Riyadh Motor Show draws 96,000 visitors
Riyadh, December 12, 2010
The recent Riyadh Motor Show attracted more than 96,000 visitors during its successful five-day run, organisers said.
The 28th International Exhibition for Motor Vehicles, and Saudi Autoshop 2010 – The 14th International Exhibition for Auto Repair Equipment, Tools, Parts and Accessories was held from December 5 to 9 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Held under the patronage of the Minister of Transport Dr Jubarah Bin Eid Al-Suraiseri, the shows also saw the participating financing companies receiving around 2,000 applications for car reservations, which was in addition to the reservations made at the stands of the participating car dealers, a statement said.
An average of $60 million worth of deals was signed by several international car accessories and services companies that took part in the shows, it said.
“The tremendous response from domestic and international trade exhibitors and visitors has opened a whole new range of business opportunities and highlighted the huge market potential of Saudi Arabia, which is particularly important for industry players who are looking to expand their international performance to growth areas. Being the largest market in the Middle East and the fifth largest market in the world for auto parts, accessories, service, and garage equipment, Saudi Arabia certainly remains a very lucrative destination for investors, distributors and dealers of vehicles and auto parts,” said Mohammed Al Hussaini, deputy general manager, Riyadh Exhibitions Company. – TradeArabia News Service