Automechanika Shanghai 2020 commences from 2 to 5 December at Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center, while stakeholders across the world can tune in online from 30 November to 6 December.
In sectors like Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility and highly anticipated fringe events, organisers say that first-time exhibitors, participants and industry experts are set to steer business development into the new year.
“Over the years, Automechanika Shanghai has built up a strong global network synonymous to its highly influential reputation in the market,” said Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager at Messe Frankfurt (HK). “In light of current challenges, the show is an important hub for innovation and collaboration; it will continue to unite players from all corners of the world through its new hybrid platform AMS Live and support industry development along the way.”
As one of the few chances to take part in automotive trade fairs this year, organisers say that companies are recognising the brand building opportunities that Automechanika Shanghai 2020 presents, adding that on-site exhibitors can further increase their exposure, image and visibility in the market through their digital booths, as well as host launches to reveal their latest products, technologies and services.
A number of companies are have confirmed their debut at this year’s show, including Arnott Air Suspension (the Netherlands), Baumann Springs (Switzerland), Cartender Japan, and FR Team International (Luxembourg) will sit alongside some of China’s biggest names such as ChangAn Ford, Dong Feng, Foton, SORL and Wanli Tire.
Returning exhibitors include ACHR, Anchi, APG, Bangbang, Brembo, Carzone, DeVilbiss, EAE, Eni, FAWER, FUCHS, GSP, Hengst, Jauto, Launch, LIQUI MOLY, Lucas, Mahle, Michelin Lifestyle, Mobiletron, MP Concepts, Riyong-JEA, SAIC MOTOR, SATA, SOGREAT, SONAX, TEIN, Toyota Tsusho, VIE, Wanli, Wanxiang, Zhongmou and Zynp Group.
Exploring wider industry engagement for automotive advancement
Organisers say that the Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility sector further enhances its position as an incubation and innovation hub for startups, research and more, with exhibitors specialising in digitalisation, alternate drives, autonomous driving, new energy and new mobility services.
Several returning domestic companies include APG, VIE and Suzhou DSM Green Power, while internationally, the Israeli Chamber of Commerce will host a pavilion in the sector for the first time. Companies such as Eyesight Technologies, Gauzy, Opsys, Stratasys, UPPRO and VisIC are expected to share their 3D manufacturing solutions, GaN transistors, lidar sensors, ADAS, AI-enhanced driving experiences and more.
Approximately 30 companies led by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Innovation Center (ICVIC) plan to demonstrate their most recent breakthroughs for connected cars, new energy vehicles, key components, testing and equipment at the ICVIC Innovation zone.
The China Civil Engineering Society Urban Transportation Branch is also teaming up to present the Yangtze River Delta Public Transport Integration Pilot zone. Organisers say the area will reveal evolving public transportation trends, 5G, the development of smart driving and vehicle-to-road connectivity for cross-regional networks.
The sector will also highlight the application of advanced composite materials. For example, the China Automotive New Energy Motor Electronic Control Industry Alliance is set to host a collection of top new energy companies from CRRC, Changhui Group, Sogreat, Spartktronic, SCII and more, covering solutions in the new energy supply chain.
“With more global investment into new energy and future mobility services, Automechanika Shanghai is playing a pivotal role in amplifying the technologies and infrastructure needed to stimulate green industry growth,” said Cheng Yongshun, Vice President of China National Machinery Industry International. “Both local and overseas exhibitors will highlight the profound impact of new inventions and manufacturing, as well as the collaborative opportunities across both borders and industries.”
Live streamed on-site events and activities
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 will host a large line-up of fringe events running concurrently with the online platform. The 50-strong programme will see an expected 215 speakers sharing their insights on current and future market trends, as well as touch upon the after-effects of COVID-19.
For the first time, the Automotive Aftermarket Summit is going hybrid. During one of the panel discussions, Ricky Wang, AASA CAF Vice Chairman, Vice President and General Manager of APAC Brake Parts, will discuss the impact of the pandemic in the aftermarket with on-site and remote speakers from various countries and regions, including:
- Paul McCarthy, President and Chief Operating Officer of AASA;
- Gael Escribe, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors Nexus Automotive International;
- Christian Kuechlin, Director and GM of MAHLE Aftermarket Asia/Pacific;
- Hans-Peter Tuerk, GM of MS Motorservice Asia Pacific; and,
- Jin Jun, Automotive Industry Leading Partner of PwC China.
The physical Automechanika Shanghai 2020 show will feature approximately 3900 exhibitors across 280,000 square metres of space., while the new AMS Live platform will allow overseas stakeholders to connect with on-site exhibitors through key features for live streaming, video calls, live chats and more.
The event is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) and China National Machinery Industry International (Sinomachint). As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, organisers say they are working with local authorities to ensure appropriate safety measures are upheld, safeguarding the health and safety of all stakeholders so that the show remains a secure platform for business.