Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced that Automechanika Dubai’s 18th edition, previously rescheduled for October 2020, will instead take place from 7 to 9 June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
“We did our very best to hold Automechanika Dubai in October, however we now have our sights set on 2021, when the show will take place just a few months ahead of the Dubai Expo,” said Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, Show Director for Automechanika Dubai. “We’ve been in regular contact with our customers, partners and supporting associations, and given the current situation, moving Automechanika Dubai to June 2021 is the logical decision.
“We’re responding to our stakeholders’ best interests, and we’re committed to delivering another successful exhibition next year. All existing exhibitors’ contracts are still valid and can be transferred to 2021.”
Organisers say Automechanika Dubai will continue to host its popular free webinar series, of which there have been six so far in the last two months, with over 2200 attendees logging on to keep abreast of the latest vehicle aftermarket trends and opportunities.
“While they cannot replace the benefits of meeting face-to-face that a physical event provides, our webinars allow us to stay connected with our customers and to offer them some means of business networking and knowledge sharing,” said Bilikozen. “We can also address any customer concerns and to plan ahead for 2021.”
Automechanika Dubai covers six major product sections: Parts & Components; Electronics & Systems; Accessories & Customizing; Tyres & Batteries; Repair & Maintenance; and Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning.
Organisers say next year’s event will showcase a number of exciting elements such as the Automechanika Academy, the Modern Workshop, and the Innovation Zone, which should keep the many thousands of trade buyers and industry professionals in tune with new market developments.
The Innovation Zone is a dedicated area at the centre of the show floor featuring presentations and product showcases from exhibitors that are steering the course for the regional and global automotive aftermarket.
Other features include the Truck, Agriculture, and Motorcycle Competence initiatives, which are dedicated to the entire value chain in the truck, motorbike and agriculture sectors from parts and accessories to workshop equipment, body repair and care.
The Automechanika Academy will feature key presentations such as Dubai’s vehicle parts and accessories trade in 2020 by Dubai Customs, as well as AfriConnections, which explores rising opportunities in the African aftermarket.