Kazakhstan’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from Kazakhstan and Central Asia will take place in Nur-Sultan (prev. Astana) from 15 to 17 April, 2020
by Michael Stewart
Automechanika, the world’s most successful B2B trade fair brand is continuing its stable growth in Central Asia. Being the key professional industry event in the region, the show is expanding and looking to the future of mobility & logistics. In edition 2020 the exhibitors, visitors and partners will gain the advantages of new thematic areas at the show. Mobility as a service & autonomous driving, alternative drive systems and fuels are all oriented on the future and meet the general trend of digitalization. Currently in Kazakhstan the governmental program “Digital Kazakhtan” is running, aimed at progressive development of the digital ecosystem in all fields of life. With the new opportunities for exhibitors, Automechanika Astana 2020 will contribute to demonstration and presentation of the latest solutions and cutting-edge automotive products & services, acceleration of the information exchange, the emergence of new business opportunities between the market players, the creation of new digital products aimed at increasing the mobility and logistics in the region of Central Asia.
However, the traditional thematic segments of the show, such as parts and components, accessories and customizing, car wash and care, tires and wheels have a good potential for further growth. With over 120 exhibitors from 16 countries, taking part in Automechanika Astana 2019, the exhibition proved a status of the top-level international platform for effective b2b meetings, demonstration of the goods & services, the unique chance to meet customers and business partners from all around the world. According to the data analysis, the show is attended by 90% of trade visitors mainly from different cities and regions of Kazakhstan.
While the show is accompanied by an extensive business program, such as demo-zones, presentations and master classes, the exhibitors and visitors can gain the advantages of business match-making meetings with the auto components producers from China. During the 2 days in 2019, over 80 effective meetings were held with a wide potentials for further cooperation. Thanks to the China’s Belt and Road Initiative, this ambitious infrastructure investment effort has a positive impact on automotive, transport and logistics industries as well.
In 2020 organizers prepare an even more extensive agenda for both visitors and exhibitors, with the support of the industry associations from Central Asia and worldwide. Vladimir Braun, the CEO of the market leader company CBC Trans with 25 years of leadership in Kazakhstan and abroad says: “I think that the continuation of this undertaking is good. Moreover, we heard that there will be even more pavilion space next year. In general, Automechanika, as always, is one of the key events for our industry”.
The beneficial co-location with Futuroad Expo Astana, which will continue in 2020, also make the event even a more diverse and a turn-key platform for the companies. While the exposition of Central Asia’s Commercial Vehicle show is the good market place for the OEMs, distributors and dealers of commercial vehicles, telematics, truck bodies and trailers, road construction and heavy duties, the visitors of both events have a unique chance to explore the whole range of vehicles in one place and in one time. According to the exhibitors’ survey, there is simply no other event in Central Asia to demonstrate commercial vehicles on such and international level. Thanks to cooperation with the Road associations and carriers, the business agenda of Futuroad Expo 2020 will be based on the most acute and demanded topics of all the aspects of this market. The legal factors, which are currently running in Kazakhstan, such as Path of the Future program, leasing program, environmental regulation will be highlighted during the sessions with participation of the local authorities and international experts.
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