CAPAS 2016 Fringe Programme Features Top-Tier Information Exchange

The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will feature a fringe programme with many events during the three days of the event. It’s due to start soon, running from 19 – 21 May 2016 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center.

One of the predominant fringe programme events this year is the China Auto Venture Capital Summit & China (Chengdu) New Energy Vehicle Industry Investment Conference. It’s co-organised by the People’s Government of Sichuan Province and CAPAS organisers, and will feature several high-level industry speakers including the leaders of Bosch Group (China), CHANGAN Auto, Geely, Letv, Tesla, Volkswagen China, WM Motor and many more.

The conference will be an all-encompassing gathering discussing recent development trends in the automobile industry and the hot topic of the new energy vehicle industry in China. There will also be sessions discussing the new study of the automotive aftermarket, automotive financial services, internet + aftermarket and more. Each subject will be presented on by management from industry-leading companies.

Li Gang, President of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade Sichuan Council, describes the collaboration between his organisation and CAPAS organisers as mutually beneficial.

“Sichuan province has experienced increased manufacturing growth in recent years, especially in the automotive sector. CAPAS is becoming a well-known event in this industry and we think this is an opportune time and location to promote the Sichuan province’s strengths. Also, Messe Frankfurt is a world-renowned global trade fair organisation and the exhibitions the company organises are high-standard and esteemed events. We thus hope to attract the attendance of many professional industry players and bring more investment into the region by holding the conference at CAPAS.”


In addition to the conference, the CAPAS Academy 2016: Auto Parts Intelligent Manufacturing will also be held. With many new trends circulating through the automobile and aftermarket industry, one of the most prominent at the moment is intelligent manufacturing, which falls under the umbrella of Industry Revolution 4.0.

The use of computerisation in manufacturing is expected to continue to be developed strongly in the two industries. CAPAS Academy 2016, co-organised by the Chengdu Automobile Industry Academy and CAPAS organisers, should be of great benefit to parts manufacturers, automotive electronics enterprises, IT service institutions and other relative sectors within the industry.

CAPAS 2016 will feature several additional opportunities for knowledge exchange with top players in the industry through training, activities, seminars, product presentations and networking events covering automotive parts and aftermarket services topics. The fringe programme is a unique way to make connections between industry players and professionals with the desire to investigate the ample business opportunities within the Southwest China automotive industry. Other events include:

• CAPAS Car Tuning Carnival 2016
• China Automotive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Final Competition
• Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Development in Southwest China Branding Forum
• Launch Ceremony for “Made in Sichuan” and “New Energy Vehicle” Self-Driving Travelling Activities
• Saic Iveco Hongyan Original Accessories & Equipment Purchasing Meeting
• Sichuan Automotive Industry Investment Presentation
• Southwest China Automotive Aftermarket Development Forum

CAPAS 2016 will occupy 35,000 square metres across three halls with more than 730 exhibitors from around the world. Approximately 16,000 quality global buyers are expected, including over 500 highly-qualified professional distributors and repair shop representatives who will be specifically invited by the China Commercial Vehicle Parts Market Federation to take advantage of the many business opportunities present in the region. The exhibition is organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan).

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