CAPAS 2021 SPOTLIGHTS TRENDS
Held in late May, the Show facilitated business exchange
The seventh edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) closed its doors on 22 May 2021 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and Convention Center.
Across the three-day show, the fair reflected market trends, facilitated business exchange and embraced investment in the region.
Further to this, themed zones included the new Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone, as well as a series of fringe events which were received well by participating industry players.
CAPAS hosted 16,835 visitors and 535 exhibitors across 40,000 square metres of space. Twelve fringe events and 217 online and onsite business matching meetings were held across the show.
“It is clear to see how the show has matured through experiences gained over the last six editions. This is thanks to the support of industry players, associations and other stakeholders,” Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd Deputy General Manager, James Yu, said.
“In 2021, the show worked closely with these parties to highlight the potential of the Chengdu-Chongqing developmental plan. Various onsite-to-online services acted as a way for players to obtain market updates and expand networks.
“As a result, CAPAS continues to usher in growth opportunities in Southwest China’s automotive industry.”
This year, exhibitors appreciated the revamp and enhancement of its seven themed products zones. These included Parts and Components; Accessories and Customising; Repair / Supply Chain and Chain Stores; Commercial Vehicle; Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim; Tyres; and New Energy and Connected Mobility.
As popular as ever, 12 dedicated fringe events presented the latest industry updates through a number of conferences and themed activities.
Additionally, several new online services gave overseas visitors, who were unable to attend in person, access to the show. They bridged interactions between local and overseas players to facilitate business cooperation.
CAPAS is jointly organised by CCPIT-Auto, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and CCPIT-Sichuan.
The next edition of CAPAS is set to take place from 19 to 21 May 2022 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and Convention Center.