Automechanika Joburg 2017 to be expandedBy TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – NEXT year’s Automechanika trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 27-30, will be co-located with three new, related shows.
The new shows are Futuroad Expo (Africa’s international commercial vehicle show), Scalex Johannesburg (SA’s leading trade fair for transport systems, infrastructure and logistics solutions) and REIFEN (the world’s largest trade fair for the tyre industry).
All the shows will be organised by SA Shows Messe Frankfurt, a wholly owned subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt Exhibitions of Germany.
The local subsidiary, based in Sandton, is headed up by CEO Konstantin von Vieregge.
Michael Johannes, Vice President for Mobility and Logistics, made the announcement at a Johannesburg media conference held at the SA Festival of Motoring at Kyalami last week.
Show Director, Philip Otto, says this is a huge boost for businesses operating in the automotive and transport environments not only in South Africa, but also in Sub Saharan Africa.
“We believe this will now be a particularly attractive offering for businesspeople north of our borders as we offer four specialised shows at one venue over a four-day period,” Otto said.
– CAJ News
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