Turkey’s International Automotive Industry Fair is being postponed to 25-28 June 2020 in light of the coronavirus being classified a pandemic and spreading so rapidly. The event will be held at the TUYAP Fair and Exhibition Center.
Organisers say they expected the 2020 edition to break a new record in exhibitors and visitors from many countries as it had in 2019. Despite the lack of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Turkey, organisers said they had taken into consideration international and Turkish domestic travel restrictions, along with responsibilities towards the elimination of public health risks, in joining many similar international fairs to postpone the event.
The fair is the world’s third largest and Turkey’s leading international automotive industry fair. The 2019 event set a record in Istanbul with 1397 attendees hosting a total of 48,737 visitors from all over the world. The fair gathers the Turkish, North African, European, and Middle Eastern automotive industries and acts as a meeting hub for Turkey and the surrounding region.
The first electric race car to beat Formula 1: The Volkswagen ID.R has made motorsport history again by setting a new all-time record at the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’.
Romain Dumas completed the 1.86-kilometre track in the south of England in just 39.90 seconds. In doing so, the 500-kW (680-PS) electric race car broke the previous record, which had stood for 20 years, by 1.7 seconds. He also took victory in the Sunday Shootout.
The previous record at the famous hillclimb was set in 1999 by Nick Heidfeld in a 574-KW (780-PS) McLaren-Mercedes MP4/13 with a combustion engine.
The 13th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 29 November to 2 December 2017, has posted its most successful results to date. The event is Asia’s largest for the automotive parts, accessories and services industries, and represents the entire supply chain for business exchange, marketing, networking and education on a global scale. This year’s edition once again demonstrates the show’s impressive growth path, with the final figures for this year exceeding all expectations:
- Visitors: 130, 928 (2016: 120,671) – 9 per cent increase
- Exhibitors: 6,051 (2016: 5,756) – 5 per cent increase
- Scale: 340,000 sqm (2016: 312,000) – 9 per cent increase
The success of the fair and its expanded sector representation was clearly reflected on the show floor, particularly through the brand new REIFEN Zone for tyres, wheels and rims, as well as in the expanded Electronics & Systems sector and the E-Mobility & Infrastructure Zone. Visitors were impressed with the exciting displays within the Motorsports & High Performance Zone, and also with the increased number of international pavilions on offer during the fair.
On top of this, even more positive feedback came from Automechanika Shanghai’s many concurrent fringe events, which this year totalled 57. These included the highly anticipated Connected Mobility Conference, as well as the AIAG Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Suppliers Summit and the 3rd Summit: Merger and Acquisition Strategies for Chinese Automotive Corporations in the Overseas Markets. The fair’s participants considered each of these aspects to be a vital source for expanding their business across Asia’s entire automotive industry, and have expressed their satisfaction with this year’s edition.
The next edition of Automechanika Shanghai will take place from 28 November – 1 December 2018.