Automechanika Dubai To Return In December 2024 With Largest Exhibition To Date

Automechanika Dubai will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 10 to 12 December with the 2024 exhibition expected to be the largest to date. More than 2,200 exhibitors are scheduled to appear, eclipsing the 1,938 exhibitors on show at the 2023 event which also attracted 52,469 visitors.

“Last year’s Automechanika Dubai was a record-breaking edition, attracting 69 per cent more attendees than the pre-pandemic period,” said Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, Portfolio Director at Automechanika Dubai organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East.

“This year, we anticipate over 56,000 visitors who can look forward to vast business opportunities, insightful presentations, dynamic panel discussions, and informative workshops led by industry experts. Additionally, there will be networking sessions to facilitate meaningful business connections and knowledge exchange.”

More than 70 per cent of the exhibition space has been sold, with first-time exhibitors to include Anest Iwata Strategic Center from Italy. Over 60 countries will participate this year, with the event to showcase 20-plus international pavilions representing major manufacturing hubs such as Germany, India, Korea, China, USA, Taiwan and Turkiye.

“To accommodate the additional features and exhibitors at Automechanika Dubai 2024, we have added three additional exhibition halls, covering an area of 82,700 square metres, which represents an 18 per cent growth in exhibition space from last year,” said Bilikozen.

Automechanika Dubai 2024 covers nine product categories: Body & Paint; Parts & Components; Electronics & Connectivity; Accessories & Customizing; Tires & Batteries; Car Wash & Care; Oils & Lubricants; Diagnostics & Repair; and Management & Digital Solutions. The exhibition will be co-located with Logimotion, an addition to the Messe Frankfurt Middle East portfolio which the company described as “a pioneering event for the global logistics industry”.

Providing a comprehensive platform delving into the industry’s latest trends and innovations, Automechanika Dubai 2024 will revolve around five global pillars – sustainability, electrification and digitalisation, innovation, training, and recruitment. Additionally, there will be a specific regional focus on safety within the aftermarket sector.

Focusing on the rapid development of technologies, sustainability, and market dynamics, Automechanika Dubai conferences will foster innovation and advancement in the automotive aftermarket sector. The programme will feature leading experts in the industry regionally and internationally, providing opportunities to learn, advance, and collaborate.

Returning exhibition features include the Automechanika Dubai Academy, a knowledge-sharing platform for the automotive aftermarket and service industry, and Innovation4Mobility, a dynamic hub where groundbreaking technologies, futuristic concepts, and visionary ideas will converge to shape the future of transportation.

The Modern Workshop will also reappear, showcasing cutting-edge technologies, tools and solutions that are revolutionising the automotive repair and maintenance industry, while AfriConnections will allow attendees to explore the diversity and dynamic opportunities that Africa’s automotive sector offers.

The event will also host the fourth edition of the annual Automechanika Dubai Awards, which celebrate excellence and innovation in the automotive aftermarket and services industry.