Renewed exhibition Automechanika. St. Petersburg will present novelties for the automotive industr
On April 12-14 Lenexpo will host exhibition "Automechanika. St. Petersburg "- the oldest international project in the Northwest region in the area of vehicle components, spare parts and equipment for garage and car service centers. A new stage of the exhibition development - focus on the market professionals - is a result of the first joint effort of ExpoForum and Messe Frankfurt RUS alliance.
On March 27 at the press conference held at ITAR-TASS press centre the updated concept of the exhibition was presented by the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development, Industrial Policy and Trade Kirill Soloveichik, General Director of Messe Frankfurt RUS Eugen Alles, and Executive Director of ExpoForum JSC, General Director of Lenexpo JSC Sergey Voronkov.
Automechanika. St. Petersburg exhibition will be attended by over 100 companies from Russia, Belarus, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Poland, Turkey, Estonia, Japan. They will present vehicle components and spare parts, details for vehicle conveyors, equipment for car service and many other products. Foreign companies make about 50% of the total number of exhibitors - it's a rare level for Russian exhibitions.
According to Kirill Soloveitchik, Automechanika. St. Petersburg exhibition is important for northern capital, which continues to develop its automotive cluster. Plants of the biggest world manufacturers of automobiles and their components are located and operated here. Total volume of investments in this segment of economy amounted to about U.S. $ 1.3 billion. It is expected that by 2018 annual production of cars in Saint Petersburg will be at least 1 million a year.
Eugen Alles outlined that the key foreign exhibitors of this year are: MAHA RUSSIA (diagnostic equipment for car services and STI), AUGER Autotechnik GmbH (spare parts) from Germany, HATTAT OTOMOT?V and Taclar Automotive Ltd from Turkey, CEMB SPA (equipment for garages) from Italy, Dimsport Technology (specialized IT solutions).
"The 2012 event will include a strategic brand-meeting, which will be attended by directors of Messe Frankfurt representative offices from such countries as Argentina, Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, USA and UAE. They will see how the exhibition is held, what is the level of St. Petersburg market, and upon comparing the advantages of each country they will be able to generate a strategy for further development of the brand "- added Eugen Alles.
Sergey Voronkov told about business program of the exhibition, which reaches a new level this year. An International Conference "Modernization of Road Transport - Strategy 2020", as well as round table discussions will be held on the following topics: use of navigation systems, operation of gaz management equipment, expert training, industrial policy of the city, etc.
Sergey Voronkov also said that ExpoForum JSC is currently implementing a strategy of consolidation of the congress and exhibition events of St. Petersburg. As part of this strategy negotiations are being held on the merge of Automechanika with other Russian automotive events. According to Sergey Voronkov, the Company has already combined into one project the largest gas and real estate exhibitions, and now negotiates creation of large-scale international projects in pharmaceuticals and energy areas.
Automechanika. St. Petersburg Exhibition will be held on April 12-14, 2012 at Lenexpo.
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