The 2023 instalment of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) had a green focus

With new energy vehicles (NEVs), connected mobility, electrification and green repair as key focuses, the three-day show saw an array of innovative product showcases at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and Convention Center.
In addition, a collection of insightful fringe events drew attention to the dynamic development of Southwest China’s automotive industry.
17,093 visitors were recorded to the show, while 620 exhibitors were on-site across 48,000sqm of exhibition space. Eighteen concurrent events were also held.
“As key sectors listed in the ‘Made in China 2025’ national strategic plan, NEVs and connected mobility are heavily influencing the technological development of the country,” Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd General Manager, James Yu, said.
“CAPAS actively supports this national goal by reflecting key industry trends in product showcases, pavilions and fringe events, all receiving much positive feedback as a result.”
During the 2023 edition, exhibitors displayed their latest products, technologies and services across themed zones such as Parts and Components, Accessories and Customising, and Repair / Supply Chain and Chain Stores, to name a few, and upgrades delivered maximum benefits to exhibitors from inside and outside the Sichuan province.
Co-organised by the Chengdu Green Intelligent Connected Automobile Industry Ecosystem Alliance (CDAIA), the New Energy and Connected Mobility Zone brought forward a range of NEVs and product displays, which placed a heavy focus on future mobility.
The Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim Zone hosted regional pavilions from Chongqing, Guangan, Mianyang, Nanchong and Yibin. They shined a light on the robust capabilities of automotive manufacturing, parts manufacturing, air conditioning systems, new energy, intelligent and connected vehicles, and more in these cities’ supply chains.
The fair also attracted companies in pavilions from other national cities and provinces like Anhui, Guangxi, Guangzhou, Jilin, Quanzhou and Tianjin.
Meanwhile, 18 events explored diverse industry topics. As an important supporting event for the NEV field, the returning China New Energy Vehicle International Cooperation Conference 2023 received a lot of praise.
The ‘Electric Sichuan’ New Energy Vehicle Demand and Supply Matchmaking Programme promoted the regional NEV sector by bringing government agencies, industry associations, vehicle companies and parts manufacturers together to present products and share NEV related policies. Successfully gathering these players from across the entire NEV supply chain helped bridge supply and demand, allowing participants to explore partnerships.
Elsewhere, the Southwest Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2023 embraced the upgrade and transformation of the aftermarket by delving into services for NEVs. Other concurrent events also included Commercial Vehicle (Southwest) Promotion for Spare Part Brands and New Energy Vehicles from OE to Aftermarket – Factory Tours.
Apart from the seven specialised zones, visitor services also received much positive feedback from both exhibitors and buyers. Many commented on the business matching service enhancing their exhibiting and sourcing efficiency.
The next edition of CAPAS will take place from the 16th to the 18th of May 2024.
CAPAS is jointly organised by CCPIT-Auto, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and CCPIT-Sichuan.

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