1,000 exhibitors for auto aftermarket show
Dubai, April 22, 2010
Around 1,000 exhibitors are expected to take part in an upcoming automotive aftermarket event in Dubai, said the organisers.
Automechanika Middle East 2010, which will have a focus on genuine spare parts and accessories in the region, will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from May 25 to 27.
“The Middle East consumer is increasingly discerning about having high quality and genuine spare parts,” said Ahmed Pauwels, chief executive officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organisers of the event.
“As the leading networking event for the spare parts and accessories market in the region, we are looking at driving this demand by working closely with our exhibitors to deliver a high quality event,” he added.
Reputed around the region for being an extremely focused, targeted and result-driven event, Automechanika Middle East 2010 will feature exhibitors from the parts and systems, accessories and tuning, repair and maintenance and car wash and service station sectors.
“ACDelco is committed to providing quality spare parts for all cars and models, and events like Automechanika provide us with the platform to increase awareness of the importance of using genuine spare parts,” said Glenn Heller, manager, sales and marketing GM parts/ACDelco, Africa and the Middle East, a leading auto parts and vehicle service company.
“ACDelco is also taking the lead in educating the region’s youth about the importance of regular vehicle maintenance, with such initiatives as our recently opened Auto Repair Shop in Kidzania.”
Spare parts and accessories form the largest sector in Dubai’s automobile imports and re-export trade, comprising 54 per cent of the total trade according to industry figures from Dubai World, Department of Statistics.
Leading source countries for UAE imports are Germany, Japan, South Korea, USA and China with the top re-export markets being Iran, Iraq, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.
Gazi Bilikozen, senior show manager, Automechanika Middle East, added: “These statistics show the importance and extent of the automotive parts and accessories industry in the region. Having big names such as ACDelco as exhibitors reconfirms our position as the leading event for the auto-motive aftermarket.” – TradeArabia News Service