The main objective of Automechanika Istanbul Plus was to provide more opportunities for automotive industry professionals and successfully achieved so with 652 number of exhibitors and a total of 32.758 visitors from 121 countries, in addition to 27.876 users who accessed the PLUS digital platform in Turkey and abroad.
The next edition of Automechanika Istanbul will take place in June 2-5, 2022 at Istanbul TUYAP Fair and Congress Center.
More information: automechanika-istanbul.tr.messefrankfurt.com
In 2019 Automechanika Jeddah licensed to Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions Ltd took place for the third time. The trade fair concluded with about 2,500 trade buyers who networked with 80 exhibitors from 15 countries. The fair is organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East GmbH und Al Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE). The show takes place every other year, alternating with Automechanika Riyadh.
The next Automechanika Jeddah will take place on 13 – 15 June 2022.
More information: www.automechanikajeddah.com
Automechanika Johannesburg is the largest business platform for the automotive sector on the African continent. The trade fair is held once every two years, and was most recently accompanied by three events taking place at the same time: Futuroad Expo Johannesburg, SCALEX Johannesburg and REIFEN. The trade fair was held for the sixth time in 2019, when more than 600 exhibitors from 28 countries and 14,000 visitors made their way to South Africa for the occasion.
The next show takes place from 15 – 18 March 2022 at JHB Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
More information: automechanika.za.messefrankfurt.com
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur is the gateway to the ASEAN region. The event, which is held once every two years, welcomed more exhibitors and visitors than ever before: 293 companies from 16 countries and regions were on hand to present their latest products and innovations to 7,033 visitors from 58 countries and regions. The 2019 event once again took place under the successful ‘Sourcing, Training, Entertainment’ motto.
The next show will take place from 15 to 17 March 2022 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
More information: automechanika-kualalumpur.hk.messefrankfurt.com
INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City
INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City is one of the leading fairs for the automotive aftermarket in Latin America. Mexico is one of the world's most dynamic automobile markets. Showcasing industry leading products and services in the automotive aftermarket, more than 520 exhibiting companies represented 24 countries in July 2019. Some 37,000 visitors attended the show.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City will take place from 1.-3. Dezember as a digital event.
More information: paace-automechanika-mexico.us.messefrankfurt.com
MIMS Automechanika Moscow
Russia was one of the first countries to which Automechanika was exported. MIMS Automechanika Moscow is organised by ITEMF Expo, a joint venture between the ITE Group and Messe Frankfurt.
More information: https://automechanika.ru.messefrankfurt.com/
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi
The biennial ACMA Automechanika New Dehli was held for the fifth time in 2021 - and digitally for the first time due to the Corona pandemic.
Garnering the presence of both domestic and international visitors on its platform, the ‘first-ever’ virtual edition of ACMA Automechanika successfully concluded after two days of proactive networking, sourcing and knowledge sessions. A total of 2,407 active participants networked on the B2B matchmaking platform.
ACMA Automechanika will return to its physical trade fair format from 9 – 12 February 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, in order to bring back the vigour of face-to-face networking experience.
More information: http://acma-automechanika-newdelhi.in.messefrankfurt.com
With the launch of Automechanika Astana licensed to Business Media Central Asia, the Kazakhstan market is acquiring a full-fledged flagship fair for the automotive aftermarket. For three years now, Messe Frankfurt has been studying the market while supporting the ‘Kazakhstan International Automotive Expo’. With the positive development in exhibitor and visitor figures, the time was right to place the Automechanika brand in the Kazakhstan market. 129 exhibitor from 16 countries and more the 1,800 visitors joined the debut event in March 2019.
More information: http://automechanika.kz/en/
Automechanika Riyadh licensed to Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions Ltd debuted in February 2018 with more than 150 exhibitors from 20 countries and about 5,000 visitors. China, Germany, South Korea, Turkey and the U.S.A. presented a country pavilion. Automechanika Riyadh takes place every other year, alternating with Automechanika Jeddah.
More information: automechanikariyadh.com
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 successfully took place for the first time as a hybrid event from 2-5 December 2020. Exhibitors and visitors met both at the National Exhibition Convention Center and on the virtual platform AMS Live to make new business contacts and learn about innovations.
The next fair, planned for 24 - 27 November 2021, unfortunately cannot take place as a physical fair due to the Corona pandemic. Exhibitors and buyers can still meet this year on the fair's online platform, AMS Live.
Registration for AMS Live platform due course.
More information: automechanika-shanghai.hk.messefrankfurt.com
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Live recording UFI european conference
Listen to what Vice President of Automechanika, Michael Johannes, is currently working on with his team. In a talk with Nick Dugdale-Moore, Regional Director of Europe, UFI - the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, he talks about his experiences with digital trade fair formats last year and the challenge of hybrid concepts. Because in September, Automechanika Frankfurt will be Messe Frankfurt's first event to be held on the exhibition grounds, in parallel with Hypermotion, and at the same time digitally.To the recording