With 13 events worldwide, Automechanika is one of the world’s most successful B2B retail brands. Due to the fact that the exhibitions are finally allowed almost everywhere again, the organizers of the exhibitions for the Automechanika brand say they have a good start: at least four events in June and five more are already scheduled for the end of the year.
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The very first Automechanika took place in Frankfurt in 1971. As the automotive industry becomes more globalized, Automechanika has followed suit, constantly adding new venues around the world since the 1990s.
Michael Johannes, Automechanika brand manager, commented: “After more than two years of pandemics and ongoing supply chain problems, visiting Automechanika platforms is very important for those looking for global networking opportunities in the aftermarket. Leading companies and far-sighted start-ups use our trade fairs to showcase their new solutions, and experts come here to discuss the industry’s most pressing issues. In the future, Automechanika will increasingly focus on topics such as innovation and new technologies, alternative fuels, supply chain solutions and sustainability, and knowledge transfer. ”
Together with around 130 partners, supporters and leading associations from the aftermarket, Messe Frankfurt now organizes events in 13 countries. Each of the 13 Automechanika exhibitions meet the requirements of its region. Due to the rotation of events in 2022, nine exhibitions “Car Mechanics” will be held (out of a total of 13).
Automechanika Istanbul (June 2-5)
The exhibition year begins with the annual Automechanika Istanbul event. When it was last held in November 2021, Automechanika Istanbul attracted 60,634 professional visitors and 652 exhibitors. Since its debut in 2001, the joint venture Messe Frankfurt and Hannover Fairs Turkey has become the largest and most international exhibition in Turkey. Thanks to Turkey’s position as a bridge between Europe and Asia, Automechanika Istanbul offers the automotive industry a natural meeting place for four key regions: Eastern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Black Sea region.
The next exhibition, which will take place in June, is Automechanika Johanesburg, the leading international exhibition of the automotive industry in South Africa. The event, held for the first time in 2009, is held every two years and will again be accompanied by the Futuroad Expo Johannesburg. Among the highlights of the exhibition are the presentation of the prestigious Automechanika Innovation Awards and the Automechanika Academy, which are familiar from the event in Frankfurt.
Next – “Automechanics of Astana”, which will be held in Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan. It is the only exhibition of spare parts, car components, equipment and goods for car maintenance in Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the Caspian region. In the new economic realities, Kazakhstan is becoming the center of the region and a key entry point to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the face of trade disruptions.
Automechanika Astana is the latest addition to the exhibition family, which debuted in 2019.
The last of the exhibitions to be held in June is Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City, the leading regional exhibition of the automotive industry in Vietnam. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Exhibition, master classes and entertainment”, and the fair will feature a number of unique industrial events, including “Automechanika Connected Exchange Conference”, “Match Up – Year-round Business Selection Program”, Smart Factory and Industry Conference 4.0 “,” Car Service Day “,” Car Service and Maintenance Workshop “,” EMMA Vietnam – Car Audio and Modification Contest “and much more. The event started in 2017.
Five more Automechanika events in 2022
This is followed in July by INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City, which has been a member of the exhibition family since 1999. The key international exhibition in Latin America on aftermarket, OE and services is a three-day event showcasing a diverse range of global manufacturers and suppliers, highlighting innovation in every segment – including in-demand EVs, heavy loads and repairs. . Visitors can add to their experience by accessing an educational program that includes hands-on training, demonstrations, and a newly established leadership forum.
In 2022, Automechanika Frankfurt will once again be a meeting place for global industry. The largest and most international platform of the brand family covers the entire value chain in the aftermarket. This year’s exhibition-fair occupies eight exhibition halls and about 200,000 square meters of exhibition space. More than 80 percent of exhibiting companies come from abroad. Seven out of ten visitors are from senior management.
The event includes many new themes and showcases, including the “Innovation4Mobility” section on new mobility, alternative drive technologies, connectivity and digitalization, and the Automechanika Academy with workshops and the Automechanika Innovation Awards. Emphasis will be placed on the topics of sustainability, resumption of production and supply chains.
