Growing interest in this year’s Automechanika

With showtime less than a month away, industry support and enthusiasm for the upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo 2023 are gaining momentum.

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From 5-7 September all roads will lead to the Expo Centre in Johannesburg for the greatest trade and business platform event for the automotive aftermarket and the transport, truck and bus industry on the African Continent.

The 2023 show boasts more than 450 exhibitors with delegates from Korea, Dubai UAE, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, USA, Brazil, Italy, Turkiye and France.

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), Road Freight Association (RFA) and the SA Bus Operators’ Association (SABOA) have issued firm recommendations to their member companies to attend Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo 2023. All the major suppliers of parts and support services for their respective industry sectors will be participating and engaging with existing and potential customers and share the latest technologies in their fields.

SABOA will be hosting its annual member conference at the show. Featuring the theme “Navigating Policy Uncertainty”, the conference will include Government participation and authoritative speakers. It is an unparalleled forum for participation on crucial matters affecting the industry.

“SABOA, the voice of the bus transport sector, opted to host its annual conference at Futuroad Expo and Automechanika Johannesburg as these events constitute the established industry hub for Southern Africa of which the bus transport sector is such an indivisible part,” says Sharmini Naidoo, Executive Manager of SABOA.

She further indicated that an event that is of particular significance at this year’s SABOA Conference will be the first time that a Masterdrive Fleet Safety Award for the bus transport industry as represented by SABOA, will be made at the Conference to the winning operator by Eugene Herbert, CEO of Masterdrive.

  • Other conferences taking place at Automechanika Johannesburg include:

The Collision Repairers Association (CRA)

South African Motor Body Repairers' Association (SAMBRA)

Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) and the Right to Repair (R2R)

Vehicle Testing Association (VTA)

The Automotive Remanufacturers Association (ARA)

Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA)

Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) Labour and Skills

Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) Women Driving Change

Fuel Retailers Association( FRA)

Business matchmaking services at Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo

In order to optimise the potential for constructive engagement between exhibitors and trade visitors to the Shows, Organisers Messe Frankfurt will be offering a sophisticated business matchmaking service aimed at facilitating effective engagement in a time-efficient manner between exhibitors and trade visitors.

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