In view of the latest developments of COVID-19 globally and its continued impact on restrictions imposed by regional governments, the large composition of Indian and overseas participants that come together at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi biannually are now presented with a focused and completely virtual platform for company presentations and product demonstrations. Emphasising the trade show principal of connecting buyers and sellers, the platform will automatically match potential suppliers when buyers launch product or service queries and set-up virtual appointments to continue trade conversations focused on the ‘sourcing interests’.
While the decision to reschedule the physical show in 2023 will offer safety and planning flexibility to both exhibitors and fair attendees, the need to strengthen connections and collaborations within the sector remains strong. Prioritising trade continuity and business connections, ACMA Automechanika’s dynamic digital model will accelerate networking, contact introductions, product sales, prospects for exposure and knowledge-exchange to drive business for the sector in 2021.
Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd shared: “With the constantly changing restrictions on travel both regionally and globally, we cannot escape the impact on planning certainty of our exhibitors. ACMA Automechanika New Delhi’s digital event days on 22 – 23 April 2021 will offer the industry an opportunity to get together at a digital location where they can engage in business dialogue and highlight sector innovations.” Originally planned as a hybrid event, Messe Frankfurt India has been working on its digital offerings for exhibitors and attendees, and affirmed that the digital component continues to show a promising response making the move to virtual, a need-of-the-hour strategic step.
Mr Vinnie Mehta, Director General – Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) said: “It is vital that the industry continues to engage and exchange and the shift to an all-virtual platform will open new touchpoints for the industry in the present environment. The platform’s focus on product showcases of exhibitors and sourcing interests of the attendees makes it pure business-oriented and will highlight regional demand trends.”
AI-powered algorithms mean attendees get more personalised matchmaking recommendations based on their product interests, whereas the rich content, easy functionalities and access to business leads even after the show will help drive sales for exhibitors. Overall, the organisers aim to design programmes supporting business and industry development. ACMA Automechanika New Delhi’s physical fair will return in February 2023.
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our 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. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary figures 2020
Background information on Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)
The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) is the apex body representing the interest of the Indian Auto Component Industry. Its active involvement in trade promotion, technology up-gradation, quality enhancement and collection & dissemination of information has made it a vital catalyst for this industry’s development. ACMA’s charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian auto component Industry and strengthen its role in national economic development as also promote business through international alliances. ACMA is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Association.