All set for the inauguration of Automechanika Dubai 2015 tomorrow – 2 June 2015, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The three-day international automotive aftermarket trade platform serving the Middle East, Africa, Central and South Asia, will feature a broad participation from leading manufacturers and distributors. It will present the latest trends and service improvements by the global automotive aftermarket industry which will help visitors source new products and solutions. The event is set to propel growth in the Middle East and Africa.
Rapid urbanisation and surging growth in new transport infrastructure is transforming the face of surface transport in Africa, placing the continent on the fast track to becoming one of the world’s most significant markets for vehicles and auto parts. Investment of US$30 billion into developing road and rail systems is expected to boost inter-regional trade and travel across Africa, which currently has 21.6 million passenger vehicles, according to global analysts Frost & Sullivan. Additionally, demand for auto parts in the continent (excluding South Africa) is expected to grow 11 per cent annually to reach US$15.3 billion by 2020, making it a high-value prize for global automotive aftermarket leaders. Many of these will be formulating their African outreach strategies around their presence at Automechanika Dubai 2015.
Automechanika Dubai will put more than 1,700 exhibitors firmly in the cross-roads of thousands of potential trade buyers from the burgeoning African market. The show will feature six core focus areas including Parts & Components, the largest section; Electronics & Systems; Accessories & Tuning; Repair & Maintenance; Tyres & Batteries and Service Station & Car Wash.
Returning is the highly-popular Automechanika Academy – a series of seminars and workshops given by leading experts and prominent industry figures. These seminars will focus on key issues that affect the automotive aftermarket.
The global appeal of Automechanika Dubai 2015 will be reinforced with the presence of 22 official country pavilions and 37 international trade associations, while nearly 90 per cent of exhibitors will come from outside of the UAE.
Photo: Visitors at the 2014 edition of Automechanika Dubai