The largest and most important automotive trade fair in the world is about to open its doors at the Frankfurt Exhibition Grounds to more than 150,000 visitors from all over the world.
From 11 to 16 September, decision makers from industry, motor vehicle workshops and the wholesale and retail trade will meet up at the automotive sector’s largest international get-together. 4,593 exhibitors from 74 countries (2010: 4,471 from 76 countries) will be presenting their products and services over a gross exhibition area of around 305,000 square metres. Increases in exhibitor numbers can be attributed to Germany, France, Poland, China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan.
160 companies from 35 countries are represented in the pioneering field of e-mobility. They will be showcasing innovative solutions in terms of original equipment fitted during manufacture, conversions, vehicle accessories and charging facilities, as well as waste disposal and recycling. At the same time, two spectacular special shows will highlight the rich variety of e-vehicles. On the one hand member companies of the German Association for E-mobility will be presenting the latest charging technology and so-called “light car sharing concepts” as well as numerous electric cars and electrically propelled two wheelers (scooters and pedelecs).
The Aftermarket Forum, Automechanika’s lecture area in the Portalhaus at the western end of the exhibition centre (11 â€“ 15 September), will also include a number of interesting talks and discussions on the subject of electromobility on 12 and 13 September. The keynote speaker on 12 September is Secretary of State Rainer Bomba.
A new departure for Automechanika is the focus on commercial vehicles. With the “Truck Competence” logo, Messe Frankfurt is seeking to make it as easy as possible for visitors interested in this segment to find their way to appropriate stands. Some 700 exhibitors, including 25 per cent of them from Germany, have signed up to the Truck Competence logo. A dedicated visitors’ guide has also been created for this area.
Also new is the extended range of initial and further professional training opportunities on offer at the show. For the first time, the Galleria will become the venue for all those who would like to take part in the three-hour workshops and professional development sessions. Together with partners and sponsors from industry, we have created a concept for Automechanika, which makes further professional training a real possibility within the context of a sensible and interesting framework at the show. In addition, associations such as the Federation of the German Motor Vehicle Trade, the German Federation for Bodywork and Automotive Engineering and the German Motor-Vehicle Paint-Shop Specialists’ Group as well as numerous online job exchanges provide an overview of the many jobs available, working with motor-vehicles.
Further information is available at: www.automechanika.com