Michael Johannes – Vice President Mobility and Logistics, Messe Frankfurt Ehxibition GmbH
On behalf of the Automechanika brand I would like to welcome you to the third edition of the Kazakhstan International Automotive Exhibition supported by Automechanika. This show has already become ‘the crossroad’ for European and Asian automotive market players. In the last two years KIAE has grown and increased the quality of the show successfully. This year the exhibition sees an even higher international participation including countries such as the UK, Japan, Poland, Italy and the UAE.
I would like to draw your attention to the III Kazakhstan International Automotive Forum KIAF, which will be held two days of the fair and includes practical seminars for leaders and specialists of car service stations. Also, for the first time KIAE will feature its own Academy with presentations, seminars, workshops and other training events. They cover the key topics of auto diagnostics, body repair, detailing, tyre fitting as well as the marketing and sales of auto parts. We would like to thank the Astana Expo KS for the constructive cooperation between the organisers and representatives from Association of Kazakhstan Automotive business (AKAB) which contributes to the successful holding of the exhibition.
The Automechanika brand covers 17 events in 15 different countries, more than 20,000 exhibitors and 600,000 trade visitors. Automechanika Riyadh was the first event to be held in 2018 which will see eleven Automechanika shows in total. Over the next few months, you will find us in Dubai, Birmingham, Mexico, Moscow and many more. In addition, September will see the celebration of the jubilee edition of Automechanika Frankfurt. As the first of all the Automechanika fairs, it was launched in 1971 and will be celebrating its 25th show with a large number of highlights, including the concurrently held REIFEN trade exhibition for tyres and the new Classic Car section. I hope to see you there. I wish you every success in your business dealings over the next few days and many long-term, sustainable contacts.
Lavrentiev Andrey – President of the Association of Kazakhstan Auto Business (AKAB)
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen!
I am glad to welcome you at the II Kazakhstan International Automotive Forum (KIAF) conducted as a part of International exhibition of spare parts and car maintenance KIAE supported by Automechanika and International commercial transport exhibition CTECA.
I am glad that integration of these events has allowed us to create a large pool of speakers and representatives of the global automotive industry in our capital.
The forum is dedicated to the market of passenger and commercial vehicles of Kazakhstan, EAEU countries, as well as to the tools promoting the sales of commercial vehicles in Kazakhstan, such as concessional lending and vehicle scrappage programs.
Attracting the world leading experts of the automotive business and organization of international discussion platforms in Kazakhstan contribute not only to the qualitative development of Kazakhstan cooperation with the global leading carmakers, but also to the integration of world trends in the development of Kazakhstan automotive industry.