Players are eyeing up opportunities in Southwest China’s automotive industry following the conclusion of CAPAS 2022

The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) concluded on the 20th of August 2022 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and Convention Center.
The three-day show saw an array of innovative product showcases and customised services. A collection of fringe events not only helped fairgoers achieve results that were more valuable but also spotlighted unique characteristics of the growing Southwest China auto industry.

Key figures from CAPAS 2022:
• Visitors: 10,269
• Exhibitors: 407
• Space: 35,000 sqms
• 14 fringe events
• 34,850 views on live broadcasted events  

“CAPAS 2022 portrayed Southwest China’s dynamically developing automotive industry,” Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd Deputy General Manager, James Yu, said.
“The region is on track to become a world-class car manufacturing cluster with a rising auto consumer market owing to the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim.
“The show successfully gathered industry resources in the surrounding areas, as well as from further afield to meet demands in manufacturing and the aftermarket. Themes also spotlighted regional initiatives that promote new energy vehicles and car connectivity.” 
In anticipation of this transformation, exhibitors displayed the latest products, technologies and services across themed zones like Parts and Components, Accessories and Customising, and Repair / Supply Chain and Chain Stores, to name a few.
To spotlight the robust automotive supply chain, the Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone hosted pavilions from Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hubei and Hunan, with another 14 city pavilions from Sichuan like Guangan, Mianyang, Nanchong and Neijiang. 
Once again, participants appreciated that the organisers facilitated effective business conversations for suppliers and buyers. The VIP Buyers Programme offered a targeted approach to sourcing, as players leveraged the show’s networks within the market. 
In addition, the show collaborated with Magic Cube Auto College to stage a number of live events for remote audiences. The renowned local media partner spoke to guests with product presentations and talked to suppliers and buyers about the prosperities of the Southwest market. The programme attracted 34,850 views, extending the onsite experience to the online community. 
Elsewhere, the China New Energy Vehicle International Cooperation Conference 2022 examined Sichuan’s auto industry and its new energy vehicle sector. 
Other informative events included the Southwest Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2022, Commercial Vehicle (Southwest) Maintenance Enterprise Transformation and Upgrading Forum, and the China (Chengdu) Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Summit 2022.  
CAPAS is jointly organised by CCPIT-Auto, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and CCPIT-Sichuan. The ninth edition of CAPAS will take place from the 18th to the 20th of May, 2023.

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