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Automechanika Birmingham triumphs at AEO Awards taking home two accolades

Jun 29, 2017

Automechanika Birmingham has won two prestigious awards, following the hugely successful second edition of the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain in 2017 and launch in 2016.

Further to the two earlier accolades scooped at the Exhibition News Awards in March 2017, the event team proudly took to the stage at this year’s AEO (Association of Event Organisers) Awards on Friday 16th June. The team collected trophies for Event Organiser Team of the Year and Best UK trade show over 2000 sqm.

The awards were presented in recognition of the launch of Automechanika Birmingham into the UK market in 2016, which was welcomed by an overwhelming response, selling out six months before the show, attracting over 550 exhibitors and over 12000 trade visitors to the NEC. The second edition held in June 2017 welcomed over 800 exhibitors with a high level of quality visitors attending the event.

Simon Albert, Event Director said “We have experienced a hugely positive response to Automechanika Birmingham from the UK automotive industry and are delighted to deliver a quality trade event which brings together the automotive aftermarket and supply chain in one place. We’re delighted to be recognised in our second year, not only for the event’s brand expansion into the UK market, but also as a new event team. These awards exemplify the hard work and support of our exhibitors, visitors, partners and the whole team. Thank you everyone for helping us to deliver such a fantastic event. We will now look forward to developing the event for 2018 which runs from 5-7 June at the NEC.”

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Background information on Automechanika Birmingham
Automechanika Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain.  The event launched in 2016, attracting over 550 exhibitors and over 12 000 visitors.  In 2017, the event took place from 6-8 June at NEC Birmingham, hosting over 800 exhibitors and attracted over 12000 trade visitors.  Automechanika Birmingham is one of a series of 17 global events across 15 countries.
Over 800 quality exhibitors, including the who’s who of the aftermarket, provide product launches, great deals on garage and diagnostic equipment, parts and tools.
Exhibitors launch new products from the categories of parts and components, garage equipment and tools, wheels rims & tyres, consumables, accessories, raw materials for the supply chain and much more.
The event welcomes key visitor groups including motor factors, workshop owners & technicians, franchised dealerships, retailers, tier 1, tier 2 manufacturers, engineers and purchasing teams from vehicle manufacturers.
Automechanika Birmingham has been licensed to Forest Exhibitions Ltd. by Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH.

 Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With some 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of over €640 million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.
With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
Further information on the company can be found at

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