What novelties have you prepared for this 2019 edition?
The upcoming edition of Automechanika Shanghai is set to take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) on 3 to 6 December 2019 (Tuesday to Friday). The show expects to host over 6,270 exhibitors across the impressive 350,000 sqm of exhibition space, which will occupy the venue’s current exhibition area. A growing number of special sectors, zones and fringe programme events will amplify many of the latest advancements and rising trends throughout the entire automotive industry.
This year, the fair will echo the progressing concept of the automotive ecosystem. The developing term comes as a result of rapid advancements in the industry that are currently remapping the automotive value chain. It zooms in on the concept of connectivity; not just through emerging technology, but also the notion of networks and knowledge sharing. As a result, Automechanika Shanghai will place more focus on digitalisation, future technologies and services, as well as shaping more opportunities in the fringe programme, to work closer with research institutes and the wider auto community.
The event presents a multifaceted program with workshops at Automechanika Shanghai, and special events. Which of the activities do you think are a must for the visitor or which of them do you highlight?
This year, the fair will boast over 50 fringe events, highlighting different aspects of the automotive industry, future trends and developments. Delivered by a host of experts, some of the highly anticipated events include:
- Automotive Aftermarket Summit
- Body & Paint World Championships
- China International Tyre Industry Conference
- Connected Mobility Conference
- International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) China 2019
- Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility Summit
What are the advantages of exhibiting at Automechanika Shanghai?
Sustainability is one of Automechanika Shanghai’s fundamental objectives. Each year, the show strives to explore different trends and encourages more participation from players across all corners of the industry. Activities around the fairground support trade, network expansion and business development as the show grow into a focal meeting point for the industry. As a result, companies are now proactively choosing this event as part of their strategic development plans.
Going forward, participants will be able to reap the benefits of more vertical and horizontal integration from across the entire supply chain. It will continue to highlight many of the future tools and technologies that are changing the automotive landscape. It also aims to incorporate more participation from finance and investment, start-ups, research institutes, talent acquisition and development. As such, this pull factor will help facilitate many important international events, cooperation meetings, product launches and more amongst companies, organisations and policymakers.
Can anybody attend Automechanika Shanghai? How to register?
The show is free of charge and for trade visitors aged 18 years-old and above. For those who would like to pre-register online, please visit the website.
What is the exhibitor profile?
Parts & Components
This sector spans across six halls and hosts many of the overseas country and region pavilions. Exhibitors in this area will present a wide range of products including powertrain, chassis, body, standard parts, air-conditioning systems, exterior, interior, exhaust gas treatment and charging accessories.
Electronics & Systems
This feature of the show remains one of the most fundamental areas for car electrification. Over 500 exhibitors will showcase engine electronics, electrical systems, and comfort electronics in response to the rising demand for automation.
Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility
The Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping new opportunities in the market with reports predicting China will become the world’s largest IoT market by 2020. Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility caters for these inspiring developments and continues to amplify all aspects of the ever-evolving industry. In fact, the electric vehicle sector is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20% by 20232. The sector expects to cover an even wider range of alternate drives, fuels and charging, workshop technologies, car connectivity, autonomous driving, new mobility services and lightweight materials.
The hall will spotlight the services and technologies that are currently transforming the aftermarket. With this, the Supply Chain & Chain Store zone will expand upon e-commerce business and new models in the supply chain, chain stores and dealerships. Even more electronic devices also aim to emphasise on-board electronics that enhance driver safety, comfort and vehicle maintenance.
As a prominent trend in the industry, Customising has gained its very own sector. A huge shift in consumer behaviour has led to a rapidly growing luxury vehicle market. As such, two dedicated halls will expose the rising opportunities and developments in the segment. The area is also set to highlight the thriving motorsport, high performance customisation and racing markets in China. Additionally, a popular vehicle lighting range will sit alongside REIFEN (Tyres & Wheels) to draw attention to some of the interrelated tools and technology.
Repair & Maintenance
From tools and equipment to diagnostics and management solutions, more innovative products and solutions reflect the rising trends for new energy vehicles. Revenue from digital-based solutions will triple to a share of almost 20%, and service and diagnostics are likely to grow 3% faster than the wear-and-tear and crash-related parts sectors3. Additionally, the sector spotlights Body & Paint and its associated fringe events to showcase eco-friendly paint and washing solutions for workshops.
REIFEN (Tyres & Wheels)
Building on the success of the last edition, and attracting an impressive scope of high quality buyers, the sector will further expand both its scale and scope. It will become an integrated tyre research hotspot, focusing on the development of automotive tyre technology, products and concepts for intelligent, green and high-performance tyres.
What is the visitor profile?
Dealer, agent, distributor, wholesaler
Private & official fleet
Research institutions / university / polytechnic
Trade association / government agency
Which are the more relevant tradeshows in the sector?
In addition to Automechanika Shanghai, the regional headquarters also organises four other auto shows. Falling into the same brand, Automechanika Kuala Lumpur and Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City take a deeper look into the upcoming domestic markets. We also hold two more domestic shows in China. CAPAS explores the promising auto manufacturing industry in Chengdu and AMR focuses solely on the maintenance and repair sector.
Can you give us some participation results from the last edition? How many visitors attend? and, from how many different nationalities they are?
Last year, the show saw 150,568 visitors from 145 countries and regions (+15%) filter through the National Exhibition and Convention Center. What’s more, the 2018 edition of the show also saw a 9% increase of buyer groups (162) form 22 countries and regions.
The top 10 visiting countries and regions from this year’s edition comprised of Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, India, Thailand, Japan, the USA, Australia and Germany.
Lastly, regarding the exhibitor, how many stand exhibitors participate in the last edition? from how many different nationalities they are?
The last show edition also experienced a 4% increase of exhibitors bringing the total up to 6,269 exhibitors from 43 countries and regions.
Across the 350,000sqm exhibition floor, new exhibiting country Luxemburg joined the list of returning countries, along with the Czech Republic, Lebanon and Slovenia, which resulted in a 3% increase in overseas exhibitors this year.
Again, the fair held 19 country and regional pavilions across the show floor, which included France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the UK and the USA.