AUTOMECHANIKA SHANGHAI 2020 REVEALS ONLINE TOOLS

The new tools are designed to help navigate current trends and post-pandemic opportunities

With many Asian countries and regions showing strong signs of early market recovery from COVID-19, Automechanika Shanghai says it is stepping up its online resources to reconnect players in the automotive ecosystem.
These channels will facilitate communication between exhibitors and visitors prior to the 16th edition of the show, as well as allow players to capture the latest global industry developments in response to a rapidly evolving business environment. 
“As the industry starts to spring back from the effects of COVID-19, we believe that highly influential platforms like Automechanika Shanghai play a crucial role rejuvenating the market,” Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd Deputy General Manager, Fiona Chiew, said.
“It is our mission to help players unlock their potential. Therefore, we are continuing to realign our resources by utilising new digital tools, spurred on from the pandemic, to support global automotive industry recovery before, during, and after the show.”
To begin with, the show recently launched a webinar series to offer guidance on trends and post-pandemic industry recovery.
In extra efforts to re-establish networks across the market, Automechanika Shanghai says it is also pioneering other digital tools to encourage information exchange, marketing, trade and education. These resources focus on supporting players to overcome some of the challenges arising from the pandemic. 
To illustrate, a number of online matchmaking events will take place in the months leading up to the show’s opening.
Highlighting its global influence, the first session, held on 28 August 2020, united a collection of South American buyers looking to engage with Chinese and international companies registered as exhibitors.
This will be followed with another event on 20 October 2020 for buyers from Asian and European countries and regions.
The online platforms aim to create a pathway for matched pairs to understand more about potential suppliers ahead of the fair, along with more matchmaking and digital hybrid events to provide exclusive sourcing opportunities at the show itself. 
At the same time, Automechanika Shanghai will continue to convene key market leaders, specialists and consultancies in its webinar series discussing future prospects in the auto industry. To find out more, please visit www.automechanika-shanghai.com/events 
Automechanika Shanghai will take place from 2 to 5 December 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in China. During the four-day exhibition, over 50 fringe events will target current and future trends, and thematic showcases will amplify emerging business opportunities across the entire supply chain.  
Around 5,300 exhibitors are expected to join the fair across the Parts & Components, Electronics & Connectivity, Diagnostics & Repair, Body & Paint, Accessories, Customising, Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility and REIFEN (Tyres & Wheels) sectors in the 300,000 sqm exhibition space.    
The fair is organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd (Sinomachint). In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, organisers are working with local authorities to ensure appropriate safety parameters are upheld. These measures are to safeguard the health and safety of all stakeholders so that the show remains a secure platform for business.

To find out more, visit www.automechanika-shanghai.com