Automechanika Jeddah 2019: Final countdown begins as organiser announces extended timings, new venue

The countdown to Automechanika Jeddah 2019 has begun, with more than 80 exhibitors from 15 countries making their final preparations ahead of Saudi’s dedicated trade fair for the automotive aftermarket next week in Jeddah.

Taking place at a new venue – from 26-27 February 2019 at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel – Automechanika Jeddah is set to present the latest trends and innovations from some of the biggest names in the global automotive aftermarket and services industry.

The Automechanika brand’s Sub-Licensor Messe Frankfurt Middle East and Saudi-based organiser ACE Group also announced extended timings for the biennial event, with thousands of expected Saudi trade buyers and auto professionals granted free entry from 10am – 9pm on both days.

“The extended timings will ensure visitors can maximise the time to meet more exhibitors over these two days,” said Nathan Lloyd, Chief Operating Officer of Messe Frankfurt Middle East. “There is plenty to look forward to, including innovative product launches, industry workshops, seminars, and of course valuable business networking.”

Automechanika Jeddah returns with its Truck Competence initiative for products dedicated to the entire value chain in the truck sector, while the global presence is underlined by five country pavilions from Turkey, Korea, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Also returning is Automechanika Academy in partnership with Autolink and Institute of the Motor Industry, where C-Level Recruitment in the auto industry and developments in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles are among the key topics discussed by industry experts.

Automechanika Dubai is the largest trade exhibition for the rapidly developing automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and Africa.

In 2018, it featured 1,801 exhibitors from 61 countries, with a trade visitor attendance of 31,971 from 146 countries.

The trade fair covers the full range of parts for motor vehicles as well as components for the drive, chassis, body, electrics and electronic groups. It also covers equipment for vehicle service and repair, bodywork repair and painting, tyres, batteries and performance systems.

Automechanika Dubai is the perfect platform to meet new contacts, discuss new trends and technological developments, and to keep up to date with industry knowledge and source new products and solutions from the world over.

The 16th edition of Automechanika Dubai takes place from 10-12 June 2019.

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