Messe Frankfurt is rescheduling two of its mobility and logistics fairs in China due to the country’s evolving pandemic situation and its government’s escalated COVID-19 prevention and control measures.
CAPAS Chengdu will now be held from 18 to 20 August 2022, while the Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo (AMR) will be held in Tianjin from 23 to 26 March 2023.
“CAPAS and AMR are both benchmark business platforms for the automotive industry across Southwest China and the [Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei regions], respectively,” said Stephan Buurma, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Group. “Therefore, it is important that we continue to support the government’s direction in stemming the spread of COVID-19. Furthermore, the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors, and other participants are always our top priorities. And so, as a result of careful discussions with stakeholders, we have decided to reschedule both exhibitions to help maximise on-site experiences for all.”
The two fairs will continue planning and preparing pre-show events and activities that maintain momentum ahead of the physical fairs.
“CAPAS will deliver a wide range of extended services like online seminars, online business matching, industry research, repair workshop visits, and roadshows that offer more far-reaching and effective trading resources for [participants] in the region,” Messe Frankfurt said. “Meanwhile, leading up to the 2023 show dates, AMR will continue to offer AMR Online business matching services and organise a range of industry activities to maintain market momentum in the auto aftermarket.”
Mindful of the COVID-19 outbreak, the organisers will establish appropriate safety parameters to support the wellbeing of show attendees and ensure the exhibition remains a secure platform for business.