The 17th edition of Automechanika Shanghai will move to the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, 20 to 23 December 2022, as a special arrangement. Organiser Messe Frankfurts say the relocation provides participants with more flexibility in their planning and will allow the fair to meet the industry’s expectations for in-person trade and business encounters.
Fiona Chiew, deputy general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, says: “As the organisers of such a highly influential show, our top priorities are to protect the wellbeing of participants and stimulate market activity. Therefore, holding this year’s fair in Shenzhen is an interim solution while the market in Shanghai continues to evolve. It is a sound alternative for Automechanika Shanghai thanks to the city’s position in the automotive industry and the venue’s integrated trade fair amenities.”
Ms Li Zhang, general manager of China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd, commented: “On top of speaking to a number of supporting organisations and partners, we understand that many exhibitors and buyers are eager to reconnect. The determining factors for the relocation of this year’s show are the feedback from our customers and the market information that we have carefully examined. I would like to thank all our stakeholders for seconding the move and look forward to welcoming you all to the show in Shenzhen.”
Shenzhen is a technology hub contributing to the Greater Bay Area automotive manufacturing cluster. As one of China’s leading business complexes in the region, the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center will play host to Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition. The facility offers state-of-the-art infrastructure that can house the show’s expected 3,500 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions.
The event is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd (Sinomachint).