AUTOMECHANIKA DUBAI CONTINUES TO GROW
The three day event featured 1,880 exhibitors from 63 countries and 32,414 visitors from 146 countries
Steady growth in both exhibitor and visitor numbers at Automechanika Dubai 2019 underlined a successful conclusion to the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) largest automotive aftermarket trade fair recently.
The 17th edition of the annual showcase, which took place from 10-12 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, registered a four percent year-on-year increase in exhibitors in 2019, with 1,880 exhibitors from 63 countries on-board.
Amongst the exhibitors were a number of AAAA members, including TJM, Tough Gear Trading (including Airbag Man, Tough Dog Suspension, Dwizz and Torqit), Disc Brakes Australia, Dobinsons, Tred 4×4, ACL/SGF Asia Pacific, and Ozcharge (Zylux) who all participated in the Australian Pavilion as well as ARB, Mercury PM, Superpro, and IDrive who also exhibited as part of the show.
Pre-audited visitor and trade buyer numbers from the event’s organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East came in at 32,414 from 146 countries, nearly two percent up on the previous year.
Automechanika Dubai 2019 covered the six major product sections of Parts & Components and Electronics & Systems (1,181 exhibitors); Accessories & Customising (246 exhibitors); Tyres & Batteries (226 exhibitors); Repair & Maintenance (155 exhibitors); and Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning (72 exhibitors).
Messe Frankfurt Middle East also added the four new sub-categories of Agricultural Parts & Equipment; Body & Paint; Motorcycle Competence; and Oils & Lubricants. The move was designed to make it easier for the tens of thousands of visitors to navigate the vast 63,300sqm expanse of exhibition space.
With 23 country pavilions and 34 international trade associations, and a buzzing Innovation Zone providing informative insights to the auto aftermarket’s future, Automechanika Dubai doubled down on its globally renowned reputation as the gateway to the vast MEA market and beyond.
“The last 12 months have been challenging, but we worked tirelessly to deliver another successful show, where the entire global automotive aftermarket community converged to share knowledge and expand their business networks not only in the MEA, but also the subcontinent and CIS,” Automechanika Dubai Show Director, Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, said.
“Dubai’s central location between manufacturing countries from the East, Europe, and the Americas, coupled with its reputation as an Emirate that allows access for traders and aftermarket professionals from throughout the wider region means Automechanika Dubai can attract the kind of buyers that no other aftermarket trade fair can.”
The 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai will take place from 7-9 June 2020 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For more information, visit www.automechanikadubai.com