In Argentina, Automechanika Buenos Aires, established in 2000, has become South America’s leading car trade show. The event will take place in October 2022 at the Rural Shopping Center La. Among other trends, it will showcase the latest developments in artificial intelligence, applied technology 4.0, electronics and systems, and workshop and dealer management. The 11th Automechanika Buenos Aires will also feature the Automechanika Academy, as well as repair shops and the 8th International Parts Search Program for parts buyers. The exhibition-fair, which actually takes place every two years, was last held in 2018.
Another well-established presence on the international exhibition landscape is the annual Automechanika Dubai, which is being held for the 19th time in November 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Center. It is the most important trading platform in the industry for the wider Middle East region. Despite the pandemic, in 2021 Automechanika Dubai gathered 20,574 visitors from 129 countries and 578 exhibitors from 47 countries. Automechanika Dubai 2022 is back with exciting elements such as the Automechanika Awards, the Tools and Skills Competition, the Automechanika Academy and the Innovation Zone.
The final collection in the 2022 calendar – Automechanika Shanghai in December. In 2020, during the pandemic, a very influential exhibition-fair met 3,845 exhibitors and 79,863 visitors on 280,000 square meters of exhibition space. The upcoming event will continue to offer valuable content through the optional online platform AMS Live and sheds even more light on innovations in sectors such as car electrification, autonomous management, alternative drive systems, environmental repairs and smart logistics. The first Automechanika Shanghai was held in 2004.
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur (March 16-18, 2023)
In March 2023, Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will once again be the gateway to the ASEAN region. The biennial event was first held in 2003, and the theme of this year’s fair is “Search, Entertainment and Training”. More than 300 exhibitors will present their latest products and services in five exhibition halls. The conferences and workshops of the exhibition cover diagnostics and repair, body and paint, Industry 4.0, as well as trucks, buses and logistics.
Automechanika Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and car manufacturing industry, attracting 12,000 merchant visitors from the UK and exhibitors from more than 30 countries. The themes of the event are EV, Collision Repair and the Workshop of the Future, and it is supported by world-class speakers and an organized program for buyers. The event debuted in 2016 and is organized every two years by Forest Exhibitions, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, with the support of the Society of Engine Manufacturers and Dealers (SMMT).
On June 8 and 9, 2022, Automechanika Birmingham also presents the UK Garage & Bodyshop event featuring 100 leading suppliers and over 60 live expert trainings on topics such as repair, maintenance and maintenance and more.
Automechanika Riyadh with a license from Al-Harithy Company for Exhibition Ltd returns to the capital of Saudi Arabia in 2023. The event debuted in 2018 and takes place every year. As Saudi Arabia’s leading trade fair in the aftermarket, it offers a platform for global brands and suppliers in the largest market in the region.
The next exhibition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be held in 2024. India’s leading international exhibition on the automotive service industry is organized jointly with the Association of Automotive Components Manufacturers of India (ACMA). The show debuted in 2013 and is held every two years. The next fair in 2024 will focus on building broad search and networking opportunities, as well as talking about green mobility and e-mobility.
|Car mechanics Istanbul||June 2-5, 2022|
|Automotive Johannesburg||June 7-10, 2022|
|UK Garage & Bodyshop Event, presented by Automechanika||June 8-9, 2022|
|Car mechanics Astana||June 23-26, 2022|
|Car mechanic Ho Chi Minh City||June 29 – July 1, 2022|
|INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City||July 13-15, 2022|
|CAPAS||August 18-20, 2022|
|Automotive Frankfurt||September 13-17, 2022|
|Car mechanics Buenos Aires||October 11-14, 2022|
|Car mechanics Dubai||November 22-24, 2022|
|Shanghai Car Mechanics||December 1-4, 2022|
|Car mechanics Kuala Lumpur||March 16-18, 2023|
|AMR – Exhibition on car maintenance and repair||March 23-26, 2023|
|Car mechanics Birmingham||June 6-8, 2023|
|INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City||July 12-14, 2023|
|Car mechanics Riyadh||2023|
|Shanghai Car Mechanics||November 29 – December 2, 2023|
|New Delhi Car Mechanics||February 1-3, 2024|
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