The organisers of INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City have made the decision to delay the event a second time until 21 to 23 July 2021 at Centro Citibanamex. The show was originally delayed to September, but deliberation in the automotive community and consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen it rescheduled a second time.
“Amid continued market disruption in Mexico and an overall understanding that our exhibitors, visitors and staff are experiencing challenges, postponing the show is the best path forward,” said Constantin von Vieregge, President and CEO, Messe Frankfurt North America. “Nevertheless, it is our obligation to the markets we serve to continue to provide opportunities to connect through these uncertain times and beyond. We are continuing to innovate and develop new initiatives through investment of digital solutions to address this need.”
Organisers say they understand that nothing will ever replace face-to-face interaction, but the impact of the pandemic on the global business industry has been enormous and the July 2021 show will offer a fresh approach conducive to the ‘new normal’. The event will be guided by physical distancing guidelines, crowd-control measures and enhanced cleaning protocols.
Organisers say the event represents Latin America’s largest international trade show for the automotive aftermarket, OE manufacturing and service industry, and they look forward to “maintaining the position” where industry professionals can once again gather to do business and exchange knowledge and new ideas.
“Despite the current challenges, we are ready to begin preparations for our next edition and are extremely pleased with the continued support of the many leading domestic and international automotive companies planning to join us in 2021,” said Oscar Albin, President of Mexico’s National Auto Parts Industry. “Their value, coupled with the steadfast endorsement from our attendees, gives confidence in our decision and the future moving forward.”